Good Stuff (January)

Good news & happenings from/with our authors&poets:

Set the Garden on Fire (Porkbelly Press, 2015)
by Chen Chen // @chenchenwrites

Chen writes not to seek solutions, but rather to document the fullness of the problem, as an embodied weight from which language emerges. Chen’s poems investigate identity with a kind of generosity. They retrace past traumas, to find in them the possibility of repair. In “Tale of the Heart & the Knife,” a friend observes, reflecting on Chen’s own descriptions of his parents, “You talk about them so tenderly…How do you do that?” He replies, “I have not always been tender. / So perhaps it’s a way of making up, talking about them tenderly.” | more at Entropy

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Pray, Pray, Pray: poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press, 2015)
by E. Kristin Anderson // @ek_anderson

  • a petite review of Pray, Pray, Pray in tweetspeak (Glynn Young)

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