How a lot you take pleasure in “Chilean Poet” will rely on the quantity of endurance you might have for the pattern of writer-protagonists, a symptom of the autofictional flip. The stream of poets, journalists and literary varieties within the novel had me wishing the veterinarian Vicente’s cat is taken
CATCALLINGBy Lee SohoTranslated by Soje 103 pp. Open Letter. Paper, $14.95. Painful and charming, raw and sometimes purposefully childish, Soho’s poems track the Korean poet’s alter ego, Kyungjin, and her sometimes affectionate, sometimes bloody relations with her birth family. “I wore baby clothes and a bridal veil,” she imagines: “Little
Jean Breeze, a passionate Jamaican poet who reveled in the performance of dub poetry, a half-spoken, half-chanted style of storytelling often backed by the rhythms of reggae, died on Aug. 4 at a hospital in Kingston. She was 65. Her death was announced on social media by her British agency,
4 Poetry Books to Read This Week Gregory Cowles�� Reading in Connecticut PERFECT BLACK, by Crystal Wilkinson. (University Press of Kentucky, cloth, $29.95; paper, $19.95.) “Sometimes the dead appear in my kitchen,” Wilkinson writes in this collection, which mines her Kentucky girlhood for lyrics (illustrated by her partner, Ronald W.