Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 16:18
Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates
Monthly book reviews in brief from the staff of Prairie Schooner and associates.
Vol. 2 Issue 5. August 2013. Ed. James Madison Redd.
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith | Reviewed by Jacqueline H. Harris
What the River Carries by Lisa Knopp | Reviewed by Caitie Leibman
Driving on the Rim by Thomas McGuane (A Short-shrifted Review) | Reviewed by Shane Moritz
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 20:14
by Nabina Das
The latest phenomenon in Indian poetry is its increased presence on Facebook, the popular social media network, and this is no flippant event at all. With myriad languages and a large number of literatures, Indian poetry cannot be summarized in one simple way. When the group called INDIAN POETRY got started a couple of years ago, it evoked in me a range of feelings including awe, interest, disbelief, and indignation.
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 13:58
World Wide Poetry Studio Interviews Michael Symmons Roberts
I was recently commissioned to write a poem for a bio-medicine and poetry project happening in the UK. As I set about writing and researching my contribution, I thought of the poet Michael Symmons Roberts whose most recent collection, Drysalter, is earning a tremendous amount of praise and has been shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize. We had a lengthy conversation, but here is an excerpt of Roberts and me discussing a couple of his commissioned poems.
Submitted by Prairie Schooner on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 12:31
Farewell Prairie Schooner by Eric Jones
When I hitched my spurs to the wagon a year ago I had no idea how fast a prairie schooner could go. We were essentially a party of three. Marianne Kunkel, a phenomenal Managing Editor. Kwame Dawes, the insane genius who drives this rig. And myself, the web editor. I play video games. So it’s us three and we’re going along like that old educational point-and-click game, The Oregon Trail, except its more historically accurate because we’re crossing a vast digital plain made up ones and zeros.
Daniel A. Olivas on "Latino/a Literature in the Classroom: Twenty-first-century approaches to teaching": "the first volume of its type" .. "scholarly yet practical" .. "there's little doubt this volume will become a mainstay" .. click here to read!
12/7/16-- Michael Lindgren reviews Anne Boyer's freewheeling book of prose poetry "Garments Against Women", a text that improvises on themes of feminist identity, precarity, illness, the nature of capital, and the twin poles of production and consumerism.