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Virginia Konchan

Virginia Konchan is the author of three poetry collections, Hallelujah Time (Véhicule Press, 2021), Any God Will Do, and The End of Spectacle (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2020 and 2018); a collection of short stories, Anatomical Gift (Noctuary Press, 2017); and four chapbooks, as well as coeditor (with Sarah Giragosian) of the craft anthology Marbles on the Floor: How to Assemble a Book of Poems (University of Akron Press, 2022). Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Best New Poets, The Believer, and The New Republic.

We can find reconciliation and closure in poetry, despite the forces that engender grief and dispossession. Three new poetry collections refuse the binaries and amnesia that so often characterize American mourning.

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One of the most important contemporary poets of Francophone Africa, Josué Guébo writes in language that is raucous, difficult, and outrageously beautiful.

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Let’s go on a date! Let’s make a joke

of the MEAL PART, wadding our napkins

into strangled swans, and ordering only

shoestring fries with malt vinegar,

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On the electric poetry of Christopher Salerno.

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On the poetry of francine j. harris.

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Frida Kahlo, Manet’s Olympia, and more. 

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Mouths, metaphor, and metonymy.

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The pool is empty; no bathers stand nearby….

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Poems whose power to depict the zeitgeist rivals the iconic image making of Dorothea Lange.

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A lack of philosophical posturing, name-dropping and other navel-gazing tics makes this collection very attractive.

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By James Tate.

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