Late Night Library

Archives about poetry

Darlene Pagán – Setting the Fires

In Darlene Pagán’s latest poetry collection, Setting the Fires (Airlie Press) fire manifests itself in many forms, both literal and metaphorical. For this week’s Late Night Interview, poet Annie Lighthart talks with Pagán about the themes explored in this collection as well as the wide array of influences, from childhood to motherhood, cultural isolation and

continue reading →

January 18, 2016

Mary Hickman – This Is the Homeland

A decade in the making, Mary Hickman’s This Is the Homeland (Ahsahta Press, 2015) feels like a masterful collage, words floating in and out of lines as echoes, ideas, and titles come to the fore and then fade. In every poem sound is at the center, the lyric a persuasive story of desire for wholeness

continue reading →

December 28, 2015

Charlotte Pence – Many Small Fires

At the core of Many Small Fires (Black Lawrence Press) is a harmony, but not one we usually think of. Here, oneness is born not out of ephemeral ideas like peace and love, but out of hard fact: we are all of a singular species, one that evolution allowed to come together as our ape-like

continue reading →

November 23, 2015

Patty Crane – Bright Scythe

Patty Crane, Poet and Translator of Bright Scythe

Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei Featured guest: Patty Crane

November 17, 2015

“We make our own families.” A conversation with Bradford Tice

I have loved you all this time, and my heart has gone off like a gun into the ground, wrapped in the arms of the sinking masses.  This is what it comes to–a gouged trench into which everything is dropped.  You call it death. I call it desire.  By the way, I made it with

continue reading →

August 17, 2015

“There are stakes greater than death.” An interview with Christina Stoddard

Forgive the hand to mouth, Your prayers will blanket the heavens like ash. Some of your mistakes are forgivable. You’re not the one who gets to decide.” –from “Some Ungodly Hour,” Hive (University of Wisconsin Press) In Hive, the debut poetry collection from Christina Stoddard rituals of religion and violence often intermingle. Narrated in the voice of

continue reading →

August 3, 2015

Newsletter powered by MailChimp