Features

Poems and Poets On Screen (issue 26)

Look for features from previous issues in 2020!

Ohio Stories (issue 25)

  • Shadow and Shine: Ohio in the Literary Imagination, by Jana Tigchelaar
  • “On the Lip of Lake Erie”: Toni Morrison’s Ohio Aesthetic, by Dustin Faulstick
  • The Importance and Depth of “Ohio” in Two Poems by Rita Dove and Ai, by Marcus Jackson
  • Buckeye Sci-Fi: “Does Anything Exciting ever Happen Around Here”, by Christopher A. Sims
  • Sometimes a Vague Notion, by David Armstrong

Tony Hoagland on: The Wild, The Cold, the Unknown (issue 24)

Gems of the 21st (issue 23)

  • Art Is Long, Planets Short: The Lasting Power of Carol Ann Duffy’s “The Woman in the Moon”, by Adrienne Su
  • “Gender’s Tidy Little Story”: On Stacey Waite’s “The Kind of Man I Am at the DMV”, by Emily Mohn-Slate
  • What Essy Stone Done to Us, by Anders Carlson-Wee
  • Speculative Solutions to the Political Poem: Ann Killough “Statue of Liberty”, by Tony Hoagland
  • “Your Body Everywhere”: Time and Forgiveness in Carl Phillips’s “Since You Ask”, by Chiyuma Elliott
  • “Arch-Talk” and the Postmodern Gall of Josh Bell and Mark Bibbins, by Keith Kopka
  • Stumbling into the Sublime: Claire Bateman’s “Another Poem on Blue”, by Veronica Schuder
  • The Present Deeply: The 21st Century Love Poem, by Mario Chard

Of Essays and Exes (issue 22)

  • Writing What You Know and Whom You’ve Known, by Joey Franklin
  • What Binds Them Together, by Rachael Peckham
  • More than a Vanished Husband: Jo Ann Beard’s “The Fourth State of Matter”, by Holly Baker
  • Breakup, Break Down, Break Open: Intimate Partner Violence and Life Inside a Daily Ending, by Sonya Huber
  • On Breaking Up with the Dream of Your Former Self: Megan Daum’s “My Misspent Youth”, by Kelly Kathleen Ferguson
  • In Search of the First Person Singular, by Ned Stuckey-French
  • On Natalia Ginzburg’s “Human Relations”, by Dinah Lenney

The Villains of Poetry (issue 21)

  • On Being Asked to Contribute to the Villains Feature, by Richard Cecil
  • Villainous Villanelle, by Denise Duhamel
  • Milton’s Satan and the Grammar of Evil, by Kimberly Johnson
  • The Pleasures of Browning’s Villains, by Robert Cording
  • The Villain Who Shut Down and Epic, by Jeanne Murray Walker
  • “Guilt Is Magical”: Adultery as Poetic Villainy, by Catherine Pierce
  • Maker and Prophet: Frank Bidart and the Mask of “Herbert White”, by Mario Chard
  • The Unredeemed Villain?: Ai’s “Child Beater”, by Denise Duhamel
  • Villains of Confessionalism, by Kathryn Nuernberger

Fictional Politicos (issue 20)

  • Buzz Can Happen Here: Sinclair Lewis and the New American Fascism, by Michael Mark Cohen
  • “This Time I’m Going to Fool Somebody”: Willie Stark and the Politics of Humiliation, by Dustin Faulstick
  • Take Me to Your Lady Leader, by Kristen Lillvis
  • Of the People, for the People, by the Robots, by Christopher A. Sims

Manipulating the Reader (issue 19)

  • I Second that Emotion, by rebecca McClanahan
  • Tell It Cool: On Writing with Restraint, by Debra Marquart
  • Staying with Argos: Odysseus and His Dog, by A-J Aronstein
  • Yeats and Heaney: The Poetry Without the Pity, by C.L. Dallat
  • Designs Less Palpable: Emotional Manipulation and Even-Handedness in Keats, by Matthew VanWinkle