Cathal McCabe

Friday Pick: Cathal McCabe’s Outer Space

  Outer Space: Selected Poems By Cathal McCabe Metre Editions 2016, 144 pages It is not common to see a poet’s debut appended with...
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Friday Pick: Zinovy Zinik’s Beast of Artek

Zinik’s latest novel combines Cold War-era journalism with a dash of the Russian mystical-fantastical.

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Friday Pick Classics: The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish By Joshua Weiner

The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish shows a range of forms, modes, and concerns. These poems make profundity exciting.

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Friday Pick Classics: Nick Demske by Nick Demske

The core of Demske's strength lies in his dextrous and conscious use of language - both quotidian and profane

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Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong | Friday Pick

These poems are elegantly devastating. The threatening beauty suggested by the title is not so much the theme of the collection as it is a primary tenet of Vuong's poetic vision.

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Story Book By Douglas Piccinnini | Friday Pick

Story Book gives an indication of what might happen when a novel is written from a poet's point of view. It is a book of beginnings, a collection of stories that do not end.

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The Selected Poetry of Emilio Villa | Friday Pick

When Villa is at his most inventive, he can swerve between the voice of Chaucer and a Milanese chancer in the dark alley of one line.

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Friday Pick: Eric Ekstrand’s Laodicea

The book’s most conspicuous motivation is to make poetry happen between “you” and the poem; that is to say where the line ends, your imagination cannot idle and where, deliberately, the words do not say it all, it is the reader’s mind that finishes the thought.

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Friday Pick: Transit, by Anna Seghers

Seghers creates a spectacle of shadows indelible as any film.

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The Czech Issue

Over the course of November, B O D Y will introduce you to some of the most noteworthy poets and prose writers writing in the Czech Republic today.

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