Spotting the White Elephant: Ukraine on the Literary Map of the World

In February, among the riots in the streets of Kyiv and general unrest in the country, the regime of Viktor Yanukovitch – then still a President, now a wanted criminal - has done three notable steps in recognition of the significance of Ukrainian poetry in

Spotting the White Elephant: Ukraine on the Literary Map of the World

In February, among the riots in the streets of Kyiv and general unrest in the country, the regime of Viktor Yanukovitch – then still a President, now a wanted criminal - has done three notable steps in recognition of the significance of Ukrainian poetry in

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maintenant #93 – charles simic

When I read a poem I love, I have to translate it, so I can show it to my American poet friends. That’s how it usually starts. Poetry from small languages is very rarely known internationally, and this struck me as an awful injustice

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maintenant #93 – charles simic

When I read a poem I love, I have to translate it, so I can show it to my American poet friends. That’s how it usually starts. Poetry from small languages is very rarely known internationally, and this struck me as an awful injustice

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When I first taught poetry in the classroom

Launched recently, Poetry International Community Outreach Programs (PICO) are a series of writing and poetry workshops led by SDSU graduate and undergraduate students, held in collaboration with under-served or under-represented communities in San Diego.  So far, PICO has led multiple

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When I first taught poetry in the classroom

Launched recently, Poetry International Community Outreach Programs (PICO) are a series of writing and poetry workshops led by SDSU graduate and undergraduate students, held in collaboration with under-served or under-represented communities in San Diego.  So far, PICO has led multiple

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Thun Thun Art Fear

Launched recently, Poetry International Community Outreach Programs (PICO) are a series of writing and poetry workshops led by SDSU graduate and undergraduate students, held in collaboration with under-served or under-represented communities in San Diego.  So far, PICO has led multiple

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Thun Thun Art Fear

Launched recently, Poetry International Community Outreach Programs (PICO) are a series of writing and poetry workshops led by SDSU graduate and undergraduate students, held in collaboration with under-served or under-represented communities in San Diego.  So far, PICO has led multiple

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Review of Martin Ott’s Captive

Reviewed by Elsie Ohem In rhetorical criticism, one way to view a text, whether that be a non-fiction or fiction text, is to find the underlying metaphor that constructs the entire piece. In a similar case, poetry can be viewed

CRCover_Ott_Captive

Review of Martin Ott’s Captive

Reviewed by Elsie Ohem In rhetorical criticism, one way to view a text, whether that be a non-fiction or fiction text, is to find the underlying metaphor that constructs the entire piece. In a similar case, poetry can be viewed

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Letters from Ukraine

Letters from Ukraine This week, Russian troops invaded Crimea. Putin claims this invasion is an effort to protect the Russian-language population of the peninsula from Ukrainian nationalists. I was born in the former USSR, and my home town, Odessa, is

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Letters from Ukraine

Letters from Ukraine This week, Russian troops invaded Crimea. Putin claims this invasion is an effort to protect the Russian-language population of the peninsula from Ukrainian nationalists. I was born in the former USSR, and my home town, Odessa, is

[Mary]: Chapbook

Review of [Mary]:

[Mary]: by J. Hope Stein Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012 In her chapbook [Mary]:, J. Hope Stein embraces the challenge of writing about Thomas Edison, a man who—much like poets—is so closely associated with invention. What makes Stein so successful here

[Mary]: Chapbook

Review of [Mary]:

[Mary]: by J. Hope Stein Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012 In her chapbook [Mary]:, J. Hope Stein embraces the challenge of writing about Thomas Edison, a man who—much like poets—is so closely associated with invention. What makes Stein so successful here