by Tony Leuzzi
NOV 2014 | Books
How could I feel / what wasnt there? James Tolan writes as doubting Thomas in his two-part poem, Carravaggios Thomas. This confrontation with palpable absence is a recurrent theme in Mass of the Forgotten, Tolans first book of poems.
by Lauren Russell
MAY 2016 | Poetry
Lauren Russell’s first full-length book, What’s Hanging on the Hush, will be out from Ahsahta Press in 2017. She is the author of the chapbook Dream-Clung, Gone (Brooklyn Arts Press), and her poems have appeared in Better, boundary 2, jubilat, PingPong, and Tarpaulin Sky, among others. Her reviews may be found in Aster(ix), The Volta, Jacket2, and elsewhere. Russell has received fellowships from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and Cave Canem, and she was the 2016 VIDA Fellow to the Home School. Starting in June, she will be a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh and Assistant Director of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics there.