Standing On The Shoulders Of Our Mentors

Marvin Bell died yesterday. A poetic giant has fallen. His Dead Man poems are everything good poetry is about: deeply imagistic, humane, formally ambitious, culturally significant, political without pretension, and on and on. It is the work of a lifetime. His death made me realize most of my poetic mentors are now gone. Hayden Carruth. Mark Strand. Philip Levine. And now Marvin Bell.

The Odette Barr Interview

Odette Barr is a writer, an artist, a naturalist and an educator. Odette’s most recent release, Teaching at the Top of the World (Pottersfield Press, June 2020), is a personal account of teaching and living in remote Inuit communities in the eastern Arctic, centering mostly on Grise Fiord—Canada’s most northern permanently inhabited community, nestled on the south shore of Ellesmere Island.