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"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:

A Conversation-as-Review by Edgar Garcia and Jose-Luis Moctezuma Edgar Garcia: What we should do, I guess, is think for a minute about how to have a conjoined conversation about two books. We might…

Happy birthday to C.D. Wright, who was born on this day in 1949! Her long poem, "Rising, Falling, Hovering," was published in CR 51:3 and continued in 51:2/3.

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American poetry lost some major voices in 2017. Please take a moment to join us in remembering them through their words:

Congratulations to Paul Muldoon for winning the Queen’s gold medal for poetry 2017! His interview with poet Michael Donaghy was published in Issue 35:01 of CR, back in 1985.

Including a special tribute section to J.V. Cunningham

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

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"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

Dumpster Tapes The independent Chicago tape label recreates the waning pleasure of finding a box of old stuff Reviewed by Max McKenna Dumpster Tapes has a broader reach in the Chicago music communi…

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“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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Happy Holidays from Chicago Review! To celebrate Cyber Monday and the beginning of the winter season, we have slashed prices on 26 of our back issues as a gift to our readers. Browse through our selection of $5 issues, available now through Sunday, January 7:

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Wonderful news! Fiends Fell, by CR luminary Tom Pickard, has been named one of the books of the year by Jeremy Noel-Tod in the TLS! Read an excerpt from Kronika: A Warsaw Journal, published in CR 59:3.

Congratulations to Frank Bidart, winner of the National Book Award for Poetry for Half-light! Read our interview with Bidart here, from CR 47:3.

Today is Ed Roberson Day in Pittsburgh, an official holiday in the city. Celebrate the acclaimed poet by revisiting our special issue, ED ROBERSON: RETRIEVALS, from 2016.

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

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