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Radicle: An Interview with Kerri Arsenault

The impetus for creation is often thought to be love: divine love, parental love, the blessings of cheerful muses. However, love, in all its squidgy warmth, was not the radicle of Kerri Arsenault’s premier book, Mill Town: Reckoning with What Remains. Arsenault grew up in rural Mexico, Maine in the …

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Radicle: An Interview with Hala Alyan

The radicle of Hala Alyan’s writing career sprouted in the sixth grade, after the first full book she ever read. In this interview, Hala and I explore this genesis and discuss the various roots and branches her writing has developed since. It includes four award-winning poetry collections and two stunning …

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The wrinkled dome which houses this land is a lithograph. Lightning splinters it. A reproach. Two years and a day after we recited cities, I watch you leave with her, the carnival-haired lovely, with her 20­20 vision and deliciously filthy mouth, and my chest is a torrent of mint leaves. …

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