Spring 2012 Archive

The Embodied Poem: On Writing “Palace” by Hadara Bar-Nadav

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Hadara Bar-Nadav‘s poem, “Palace,” appears in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “Palace” opens with these lines: When they run out of meat men disappear. I chew my hair, a kind of fullness that is kind, a thread soup. A nest gathers its strands inside me.

Beth Bachmann

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Beth Bachmann’s poems, “(why your room has a door),” “(ode),” and “energy” appear in our Spring 2012 issue, guest edited by Nick Flynn. “(why your room has a door)” opens with these lines: It’s not the shore; it’s the ocean that opens. Devil, make a mountain of me for

Nick Flynn: Q&A and Reading (with videos and blurry photos!)

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Spring guest editor Nick Flynn stopped by Emerson last night to read, introduce the issue, and chat with Ploughshares poetry editor John Skoyles. He was introduced by poet and novelist Pablo Medina and Ploughshares editor-in-chief Ladette Randolph. Nick read his Introduction from the Spring issue and also pages from