Monthly Archives: November 2016

Marc Vincenz: Three Translations & an Interview

Thousandfurs for R. and C. Unstitching, tacking, fastening, losing the needle, the red thread; snapped the blue long ago. I find oddments of old clothes, memory carriers, witnesses of suffering, happiness too— cut to size, measure up, adjust to fit, … Continue reading

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Jon Chopan and Thomas Cotsonas: A Conversation

Jon Chopan: The first thing I am thinking to ask is about essays. What I mean is, you said this was a collection of short stories and I see that, but I read some of these pieces as essays. Do … Continue reading

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“World History” by Erika Burkart

World History by Erika Burkart In time, history crumbles into stories, each ending so tragically that the reader, though he be no statistician, turns the page, pausing at length, before he closes the book on secular misunderstandings. Elbows propped upon … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEEDS OF THE MANY BY BRENDAN CONSTANTINE

THE NEEDS OF THE MANY by Brendan Constantine On the days when we wept— and they were many—we did it over the sound of a television or radio, or the many engines of the sky. It was rarely so quiet … Continue reading

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Keep Loving. Keep Fighting.

Keep Loving. Keep Fighting. Meditations on what has been happening on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus after the Trump election win was declared by Brett Ashley Kaplan I’d wager that for all of you November 9, 2016 was … Continue reading

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Review Round-Up for Marc Vincenz’s Becoming the Sound of Bees

Marc Vincenz is AIOTB’s November featured author. Here is a list of positive reviews of his 2015 poetry collection, Becoming the Sound of Bees. * New Pages: http://www.newpages.com/book-reviews/becoming-sound-of-bees Washington Independent (at bottom): http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/november-exemplars-poetry-reviews-by-grace-cavalieri2 * Boston Small Press and Poetry Scene: … Continue reading

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Ivan Sinks into the Honeycomb by Marc Vincenz

Ivan Sinks into the Honeycomb After all his yowls and cajoles, Ivan has lost his chords and sinks into the shallows, into the impressions of mollusks and seasnails, hangs his head in his hands as if he wants to hold … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MANISHA SHARMA

Millions of girls continue to vanish pre-birth in India simply because they are girls. The following poems imagine these vanished girls. DEAR DAUGHTER In my mind I cradled you in my arms             I didn’t cage you you latched onto my … Continue reading

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Spencer Keeton Cunningham

Farewell for Now: Spencer Keeton Cunningham Departs San Francisco by Matt Gonzalez Spencer Keeton Cunningham has been on the road for the last 28 months, but is back in San Francisco for a send-off show at Heron Arts, “Farewell San … Continue reading

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Static by Marc Vincenz

Static In that year that was not a year when the days were not like days & the sky was bird- less we listened for the sound of bees & hearing nothing but the wind boxing the panes we began … Continue reading

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