by Julie Carr
FEB 2019 | Books
Gardens and their particulars, mountain passes, deserts, and thickets—and the body—the tongue most of all—run through these mostly sparse, recursive, and quietly assertive poems. And yet, even as Machado leads us through this wide array of matter and landscape, she simultaneously leaves open the possibility that each location, each natural object, is principally a metaphor for language itself.
by Enrique Martinez Celaya
MAR 2018 | Critics Page
Books and discussions about creativity and the notion of the creative class tend to encourage “thinking outside the box,” a confused metaphor for original or unconventional thinking. This confusion exemplifies a common misunderstanding about what creativity might be.