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Poem of the Week: Evan Hansen

January 20, 2011
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[He’s like those children who take apart a clock in order to find out what time is]

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Poems and Their Ideas

January 19, 2011
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An idea for a poem is always a competing poem.

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Painting Larry Fagin (Plus a Fagin Poem!)

January 18, 2011
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Simone Kearney paints the poet Larry Fagin. Also read a poem by Fagin.

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The Silver Book

January 17, 2011
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Ephemeral, almost spirit-like, this book can be read in under 15 minutes if one rushes or pondered for days and cannot be fully appreciated on a Kindle or as a pdf.

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Scattered Rhymes: Josh Bettinger

January 15, 2011
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He’s just a west-coast boy, living in New York City, he took the express train to where good poems reside.

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Poetry Fix, Episode 19: Thomas Lux

January 14, 2011
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Thomas Lux’s poem “Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy.”

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Poem of the Week: Camille Rankine

January 13, 2011
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[Symptoms of Island]

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Meditation on Apollinaire

January 12, 2011
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I must describe the physical sensation this poem had on me. It was a hot and humid day, and the house was full of fans whirring, and flies buzzing, and no one was home.

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On Assignments

January 11, 2011
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It occurred to me that if a poet or writer is to develop discipline, he or she must have some sense of assignment.

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This Just In From the Void

January 10, 2011
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Sestets is what it seems to be and a lot more: a small book of small poems that resurrect what they can from the nothingness.

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Scattered Rhymes: Dawn Marie Knopf

January 8, 2011
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Dawn Marie Knopf’s poetry feeds off a particularly American mythos: old wives’ tales, Farmer’s Almanacs, the revered stories of American pop heroes before they made it big.

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A Language Poet You’ll Enjoy Reading

January 7, 2011
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Add Clark Coolidge to the list of great American poets that nobody is talking about.

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Poem of the Week: David Lehman

January 6, 2011
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[Poem in the Manner of Charles Bukowski]

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Poetry Fix, Episode 18: More Milosz

January 5, 2011
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Czeslaw Milosz’s poem “Late Ripeness.”

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The Bookshelf

January 4, 2011
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In books rowed up on the shelf you see, for the first time, your own death.

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Small Anchor Press: The Dory Reader

January 3, 2011
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If Martha Stewart had a child who went rogue, moved to New York City, and started writing poetry and making books, that child may have turned out to produce something as crafty-bohemian as Small Anchor Press does.

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