Thomas J. Erickson’s first full-length poetry collection, The Biology of Consciousness, stopped me dead in my tracks, even before I cracked the cover. What on earth could the book or its title poem mean?
My measure of a poem’s quality is often found in the question, “How did the poet think of that?” If that poem should happen to begin an entire collection that has me asking that same question again and again, well, then I know I have something rea
When poets and visual artists work together, they negotiate a shared language.
Asking peopleWhat happens to them after they dieIs like asking babies in the wombWhat happens to them After they’re born—How can they answerWhen they don’t even know
the laser brush we watchedburn soot off the gownof an ancient kore
the Delphic light, siftedthrough the nets of the godsto fall on us
An Eau Claire poet's wry take on life, death, and love.
Karla Huston dishes on poetic process and plans for her new position: Wisconsin Poet Laureate.
Join us for pie and poetry with the new Wisconsin Poet Laureate: Karla Huston.
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