David Greenslade’s poetry books include Weak Eros (Parthian); Zeus Amoeba (Two Rivers Press) and Burning Down the Dosbarth (Y Lolfa) he writes in Welsh and in English and lives in Wales.
Mary Di Lucia lives and works in New York City, where she teaches writing, and works as a developmental editor. Her poetry manuscript is called “Beauty Russe.”
Wendy Barnes-Thomassen is a graduate of the MFA Writing Program at California Institute of the Arts. Her poems have appeared in journals such as Trepan, Faultline, and Cargo (Paris). She lives in Brooklyn. Her chapbook, So-Called Mettle, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press (December 2011).
Friday, March 11, 2011. A woman in large sunglasses and chunky jewelry, straight out of a movie’s end credits as “Arts Patron Doyenne,” plants her heels in front of me, as if hitting a mark. She looks down on the desk, up to the lamp, plant, and card file in front of me. “Just what […]
Discipline by Dawn Lundy Martin (Nightboat Books, 2011) The first word of Dawn Lundy Martin’s newest collection of poetry, Discipline, is “excreta,” which is fitting because this is a book about what the body leaves behind and knows by way of its material leavings—feces, blood, sweat, and tears. In Discipline, Martin considers the ways in […]
In high school, I loved a boy who shaved his head with a hunting blade. We drove around our river village in his jeep, smoking hand-rolled cigarettes and listening to metal or folk music, depending on his mood. Sometimes, he kissed me at every stop sign; sometimes, he clenched his face in fierce concentration, the […]