Reflections on D. Gilson's 'I Will Say This Exactly One Time'

I Will Say This Exactly One Time considers sites of great pleasure (the body, bars, stages and screens, families of different kinds) and sites of great pain and loss (the body, bars, stages and screens, families of different kinds) in ways that feel new and fresh… read more

Learning to Poem: The Lifespan of a Literary Crush

 “A strange den or music room                                                                         childhood” –Frank O’Hara Mother works at the Aurora Family Care Center, a low and long brick nursing home on the east side of town, set back from the highway next to a trailer park, shielded from both by two lines of scrubby pine trees. The nursing home is… read more

D. Gilson, "Soon We'll Bury All Our Dead"

Today, two new poems by D. Gilson.

Gilson holds an MFA in poetry and creative nonfiction from Chatham University, and is currently a PhD student in American Literature and Culture at George Washington University. His work has appeared in Assaracus, Beloit Poetry Journal, and The Rumpus, and his chapbook, Catch & Release, won the 2011 Robin Becker Chapbook Prize from Seven Kitchens Press…. read more