Mortality and memory are points of inquiry in this posthumous publication.
Jon Curley is the author of four volumes of poetry, most recently Scorch Marks. Remnant Halo is due out in spring 2021 from Marsh Hawk Press. He teaches in the Humanities Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Poetry That Targets Compliance as Complicity
Andrew Levy’s poems explore contemporary life with globe-spanning sweep and intensive probing.
The Rise of the Machines
Rebecca Morgan Frank’s poems critique sexism, objectification, and violence by depicting humans as robots.
Poems About the Business of Being a Poet
Kent Johnson skewers the silliness of the swarming poetry world.
On the Figurative Road
Alice Notley’s book-length poem charts the journey during which we assess the value of words and their historical contexts.
Expect Catastrophe in Poems Built from Tension
In Heisenberg’s Salon, Susan Lewis reveals the irrational lurking within every gesture, symbol, structure, and sentiment.
The Resonant Resistances of Political Poetry
Oakland-based publisher Commune Editions’ advocacy of community-based ethics animates volumes of poetry by Nanni Balestrini and Heriberto Yépez.
Self-Immolator: Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s Meadow Slasher
In in his new book of poems, Joshua Marie Wilkinson cuts, nicks, and rips the pastoral to achieve terrors both startling and beautiful.
Humanly Possibilist: David Shapiro’s In Memory of an Angel
Shapiro’s latest book of poetry, In Memory of An Angel, is his first full-length collection in fifteen years
Enjambed with Rotten Assets: Daniel Borzutzky’s ‘The Performance of Becoming Human’
Borzutsky makes pathetic fallacy less an instrument of empathy than an agent of unsettlement, provoking strong reaction to the many historical and imaginary vignettes he creates.
Autumn Visionary: Alejandra Pizarnik’s Poems
A translator and critic as well as poet, Alejandra Pizarnik lived between Buenos Aries and Paris, befriending Octavio Paz and Julio Cortazar and identifying with, while not necessarily emulating, the so-called poètes maudites of 19th-century France.
Square Deal: Anselm Berrigan’s ‘Come In Alone’
The formal inventiveness of this new volume by Anselm Berrigan is satisfying and maddening.