Tag: Erica Wright
When Ann Patchett Is EmperorNovember 2016
The writer on America’s fear culture, bookstores as community builders, and why writers should care about their character more than their characters.
Gregory Pardlo: The Poem as PursuitMarch 2015
“I wanted history I could touch like a flank of a beast.”
Shelly Taylor: Shattered LanguageJuly 2014
Erica Wright talks with a poet who didn’t set out to write about war.
A Muscle of BeliefApril 2014
The Guggenheim fellow on returning to free verse in her latest collection, the difficulty of being joyful, and why poetry has taken the place of religion in her life.
Alex Lemon: A Ferocious Kind of MusicApril 2014
Why poetry needs more grit.
Idra Novey and Andrew Zawacki: Courting InfluxesJuly 2013
A conversation between poets about writing place, time, technology, and transformation.
Allison Benis White: The Luminous, Grieving MindApril 2013
The author of Small Porcelain Head on how poetry can help us mourn.
Brett Fletcher Lauer: Poetry (Society of America) in MotionApril 2013
To kick off National Poetry Month, the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America talks with Erica Wright about institutional rivalry, poetic diplomacy, and encountering verse in unlikely places.
Marilyn Hacker: The Paradox of TranslationOctober 2012
The prolific translator talks with Guernica’s poetry editor about her work ethic, contemporary Morocco, and what connects poetry with journalism.
Beth Harrison: Preparing for Poem in Your Pocket DayApril 2012
Beth Harrison, interim director of the Academy of American Poets, talks about the value of a national poetry month, the well-versed movie, and Poem in Your Pocket Day.
Emily Fragos: An Eternal PoetDecember 2011
|Five questions for a lyric poet at her finest.|
Erica Wright: Best YA Trend of 2011December 2011
|Hint: It has nothing to do with vampires.|
Event: Book Launch for Erica Wright’s Instructions for Killing the JackalOctober 2011
|Join Guernica for a reading and reception to celebrate the publication of Erica Wright’s debut collection.|
Erica Wright: Sex, Lies, and Iambic PentameterJuly 2011
|The events in Measure for Measure prove we have not come far enough when a man’s word still counts for more than a woman’s and when an elected official can play by a different set of rules than the rest of us.|
Andrew Zawacki: On Slovenia, Antitranslation, and “One-night Stand” PoemsMay 2011
|What is it like on both sides of the translator-poet equation?|
Erica Wright: Petition to Add “Dude Lit” to the DictionaryMarch 2011
|The editors of the OED just have to add “dude lit” to their database and, in doing so, ensure an equal opportunity for insult.|
Erica Wright: Top Ten Female Fictional Heroes of 2010January 2011
|There are plenty of female heroes in real life, but what about those fictional characters that usurp our daydreams?|
Rec Room: Erica Wright: Aleš Šteger’s The Book of ThingsOctober 2010
|Šteger’s latest collection embodies, addresses, and reconfigures objects ranging from graters to urinals. And it’s downright sexy.|
Erica Wright: Top 5 Unnecessary RemakesAugust 2010
|With two superfluous remakes soon to make their way to a theater near you, Wright takes a look at the top five movies that did not need do-overs.|
Erica Wright: Q & A with Amy Greene, author of BloodrootAugust 2010 In this Q&A, Greene discusses her frustration at how politics and religion merge in small-town Tennessee.
Rec Room: Erica Wright: The Vicious KindAugust 2010 The Vicious Kind is a tense dark comedy and a warning to get more sleep.
Erica Wright: On Adultery or Why Merwin is the Right Man for the JobJuly 2010 A humiliating night becomes life altering as Wright experiences Merwin’s “negative capability” for the first time.
Rec Room: Erica Wright: Angela CarterJune 2010 At once magical realism, post-modernism, and science fiction, Carter’s work defies categorization.
Rec Room: Erica Wright: David MarksonJune 2010 Writers are lovers, and critics are masturbators.
Five Questions for Sarah LindsayJune 2010 This issue’s featured poet on galactic collisions, scientific verse, and poetry’s archaeological powers.
Rec Room: Erica Wright: Special Topics in Calamity PhysicsApril 2010 It might be more than 500 pages long, but this book zips along like the best of its lighter kin.
Rec Room: Erica Wright: The AnthologistMarch 2010 This book is really a sneaky lesson on poetic forms and how great they are. Like in those commercials where parents lie about the vegetable content of a particular snack.
Rec Room: Erica Wright: FurMarch 2010 This imaginative film is touched with just the right amounts of humor and pathos.
Rec Room: Erica Wright: Poetry’s Welcoming FacesJanuary 2010
There are amazing writers who can make converts of even the most staunch opponents of verse.