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  • The Broken Word

    The Broken Word

    By Adam Foulds

    The Broken Word is at first glance not a complete change of artistic tack. It...

  • Living Must Bury

    Living Must Bury

    By Josie Sigler

    In Living Must Bury, Josie Sigler’s first collection and the winner of the Fence 2010...

  • Also Known As

    Also Known As

    By Elizabeth Robinson

    Much has been written on the subject of identity politics; by contrast, relatively little has...

  • Approaching Ice

    Approaching Ice

    By Elizabeth Bradfield

    Through two chronological poem sequences, Bradfield creates a new kind of log book. She traces...

  • Inside the Ghost Factory

    Inside the Ghost Factory

    By Norman Finkelstein

    Working from photographs and visual memory to create sparse but lyric poems, Norman Finkelstein’s newest...

  • The Irrationalist

    The Irrationalist

    By Suzanne Buffam

    Original, inventive: we want our poets to be bold. We want the poems to add...

  • Ozalid


    By Biswamit Dwibedy

    The spirit of Gertrude Stein’s inquisitions into structure hovers over the opening of Biswamit Dwibedy’s...

  • The Dandelion Clock

    The Dandelion Clock

    By Daniel Tiffany

    Daniel Tiffany's highly musical collection The Dandelion Clock presents Middle English phrases alongside song lyrics,...

  • Hollow Out

    Hollow Out

    By Kelsea Habecker

    Surviving the arctic winter, dealing with a relationship pulling apart, and living in an Inupiat...

  • Eschaton


    By Michael Heller

    Eschaton by Michael Heller, published by Talisman House, is a collection of largely philosophically discursive...

  • Anamnesis


    By Lucy Ives

    Maxine Chernoff asks an important question in her introduction to the Slope Editions Book Prize...

  • Grief Hut

    Grief Hut

    By Nancy Mitchell

    Despite the growing popularity of shows such as A&E’s Intervention, which seem to have the...

  • The Odds of Being

    The Odds of Being

    By Daneen Wardrop

    "Odds" are handicaps that offer a weaker player a chance of winning against a stronger...

  • Boris by the Sea

    Boris by the Sea

    By Matvei Yankelevich

    Matvei Yankelevich's Boris by the Sea is, as Rosemarie Waldrop says in her blurb on...

  • Micrographia


    By Emily Wilson

    Emily Wilson draws inspiration from Robert Hooke's seventeenth-century publication of the same name that...