A Conversation with Poet A. E. Watkins: The Metamorphosis of a Manuscript

By David Blomenberg, Reviews Editor Moving from a collection of various poems to a book manuscript is a strange, intuitive, almost spooky process.  What brings a collection together?  Recently I sat down with poet A. E. Watkins to talk with him about the genesis and metamorphosis of the manuscript of his first book, Dear, Companion, … Continue reading A Conversation with Poet A. E. Watkins: The Metamorphosis of a Manuscript

How to Explode the Everyday and Save It: A Review of Lily Brown’s RUST OR GO MISSING

by A.E. Watkins In a country and age without epics, we have only lyrics, each a minor hero that braves a domesticated and commodified world. Lily Brown’s first book, Rust or Go Missing, affirms the dangers of such a world, navigating the real hazards that hide in our postmodern (mis)understanding of the spaces we live … Continue reading How to Explode the Everyday and Save It: A Review of Lily Brown’s RUST OR GO MISSING