Matthew Thorburn, Poet - Author of Dear Almost
My review of Marianne Boruch's new book of poems, Eventually One Dreams the Real Thing, is up now at On the Seawall, as part of "Nine Poets Recommend New & Recent Titles." You can check out all the reviews right here.
Thanks so much to poet and Seawall editor Ron Slate for inviting me to take part. I've been a fan of Marianne Boruch's work for years, but never had the opportunity to write about her poems before.
C. Dale Young’s poems explore themes of personal transformation and self-discovery, delving into what binds people together and pulls them apart. His carefully crafted poems balance strong emotion with formal precision. It was a pleasure to talk with him about his new book, The Halo, for the Ploughshares blog. You can read our interview here.
Thank you to True Book Addict for giving me the chance to contribute a guest post to the blog. In this mini-essay, I talk about my new book, Dear Almost, and how writing helped me cope with loss.
True Book Addict is also running a book giveaway, so if you haven't picked up Dear Almost already, here's your chance to score a free copy.
As a follow-up to yesterday's book review, I enjoyed having the chance to write a guest post for Peeking Between the Pages about why I love interviewing other writers--something I do regularly for the Ploughshares blog. You can read the guest post here.
As part of this guest post, Peeking Between the Pages is giving away a copy of my new book, Dear Almost. Enter the giveaway via the link at the end of the post!
Thanks so much to Darlene of Peeking Between the Pages for this thoughtful review of Dear Almost. She writes, "This is a beautifully written book full of sadness and grief but I didn’t find it depressing. I just found it beautiful and well worth reading for poetry lovers."
A few years back, I read some work by Margaret Rhee in a Kundiman anthology and thought, Okay, now here's someone to watch out for, when she publishes a collection of poems. And when I read her chapbook, Radio Heart, I was reminded all over again how her poems take familiar experiences and emotions and make them strange and fresh and new. All of which made it fun and fascinating to have the chance to talk with Margaret about her poems for this Ploughshares interview.