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Review: Max Ritvo, Four Reincarnations

“The bed is on fire, and are you laughing?” With the first line of Max Ritvo’s stunning collection, we are welcomed into a world where sorrow and joy, desire and loss, cannot be untangled. The opening poem, “Living It Up,” is a perfect introduction to the poet’s singular and extraordinary mind: The springs want to embrace each other but they’re… Read more →

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Review: Cold Pastoral, by Rebecca Dunham

Rebecca Dunham’s newest poetry collection, Cold Pastoral, begins with a poem entitled “Mnemosyne to the Poet.” As opening to a collection that documents disaster—both man-made and ecological—Mnemosyne laments, “For you, memory is but / an oil lamp to snuff,” and later, “I am not permitted / / to turn…Am not permitted / to learn how not to look.” So stands… Read more →

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Meridian Contributor Spotlight – Summer 2016

Meridian contributors are a hardworking and talented bunch. Here’s a rundown of the latest news about our contributors. If we’ve missed anything (it’s tough to keep up with such overachieving writers, you know), please let us know. We’d be happy to edit this post to include anything we may have overlooked. Wendy Rawlings (Meridian 36) has an essay in the latest… Read more →