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When the Past Cannot Take Care of Itself: Rebecca Pyle’s Chapbook The Great American Songbook

The Underwater American Songbook, Rebecca Pyle’s 2018 digital chapbook, is structured around a captivating and engaging conceit: the collection, as Pyle explains in a foreword, is “a body of almost-lyrics about objects found underwater all around New York.” Each of the 10 poems, therefore, focuses on some sunken […]

Literary Arts

Words with Neeli Cherkovski

Neeli Cherkovski was raised in a bohemian Los Angeles family where his father ran a bookstore. At age 16 he created the literary journal, Black Cat Review. From 1969-71 he and lifelong friend Charles Bukowski created and edited the literary magazine Laugh Literary and Man the Humping Guns. Throughout Cherkovski’s career he […]