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“He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’s Harlem,” Part 2

August 20, 2014
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Brian Fanelli continues his discussion of Langston Hughes’s work, Jazz, sound and Harlem.

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“He Too Sings America: Jazz, Laughter, and Sound as Protest in Langston Hughes’s Harlem”

August 18, 2014
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Poet Brian Fanelli explores Jazz, laughter and sound in Langston Hughes’s work and world.

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Review: “Vow” by Kristina Marie Darling & “The Blue Rental” by Barbara Mor

August 18, 2014
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“Vow” and “The Blue Rental” both act as visionary texts, railing against the nothingness that surrounds us and will eventually consume us.

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Review: “Whale of Desire” by Micah Towery

August 11, 2014
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“Whale of Desire” is large enough for all loves, from belief to fidelity, and each poem rings out as a hymn.

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Review: “Peace” By Gillian Conoley

August 8, 2014
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Gillian Conoley’s new book of poetry seems to aim at a kind of reconciliation: with the self, with family, with lovers, with the digital world, and with larger abstractions such as death.

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Poems by Ruben Quesada

July 25, 2014
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Death like a shadow of black silk unraveling/after an atomic blast, your arms outstretched/in the background a curtain surrenders in the wind

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Poems by Ashley Inguanta

July 18, 2014
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There is a freshly-made bed next to mine/that I don’t touch/There is a hum in the room, a hymn/in the sky/That evening two animal gods stood mountaintop/and I sat below in the sunset, my body rooted.

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Poem of the Week: Meg Ronan

July 11, 2014
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EPITHALAMION FOR OUTLAWS: ACE HIPORST

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Review: Endi Bogue Hartigan’s “Pool: 5 Choruses”

July 3, 2014
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The narrative is fragmental, and drifts like movements which possess their own immediate merits. The symphonic quality is evident. Stravinsky’s “Rite of Spring” is not a piece which moves in a deft pattern, and neither is Hartigan’s collection.

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Poem of the Week: Erik Richardson

June 30, 2014
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Forth from the intersecting origin

Each number is newly born/and ages as it goes/this is the realm of the rich/and the shallow, an empty quadrant/where they think they exist

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Poem of the Week: Tony Mancus

June 24, 2014
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The people who I love are growing infections. They florally reconstitute. I am wishing their stamens. I am unconscious. What lips these flowers will vaunt.

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Poem of the Week: Rosebud Ben-Oni

June 16, 2014
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we never stay in the ground long/and you will come when we call/only we come back wrong/only we come back/with the foreign gods hanging on

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Poem of the Week: Stephanie Berger

June 9, 2014
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What are her threats but testimonies of love?

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Poem of the Week: Nikki Wallschlaeger

June 6, 2014
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Sonnet 3, 10, 15

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Featured Press: Called Back Books (Inaugural feature!)

June 3, 2014
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CALLED BACK BOOKS—a new press run out of Oakland, CA and crafted by the poets Sharon Zetter and Lucas M. Rivera—stresses the import of THE BOOK and will be focusing on small volumes from emerging writers, highlighting the discourse of POETRY and a range of mediums germane to the question of ART, METAPHYSICS, LANGUAGE, ETHICS, ETC.

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Poem of the Week: cris cheek

May 25, 2014
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  Usage else makeup without pretty retweeted without personal notes retweeted without notes without personnel retweeting personal doubt is else bulling me typing retweeted. I can’t speak for myself i can’t tweet. I cannot speak of an illness I cannot speak a chance dogging the title unwoken else used i make Bully negated retweeted.   […]

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