Ferocious Fearlessness: In Conversation with Catherine Lalonde and Oana Avasilichioaei, author and translator of The Faerie Devouring

The Faerie Devouring is a modern-day fable and feminist bildungsroman by Quebecois author Catherine Lalonde and reimagined by the award-winning poet and translator Oana Avasilichioaei. The Faerie Devouring tells the story of the sprite, her absent mother (who dies in childbirth), and a brood of fatherless boys all raised by Gramma, a stalwart matriarch and wicked faerie godmother. From

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Possibility of Transformation: In Conversation with Michael Nardone

The Ritualites is Michael Nardone’s book-length poem on the sonic topography of North America. Composed at sites all across the continent—from Far Rockaway to the Olympic Peninsula, Great Bear Lake to the Gulf of California—the book documents the poet’s listening amid our public exchanges, mediated ambiances, and itinerant intimacies. Author Charles Bernstein writes that, “Michael Nardone’s The Ritualites explores

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Feature Friday: Irresponsible Mediums: The Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp by Aaron Tucker

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Aaron Tucker’s second full-length collection of poems, Irresponsible Mediums: The Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp. Inspired by the 1968 chess performance of avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp and composer John Cage, Irresponsible Mediums translates Duchamp’s chess games into poems using

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Feature Friday: The Year of My Disappearance by Carole David, Translated by Donald Winkler

The Year of My Disappearance by Carole David, Translated by Donald Winkler

For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Carole David’s award-winning poetry collection, The Year of My Disappearance, translated by Governor General’s Award winner Donald Winkler. A searing, surreal, darkly comic descent into a woman’s psyche, present here are ­figures lodged in her memory: lovers, strangers, her

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Feature Friday: Branches by Mark Truscott

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Mark Truscott’s new poetry collection, Branches. Careful attention reveals that, even in moments that seem insignificant, our minds are constantly navigating disjunctions among registers of experience. Clear thinking demands that these navigations remain unconscious. But what if they’re meaningful,

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