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2018 National Book Award for Poetry Finalist!

 NBA Short Listed Wobble

Congratulations to Rae Armantrout!
Wobble is short-listed for
the 2018 National Book Award for Poetry. 

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Win an innovative poetic glossary!

Win an innovative poetic glossary!

Win a copy of Counter-Desecration: A Glossary for Writing Within the Anthropocene

Edited by Linda Russo and Marthe Reed
With preface by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

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“Affirming the imagination’s importance in effecting change, with marvelous invention this poets’ glossary of terms responsive to the Anthropocene illuminates losses and violations, offers resources, inspires hope.” —Lynn Keller, author of Recomposing Ecopoetics

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Aftermath of the Great War

Aftermath of the Great War

We celebrated the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day this past weekend. This was the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War that would later become known as World War I. In Gerald Vizenor’s Blue Ravens, readers were introduced to Basile and Aloysius Hudon Beaulieu, Anishinaabe brothers from White Earth Reservation who joined the…
Announcing Country Acres and Cul-de-Sacs by Jay Gitlin

Announcing Country Acres and Cul-de-Sacs by Jay Gitlin

Classic magazine captures New England state on the brink of transformationIn Country Acres and Cul-de-Sacs, Jay Gitlin revisits Connecticut’s dramatic mid-twentieth century changes, through the pages of Connecticut Circle magazine. In 1938, the first year of its publication, Connecticut Circle magazine covered the opening of the Merritt Parkway in June, a devastating hurricane in September, and a…
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