Book review – Vincent Katz’s Swimming Home

A few months ago, I was reading on Brian’s Leiter’s blog, Leiter Reports, about a new press started by academic, professional philosophers — Mark Anderson and Andy Davis of Belmont University with Charles Ives of the University of Washington — who … Continue reading

Book review – Anatomize by Natasha Dennerstein

Review of Anatomize. By Natasha Dennerstein.  Norfolk Press, 2015. $15, 73 pages. Dennerstein grounds her work in the sensuality of sensuality. The variety of poetic forms throughout Anatomize tickle the intellect. Occasionally, the titles give away their constructions, as is the case with “Voodoo … Continue reading

Book review – Industrial Oz: Ecopoems, by Scott T. Starbuck

Review of Industrial Oz: Ecopoems. By Scott T. Starbuck. (Burlington: Fomite Press, 2015). 128 pp, paper. The parables in Industrial Oz are rife with echoes of June Jordan, who says of activists “you do / something, rather than nothing.” Often … Continue reading

Poetical Scavenger, digital humanities project on 18th century poetry

After years of managing digital humanities projects for organizations, this past fall, I had the opportunity to contribute to a digital humanities project as a student. In a graduate seminar on Eighteenth-Century Poetry at San Francisco State University, Professor Bill … Continue reading

Water, the problem of representation

An experiment in micrograms, dedicated to the tule fog and shrouded winters. Each morning, a tightrope walk on wires of water suspended tightly at the ends. #cadrought pic.twitter.com/1ScPYwcZt9 — Phillip Barron (@ptbarron) January 23, 2015 The green falls in rows … Continue reading