Poetry-Speak — The Re-Launch of Poet’s Quarterly

Lots of great summer reading!

My essay, The Inexplicable Math of Good Poetry, in which I discusses the language used to describe poetry, is available in the most recent issue of Poet’s Quarterly.  Poet’s Quarterly is an online journal that publishes reviews, interviews and essays. The journal’s aim is to emphasize the importance of poetic contributions by poets and those who write about poetry, and to recognize both the diversities and commonalities expressed through this art form.

On June 29th, the journal re-launched after a brief hiatus with a full-house issue that will provide enough great reading to last the long-hot summer. I’ve just scratched the surface myself. It is packed full of reviews, interviews, and essays. Below is a complete roster of all the articles included in the summer issue. Congratulations to the distinguished editorial staff, Joan Hanna, Managing Editor, Tasha Cotter, Reviews Coordinator, Millicent Borges Accardi, Interviews Editor, Leslie Nielsen, Nonfiction/Blog Editor, Contributing Editors, Brian Fanelli, Dawn Leas, Arthur McMaster, Elizabeth Kate Switaj, and to Lori A. May, Founding Editor/Publisher for a successful re-launch.

Reviews:

–          The Pattern Maker’s Daughter by Sandee Gertz Umbach (Bottom Dog Press)   reviewed by Brian Fanelli

–          Onion Man by Kathryn Mockler (Tightrope Books) reviewed by Dawn Leas

–          The Art of the Sonnett, by Stephen Burt and David Mikics (Belknap Press) reviewed by Arthur McMaster

–          Ions by Jean Bleakney (Lagan Press) reviewed by Elizabeth Kate Switaj

–          The Outskirts of Karma by Alfred Encarnacion (Aquinas & Krone Publishing, LLC) reviewed by Ann E. Michael

–          The Fugitive Self: New and Selected Poems of John Wheatcroft by John Wheatcroft (Etruscan Press) reviewed by Mary Jane Lupton

Interviews:

–          “Professor, Poet, Fighter, Portuguese-American: An Interview with Carlos Matos” by Millicent Borges Accardi

–          “Turns Out We’re Doomed: A Conversation with Glenn Shaheen” by Brian Russell

–          “The Journey: An Interview with Laurie Ann Guerrero” by Kathi Stafford

–          “There and Back: An interview with Traci Brimhall & Sara Lessley”

Essays:

–          “The Inexplicable Math of Good Poetry” by yours truly (Grace Curtis)

–          “From Motown to Mos Def: The Musical Influences of Patricia Smith, Major Jackson, and Kevin Coval” by Brian Fanelli

–          “Grounded: Engaging the Spiritual In Poetry” by Sarah Wells

© 2010-2012 Grace Curtis

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