Reviews

Little Stories

Holly Mason

Multimedia artist Christine Stoddard explores layers of representation. Her solo show of digital collages, “Little Stories” is on display at WriterHouse in Charlottesville, Virginia (July & August 2015).

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Book Review: Arco Iris by Sarah Vap

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“I move/ to keep things whole,” writesMark Strand, “wherever I am/ I am what is missing.” The paradox of having a complete experience is knowing time moves. To move, to also remove. To speak in the past tense, to recognize we can never be in that moment of time again.

Absorbing every millisecond becomes …

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Review: Tracy K. Smith’s Life on Mars

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Shamefully, I have only just now discovered Tracy K. Smith’s Life on Mars (Graywolf), winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. I had the pleasure of seeing Smith read with the Dark Room Collective in D.C. last spring, and now can add, too, the immense pleasure of encountering her word on the …

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Review: Carmen Giménez Smith’s Goodbye, Flicker

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See Carmen Gimenez Smith Read Her Work:

27 September 2012 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Sandy Spring Bank Tent George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

I was introduced to the work of Carmen Giménez Smith by friend and poet Molly Gaudry over at The Lit Pub, for which I am very grateful. Giménez Smith is the author of 3 collections of poetry, as well as a memoir, Bring …

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Review of Forrest Gander’s Eye Against Eye

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I recommend that you check out Eye Against Eye, a contemporary, fragment-focused book of poems that is currently at the top of my list of favorite books by Forrest Gander. The collection opens with “Poem,” a minimalist preface in which there is consideration of loss, the human way of coping with loss, and how the poet deals with complications of writing about such loss in …

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