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Brief commentaries/ new scholarly finds/ research projects-in-process, improvised conversations concerning books of original poetry & other innovative written forms, including responses to new works of scholarship. We want to know how you are thinking about the works you are reading by women writers in the modernist or experimentalist traditions. Poets, scholars, students, readers are invited to contribute to this section. Send suggestions or finished speculations to: Kate Fagan <>


Nicky Marsh
On Goan Atom by Caroline Bergvall

Linda Kinnahan
On The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry by Elisabeth A. Frost

Harry Thorne
‘Source Jamming’: On Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation, and Image Text Projects by Kristin Prevallet

Yerra Sugarman
‘Being Here’: On Original Green by Patricia Carlin

Michael Farrell
On Clutch: Including Hockey Love Letters by Sawako Nakayasu

Monica Sirignano
Zither and King Lear : Similar Philosophy, Different Text’: On Zither & Autobiography by Leslie Scalapino

Vahni Capildeo
On Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet

Linda Russo
On The Grand Permission: New Writings on Poetics and Motherhood , eds Patricia Dienstfrey and Brenda Hillman, and Red Book in Three Parts by Bernadette Mayer

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