Artworks by Doren Robbins

My work is connected to the folk, DADA, and Surrealist traditions of collage, photomontage, and mixed-media works discussed in Herta Wescher’s book Collage and Robert Motherwell’s The DADA Painters and Poets. Duende is an incident of imagination. Alternate Dialogue Monologue 17 Erotic Feelings Version 6 Menace Duo Version 3 Poe Head Self Portrait with FD…

Teaching Us the Names | Books and Culture

With the publication of “Can Poetry Matter?” in 1991, Dana Gioia established himself as a provocative essayist and public intellectual, and his recent tenure as the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts gave him an influential platform from which to promote his belief in poetry’s importance. The publication of 99 Poems: New and…

Three Poems by Ken Pobo

Long Beach, Washington boardwalk / credit: d.e.Before I Came Out Pastor Clack fitted me for a roomy chastity belt, so big that it held our church, my school and neighborhood. This belt hurt when I tried to move. One day, near the end of junior year, it just popped off. I left it on the…

Six poems by Zheng Xiaoqiong/郑小琼, translated from Chinese by Zhou Xiaojing

Semiahmoo window / credit: em周阳春 / Zhou Yangchun In the world of her dreams     she stands at the ferry without boats     or before she can finish the exam time is up     Most times are defective products     bleakness and emptiness In the mountains at midnight     she is left alone     no one to turn to for help She describes to me these scenes…