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Cori A. Winrock is another new poet whose work I've been seeing (and loving) everywhere. She agreed to answer some questions and share a poem below. Cori A. Winrock’s first book, This Coalition of Bones, debuted from Kore Press in April. Her poems have appeared in (or are waiting in the wings of) Anti-, the Best New Poets anthology, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, From the Fishouse and elsewhere. She won the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars’ St. Petersburg Review Award and is a recipient of a Barbara Deming Individual Artist Grant. She just finished her third year as a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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It’s Throwback Thursday. For those of you who aren’t on social media, that means we all post Polaroids of ourselves in the ‘80s, or something like that. I wasn’t very interesting in the ’80s, since I mostly just ate fruit rollups and watched cartoons. So today I’m throwing way back to 2003, when I was a freshman in college—but also to the ‘60s. News recently made the rounds that Anne Sexton won the 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry basically by default. According to David Trinidad, Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry reveals that while she wasn’t at the top... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Today I’d like to focus on one of my favorite contemporary poets. Lo Kwa Mei-en is from Singapore and Ohio. She is the author of Yearling (Alice James Books, 2015), and her poems have appeared in Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, The Kenyon Review, West Branch, and other journals. She kindly agreed to answer some questions about her work. Your first book, Yearling, was recently selected as the winner of the Kundiman Prize, and will be published next year by Alice James Books. What can you tell us about this collection’s themes and goals? Yearling is about adolescence and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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Yesterday I wrote about Rust Belt and ruin poetry mostly in terms of content and motifs, but today I’m thinking about form and style. What kinds of sounds and structures, for example, acknowledge and respond to post-industrial (or industrial) ruin? The Hum of Jamaal May’s book (from yesterday's post) refers to a kind of music made by both man and machine, challenging the natural/manmade binary. In the post-industrial age, this binary is false, outdated, and irrelevant. Our food is engineered and chemically altered, our soil and water sources are laced with pipes, drills, wells, and fracking fluids (more hidden Gothic... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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I’m from Ohio. If you’ve ever met anyone from Ohio, you may have noticed that they love to talk about Ohio—but not in the same way that New Yorkers love to talk about New York (You won’t find better Thai food anywhere else!). That is to say: a lot of Ohioans have complicated relationships with their home state, especially if they’re from a Rust Belt city. Youngstown, Ohio (my hometown) Lately, I’ve been thinking about what this region has to say for itself in contemporary poetry, and I’m clearly not the only one thinking about this. There has been a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at The Best American Poetry
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