Tuesday, January 29, 2008
This week we bring you Mary Phillip Sandy and her explorations in God and Country. As she investigates notions of Freedom, Motorcycles and Christian Rock, her descriptions fall squarely to give us a portrait of the implications and accessories of belief, as well as of her own hometown in rural Maine. We are proud to bring you Mary Phillip Sandy.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
MC Hyland is a mix of the austere and the bright. Her work plays on hard travels and the less bruised expectations preceding them, while also collaging the wild and the far away (tigers, serpents, convertibles, prophets). In all, Hyland's poems make us glad that the world is as severe as it is, just so that her eye can fall on it and tell us about its sharp edges. We are pleased to bring you MC Hyland and these wonders, as she prints a broadside on a letterpress late into the Alabama night.
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Groves' work is superlative in his generation: it is both the most traditional, in that its roots extend the widest and deepest into our tradition, and the most relevant, with its gaze fixed on the vanities and verities of today; it is both the smartest and, at times, the silliest. Even as these verses befuddle us, a superficial examination will certify them as the wittiest, but anyone who loves poetry will recognize that, though he eschews sentimentality, Groves has written some of the saddest poems of the new century. We are the proudest of podcasts to bring you Daniel Groves.