Rae Armantrout, who is from California and a current poetry professor at UC San Diego, is a prolific member of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, a group that arose in the late 1960s and emphasized a poem’s use of language, often employing stylistic techniques not seen in mainstream poetry to do so. She has received significant recognition…
American Culture and Poetry in the Internet Age
By Komal Dhull
Poem Bomb: D. Nurske’s “Psalm to be Read with Closed Eyes”
“and if I woke, I never knew it” Posted in the Post Road Starbucks, Darien, Connecticut.
Completely Subjective: Jericho Brown’s “Hustle”
As I looked through the 2013 edition of Best American Poetry in search of a poem to write about, Jericho Brown’s “Hustle” caught my eye because there was so much of it that I did not understand upon my first reading, and I wanted to figure it out. It is a brutally honest commentary on life as…