Category: Annotations

Shapeshift: An Annotation

April 24, 2013  |  Annotations, MFA, Poetry, Uncategorized

Bitsui, Sherwin.  Shapeshift.  Tuscon: University of Arizona Press, 2003.  Print. I came back to Shapeshift in an elementally coincidental kind of way; I first had a copy bought for me by a professor of (post)colonial lit, Vermonja Alston, at a reading Bitsui gave, when I was a poor undergrad.  Somewhere I gave it away or […]

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A Charm for Sleep: An Annotation

April 8, 2013  |  Annotations, MFA, Poetry, Publishing, Writing

Rehm, Pam. “A Charm for Sleep.” Small Works. Chicago: Flood Editions, 2005. What I admire in this poem (which pertains, really, to Small Works as a whole, as well as to The Larger Nature) is the poet’s sense of surety, her feeling of calm, a tone or bearing carefully measured out to ultimately form a […]

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