On Charles Bukowski: Why never going crazy is horrible

Who is Bukowski? Over the summer when I was able to spend some free time reading for fun, I was looking into some new poets. It was initially difficult to put down Rupi Kaur’s the sun and her flowers, yet I was also very intrigued by another poet’s unapologetic and straightforward wisdom.   Heinrich Karl Bukowski,… More On Charles Bukowski: Why never going crazy is horrible

Interview with Poet Kimiko Hahn, By Taylor Caron (2017)

Kimiko Hahn is a nationally recognized and accoladed poet with 10 diverse collections of poetry to her name. These include Volatile, The Artist’s Daughter, The Narrow Road to the Interior: Poems, and the recent Brain Fever. One can track the trajectory of her career by observing the variety of poses and forms her work has… More Interview with Poet Kimiko Hahn, By Taylor Caron (2017)

“The things that hold you back can often help you”: An Interview with Poet Allison Joseph, By Taylor Caron (2017)

It’s been said that expectations are best kept low when meeting a brilliant writer. This advice makes sense when one considers that a writer is presenting their best, most polished self on the page. The real thing should inevitably yield disappointing. I feel privileged in being able to verify that this is not the case… More “The things that hold you back can often help you”: An Interview with Poet Allison Joseph, By Taylor Caron (2017)

“Fears After the Indonesian Forest Fires” By Anna Ziering (2017)

Wallace Stevens Poetry Prize, Winner (2017) Death, of course. Having no God. Sunday afternoons, New England falls. Sleet storms like the one that dented the new car and traumatized the dog, who never liked loud noise; who, like me when I was young, couldn’t stomach fireworks. They made us cry—that spinet-silence between light and sound;… More “Fears After the Indonesian Forest Fires” By Anna Ziering (2017)

“New Year on Pleasure Island” By Brian Sneeden (2017)

Wallace Stevens Poetry Prize, Second Place (2017) What I did not know to make made itself in vestigial hours between two o’clock and dawn, when the shapes of birds stitch together in my mind, and a single cicada peels the air. Each letter I write returns to water. I start one now and already the… More “New Year on Pleasure Island” By Brian Sneeden (2017)

“La Fusión” By Gabriela García Sánchez (2017)

It was reverence I felt then, and I did not cower as it vibrated through me. El ritmo bonded us by our pies, our caderas, ventilating the air with scales speeding by. The beats amplified between our pechos, whistling for our cuerpos to collide. So I took a breath that singed like frankincense and myrrh… More “La Fusión” By Gabriela García Sánchez (2017)

PATERSON: The Blue-Collar Poet and Writing with a ‘Day Job’

By: Nicholas DiBenedetto

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson is Paterson in ways that I never realized something could be Paterson. The film’s star, Adam Driver, plays a bus driver and poet named Paterson, who lives in the city of Paterson, New Jersey, and whose favorite poet is William Carlos Williams (whose epic poem Paterson, is set in the same New… More PATERSON: The Blue-Collar Poet and Writing with a ‘Day Job’ By: Nicholas DiBenedetto