The Writing Life

A Thanks, Lucia Perillo

It’d’ve been a shame for me to say anything but thank you, and even that I tried to pass by …

Such, in pursuit of a god

Bill Pulley was in college in 1964. He went to Vietnam and came back to a career in the government’s …

On Not Writing

I excuse myself from the little office that is nothing like a prison—though, because I have not been able to …

The Chapbook Mission

Much of my early winter has been spent in the thrall of a short-form project—specifically, a group of poems responding …

Writerly Silence & the Reader

Silence is the void in which the listener expects.  A void is complete—the space around the listener’s expectation is full with …

What is a Public Apology?

Insofar as contrition is an act involving an injurer-agent and a being injured—insofar as it recognizes that wrongs are particular …

E-mail to S—

S— Got too close to the publishing side again. That edge draws out the immediate and at that immediate, the end. …

Poetry Magazine’s July/August Issue

The latest issue of Poetry features 33 poems by 21 poets, two-thirds of whom are male. The longest poem, James Logenback’s “Allegory” is 572 words …