Michael McDonough

Michael McDonough recently earned an MFA from the New School Writing Program. He is a map researcher living in Brooklyn. He writes book reviews for www.coldfrontmag.com.

Essays by this author

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Digital Poetics


Michael McDonough reviews Brian Kim Stefans’ book of poetry Before Starting Over, asserting that Stefans is concerned with the redefinition of critical discourse in the face of the loss of the singularity of the work of art. Stefans is not out to substitute an ideology of surface and take our deep meanings away. He mines contemporary poetics with an encyclopedic attention while resisting dogmatic assertions.