Jana Prikryl

Jana Prikryl is on the editorial staff of The New York Review. Her writing has appeared in The Nation and The New Yorker.
 (October 2012)

  • How to Beat a Dead Octopus

    April 7, 2011

    It’s been argued that poetry is an ailing art—indeed, National Poetry Month itself often seems to me a defibrillator desperately applied to the limp body of lyric poetry, while the world’s novels and memoirs and tweets and video games mill around, loud, vertical, and indifferent—but reading the last five decades of poems in the Review is a pretty good antidote to such anxieties.