Adam Fitzgerald

Poem of the Week: Rickey Laurentiis

July 26, 2013
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Faggot

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Poem of the Week: Emily Skillings

July 19, 2013
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Canary

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Poem of the Week: Leopoldine Core

July 12, 2013
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EVERYONE LIKE HER

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Poem of the Week: Dorothea Lasky

July 5, 2013
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The open sound of French

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New Jersey Transit Today

November 21, 2011
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It’s all a spectacle — something not able to be understood (a young woman takes her life by walking into an oncoming speeding Amtrak train at 4:45 PM on a beautiful day).

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Poem of the Week: Brandon Kreitler

January 27, 2011
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[Epithalamium with Rust]

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Poem of the Week: Evan Hansen

January 20, 2011
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[He’s like those children who take apart a clock in order to find out what time is]

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Poem of the Week: Camille Rankine

January 13, 2011
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[Symptoms of Island]

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Poem of the Week: David Lehman

January 6, 2011
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[Poem in the Manner of Charles Bukowski]

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“The Invisible Avant-Garde”

May 28, 2010
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Bernadette Mayer’s “Eve of Easter”

May 5, 2010
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Terrible Eyes: On a Newly Discovered Photograph of Arthur Rimbaud

April 18, 2010

I followed deadpan Rivers down and down,
And knew my haulers had let go the ropes.
Whooping redskins took my men as targets
And nailed them nude to technicolour posts.

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100 Chimes at Midnight

April 10, 2010
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FALSTAFF:
My king! my Jove! I speak to thee, my heart!

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Holy Saturday: The Poetry of Doubt

April 3, 2010

A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
—Wallace Stevens, ‘Sunday Morning’

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The Problem of Style

March 27, 2010
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Do you remember that Eliot was billed as giving a talk on ‘Scylla and Charybdis’ and he’d realized that they’d simply misunderstood. That is, when he was asked what he was going to talk about, he’d said that these things were always a matter of Scylla and Charybdis and so forth, and this became the title of the talk so that we got a talk on this subject because they’d slightly misunderstood what he was saying. But it’s true to him.

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Paparazzi

March 20, 2010

“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.”

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