Poets have often used a gripping personal drama as an organizing structure within which to write poetry of great feeling and significance. Sometimes this poetry exceeds its status as a remarkable object in the current of fine expression or the… Read More ›
Month: February 2013
For an interesting introduction to the subject, I recommend Michael H. Whitworth’s anthology of modernist theory in his aptly entitled book, Modernism [which is part of Blackwell’s Guides to Criticism (2007 Blackwell Publishing)]. As Whitworth frames the issue, “modernism” was… Read More ›
What infections grew from his phantom limb? A pious ulcer leaching sanctimonious puss. The fulsome hunger of retracted bliss. His was an open wound — A wound that always seems to heal, but never does.
Erica Bernheim was born in New Jersey, and grew up in Ohio and Italy. She received her MFA from the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop and her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Since 2008, she has been… Read More ›