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An Interview with David Baker

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Jason Gray
I’m a pretty reluctant citizen of the world sometimes, and so editing—as well as judging, reviewing, curating, paneling, teaching—has been my way of contributing to the poetry world.
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The Vulnerability of Outrage

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Scott Nadelson
While outrage and the vulnerability that follows can return a character like Marie, who is cut off from the full range of her emotional life by fear and bewilderment, back to her true self, it can also help a character navigate the early stages of a complicated search for identity.
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“What Do We Mean When We Say a War is Over?”: An Interview with Paisley Rekdal

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David Winter
...what I learned doing the research for The Broken Country is that it’s more like a pebble dropped in a pond: the ripples go out and out and out and out.
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Meet Ryszard Krynicki

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Sara Backer
Krynicki’s ability to embed reflection in white space also allows him to make the natural object an effective symbol.
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Has the Happy Ending Fallen Out of Style?

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LeeLee Goodson
Another potential problem with predictably happy fairytale endings, according to Gabelman, is that they eliminate the possibility of suspense.
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Making it Personal: Recent Trends in Group Biography

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Kathleen Stone
Group biography is fertile ground for a writer’s subjective inclination. From the very first task—deciding who belongs in the group and who does not—the group biographer shapes the book according to personal attitudes and interests.
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On the Motion & Meaning of Humor in Poetry

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Jon D. Lee
In contrast to incongruity theory, which requires a reinterpretation of an element, ambivalence requires that the element refuse to be resolved.
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