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Scattered Rhymes: Colin Cheney

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Colin Cheney on the Scattered Rhymes Podcasts.

Ur Poems: Sarah V. Schweig

by Sarah V. Schweig Memoir
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The first poem I ever loved was The Raven. Specifically, one line from the poem haunted me when I was young, and still does: “The silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain.”

Poem of the Week: Jean Valentine

by Michael Klein Poems of the Week
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[dearest,]

In praise of crazy sculptures

by Daniel Silliman Art
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If all art does is make us stroke our chins and say in somber tones, “very interesting,” then art isn’t worth it to me.

Meditation on Milosz

by Joe Weil Memoir
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We must always be as careful with nostalgia as we are with most forms of vulgarity: it is too close to the whore’s heart, and can be used by politicians to promote a “purity,” an Edenic return that supports the most vile sense of the volk.

Bob Kaufman’s Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness

by Brooks Lampe Aesthetics
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Paradoxically, the Beats depicted themselves and the society they were rejecting in surreal imagery. America, in their estimation is a surrealist circus, full of absurdities.

David Shapiro’s sonnets set to song

by THEthe Poetry Blog Editors Poems of the Week

[Recital: March 21st]

Scattered Rhymes: Solmaz Sharif

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Solmaz Sharif on the Scattered Rhymes Podcast.

Poem of the Week: Mark Wunderlich

by Michael Klein Poems of the Week
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[Once I Walked Out]

Anne Carson’s “Just Hearsay” with Illustrations by Bianca Stone

by Bianca Stone Art
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The poem “Just Hearsay” by Anne Carson, illustrated by Bianca Stone.

Dispatch after emerging from the post-AWP hangover: or My first AWP

by Adam Pellegrini Memoir
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At a party last Thursday night after a full day at this year’s AWP conference, I broke one of my own absolute rules – never, under any circumstances resort to quoting The Big Lebowski.

The Actual Voice of Someone Else: Philip Levine’s “News of the World”

by Evan Hansen Poetry and Poetics
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News of the World certainly offers some typical-feeling moves to those familiar with Levine’s oeuvres, it also contains formal variations and preoccupations that will amuse and surprise both his admirers and those who don’t yet know his work.

Scattered Rhymes: Deborah Landau

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Deborah Landau on the Scattered Rhymes Podcast.

Ur Poems: Brian Chappell

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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Ashbery causes me to pause and reflect with awed humility that I could never do what he did in this poem.

Poem of the Week: Joan Larkin

by Michael Klein Poems of the Week
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[Photo]

Innocent Brilliance: James Schuyler’s Other Flowers

by Michael Klein Poetry and Poetics
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James Schuyler is back from the dead with the lovely “Other Flowers” a posthumous book of his unpublished, uncollected poems.

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