Poetry and Poetics

mUutations: Lorca’s SPIRAL

by Brooks Lampe Poetry and Poetics
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Here’s a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca that could change your life, if your name is Euclid or Bernhard Reimann.

Collective Brightness

by Christopher Phelps Poetry and Poetics
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When love and all its fruit come into question, you know you have a problem.

Toward a more Combative and Passionate Reading of Poems

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I am about to model for you a form of close reading that does not need effort so much as stealth, and curiosity, and the willingness to wrestle with angels.

Metaphysicians in the Dark: Poetry, Thinking, and Nostalgia for the Idea

by Daniel Tutt Poetry and Poetics
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Does poetry think with philosophy? Or might we re-pose the question: does poetry rely on philosophy to think?

Poem of the Week: Hagiwara Sakutarō

by Martin Rock Poems of the Week
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[Secrets of the Garden of a Vacant House Seen in a Dream]

Why I Hate “The Arts”

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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Perhaps it is the ends of art I hate–the way it is “valued” rather than integrated into the dynamic of being alive.

Poem of the Week: Brooks Lampe

by Brian Chappell Poems of the Week
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[Three Prose Poems]

In the Garden: Re-Reading Whitman

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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A garden, like all true relationships, is a pact with loss, with effacement, and when we fear effacement, it already begins to give birth to power and envy and death inside us.

The Solipsist in Purgatory: Jollimore’s AT LAKE SCUCOG

by Micah Towery Philosophy
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It’s always a relief to me when I see a book published by somebody outside the “poetry ghetto.”

Poem of the Week: J.T. Welsch

by Brian Chappell Poems of the Week
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[Hook]

Poem of the Week: Luke Johnson

by Brian Chappell Poems of the Week
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[Psalm for Third Base]

And I Chose—All: Mary Ruefle

by Colie Hoffman Poetry and Poetics
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Picasso wrote this well before Mary Ruefle started publishing books, but if his words could be an egg, Ruefle’s Selected Poems would hatch right out of it.

Poem of the Week: Yahia Lababidi

by Brian Chappell Poems of the Week
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[What do animals dream?]

Didactic Sonnet

by Joe Weil Academia
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If Plato came back today and saw the workshop, craft obsessed nature of poetics, he’d give his approval, but not for reasons poets might like: Plato would approve because the stupidity of inspiration has been removed from the writing of poems.

Poem of the Week: Brittany Perham

by Sarah V. Schweig Poems of the Week
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[In a Familiar City]

Rimbaud’s Last Revelation

by Alfred Corn Poetry and Poetics
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Ashbery’s translation is the best we have in English so far.

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