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Poem of the Week: Grace Miceli

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Poem of the Week: Monica McClure

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Lupe’s Diamonds

Poem of the Week: Brandon Brown

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My Solidarity

Poem of the Week: Kate Durbin

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The Hills

I wanna know which friend will die young, so I can spend more time with them now

by Ben Fama Poetry and Poetics

I wanna know which friend will die young, so I can spend more time with them now by Rachel Glaser you hurt my feelings so I lie and say, I do wanna fuck my roommate I say, We’ve pushed our beds so they share a wall dirty dishes are inevitable when you were young and […]

All the People of the Universe (An interview with Dorothea Lasky)

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To sum up our tryptych of posts for Dorothea Lasky, I present a brief and delicious interview

Dorothea Lasky’s POETRY IS NOT A PROJECT or Cutting More Lines in the Cosmic Divide

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Dorothea Lasky’s POETRY IS NOT A PROJECT made huge waves when debuted at this years AWP.

Do You Know This Beautiful Book?

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See more about Dottie Lasky’s POETRY IS NOT A PROJECT here Get it at AWP while the ink is still wet. Available at the UDP portion of the “table X publishing commune.”

Reciting your own poems from memory is for supernerds, or the worst project of my life

by Ben Fama Aesthetics
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Concerning all the recent discussions about memory, recitation, etc, I thought I would try it in my own way. I should disclose that I never recite my own poems from memory at readings. I think it is corny, weird, it makes me uncomfortable, and frankly, to spend that much time memorizing your own work is kind of sick.

THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, ABRIDGED

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Ben Luzzatto’s THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, ABRIDGED (UDP, 2010) is one of those rare artifacts that transfers its own actual magic—and it is real magic—until the possessed begins to lift a bit toward the sky.

Only Boring People Get Bored

by Ben Fama Poetry and Poetics

Sunday evening I encountered this artifact created out of the weekend’s leftovers. I had been showing family around who had never been nyc before. That meant three miserable days of walking in the rain while forcing myself to be cheerful. This stream or river or rainbow or spittle-barf of umbrellas was an affirmation to me […]

that gum you like is going to come back in style

by Ben Fama Film and TV

With the creation of one of the high achievements of mankind, Twin Peaks, David Lynch made a world so ecstatic it demanded its own reality. I’ve been really thinking about Julee Cruise and Twin Peaks SO MUCH lately. What makes it so good? Where did this music come from? Who is Julee Cruise *really*!?