Procession (or brief guide to 2010′s new reads)

BY RUTH JOYNTON, Nonfiction Editor New year, new books, new books by the deceased? Right. This year’s theme, at least for fiction, is posthumous publication. Chilean author Roberto Bolaño will have as many as four books published, including Monsieur Pain (about a Peruvian poet with an incurable case of the hiccups) Antwerp, andThe Return. David Foster … Continue reading Procession (or brief guide to 2010′s new reads)

The Light is Different Every Day: Brent Goodman’s the brother swimming beneath me

BY RUTH JOYNTON, Nonfiction Editor There are at least three voices at work in Brent Goodman’s the brother swimming beneath me.  There is the voice of the lens: poems rich in sight-detail that move as a cycle of photographs before the reader, often with the same subject shot from several angles. “The Sunarban Swampland Tiger swims … Continue reading The Light is Different Every Day: Brent Goodman’s the brother swimming beneath me

An Interview with Jessica Garratt

Jessica Garratt’s first book, Fire Pond, won the 2008 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, selected by poet Medbh McGuckian, and was published by the University of Utah Press in April 2009. Individual poems from the collection have appeared in theNorth American Review, Shenandoah, Michigan Quarterly Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Missouri Review, and in the forthcoming Helen Burns Poetry … Continue reading An Interview with Jessica Garratt