While I am grateful that Arc Poetry Magazine publishes chapbook reviews, Jan Conn's review of Christine Sloan Stoddard’s The Tale of the Clam Ear (AngelHousePress, 2018) demonstrated ableism and a lack of sensitivity. Chris Johnson was good enough to share the review with me before it went to print. I e-mailed my disappointment to both the author of the review and to Chris. Chris and the Prose Editor, Kevin Shaw apologized and assured me that they would be more careful in future. I invited Christine to respond. Here is her call for sensitivity and compassion. I am proud of Christine, and will always fight against ableism and other forms of prejudice and bigoty in the publishing world and in the world in general. -- Amanda Earl, publisher of AngelHousePress
The Small Machine Talks Episode 45
Interview with Hugh Thomas
Hosted by Amanda Earl and a.m. kozak
Sunday, June 23, 2019
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Hannah Rodabaugh’s We Traced The Shape Of Our Loss To See Your Face catalogues loss, loneliness, desire and melancholy in the dark palette of cave crickets and night beetles, burst stars, fuchsia as tarnished blue, scaly fish, clotted fibre. The chapbook considers mortality and permanence, the role of language, symbols, movement, materiality, pain and silence.
hiromi suzuki’s Andante invites you to imagine every tear of paper, every texture, the delicate pressure of words, the play of light. Andante is a still life version of a 35 mm black and white film with light and shadow briefly flickering on tree, bridge, piano, wall, crowd, phrase, letter, shape, then gone.