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Lost and Found in Translation: The Lovers’ Phrasebook, poems by Jordi Alonso & illustrations by Phoebe Carter

A busy antique store is nestled less than two blocks from my house, attracting dozens of elderly visitors every day, especially on Sundays. People seeking antique tools, silver, teapots, remembered artifacts. But I walk over for the postcards. In front of the cash register, four boxes of densely packed postcards, […]


Poetry, Compassion, & the Archive: A Conversation with Millicent Borges Accardi by Kristina Marie Darling

    Millicent Borges Accardi is the author of four books of poetry: Injuring Eternity, Woman on a Shaky Bridge, Practical Love Poems, and most recently, Only More So, which was released by Salmon Poetry in 2016. She is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, […]


“WE NEVER LEFT THE ROOM WE MADE OF IT”: MEANING, MATHEMATICS, AND MAGIC IN CASSANDRA SMITH’S U&I

To read u&i, Cassandra Smith’s frustratingly gorgeous and gorgeously frustrating full-length collection of poetry, is to be immersed in an experience that changes you. I began reading for answers; by the end of the collection, I gained not answers but a deeper appreciation of questions themselves. u&i is the perfect […]


Second Empire by Richie Hofmann

Second Empire is an astounding symphonic arrangement. Richie Hofmann’s Beatrice Hawley Award winning debut is arranged in four movements, each section led by a “Sea Interlude.” The interludes (drawn from Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes) establish the tempo and tone from the delicacy of Dawn, to Passacaglia’s wit and quickness, […]