All posts filed under: Essays

Prose that encourages us to engage with books of poetry, individual poets, and issues of craft or poetics.

A Small Dislocation

“Kinnell’s poetry can show us that the cup of trembling . . . must be lived with, if anything that might assemble itself toward joy could ever possibly be found.”

Devin Kelly on the poetry of Galway Kinnell

Not an Elegy

“Through lamentation and joy, Smith’s poems lean their head back and sing, Not yet.

Image: “Dreams In Black and White”, 2013, courtesy of the artist, Shikeith