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A specialty brew of musings, micro reviews and the occasional call to arms by the Bear Review crew and friends. Grab and go.
- Jun 17, 2022
"Most Animals" by Kirsten Shu-ying Chen, Read by the Poet
Most striking at first, at least for this listener, about Kirsten Shu-ying Chen’s “Most Animals” recording was the calm, bright,...
- May 20, 2022
Away from the Past into Other Pasts
Lea Graham, the 2021-Michelle-Boisseau-Prize-winning poet, on how a place’s strangeness is made familiar and kept strange by poems...
- Apr 1, 2022
Three Collaborative Prose Poems, with Piano Accompaniment, Read by the Poets
Encountering these three prose poems by Christopher Citro and Dustin Nightingale, originally appearing in Bear Review, Vol 6, Issue 1,...
- Mar 12, 2022
"Tourism" by Alyse Bensel, Read by the Poet
I first read Alyse Bensel’s “Tourism”, which appears in Bear Review, Vol. 3, Issue 2, in an Airbnb in Omaha. My wife—girlfriend of two...
- Jan 28, 2022
"Weather Diorama" by Karen Craigo, Read by the Poet
As a child, I savored every scholastic opportunity to build a diorama. Shoeboxes, construction paper, rubber cement, and popsicle sticks...
- Jan 16, 2022
The Radical Romanticism of Marc Chagall’s Art
What stays with me in Chagall’s work was his unwavering need to paint what others may write off as sentimental.
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