"Translation is a profound and humbling act of literary service." Author of the newly-released collection of poems Window Left Open Jennifer Grotz discusses how traveling between countries and languages has shaped the way she writes and the way she thinks about writing.

His "laugh was like a fountain bubbling up out of him at every absurd incongruity." As part of our series of reminiscences in celebration of Larry Levis's posthumous poetry collection The Darkening Trapeze, David St. John remembers Levis's 1975 wedding to Marcia Southwick.

On the publication day of his new novel Almost Everything Very Fast, Christopher Kloeble talks small German towns, big family drama, foggy wooded mountains, and the importance of breathing life back into history with playful, innovative storytelling.

In continuing celebration of Larry Levis’s The Darkening Trapeze, forthcoming Graywolf author Erika L. Sanchez explains the tattoo inspired by her favorite poet.

Poem
of the Week
February 1, 2016
by
Matthea Harvey

What is most striking about this jaunty, deceptively light prose poem is how mysterious its simple, straightforward sentences are. It's a poem with a decidedly social vision, a poem that verges on the political as it parrots the strange, bankrupt narratives we hear about the world and what matters in it, tales that grow more meaningless the more we encounter them. Is it art, or happiness, or family we want, in the little fairylands we like to think we live in? And do we really even want to know the answer? -- Susannah Sharpless, administrative assistant

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