Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Alina Stefanescu on Andrea Rexilius and Khashayar Mohammadi
American poet Alina Stefanescu (who is both kind and clever enough to be an above/ground press subscriber) has been writing short essay-pieces on poems lately, including some poems she found in recent above/ground press titles: Khashayar Mohammadi’s poem, “Brink of Life,” from Solitude Is An Acrobatic Act (above/ground, 2020) [you can read her essay on such here] and on Andrea Rexilius' "The Structure of a Flower: Stem," from Afterworlds (above/ground, 2020) [you can read her essay on such here]. Thanks so much! Her blog has some other neat pieces worth reading on there as well, if you wander around for a bit, including "'Voice' by Jennifer Horne: Wondering towards a mother's voice," "11 poetry writing prompts for pandemic moments," and this really lovely personal essay I quite enjoyed. Gadzooks!