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Poetry and Poetics

Poem of the Week: Jason Labbe

July 21, 2011
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[Blue Note]

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The Practice of Poetry

July 19, 2011
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The poetry lesson is that poetry is a practice.

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Poem of the Week: Laura Eve Engel

July 14, 2011
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[Known Quantity]

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On the Bias Against Narrative Poetry

July 11, 2011
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Many young poets can not accept that telling a story, or relating some sort of narrative arc is conducive to the highest aims of poetry.

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Poem of the Week: Peter Kline

July 7, 2011
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[Love-Busker]

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Lowell’s Bedlam: John McCullough

July 6, 2011
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All acts of observation are partial and reveal as much about the observer as the observed.

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Lowell’s Bedlam: M G Stephens

July 5, 2011
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Alfred Corn’s play gives us an inner portrait of Robert Lowell that is not found in either the biography or the poetry itself.

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Poem of the Week: Geoffrey G. O’Brien

July 1, 2011
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[Suleiman]

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Tom Sleigh, Anthropologist

June 29, 2011
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Formality, in this case, allows Sleigh to achieve a reflexivity and self-awareness without the cloying injections that deliberately remind the reader of the existence of the poet.

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Poem of the Week: Timothy Donnelly

June 24, 2011
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[In His Tree]

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Hindu Surrealism: George Kalamaras

June 22, 2011
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The two loves of Kalamaras’s life: Surrealism and Hindu mysticism (with a touch of rhetorical theory!).

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Poem of the Week: Larry Fagin

June 16, 2011
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[No Real Than You Are]

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Presence beyond the spoken or written word

June 15, 2011
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I always think that a poem “off the page” becomes an “act” of language rather than a poem, a thing made out of words.

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Oyster Perpetual

June 14, 2011
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When charm works, the connection established between individuals is palpable.

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Poem of the Week: Christopher Stackhouse

June 10, 2011
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[Slip]

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The Beautiful Pool Is Empty

June 6, 2011
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Michael Montlack’s new poem collection Cool Limbo, for starters, looks really cool before it’s even opened.

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