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Review of Dana Levin’s Banana Palace

Cloud Spurlock

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 Press published Wedding Day in 2005, Sky Burial in 2011, and her most recent book Banana Palace in 2016. Levin is largely anthologized for both …

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Speaking With Kaveh Akbar

Holly Mason

In this interview, Kaveh Akbar speaks with us about Divedapper (his project dedicated to featuring interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry), celebration, influence, process, and reading recommendations!

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Review of Aaaron Coleman’s “St. Trigger”

Danielle Badra

The title piece, “St. Trigger,” is constructed like shrapnel from a shotgun miraculously made into words flung upon the page. Each of the words is interconnected, originating from the same source, but disparate and dislocated and uncontrolled.

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Review of Zeina Hashem Beck’s 3arabi Song

Danielle Badra

Zeina Hashem Beck’s  3arabi Song won the 2016 Rattle Chapbook Prize. Of which Rattle says, “This little book will break your heart then mend it.” You can order the book here.

Reviewed here by So to Speak’s Poetry Editor Danielle Badra

 

Zeina Hashem Beck’s 3arabi Song is a testament to the most …

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