Editors’ Selections

An Introduction to Niki Herd by Henk Rossouw   Recently updated !

  Reading and re-reading, for the pleasure of its form, “Birth of a Nation” has left me astounded. With its documentary poetics worked into the ground of the poem rather than dominating the frame, and with its precise juxtapositions and anecdotal tone, “Birth of a Nation” foregrounds not the new […]

An Introduction to Hannah Brooks-Motl by Henk Rossouw   Recently updated !

  In “Capitol” Hannah Brooks-Motl turns the conventions of the pastoral inside out, as if the poem’s gravity were being warped by the black hole of late capitalism. I am drawn to the poem’s tender regard for all things—from “yellow mint” to “children / in apparatuses”—caught in its gravitational pull. […]

An Introduction to Noah Falck by Kristina Marie Darling   Recently updated !

  Noah Falck is a singular voice in contemporary American poetry.  In a literary landscape filled with autobiographical writing, he offers an imaginative topography in which the self is made strange, with the memory of what once was familiar still lingering in the background.  “Endlessly scrolling your way through an […]