Content Tagged with: Poetry

Confronting loss and loneliness in “If You Have to Go”

Loneliness, while inherently isolating, is also a universal experience. This dichotomy lies at the heart of poet Katie Ford’s newest collection, “If You Have to Go.” Dominated by a crown of 39 sonnets — each linked by the repetition of the last line of a poem as the first line...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

UCR poet wins 2018 American Book Award

There was a time when Rachelle Cruz, M.F.A. ’12, had all but given up on getting her poetry collection published. A 10-year labor of love, she recalled sending out “God’s Will for Monsters” 20-25 times before taking a two-year break from her attempts. As a last-ditch effort, Cruz submitted her...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture

New poetry collection explores life’s questions, great and small

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — How do you encapsulate several decades of your life? That was the question for Maurya Simon, professor emerita in the Department of Creative Writing and professor of the Graduate Division at the University of California, Riverside, while putting together her newest book, “The Wilderness: New &...

By Jessica Weber | | Arts / Culture