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Contemplation on Mercy

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Mercy, unlike good manners or social nicety, can exist in hell.

Freedom and The Arts

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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When I was young, I wanted to stain the world with my permanence which is why, I suppose I became a poet.

Lost and Found: American Hipster Poets as Urban Excess

by Gene Tanta Reviews & Interviews
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If the hipster makes art that is everywhere, does the marginalized maker make art that is nowhere?

Poem of the Week: Nina Budabin McQuown

by Micah Towery Poems of the Week
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The Master of Ceremonies

On a Flannel Shirt, Which I am Grateful for

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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My dad dresses like Jack Kerouac–or, rather, Jack Kerouac, and Jackson Pollack, and all those guys dress like my dad: working clothes, work boots. The difference is my father doesn’t write novels. he works 12 hour days in a paper factory, comes home to throw the ball around with me, is sometimes so tired that he falls asleep eating supper at the kitchen table.

Animal Collection: An Interview with Colin Winnette

by Brian Chappell Reviews & Interviews
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Animal Collection, a new book of stories by Colin Winnette, is a subtle blend of experimentation and dramaturgy.

Poem of the Week: Adam Fitzgerald

by Micah Towery Poems of the Week
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Lost Colony

In a Dark Room: Rickey Laurentiis

by Saeed Jones Reviews & Interviews
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I have questions. My poems come here to persuade me the childish belief that I might answer them.

Poem of the Week: Emily Vogel

by Micah Towery Poems of the Week
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The Age

Anticipating the End as Expected Intolerance to Boredom

by Pia Aliperti Reviews & Interviews
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There may be clarity in collecting and rearranging details, in outlining anger, in fantasizing about screaming and kicking through walls.

Poetry Monk

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Sometimes I no longer desire to teach the way I have been teaching–not because I am ungrateful, but because I wish to do a fair day’s work.

Poetry Comics! Tamryn Bennett: Connecting Comics and Poetry

by Bianca Stone Poetry Comics
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It is possible to understand how comics can be created and read in multiple directions, to enter the poetic experience instead of imposing narrative on it, to examine the liminal spaces and new associations between non-sequential components rather than skimming panels for linear associations.

Poem of the Week: Grace Miceli

by Ben Fama Poems of the Week
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Nail Polish Designer

They Used to Dance On Saturday Nights

by Lisa A. Flowers Reviews & Interviews
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Certainly this slim volume has something to teach us about magic and control, how indistinguishable the two often are from each other.

How I Stumbled Into Teaching In The Arts

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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I can talk to kids all day. They interest me. They will never pretend to like you. For that I am forever grateful.

Interview with Victoria Redel

by Leah Umansky Reviews & Interviews
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If the tightrope I walk in making these poems is that of sentimentality, I’m okay with that challenge–mostly because I didn’t have a lot of choice in the matter.

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