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BK Fischer

BK Fischer was poetry editor at Boston Review. She is the author of St. Rage’s Vault, winner of the 2012 Washington Prize; Mutiny Gallery, winner of the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize; and Museum Mediations, a critical study. She teaches at the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center.

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Reviews of new poetry from Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Kimberly Burwick, Caroline Crumpacker, Kathy Fagan, Jennifer Firestone, and Virginia Konchan

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The poems collected in What Nature were written in the predawn of the Sixth Extinction Event.

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We have lost a poet of exceptional sensitivity, sophistication​,​ and grace.

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Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric

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On Mary Ruefle's Trances of the Blast

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"The success of this hybrid form seems to me to lie in its recognition, and reminder, that our thoughts don’t stay put in disciplinary compartments."

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Barbara Fischer discusses gender and gendered thinking in poetry with three fellow poetesses.

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The erotic sublime is a species of paradox in English-language poetry.

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“Gurlesque poets,” Glenum writes, “put the unabashed quest for female pleasure at the center of their poetics.”

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Dan Beachy-Quick’s A Whaler’s Dictionary and This Nest, Swift Passerine.

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Joan Retallack and Juliana Spahr's Poetry and Pedagogy.

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Talking Cures by Richard Howard.

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Two new poetry collections. 

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Poetic experiments in three mid-career books.

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By Lynn Emanuel. 

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