Poetry by Charles Bernstein

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Creative Engagement with Eileen Myles’ Snowflake

by j/j hastain Review of Snowflake / Different Streets Wave Books, 2012 I do not sense much difference (in tone of language or in language itself) between Myles’ poems and her prose writing. Regardless of genre there is always this feeling of being in a fucked up richness–a richness that is dense and also rooted–rooted in manifestations of magnificence (“an edible saint” / “I imagine … Continue reading Creative Engagement with Eileen Myles’ Snowflake

Three Poems by Laura Neuman

  storm clouds will poison you   Dear Infant/Hydrangea, Chains of those flowers will forever connect whatever you’re reading with what I’m reading, what you taste with this next thought. That’s a culture, conjoined. The animals don’t like this. They tear at my shirt, slobber and tell me material is caring more about what’s present than what’s not. This isn’t always possible, but we can … Continue reading Three Poems by Laura Neuman

Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics

Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics Edited by TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson Now Available: Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics Edited by TC Tolbert and Tim Trace Peterson Nightboat Books, 2013 Poetry, LGBT Studies | $27.95 paperback, 544 pages, 7 x 10 in Publication Date: 2013 ISBN: 978-1-937658-10-6 Order via University Press of New England (Nightboat’s distributor) … Continue reading Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics

Four Poems by Louie Crew

Queer Power   Swish, swish, men of America. Cross your legs only at 90-degree angles. Swish, swish! Your fingernails are getting a mite too long. Swish, swish! That fuchsia shirt might be misunderstood. Swish, swish! You’d better lower your pitches and say something evil about your mothers. Swish, swish! You smell too sweet and are too polite.  Be crude. Swish, swish! Talk about war, not … Continue reading Four Poems by Louie Crew

Experimental Prose and the Reconfiguration of Incestuous Bonds: from the Grasmere Journal to Tender Buttons

  by Joshua Wilner Suppose one were to approach Dorothy Wordsworth’s Grasmere Journal as a radical complement to William’s efforts to demonstrate that “there is no essential difference between the language of poetry and the language of prose.” Suppose, that is, one were to view the pages of her journal as participating in a history of experimental prose that includes such figures as De Quincey, … Continue reading Experimental Prose and the Reconfiguration of Incestuous Bonds: from the Grasmere Journal to Tender Buttons

All About Praxis

Part 1: Queer Rhetoric and the Therapy of Watching Movies   Judith Halberstam, in “Shame and White Gay Masculinity,” her response to the University of Michigan’s 2003 conference at the University of Michigan on Gay Shame, worried about the potentiality for projecting that shame in other, identity-based ways (her article particularly concerned around race).  Certainly Michael Warner anticipated this in The Trouble With Normal when … Continue reading All About Praxis

Sherwood Forest, by Camille Roy

Review by Alyse Bensel Sherwood Forest Camille Roy Futurepoem Books, 2011 ISBN: 978-0982279854 128 pp Paperback: $16.00 Sherwood Forest, Camille Roy’s sixth poetry collection, exposes the performance of gender. Marginalized people populate their own world that sweeps across the book’s pages. These poems reenact and reconfigure social norms, disorienting yet evolving throughout the book in prose and lyric forms alike. In a preface to the … Continue reading Sherwood Forest, by Camille Roy

A Poem by Sarah E. Chinn

On the Island of Adopted Children I. Things no one talks about: Family resemblance The seashore at dusk The cost of gasoline   II. A fetus Floating slick in expectation How can it know that island folk Stand three deep on the beaches Rolling “mother,” “father,” “child” around on their tongues.   III. How to get there: Load your cargo Climb into your canoe Paddle … Continue reading A Poem by Sarah E. Chinn