Issues 4 and 5 of Barn Owl Review, especially the poems from Nin Andrews (“Sisters,” and “Why God Is a Woman” in Issue 4).
This interview with Kristina Marie Darling from the Barn Owl Review blog. I love what she says about using historical sources and research as inspiration:
The best advice I can give is this: don't be afraid to edit, rewrite, and fictionalize these sources. Many contemporary poets find inspiration in historical subject matter, but they're hesitant to change the materials they find for their own purposes. They feel like they won't do justice to their chosen subject by rewriting history. I've definitely been guilty of these things myself. But this kind of mindset makes it extremely difficult for the writer to showcase their own voice, style, and vision in a research-based project.
“At the Mall,” by John R. Campbell in Terrain (Fall 2012).
“My Multiday Massage-a-Thon,” by John Jeremiah Sullivan in the NY Times.