Two Poems by Allan Peterson on A Public Space

Allan Peterson has two poems featured in Issue 20 of A Public Space here. UNLESS The ocean is a great thinker Imagine its headaches I don’t have headaches anymore unless today gets mixed up with years ago and the cruiser out beyond the mergansers and beyond them Mexico and the waves of hummingbirds like partsContinue reading “Two Poems by Allan Peterson on A Public Space”

Announcing the Winner and Finalists of the 2014 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

We are very excited to announce that Tracey Knapp, of San Francisco, California, has won the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award for her manuscript, Mouth. The award includes a $1,000 prize in addition to the publication of her book by 42 Miles Press in September 2015. Tracey will give a reading at Indiana University SouthContinue reading “Announcing the Winner and Finalists of the 2014 42 Miles Press Poetry Award”

Poems of the Week – Zachary Schomburg

THREE POEMS BY ZACHARY SCHOMBURG   THIS IS NOT FOG THIS IS COBWEBS This is not fog this is cobwebs. All I have is cobwebs. I will make a dress for you after plucking with my fingers from the fragile silk a spider a spider a spider O Evelyn, look our ribs are zippers.  Continue reading “Poems of the Week – Zachary Schomburg”

Announcing Finalists for the 2014 42 Miles Press Poetry Award

We are pleased to announce this year’s finalists for the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award. We will be announcing the winner and updating the list to distinguish between finalists and semi-finalists by July 1st. 2014 finalists in alphabetical order: Admussen, Nick – “Fly or Flight” Aliperti, Pia – “Solitude Must Share My Solitude” Berlin, MonicaContinue reading “Announcing Finalists for the 2014 42 Miles Press Poetry Award”

Modernist Style, Contemporary Play, and Ecological Lament: On Betsy Andrews’ The Bottom

Originally posted on The Line Break:
A version of this review (and a better edited version) may appear in a future issue of Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose. // Betsy Andrews’ The Bottom (42 Miles Press, forthcoming 2014), winner of the 2013 42 Miles Press Poetry Award, opens with the 48-page long poem “The Bottom,” which consists…

Poems of the Week – Raymond Carver

THREE POEMS BY RAYMOND CARVER   Woman Bathing Naches River. Just below the falls. Twenty miles from any town. A day of dense sunlight heavy with odors of love. How long have we? Already your body, sharpness of Picasso, is drying in this highland air. I towel down your back, your hips, with my undershirt.Continue reading “Poems of the Week – Raymond Carver”

Poems of the Week – Graham Foust

FOUR POEMS BY GRAHAM FOUST   1984 Look at the sky, go back inside. Cocaine makes its way to Wisconsin. The TV’s thick with burial, hilarious with seed, and while the moon, my mind, and the real world stay home, I will walk walk walk unkilled around a new year’s clumsy gallows. Anything’s impossible. I’mContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Graham Foust”

Poems of the Week – Greg Rappleye

THREE POEMS BY GREG RAPPLEYE   At the Museum of Whiskey History I find my dead, sneaking shots of Old Crow on the line at Kelsey-Hayes– bootleggers, priests, procession swellers. Here’s Uncle Ted saying, Cheers to you all, after beating a black man senseless behind a blind pig. And there’s Aunt Rose, fresh from theContinue reading “Poems of the Week – Greg Rappleye”