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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.
Reviews of new poetry from Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Kimberly Burwick, Caroline Crumpacker, Kathy Fagan, Jennifer Firestone, and Virginia Konchan
The poems collected in What Nature were written in the predawn of the Sixth Extinction Event.
We have lost a poet of exceptional sensitivity, sophistication, and grace.
Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric
On Mary Ruefle's Trances of the Blast
"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."
Barbara Fischer discusses gender and gendered thinking in poetry with three fellow poetesses.
The erotic sublime is a species of paradox in English-language poetry.
“Gurlesque poets,” Glenum writes, “put the unabashed quest for female pleasure at the center of their poetics.”
Dan Beachy-Quick’s A Whaler’s Dictionary and This Nest, Swift Passerine.
Joan Retallack and Juliana Spahr's Poetry and Pedagogy.
Talking Cures by Richard Howard.
Two new poetry collections.
Poetic experiments in three mid-career books.
By Lynn Emanuel.