Fall for the Book lineup: Shara Lessley’s “Two-Headed Nightingale”

Next week, the Fall for the Book literary festival takes place at various venues in and around Washington, DC.  (The full schedule is here.) One of the many fine poets featured at the festival is Shara Lessley, whose book Two-Headed Nightingale won the 2012 New Issues Poetry Prize.  She will be reading at Old Firehouse … Continue reading Fall for the Book lineup: Shara Lessley’s “Two-Headed Nightingale”

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Melanie McCabe’s Poetry of Summer

I first read Melanie McCabe's beautiful first book of poetry, History of the Body, last year, but it seems right to talk about it now, in this season of heat and harvest.  As the title suggests, this is a book that revels in the visceral and bodily, and in the poems she writes about summer, … Continue reading Melanie McCabe’s Poetry of Summer