Micah Towery

Featured Press: Called Back Books (Inaugural feature!)

June 3, 2014

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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Returning to the Natural Baby Voice: An Interview With Maria Mazziotti Gillan

April 10, 2014
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Did Whitman play it safe? Ginsberg? Anne Sexton? Adrienne Rich? No, they didn’t and that’s why people remember their work.

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Excellence in Student Writing: Favour Onwuka

February 17, 2014
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Keats and Yeats believe that the flaw of human nature is that time is in effect.

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Excellence in Student Writing: Introduction

February 10, 2014
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That’s when I feel most satisfied as a teacher: when I see a spark of something in a student that I admire.

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Excellence in Student Writing: Katharine Sell

February 10, 2014
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The poem’s argues that order can be found and already exists among the chaos of nature, but that it takes the individual’s artistic craft to create meaning to make the order’s presence known and evident.

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Two Works of Spiritual Aspiration: Flowers and Vogel

May 2, 2013
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Poems are “instruments for thinking” (Allen Grossman). The object of a poet’s thought, however, is often unstated–especially in lyric poetry. Lyric poetry never speaks to an audience, and so–as it is when we are alone–the speaker doess not feel compelled to explicitly state the object of thought but only the thoughts themselves. In this review, I want to try and discern these objects of thought in the works of two poets whose work seem directed at resolving particularly spiritual problems.

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“Contemplations” on a Massachusetts Poet: American Muse

January 16, 2013
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The story of Cain is built into the founding mythos of America, whose people were cast out of Europe to violently master “uncivilized” land.

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“Contemplations” on a Massachusetts Poet: A Neo-Platonic Quest

January 9, 2013
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The ecstasies of the “secular” are sacred.

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“Contemplations” on a Massachusetts Poet: Introduction and Form

January 2, 2013
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Bradstreet is an outlier of most received literary groupings.

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Poem of the Week: Tom Sleigh

November 30, 2012
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Landscape

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Poem of the Week: Nina Budabin McQuown

October 20, 2012
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The Master of Ceremonies

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Poem of the Week: Adam Fitzgerald

October 12, 2012
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Lost Colony

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Poem of the Week: Emily Vogel

October 5, 2012
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The Age

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mUutations: Auden

April 17, 2012
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The conflict between eternity and time is deeply embedded in the consciousness of human persons.

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#thethepoetics: Small Press Edition

March 6, 2012
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A few weeks ago, the miraculous Metta Sama(~), master of @thethepoetry, hosted a discussion under the Twitter hashtag #thethepoetics with editors from @aquariuspress, @dzancbooks, @notell, @yesyesbooks, and @WordWorksEditor, as well as a host of other poets.

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Google Translates Poetry

December 5, 2011
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Meta-lord of the cloud-lords of meta of!

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