Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism

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Carolyn Moore Autumn 2005
CAROLYN MOORE: Emerging Poet
Portland, Oregon
     Second in an occasional series on Emerging Poets. Carolyn Moore encounters life through various "masks," which don't serve to hide as much as they reveal. For her, this is part of the essence of magical realism.

Frank X. Gaspar Summer 2005
FRANK X. GASPAR: Happily Living in Mystery
Provincetown, Massachusetts ~ southern California
     The perpetual student of philosophy shares the gardens of everyday miracles where his poems are born

Kelly Madigan Erlandson Winter 2005
KELLY MADIGAN ERLANDSON: Emerging Poet
Lincoln, Nebraska
     First in an occasional series on Emerging Poets. Kelly Madigan Erlandson makes discerning observations about the world through the merging of her real-life experience as a counselor with her poet's talent for animating time.

Hermine Meinhard Autumn 2004
HERMINE MEINHARD
New York, New York
     This organic practitioner of duende shines her light on "all that lies beneath," with poetry that's as delicate and innocent as it is violent.

Jamaican Duet Summer 2004
JAMAICAN DUET
Carol Hunter-Clarke and Olive Senior
     Two poets from the island weave Caribbean identity into landscape.

Mary Elizabeth Parker March 2002
MARY ELIZABETH PARKER
Greensboro, North Carolina
     Reconciling issues of rationalism and the supernatural is this poet's most challenging balancing act.

Franz Wright Oct 2001
FRANZ WRIGHT
Waltham, Massachusetts
     The poet discusses his latest collection, The Beforelife, and magical realism's natural, almost organic, presence in the poetic form.

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