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Why Weirdness Can Be a Good Thing: the Aesthetic Satisfactions of a Compelling Strangeness

February 11, 2013
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What is the difference between a poem we call mawkish, or overly sentimental, and a poem that carries the right amount of sentimentality and wit?

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Poem of the Week: Lauren K. Alleyne

February 8, 2013
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What Night Knows
After Gaugin’s Le Cheval Blanc

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Interview with Marie-Elizabeth Mali [AUDIO]

February 7, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you a reading and interview from poet Marie-Elizabeth Mali.

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Poem of the Week: Tommy Pico

February 1, 2013
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Life’s a Beach

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Interview with Kelli Russell Agodon [AUDIO]

January 31, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you a reading and interview from poet Kelli Russell Agodon.

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Poem of the Week: Bianca Spriggs

January 25, 2013
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Ornithology Lesson

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TRICK VESSELS by Andre Bagoo

January 24, 2013
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The poems of Trick Vessels are not the imposed order and false certainties of neo-conservatism, but an embracing of the power and force of night through the spell casting power of language–the magic that does not destroy uncertainty but which gives it value, and purpose.

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The Ironic and the Un-Ironic: the Role of the Hero in Ashbery and Creeley

January 21, 2013
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If Ashbery’s poems are premised, if distantly, on a hope for the future, a hope for new imaginary communities, a hope for a new way of speaking, Creeley’s poem are cynical about the future, isolated from community, and unable to even speak.

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Poem of the Week: Aricka Foreman

January 18, 2013
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dream in which you survive and in the morning things are back to normal

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Interview with Michelle Bitting [AUDIO]

January 17, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you a The Noisy Reading Series reading and interview from poet Michelle Bitting. Michelle reads her poem “Free,” which appears in the winter 2012 issue of diode.

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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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Poem of the Week: Amy King

January 11, 2013
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AND THEN WE SAW THE DAUGHTER OF THE MINOTAUR

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The Mimic Sea

January 10, 2013
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She took her sweet time, I suspect, in order to release something rare, special, and dangerous — a finished book.

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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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Poem of the Week: Rosebud Ben-Oni

January 4, 2013
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To the Night Shark

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Interview with Michael Homolka [AUDIO]

January 3, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you a The Noisy Reading Series reading and interview from poet Michael Homolka. Mike reads his poem “Family V,” which appears in the inaugural issue of Phoenix in the Jacuzzi Journal.

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