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Peter Balakian to Present Poetry Collection at University of South Florida

On Thursday, February 16, the University of South Florida (USF) will host renowned author Peter Balakian for a presentation of his poetry collection “Ozone Journal.” 128 more words

General Update

Ozone Journal (Balakian)

Since I am currently mired in the muck that is Middlemarch, I wanted to finish something to get going on a review. I found Balakian’s  164 more words

Book Review

National Poetry Month 2016: April 20th, Peter Balakian

A Letter to Wallace Stevens

By Peter Balakian


After the Reformation had settled the loamy soil
and the lettuce-green fields of dollars,
the clouds drifted away, and light fell everywhere. 348 more words


And the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry goes to....

From Ozone Journal:

Pueblo, Christmas Dance

Peter Balakian


I took a wrong turn into a sun mask
on mud, into straw-glue and smashed yucca. 199 more words

the winner

Congratulations to poet Peter Balakian, the winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Cited as “a distinguished volume of original verse by an American author,” his book… 28 more words