Category: Poembuster

The Reverse Tree

The Reverse Tree


The Reverse Tree is a thin volume of six personal essays by Bengali poet and translator Kiriti Sengupta.  There are poems scattered throughout the book, maybe ten or fifteen of them, which serve to...


Principles of Belonging is now available!

Principles of Belonging is now available!


I am very excited to announce that my book-length poem has finally arrived from Red Dashboard, LLC! It was up for about a day, but then it was taken down after I realized I...


Yes, now I DO want to go back to Paris

Yes, now I DO want to go back to Paris


I thought I never wanted to go back to Paris. Apparently, I was wrong. “I Won’t Go Back To Paris” by Rafael Guillen and translated by Sandy McKinney A new poembuster entry.


Editor Alex Cigale on my Beowulf

Editor Alex Cigale on my Beowulf


“What makes Joshua Gray’s “verse adaptation with young readers in mind” immediate and powerful is its tender tone: it is addressed to his son, in the same understated, hushed voice of expectation as a...


Georgetown University professor on my children’s Beowulf book

Georgetown University professor on my children’s Beowulf book


Tod Linafelt, Georgetown University says of my Beowulf for kids: Joshua Gray’s rendering of Beowulf for children is ‘grand and gruesome,’ just like the monster Grendel that stalks its lines. Gray captures both the...


Death by the Letter R

Death by the Letter R


To understand poems, it is usually necessary to understand the poet’s history. But when it comes to historical poems, it can be equally important, if not more important, to understand the poem’s history. Sometimes,...