Heather Christle | A Difficult Farm| Octopus | 2009
When, months in advance, the memory gets it right, once and for all, equipment will not wake us, and our possessions will sound more like we do.
Joy Williams| Honored Guest | Knopf | 2004
A collection of short stories about the insupportable unease of bare life and surprises like dying.
Kelly Link | Magic For Beginners | Small Beer |2005
Ghosts, zombies, cannons, ex-wives, dead and there at Disneyworld.
Zachary Schomburg | Scary, No Scary | Black Ocean | 2009
Poems suddenly planted in the waking world that update the necessary terror and steady welcomed breathlessness found in old-fashioned sublimity.
Linh Dinh | Some Kind Of Cheese Orgy | Chax |2009
We do say these things; think these things; laugh at these things; say we’re not these things that we are.
VA | Disco Prairie Social Aid And Pleasure Club | Factory Hollow | 2010
The best lines found elsewhere, now poems somewhat to themselves (144 poets).
Dorothea Lasky| Black Life |Wave | 2010
“Fear is not irony”
I was instantly shaken then hooked on this poet when I saw her read in Iowa City in 2007. Astounding mixture of head/heart.
Sawako Nakayasu| Texture Notes | Letter Machine | 2010
Poems more about what sensations do when sensations are focused on the object they carry: “The texture not of motherfucking diarrhea, but texture of / the girls, women, all ages and sizes, who have it, diarrhea / like a motherfucker.”
More Jordan Stempleman here. His Attention Span for 2007. Back to directory.