Commentaries

Legend: The Complete Facsimile in Context

LEGEND was written in the late 1970s by Bruce Andrews, Charles Bernstein, Ray DiPalma, Steve McCaffery, and Ron Silliman. This new editition is edited by Matthew Hofer, Michael Golston and includes a new, unpubished  collaboration by all five poets, written especially for this edition, as well an introduction of a selection of correspondence by the authors while they were writing the poems.

On our radar: 'un\ \martyred' by Nhã Thuyên

During this time of slowed publication, we at J2 want to highlight some books from our (digital) reviews shelf. Today’s title on our radar: un\ \martyred: [self-]vanishing presences in Vietnamese poetry by Nhã Thuyên (Roof Books, 2019). If you’d like to submit a review for consideration, please let us know: jacket2.org/contact

During this time of slowed publication, we at J2 want to highlight some books from our (digital) reviews shelf. Today’s title on our radar: un\ \martyred: [self-]vanishing presences in Vietnamese poetry by Nhã Thuyên (Roof Books, 2019). If you’d like to submit a review for consideration, please let us know: jacket2.org/contact

Worship the change

Kenna O'Rourke

Kenna O’Rourke reviews three authors’ debut collections: Hot with the Bad Things by Lucia LoTempio; All the Gay Saints by Kayleb Rae Candrilli; and america, MINE by Sasha Banks.

Going to meet the wave

I love the sea; I fear the sea. Growing up on a tiny island meant a close relationship with the sea, but my primal fear of it, nurtured by sayings like, Sea don’t have no back door, has meant that despite knowing how to swim, I never venture far from shore and never ever swim out.

Sometimes one must embrace death …