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by James F. Thompson
Deep Thoughts humorist pens novel about Hawaii; the art of reading poetry backwards; Roger Ebert lives on in London; the pitfalls of marrying a writer; and other news.
Jane Miller reads four poems from her latest collection, Thunderbird, published in July by Copper Canyon Press.
As the ancients detail it
ecstasy passes over us
in a mist of particles
it lives bare
I finally understand it is raining
it is beautiful
a couple of hawks in a tree
and not the tree entire
Oleander olive mint
what have you
Sally Ball reads from her second poetry collection, Wreck Me, published in April by Barrow Street Press.
No Threat, Nuthatch
Tiny presence in the pines,
hold still. Upside down—
right side up—flock of nerves
and fretful hunger. Hold still.
Sophie Cabot Black reads three poems from her third poetry collection, The Exchange, published in May by Graywolf Press.
I could only close my eyes on the blue
Shirtsleeve of leaving and understand
I was to make my own sentence. No voice
by Beth Cranwell Aplin
The New Jersey-based publisher CavanKerry Press is helping patients and families awaiting medical attention with The Waiting Room Reader, an anthology of poetry and prose distributed for free to hospitals in select states across the country.
by Evan Smith Rakoff
Stephen King has released a Kindle Single; Robert Polito has been named the Poetry Foundation’s new president; Jonathan Ames and actor Jason Schwartzman are working on a film adaptation of Bernard Malamud's Pictures of Fidelman; and other news.
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