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Remainers

When I read Graham Foust, I’m put in mind of both Wallace Stevens and Johnny Cash. (Foust, who was born in Tennessee, entitled one poem “Nuances of a Theme by…

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Cut With the Kitchen Knife

We conventionally use the period to punctuate a finished thought. But Rosmarie Waldrop, one of the most innovative poets in English, deploys the period as a rest, often musical, in…

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The Drums of Marrakesh

A Jamaican-born poet chain-smokes as he listens to a circle of drummers in the old market of Marrakesh, circa 2015. The drums sound in the present, but they also sound…

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