Author: Josh Roark

TBT: On Craft — The Frontier of the Body

Originally published in 2017, this essay from our editor examines the previous year’s hit collections, Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, and Portrait of an Alcoholic by Kaveh Akbar—and we’re so excited that both Kaveh and Ocean will be helping to…

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2017 Pulitzer Resources: Olio by Tyehimba Jess

Olio, by Tyehimba Jess, has won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author. The depths Jess went to produce this 200+ page artifact of American History gives us critic’s vertigo—just so much…

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Poems That Teach: Tenebrae by R.A. Villanueva

Sonnets can be intimidating for new poets, but interest in the classic form is alive and well. Tyehimba Jess filled his Pulitzer-winning Olio with sonnets—syncopated sonnets, a crown of sonnets, sideways siamese sonnets; Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib’s title poem in The Crown…

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