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  • Hartford's The Magik Markers Are Back With a New Record

    Hartford's The Magik Markers Are Back With a New Record
    Every city gets the indie rock it deserves, you might say. In Connecticut, the psychedelic soul of Bridgeport's Stepkids and the collegiate polish of New-Haven-centric Mates of States, could be used to make that point. And the noisy abrasive blare and sub-surface poetry of the Magik Markers, formed in Hartford, further extends the theory.
  • Interview: Soundgarden's Chris Cornell At Shubert

    Interview: Soundgarden's Chris Cornell At Shubert
    When Chris Cornell gets up on stage, he’s a familiar sight. The iconic singer, who turns 50 next year, looks practically the same as when he first fronted Soundgarden, a band that, along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, helped put Seattle and grunge on...

    Poetry roundup: 'What About This' by Frank Stanford, more

    Poetry roundup: 'What About This' by Frank Stanford, more
    What About This by Frank Stanford, Copper Canyon, 750 pages, $40 The Arkansan poet Frank Stanford shot himself in the heart in 1978, when he was 29 (his 30th year, not his 29th, as the preface has it). Since then his poems have been in and out of print,...

    Searching for Donald Justice's Miami

    Searching for Donald Justice's Miami
    Donald Justice, the son of "crackers down from Georgia," wrote of his childhood in the 1930s in a Miami "not yet itself." Last year, I memorized my favorite poem of his, "Psalm and Lament," when I'd wavered in my own commitment to poetry, which then...

    Brooksday to honor Gwendolyn Brooks June 7

    Brooksday to honor Gwendolyn Brooks June 7
    We sometimes take our cultural treasures for granted. We pay lip service to their honors and accolades but let their actual work languish unexamined or unexplored. Brooksday, an annual celebration of the legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks, was created to...