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An Interview with Morgan Lucas Schuldt in "First Book Interviews"

"What appeals to me—what has always appealed to me in poetry—are the material conditions of language itself. All the texturizers that work the surface of the poem, from typography down to the aural level of phonemes. Consonance, assonance, rhyme, yes. But also homophones, puns, anagrams, transposition, neologisms, portmanteau—the oddments and extra-intentional sleights-of-hand one can use to complicate words and their meanings. . . ."

Read more at "First Book Interviews" and check out Verge and Free Verse Editions. (Nov. 2008)

About Peter Riley's A Map of Faring and Free Verse Editions

Map of Faring Cover"Peter Riley's most recent full-length poetry collection, A Map of Faring, is precisely the sort of project that is helping to distinguish the newly established Free Verse Editions, a joint venture between Free Verse and Parlor Press. With its commitment to featuring translations, combined with an international scope, Free Verse Editions has been consistently proving that the site of contemporary poetry consists not so much of place, but of places and their rich, adjacent terrains." —Word for Word: A Journal of New Writing (Issue 14, Fall 2008).

Read more about A Map of Faring and Free Verse Editions.

Impact

Parlor Press and its authors make a difference that positively affects people and changes contexts everywhere. In our ongoing effort to measure this impact on people, our world, and (of course) scholarly and creative writing, we've collected selections from the latest writing about Parlor Press authors, books, events, awards, presentations and readings, and more. Each of these has appeared on our front page for a time.

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