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In Conversation

DAVID RIVARD with Tony Leuzzi

Rivard’s robust yet rueful poems may tilt towards elegy but the poet himself possesses a terrific sense of humor: this is punctuated by a winsome smile and utterly mischievous laugh.

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CHRISTOPHER X. SHADE with Beverly Donofrio

I first met Christopher at a monastery on a freezing early spring weekend.

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LYNNE TILLMAN with Elizabeth Block

With the reprint of a "great American novel," American Genius, A Comedy, Lynne Tillman has perhaps now (if not already) set her literary/conceptual art legacy for generations to come.

Ian Frisch's Magic is Dead

Ian Frisch, a young Brooklyn freelance journalist, expected only a long article about the "mind of a magician" to emerge from his contacts with underground magic performers. Frisch has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times, Playboy, and Wired.

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DUNCAN B. BARLOW with Tobias Carroll

Long ago, when I was in college and editing a punk zine, Duncan B. Barlow was one of the first people I ever interviewed.

Asiya Wadud's Crosslight for Youngbird

What is a poetics of accounting but a poetics of accountability?


he poet and writer GennaRose Nethercott radiates a worldview that brings out the magic in everyday life, a magic she commits gorgeously to the page in her debut poetry book The Lumberjack's Dove, a sweetly surreal tale of grief, loss, and storytelling itself.

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Duanwad Pimwana and Mui Poopoksakul with Andrea Scrima

A young man on vacation is intensely preoccupied with the stirrings of his lust: why does a particular village woman arouse him, what is it exactly about her?

Shira Dentz's how do i net thee

Shira Dentz is a deft experimentalist that casual readers of contemporary poetry need to discover.


The Brooklyn Rail

APR 2019

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