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Interview: Emma Bolden

August 22, 2017 by

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It’s been a privilege to read Emma Bolden’s work for a decade now and a pleasure to be continually surprised by it. On the rare occasions someone asks me about poets they should read or poets from Alabama, she’s likely the first I mention. I love the frequently haunted personae of her poems, often women […]

Little Billboards #51–60

March 28, 2014 by

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Check out Little Billboards #51–60 here. New Little Billboards will be going up today. As always, thanks for reading and listening!

Interview: Adam Vines

February 14, 2014 by

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When I think about “nature poets,” I often unfairly stereotype the idea into two camps: the contemporary Cassandras and their warmings and warnings or the Hallmark Thoreaus, full of simple awe and wonder. That’s unfortunate; it’s just as hard to write new, meaningful nature poetry, as it is to write new, meaningful love poetry. The […]

Poem: “Mayflies” by Adam Vines

February 11, 2014 by

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Later this week, we’ll be serving up an interview with poet Adam Vines. As an hors d’oeuvre, we offer his poem “Mayflies” from his book The Coal Life, a finalist for the 2012 Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize. Mayflies Ripples pinprick the surface. It’s coming from below, mayfly nymphs pipping, twitching out of skins, and […]

Little Billboards #31–40

December 1, 2013 by

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Enjoy and, as always, thanks for reading! Little Billboards #31–40

Little Billboards Almost #50

October 18, 2013 by

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I really wanted to use Kelly’s poem as my 50th entry to Little Billboards, but he was insistent that I write that one. Well, he gets almost 50. I like his poem for many reasons. Particularly, I liked that it represents my larger goals of the project maybe better than my own work has. Hopefully you’ll […]

Little Billboards #21–30

September 13, 2013 by

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Little Billboards #21-30 New posts coming this weekend. Thanks for reading!