Poetry and Poetics

Kenneth Burke: Do you Eros into Logos? (with a note on Tu Fu)

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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Poets who write for self-expression write awful poetry. They don’t seek advice but affirmation.

Poem of the Week: Ai

by Joe Weil Academia
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[Salomé]

Scattered Rhymes: Brandon Kreitler

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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In a brand new Scattered Rhymes podcast, Ben Pease interviews Brandon Kreitler.

The Book Bag

by Joe Weil Memoir
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The weirdest things survive. I lost my parents and some of those friends also died: Eric, who introduced me to vampire comics and Henry Miller novels, his brother Greg who netted the biggest trout I ever caught, Huey who threw a good fast ball, and liked jamming with me on the piano.

How Tu Fu Works

by Micah Towery Aesthetics
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We perceive a break between images and feeling. But perhaps this break is artificial. We acknowledge that images can evoke feelings, perhaps that there is an “objective correlative” that can reliably evoke feelings. But perhaps what is being suggested here is that the category break is weaker than we think. The image (object) is already interpreted: “values are the way we see things.”

Poem of the Week: Etheridge Knight

by Joe Weil Poems of the Week
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[Feeling Fucked Up]

Look What God Can Do!

by Colie Hoffman Memoir
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No one wants to appear childlike and vulnerable to others, but everyone (everyone who seeks out new experiences, anyway) wants to feel that way–along with love, awe is the one of the emotions people seek most deeply. And for writers, whose job is to express the inexpressible, the hidden, these two aims can feel at odds.

Voices of the Fourth Generation

by Jonathan Wei Poetry and Poetics
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The translated poems seem more interested in criticizing Chinese society than aesthetic expression. In spite of these issues, the translators should be respected for their down-to-earth choice of the poems.

The Simple Life

by Mike Foldes Writing
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I was concerned about not knowing. Concerned about not being known. Yet I did little to be known outside of persevering with the work. The work being whatever I was doing at the time in my virtual creative space. Mind, body. Divine intervention. Spiritual revelation. The meaning of every day was living every day as if to make it your last. Life was simple. Inevitable.

Scattered Rhymes: Ken Chen

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Ken Chen on the Scattered Rhymes Podcast.

Tall Poetry: James Copeland’s To My Plants

by Levi Rubeck Film and TV
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James Copeland is a tall man, who rides a tall bike, drinks tall drinks, and writes tall poetry.

Poem of the Week: Robert Kelly

by Joe Weil Poems of the Week
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[Poem for Easter]

Stirring of consciousness, awakening of reason

by Martin Rock Poetry and Poetics
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Thin Kimono is a book of mistaken identities: a hallucinogenic wandering through a cocktail party the night before the invention of the internet. The party is populated with individuals you may or may not know. Your wife is a slightly altered version of herself.

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,]

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