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Poetry Comics! Warren Craghead

June 17, 2013
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Warren Craghead III lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA with his wife and two daughters.

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Any Inconvenience Caused: The Heights, A Dispatch from Leh

June 15, 2013
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The donkey.
The dog: the stray and the spaniel.
The cow, the cow, and the other sad looking cow.

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Poem of the Week: John Richard Smith

June 14, 2013
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Pictures of a Fireman

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Meditations of an Oaf

June 12, 2013
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Error must find a way to charm bias.

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Painting with Caroline Knox

June 6, 2013
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While Knox’s poems maintain a healthy awareness of themselves as constructed objects (“black and white graphic art,” Knox has called them), they simultaneously feel in constant, and deliriously unpredictable, motion.

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Preliminary notes to a course on The Death of Ivan Ilyich

June 5, 2013
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This “functionary class” is co-optive, incapable of originality, grafting onto its evil and mundane tree the native “shrewdness” and greed common to the worst peasants, and the pretentiousness and faux complexity/ haughtiness of the worst nobility.

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Poem of the Week: Don Mee Choi

May 31, 2013
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from Diary of Return

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Any Inconvenience Caused: Charmingly, A Third Time

May 30, 2013
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Delhi is hell. It is hot. It hits one in the face like the exhaust pipe of a long-haul trailer spewing thick blackness into a pristine sky. It smells like ruin.

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On Shema Mitzvah in my poetry

May 29, 2013
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I do not believe in the separation of faith and works, but, like James, believe faith without works is dead, and works without faith is merely materialism as a form of the dole.

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Poem of the Week: Lisa Marie Basile

May 24, 2013
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LOURDES

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Robert Duncan: The Collected Early Poems and Plays

May 21, 2013
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The breadth of that poetic growth is in itself a fantastic teacher.

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Poem of the Week: Jeff Hecker

May 17, 2013
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Conscientious Protests
–after Julio Cortazar

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Georg Trakl in Plato’s Republic

May 15, 2013
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Poetry, like music, like dance, might be defined as the precision of ecstasy, and the ecstasy of precision, an ecstatic precision, and measured ecstasy.

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Poem of the Week: Kim Vodicka

May 10, 2013
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E N T I T L E D
LET’S DRINK AND FUCK

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Poem of the Week: Cesca Janece Waterfield

May 3, 2013
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Elizabethton, Tennessee, 1929

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Two Works of Spiritual Aspiration: Flowers and Vogel

May 2, 2013
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Poems are “instruments for thinking” (Allen Grossman). The object of a poet’s thought, however, is often unstated–especially in lyric poetry. Lyric poetry never speaks to an audience, and so–as it is when we are alone–the speaker doess not feel compelled to explicitly state the object of thought but only the thoughts themselves. In this review, I want to try and discern these objects of thought in the works of two poets whose work seem directed at resolving particularly spiritual problems.

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