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Radical Poetry

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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The radical poetry of 100 years ago was not radical in terms of style. It was conventional in terms of style and this doomed much of it.

Scratched Aquarium Glass & A Chorus of Snow: On Erica Bernheim’s “The Mimic Sea”

by Levi Rubeck Reviews & Interviews
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The Mimic Sea is not unlike searching for a radio station: half of one song comes in like crystal, but the next is a chorus of snow.

Why ‘standards’ are the chief power of stupidity in terms of systems

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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The internet revolution has taken books and publication out of the control of the gatekeepers and the prevailing standard makers. So I predict the “reform” (which is already happening) will not be related to “publish or perish” but to “get grants get prizes, and funding or perish.”

Poem of the Week: Joachim du Bellay

by Brett Foster Poems of the Week
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L’Olive: sonnet 28

You Just Wouldn’t Believe What That Kangaroo Did to This Courtyard: Prizefighting Death in CA Conrad’s ‘A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon’

by Lisa A. Flowers Reviews & Interviews
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With its obsession with fluids, food, physicality, ‘Marsupial’ sometimes has the wild, unhinged glee of a three-year-old Jackson Pollocking their feces across the wall.

Forgotten Poet of the Day: Denise Levertov

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I came to admire Levertov only after I was approaching forty and she had recently died. I was old enough then to appreciate her seriousness of purpose. I came to admire her the way I had Muriel Rukeyser.

Poem of the Week: John Estes

by Brett Foster Poems of the Week
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End of Lifed

Against the cult of personality, toward communitas

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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I have a vision for readings in which everyone is welcome–in which 80 year olds and teenagers, good poets and bad poets, normatives and crazies meet on equal footing because, in the ceremony of bread, in James and Buber, your “personage” is what you leave behind when you enter the temple.

Poem of the Week: Mary Wroth

by Brett Foster Poems of the Week
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Late in the forest I did Cupid see

The Blessings of My Recent Insomnia

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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To abide with this daughter is deeper than any understanding. Forget understanding. Forget mystery, too. This sort of love is the closest I will ever get to being the shadow of a great stone–something still, and stolid and beyond both understanding, and mystery–a presence, a weight that does not need to be lifted, and is no weight at all.

Poem of the Week: Aaron Belz

by Brett Foster Poems of the Week
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on falling in love

Martin Rock’s DEAR MARK

by Levi Rubeck Reviews & Interviews
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The conversation may be one sided, but Rock isn’t interested in merely interpreting Rothko’s paintings. He engages with them, contributes his own poetic flair, and takes and gives equally from his source material.

Poem of the Week: Aimee Suzara

by Kevin Simmonds Poems of the Week
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Tiny Fires

Poem of the Week: Joseph Whitt

by Kevin Simmonds Poems of the Week
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Dear Beast Loveliness: Poems of the Body

by Grace Stansbery Reviews & Interviews
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Tim J. Myers explores the physical and spiritual existences pertaining to the body.

Poem of the Week: Pireeni Sundaralingam

by Kevin Simmonds Poems of the Week
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Easter

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