October 18, 2019

Reading Marjorie Welish

By Jerry Harp

When Rabo Karabekian, the great abstract expressionist painter and narrator of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Bluebeard, describes what he loves about his art, he does not talk about expressing grand ideas […]

October 18, 2019

Reading Marjorie Welish

By Jerry Harp

When Rabo Karabekian, the great abstract expressionist painter and narrator of Kurt Vonnegut’s novel Bluebeard, describes what he loves about his art, he does not talk about expressing grand ideas […]

May 25, 2018

On Kim Stafford

By Jerry Harp

There are a few poets one might think of as having gone into the family business—or rather, into the vocation of a familial precursor. Franz Wright, the son of James, […]

April 5, 2018

An Interview With Leslie Jamison

By Caroline Hagood

Caroline Hagood: In The Recovering you braid literary criticism, memoir, and cultural criticism in an innovative manner. How do you see these different strands interacting with and enriching one another? […]

June 30, 2016

Most People Are Not Your Friends

By Sejal Shah

In the fifth grade, I was friends with a girl on my street. Best friends—though we did not wear those Be Fri / St Ends necklaces—a heart split in two—each […]

March 2, 2016

Ghazals for James Foley

By Sejal Shah

Last week, I received my copy of Ghazals for Foley in the mail. James Foley was an American journalist and my classmate in the MFA program in fiction at UMass Amherst. Jim’s […]

January 21, 2014

Kudos Natalie Shapero and E. J. Levy

By David Lynn

Two members of the KR community have recently snagged a pair of significant prizes and deserve some lusty huzzahs.  Natalie Shapero, one of our KR Fellows, has been awarded the […]