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The Poems of A-Z with No Beginning

October 28, 2013
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“W.H. Auden and John Ashbery have published books in which the poems are arranged alphabetically. Gene Tanta goes them one better with a book of poems which are themselves alphabetical. PASTORAL EMERGENCY has a hypnotic feeling of inevitability about it as it demonstrates the way in which language writes our poems and our minds.” – John L. Koethe

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July 25, 2012
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Ponytail fusses with her acrylic / nails, paints them in Onyx Licorice.

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Brain vs. heart

April 27, 2012
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Both indulgently prosaic and absurdly poetic, with plenty of in-jokes for computer nerds and literature nerds alike, this beautiful chapbook will make you laugh, cry, and/or hate the authors.

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Alfred Corn’s Transatlantic Bridge

February 20, 2012
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Poet, fiction writer, and critic Alfred Corn applies his special language skills to a comparison of the two dominant versions of the English language. The United States and Britain have been described as “divided by a common language,” but this guide will help speakers from both countries make their way in the other.

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Gene Tanta’s XPMK: An Illuminated Chapbook

January 26, 2012
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Formerly Excerpt from Pastoral Emergency.

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Eric Kocher’s Equals Tiger

January 26, 2012
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The worst part / is how my thumb / could erase her

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Joe Weil’s Teaching the Dead

January 24, 2012
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In his inimitable fashion, Joe Weil treats the pains of life as joy and the joys of life as pain.

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