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April 2011

KSP Featured Poet for May 2011: Denise Leto, 2 Poems.

“feminine fragments carry” What she drew she drew on you, on field via margin to see apart, break apart. Sometimes they wander around the grounds. The remnants. People, I mean. When words are no longer in mind or time—just gesture. Birth: the most elegant wreckage. Either way. The slightest definition …

Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun conversation

Amanda Montei over at Ms. Blog interviews Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young on their new anthology, A Megaphone I spoke with Spahr and Young about their relationship to “crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun” feminism: How do you see the “playful dogmatism” and “enactments of listening” of the crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun tradition functioning outside of the poetry world? …

Press Release: Peril as Architectural Enrichment by Hazel White

Peril arrives next week!  It is KSP member Hazel White’s first book of poems. Press Release: Title: Peril as Architectural Enrichment Peril as Architectural Enrichment tests landscape as the subject of experience. Propelling awareness vertically and horizontally, it questions how limbs want to move in space, when convivial with treetops, …

Four Year Old Girl, past and present.

One of my favorite four-year-old girls has been become 5. One of her mama’s favorite passages from Mei mei Berssenbrugge’s Four Year Old Girl is The meaning she’s conscious of  is contingent, a surface of water in an uninhabitable world, existing as/our eyes and ears/You wouldn’t think of her form by thinking about water./You can go in, if you don’t …

Press Release: New Book by KSP Co-Founder Rena Rosenwasser

Rena Rosenwasser’s latest book of poetry from Kelsey Street Press is a tour de force of story fragments whose lush layering of time, space, and consciousness provides a counterweight to the void that lies just beneath its smooth and textured surfaces. The poems are visually rich as the poet’s eye …