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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.

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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!

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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!

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MAY 14, 2018

Read "In Line Waiting for Salvation" in the Scrivener Creative Review, Issue 43!

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Seeds

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.

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Rodger LeGrand on genre, teaching, transitions, and traveling poetry

MAY 7, 2018

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Review of Thomas Lux's To the Left of Time

WINTER 2016

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.