Magazine Stand :: Spoon River Poetry Review – Summer 2022
Enjoying the final long days of sunshine here in the midwest, Spoon River Poetry Review Summer 2022 issue is just out. Each year, SRPR selects an Illinois-featured poet pairing to include as an extended feature of new poetry by one poet from the pair, while the other poet conducts an interview with the poet on their writing, matters of craft, and contemporary poetics. This year, the pairing is poetry by Tara Betts with an interview of the poet by Bryanna Lee. Also in this issue is new poetry by Rodrigo Flores Sánchez translated by Robin Myers, Ryan Clark, Michael Boccardo, Cynthia J. Patton, Emad Bashar translated by Bryar Bajalan and Shook, and many more. The SRPR Review Essay is “Redefining Our Futures: Recent Abolitionist Poetic Practice” by Allison Serraes, who reviews books by DaMaris B. Hill (A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland), Mahogany L. Brown (I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What I Love), and Shayla Lawz (speculation, n.). Cover art by Alondra Cervantes.