JUNE 2, 2018
Two Thirds Water extends naturally from LeGrand’s previous collection, Seeds. The title, Two Thirds Water, establishes a series of parallels—the planet and body are two thirds water, and water in various phases appears in two thirds of this collection. Without water, a seed can’t grow. Transitions are often difficult. The growing in this collection is revealed through inverse relationships. These poems imagine the “Sea Without Water”, setting aside unfulfilled dreams in “Sleepwalking”, and the negation of self in “Spilled Moon”. Seeds is a collection about embarking upon transitions. This collection, Two Thirds Water, is about how we try to find our way while in transition.
APRIL 19, 2018
Books on the T, a community project that sends books traveling on public transportation to the commuters of Greater Boston, featured Seeds during National Poetry Month!
Unlikely Stories Mark V
JANUARY 30, 2018
Unlikely Stories Mark V is the new incarnation of the electronic magazine, Unlikely Stories, which has been published on the Web, more-or-less continually, since 1998. They publish poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, including firsthand accounts of sociopolitical activism. They publish galleries of visual art, music, spoken word, other forms of aural art, and audiovisual presentations. Check out the zine and submit your own work!
September 11, 2018
INTERVIEW—Watch an interview with Rodger LeGrand as he discusses studying with Thomas Lux, living and writing in the Boston area. Hear him read his poetry near the end of the interview.
MAY 14, 2018
Read "In Line Waiting for Salvation" in the Scrivener Creative Review, Issue 43!
JULY 17, 2017
Seeds is the fifth collection of poetry from Rodger LeGrand. The poems in this collection look at different kinds of transitions—seasons, aging, mortality, the metamorphoses others expect us to make of ourselves for them, and one poem even looks at how a poem might transition and move from open to close. More than any of LeGrand’s earlier collections, this grouping of poems looks at how we find hopefulness in the uncertainty of what might come next.
June 19, 2018
INTERVIEW—SNOWFLAKES IN A BLIZZARD Overview of Rodger LeGrand’s Two Thirds Water
May 7, 2018
INTERVIEW—Rodger LeGrand on genre, teaching, transitions, and traveling poetry
Review of Thomas Lux's To the Left of Time
In To the Left of Time, Lux sings and celebrates the details of daily lives, of memories, of observations. The book itself sings. The poems, each on their own, sing—with exuberance for being alive.