Holly Mason

After Hours: Social Rituals

The urban watering hole is visually comforting and enticing. There exists a constant familiarity of the physical and symbolic bar, through its creation of pockets of intimacy within a fluid public space. Girardi explores the visual and social subjects of the ...

Review of Dana Levin’s Banana Palace

Reviewed by Cloud Spurlock  Dana Levin is an accomplished contemporary poet having published four books of poetry in under 20 years. In the Surgical Theatre earned her the 1999 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, chosen by Louise Gluck. Copper Canyon ...

Out On This Red Edge: A Lyric Essay by Abby Minor

OUT ON THIS RED EDGE “Sometimes, pulling away from coldness, you feel that you yourself are cold.” ▪ Adrienne Rich “O my irises. My irises. And the sidewalls of my breasts.” ▪ C.D. Wright   1. As I would prefer to do, I could talk ...

Speaking With Kaveh Akbar

Kaveh Akbar's poems are forthcoming in The New Yorker, Poetry, Ploughshares, Tin House, and elsewhere. His first full-length collection, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be published in Fall 2017 by Alice James Books. In this interview, Kaveh speaks with us ...