Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Poetry

Sergei Kuzmich from All Sides

Jul, 24 2019 | no responses

Images are repeated and inverted; sentences flip syntax along with their corresponding sounds. All this builds into a dense brick of repeated words so tightly woven that it appears a singular object.

Bijoux in the Dark

Jul, 23 2019 | no responses

I approach a new book by Yau as I do a new film by my favorite auteur director: I don’t watch the preview, I just crave more evidence of the artist’s mind at work.

Everyone Rides the Bus in a City of Losers

Jul, 22 2019 | no responses

Charting this particular topography of the down-and-out, Freure picks up the flip side of success and examines it through the specific locality of Montreal.

The Avalanche Path in Summer

Jul, 18 2019 | no responses

The arc of the book is one spent living in and thinking about mountains where the landscape is mapped in drawings, traced through walks, experienced through pain, defined in books, and remembered with past companions—human and animal.

Controlled Burning

Jul, 16 2019 | no responses

What I call my good intentions get the best of me. / During week two of the semester I have students // place an asterisk each time shame shows up / in the excerpt of a memoir whose author’s take // on affirmative action & bilingualism I take for / internalized whitewashing.

As the Stars Burrow against My Ribs

Jul, 16 2019 | no responses

I elegy. This bright morning unsayable / as the sentence of the woman who died / in daylight as her children climbed her still / body in a hospital bed.

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