Listen to contributor Hadley Moore read her most excellent short story, “When My Father Was in Prison,” in The Drum! We featured her story in our Summer 2011 issue, 33.1.
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Contributor Wayne Miller‘s new poetry collection, The City, Our City, is now available from Milkweed Editions as a paperback and e-book!
A series of semi-mythologized, symbolic narratives interspersed with dramatic monologues, the poems collected in The City, Our City showcase the voice of a young poet striking out, dramatically, emphatically, to stake his claim on “the City.” It is an unnamed, crowded place where the human questions and observations found in almost any city—past, present, and future—ring out with urgency. These poems—in turn elegiac, celebratory, haunting, grave, and joyful—give hum to our modern experience, to all those caught up in the City’s immensity.
You can read his poem, “The People’s History,” in issue 33.1, which also startles and haunts and compels:
The People moved up the street in a long column—
like a machine boring a tunnel. They sang
the People’s songs, they chanted the People’s slogans:
We are the People, not the engines of the City;
we, the people, will not be denied. Then the People
descended upon the People, swinging hardwood batons
heavy with the weight of the People’s intent.
And the People surged, then, into the rows before them [ . . . ]
A big thank you to Hazel Foster at New Pages for a beautifully written review. You make us blush! Here’s what she has to say about our most recent issue, 33.1:
The newest issue of the Indiana Review is heavy with pointed, skilled, beautifully subtle writing. The poems sit in the hand, the lines and images spilling through cupped fingers. The prose fills the room and exits without apology.
Well, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! And, as thrilled as we are to have issue 33.1 in our hands and on our shelves, we can’t wait to see 33.2, due out this winter, and filled with more remarkable work.
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