Editors’ Selections

An Introduction to Emily Rosko by Kristina Marie Darling

    Emily Rosko is a rising star in contemporary poetry.  She has a gift for bridging the vast expanse that is often imagined between literature and philosophy.  Like the great modernist poets who came before her, particularly Mina Loy, H.D., Gertrude Stein, and Marianne Moore, Rosko proves that form […]

Escape by Joanna Luloff

They had gotten through the worst of it, the cutting through metal, the bartering for supplies, the flirtations and later the sex with that demanding woman—oh, she was insatiable. Before their escape, they had joked about their exhaustion, their muted orgasms, mouths stuffed with discarded cloth from the tailor shop. […]

An Introduction to G.C. Waldrep by Kristina Marie Darling

    G.C. Waldrep’s poems have widely praised for their lush musicality and vibrant soundscapes, and this new poem sequence is no exception.  Yet what I find most striking about these poems is their expansive and heartening vision of what experimentation can be.  In so much of contemporary poetry, innovative […]