Stephen Ratcliffe?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s latest books of poetry are Portraits & Repetition (The Post-Apollo Press, 2002) and SOUND/(system) (Green Integer, 2002). Recent poems have appeared in 1913, Chain, Denver Quarterly, P-QUEUE, New American Writing, LIT, Bombay Gin, Common Knowledge, War & Peace, Conjunctions and NO. Listening to Reading, a book of essays on sound/shape and meaning in ?¢‚Ç¨?ìexperimental?¢‚Ç¨? poetry, was published by SUNY Press in 2000. He has recently completed a 1,000 page book of poems called HUMAN / NATURE (1,000 poems written in 1,000 consecutive days). He lives in Bolinas, California where he surfs every day and publishes Avenue B books, and teaches at Mills College in Oakland.
By Camryn Bruno
APRIL 2021 | Critics Page
Camryn Bruno is a 21-year-old spoken word poet, author and Curator at the Bowery Poetry Club. She has performed at the Brooklyn Library, The Apollo, The UN, The Public Theater, The Intrepid, The Apple Store and many more. Her poems explore womens issues, social justice and community building and strives to help with Black women independence everywhere.
By K. Desireé Milwood
DEC 20-JAN 21 | Critics Page
K. Desireé Milwood is a Panamanian-American poet & author of Poems for My Namesake released in 2016. She is known for her witty & thought provoking style of haiku. She currently resides & creates in Newark, New Jersey.
By Michael McClure
APRIL 2021 | Poetry
Since his 1955 debut at the Six Gallery reading where Allen Ginsberg first read "Howl," Michael McClure (1932-2020) has been one of the most significant and well-known poets in the U.S. Mule Kick Blues and Last Poems, the final book he completed in his lifetime, appears this month from City Lights Books.
By Christopher X. Shade
JUL-AUG 2020 | Books
Carey renders poetic moments of breakaway energy in a tight game of memory, reflection, loss, and regret. He feeds the ball again and again to what hurts him. Carey eschews the technical for poems that ground the reader in a vivid place and tell as clear a story as possible.