"There is a real resistance in his work to a one-to-one relationship, of this idea that self and world are interfused into a held-together unity. But, actually, every unity is held in its opposition. Every unity is held in its Other. And if every unity is held in its Other, anything like “the world,” the “world-system” even, is reduplicable ad infinitum, and therefore, is easy to break apart and change." —Edgar Garcia on Roberto Harrison
Edgar Garcia and Jose-Luis Moctezuma's conversation-as-review of Roberto Harrison’s culebra and Bridge of the World is now published under the Commentary section of our website! Read it here:
Congratulations to Lisa Robertson for being awarded the inaugural C. D. Wright Award for Poetry by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts! Revisit our feature section on her work from our Spring 2006 issue at http://chicagoreview.org/issues/issue-51045201/
"Dumpster Tapes has a broader reach in the Chicago music community than might be expected, given the boutique nature of what they do: that is, making cassette tapes to be sold on the DIY circuit."
Max McKenna Reviews a Dumpster Tapes Release Show at http://chicagoreview.org/chicago/.
“Duhamel’s sentences // don’t even break a sweat, / sailing on with her trademark mix / of irony, grrrl power, and low-key technical virtuosity, // like if Frank O’Hara, Carrie Brownstein, / and Elizabeth Bishop had a baby.” Read former CR staff member Angela Sorby’s full review-poem of Denise Duhamel’s Scald, now available online:
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In a reading of "The American Objectivists" at UC Berkeley's Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today conference, Carmen Merport read the part of V. R. “Bunny” Lang, founder of the Poets’ Theater at Cambridge and former editor of Chicago Review in the 1940s.
Read her response to academia, The Poets' Theatre, hybridity and more at http://chicagoreview.org/commentary/#communal-presence