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April 10th, 2015 | 6:00am

Photo by Flickr Creative Commons user slimmer_jimmer

Celebrate Poetry Month with 9 new poems by our contributors!

Bruce Bond

           —The Reeds


April 9th, 2015 | 6:00am

Brendan Galvin reads his poem, “Mayhem,” from Issue 06.

April 7th, 2015 | 6:00am

James Hannaham is a writer of fiction and nonfiction, an MFA teacher, and the author of the novel God Says No, which was a finalist for a Lambda Book Award and a semifinalist for a VCU First Novelist Award. Hannaham’s work interweaves social critique and strong characterization with robust plot, and he was recently praised by The New York Times for the way he makes the commonplace spring to life with nothing more than astute observation and precise language.” Melody Nixon met with Hannaham in downtown Manhattan the day before his latest novel, Delicious Foods, was released from Little, Brown and Company. They discussed place, politics, and racism as a curse.

April 3rd, 2015 | 6:00am

This month’s books are full of surprises, for their characters and their readers. Whether it’s a world of whimsy, fantasy, or magic(al realism), or else a microcosm of grief either private (a family home) or public (a busy airport), we’re along for the ride as imagined worlds both playful and harrowing rise and fall on these pages.

Recommended: Play for Me by 
Céline Keating, The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog by Alicia Ostriker, Munich Airport by Greg Baxter, Where the Bird Sings Best by Alejandro Jodorowsky
, The Cold Song by Linn Ullmann.

April 2nd, 2015 | 6:00am

Get into the spirit of POETRY MONTH with this satirical cartoon of Emily Dickinson, who reminds us to be wary when travelling...

Click the cartoon for a larger image!