Monthly Archives: April 2011
A well-thumbed edition of Contemporary American Poetry bought when I was fourteen is my go-to book for poems I’ve loved a long time. The blue inked stars festooning the poem-title list show that I’m glad I know poems for different reasons: Donald Justice’s “The Missing Person” for the questions it raises about identity and its […]
I made a list of poems that came to mind immediately, then whittled away what I could bear to. It was tough to say the least. Still impossible to get it to five. I found I lean toward the long poem, but love the very short, poignant poem, as well. Traditional forms and breaks from […]
Adam’s debut story collection, The Beautiful Wishes of Ugly Men, is forthcoming from Black Lawrence Press. The first story in the collection, “Action Figure,” appeared in our Winter 2011 issue. Read a nice article about Adam here.