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Poetry and Poetics

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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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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Poem of the Week: Matthew Rohrer

December 30, 2010
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[Do you get any reception here?]

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Literary Movements: Insider as Outsider and Token Renegade

December 29, 2010
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When gaining a foothold among the establishment, it is important the so called “outsiders” or mavericks have a figure fully anchored within the establishment who can be “acceptable.”

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To Beginner Poets

December 28, 2010
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A poet CAN be taught to twist his pain into clever metaphor and image, but at the same time, must have healthy relationship to his sanity.

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Poetry Fix, Episode 17: Milosz

December 24, 2010
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Czeslaw Milosz’s poems “On Prayer” and “And Yet the Books.”

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Scattered Rhymes: Evan Hansen

December 24, 2010
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I’ve never seen Evan Hansen wear a cowboy hat, but his pensive look in this picture displays the same concern he shows in his poetry for people and the tremendous, unspeakable burdens they carry on a daily basis.

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Poem of the Week: Mark Bibbins

December 23, 2010
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[Big Badness by Mark Bibbins]

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