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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Michael Klein interviews Carl Phillips

"...the poems sometimes seem story-less in the usual sense, sort of like we’re in the immediate wake of the story, before it goes on to become memory…With most other lyric poems, it seems as if a piece of the story itself has been lifted free. Mine are maybe the part that comes after. The ghost part. Ghost stories?"

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Slow Lightning bit

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In the June 29 issue of Entertainment Weekly, Junot Díaz recommends Slow Lightning:

"'Hush. The sand calls out for more footprints.' And this ravishing collection of poetry calls out for more readers. A book that grants summer's best gifts — wisdom, life. In abundance."

Thank you, Mr. Díaz!

You can buy the book here or here.

Friday, June 22, 2012


Follow me: @EduardoCCorral

Here's the page.

Peter Campion on David St. John's new book

"St. John's imagination holds a vantage back behind any given approach. This allows him to step through whatever door becomes available, and fully inhabit the poetic world on the other side. Readers familiar with his earlier work will recognize his talent for shape-shifting."


The heat has arrived.  My new best friend?  The shower. 
Lucas de Lima: "I stop trimming pubic hair so my forests feel thick again./With crabs, claws—they protect my juicy fruits."
A poet I know got his first book picked up this morning by a wonderful press.  I'm so happy for him. 
Oh Rufus Wainwright!
Thank you, my friends.  You know why.  All of you.  Thanks.  All of you.
I'm from southern Arizona.  I know hot days, but the heat is different in NYC.  It's mean and crazy here. :)
I have a radio interview next week in New Jersey.  What should I wear?
I like you. I really do.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012


Well, that was an interesting week.
Ruben Quesada reviews Love, An Index by Rebecca Lindenberg.
Molly, thank you for this post and this post.
Had a great day yesterday.