Tag Archive: poetry

Translation Tuesdays: The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander @ NYJB

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After ten years of war, soldiers have grown weary. The leadership now endures uncouth criticism of its policy, accusations of self-interest and self-aggrandizement become commonplace. The gods remain fickle, taking sides and influencing the ground game. Some things never change.

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Commonplace Book: From a slightly water-damaged collection of Sylvia Plath

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Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany. “The Goring” [1956] Arena dust rusted by four bulls’ blood to a dull redness, The afternoon at a bad end under the crowd’s… Continue reading

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Translation Tuesdays: Of Earth and in Hell, by Thomas Bernhard @ NYJB

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“Of Earth and in Hell” by Thomas Bernhard represents “a fascinating peek into the genesis of Austria’s controversial literary figure.”.

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Liberation, Edited and Introduced by Mark Ludwig

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“Liberation,” edited and with an introduction by Mark Ludwig, casts a global net to find out what poets think about the concept of freedom.

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American Odd: The Manson File, by Nikolas Schreck

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I continue my CCLaP essay series “American Odd” with “The Manson File,” by Nikolas Schreck, an anthology of poetry, prose, and art by Charles Manson.

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Commonplace Book/Translation Tuesday: Paul Celan and Writing Beyond Humanity

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A poem by Paul Celan from the new translation by Pierre Joris.

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The R. Douglas Jacobs Interview

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I interview the poet R. Douglas Jacobs, author of Gethsemane: a Poem About Us. We discussed the creativity, sacrifice, and the epic.

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The NSFW Files reviewed by Roxy Katt

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he erotica writer Roxy Katt reviews my essay collection, The NSFW Files.

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Gethsemane: An Epic Poem About Us, by R. Douglas Jacobs

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A review of an epic poem on religious themes … and it isn’t what you think.

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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The Driftless Area Review is moving to Milwaukee!

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