By Brian Minicus

The Great Poem Series: Jennifer Keith’s “Eating Walnuts”

In my opinion, one great poem from the 2015 Best American Poetry volume is  “Eating Walnuts” by Jennifer Keith.  This structurally symmetrical, 4 stanza, 16 line poem talks about the ins and outs of properly eating a walnut.  Keith goes on to portray the proper way to crack open a walnut underlying an important message…

Completely Subjective: Saeed Jones’s “Body & Kentucky Bourbon”

In Best American Poetry 2015 book of poems written by Saeed Jones, “Body & Kentucky Bourbon” stuck out to me.  Jones published this in 2014 in Prelude to Bruise, a novel of poems he originally published in 2014.  Having won the Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry in 2015 and being nominated for National Book Critics…