Self-Portraiture, Family History, and the Lyric: One Hundred Hungers by Lauren Camp (Tupelo Press, 2016) and Weston’s Unsent Letters to Modotti by Chad Parmenter (Tupelo Press, 2015)

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  One Hundred Hungers, Lauren Camp’s third book of poems, won the 2015 Dorset Prize, selected by David Wojahn. In this lush collection, Camp evokes her father’s family history in Baghdad and her relationship to Jewish-Arabic culture, particularly its language … Read More

Lines of Defense: Poems by Stephen Dunn

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  (W. W. Norton, 2014) Lines of Defense, Stephen Dunn’s seventeenth book of poetry, is provocatively titled. On the most literal level, the title speaks to the collection’s epigraph, which comes from the Italian poet and novelist Cesare Pavese, an … Read More

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