Alex Lemon's first collection of poems is Mosquito (Tin House Books). Hallelujah Blackout will be published in 2008 by Milkweed Editions. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in such magazines as BOMB, Kenyon Review, Tin House, Denver Quarterly, AGNI, Gulf Coast and Pleiades. He is also a frequent contributor to The Bloomsbury Review, and co-editor of LUNA.
Among his awards are a 2005 Literature Fellowship in Poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts and a 2006 Minnesota Arts Board Grant. A memoir is also forthcoming from Scribner.
By Megan N. Liberty
NOV 2020 | Art Books
This addendum to the history of concrete poetry makes evident the connections between concrete poetry and artist books. Chance visual connections between the diverse works included make visible the materiality of language, the unifying component of concrete poetry.
By Ann Lauterbach
APR 2018 | Editor's Message
A friend recently handed me a bumper sticker that reads WHO NEEDS POETRY. A question in the form of a statement.
By Andrea Abi-Karam
APR 2019 | Critics Page
The "about to happen" / "poetry as forces" when Cecilia Vicuña says that the lies (the words, the language) of the Chilean dictatorship murdered & tortured thousands of people I remember the power of the word & i remember the power of poetry"made of forces"that holds something in the action of language
By Nolan Kelly
SEPT 2020 | Art Books
This anthology assembles the poetic compositions of the poet and performer scarcely known in this country, but influential in Russia since the days of the Soviet Union. Monastyrskis poems call for action, and by their very nature draw attention to the activity of reading.