Michael Longley and David Ferry will read at 4:30 p.m. at the Suffolk University Poetry Center, Mildred F. Sawyer Library, at 73 Tremont Street, Boston, near the Park Street T. The reading is free and open to the public.
June 20th, 6-8 PM Suffolk University Poetry Center Mildred F. Sawyer Library 73 Tremont Street Boston (Near Park Street T Stop) Please join us to celebrate the release of Salamander #48 and to toast Jennifer Barber as she wraps up … Read More
Salamander #47 is here! Get a taste for the issue by reading excerpts (see button above). If you don’t have the issue yet, we strongly encourage you to purchase a subscription or a copy. You’ll find stories by the first- … Read More
When my evangelical cousin texts You must never have witnessed a miracle my mind goes to Doug punting the basketball. We were ten. He kicked it a good thirty yards, uphill, meaning only to get it to me — this … Read More
Outside Is the Ocean by Matthew Lansburgh (University of Iowa Press, 2017). Winner of the 2017 Iowa Short Fiction Award, Matthew Lansburgh’s first collection possesses the satisfying reach and depth of a novel. The fractured chronology of its … Read More
Come West and See by Maxim Loskutoff (W.W. Norton & Company, 2018). It is election season in America again, which affords the country another unsettling visual and numerical representation of just how deeply and irreparably we seem to be … Read More
Guide to Greece by George Kalogeris (Louisiana State University Press, 2018). The title of George Kalogeris’s latest collection of poems is a nod to an ancient travelogue in ten books written by a Greek man named Pausanias in … Read More
Hair chopped short as it will get. The risen boy practices forgetting as the pilgrim does. He is a vocabulary of starlings and salt.
Let the wind whip a canvas with coffee grounds and leaves, the easel upright on a porch with boards missing like molars. Give the wind time and pigment: the reedmace-colored whiskey my grandfather hid in his overcoat, the pistol-black … Read More
Another haunting symptom her late Dementia Won’t let me forget. I mean that night I found her Sitting straight up in bed. All glassy-eyed: “Look at him. Oh look at how tired he is. My father. He has to … Read More
Thomas Bernhard: Collected Poems, translated by James Reidel (Seagull Books, 2017). Thomas Bernhard’s prose has an implacable forward motion, driven by repetition and elaboration. A sentence in his final novel, Extinction, is structured in the same way as … Read More