I read the Pshares blog. Here is an article about Aram Saroyan and the most expensive word in history. It is a great article that winds into a poem of Kenneth Patchen.
Contributor Kathleen Rooney writes about her new book with Elissa Gabbert. The Boston Review has a new poem from this book. I stole it. Here it is.
If this bed is the tracks I’m tied to, you
can’t be lax at this crux of our junction.
You must be able, like a wolf, to smell fear,
to leer like a wolf at the length of my legs.
These are the legs that got me here.
These are the teeth I use to bite you,
or rather used, when I used to bite you,
leaving you bruised in little heart shapes
on your vocal box. What can I say?
Tonight is the happiest day of my life.
—Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen RooneyThe Boston Review is one of the best things about Boston.