Poetry and Poetics

Poem of the Week: Lizzy McDaniel

by Simone Kearney Poems of the Week
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[Candor Here, Lustre There]

Ben Fama’s NEW WAVES

by Bianca Stone Poetry and Poetics
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Being “timeless” isn’t about removing the contemporary but about writing a good poem.

Scattered Rhymes: Christie Ann Reynolds

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Christie Ann Reynolds on the Scattered Rhymes podcast.

Poem of the Week: Bernadette Mayer

by Ben Pease Poems of the Week
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[After Catullus and Horace]

Why Poetry is Sometimes Not Enough

by Emily Vogel Writing
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This evening at Catholic mass, while everyone bowed their heads to pray, I asked Jesus not only to help me be good to my husband and my family, but also what he thought about my poetry. I heard a voice, perhaps in my head, or perhaps funneled out the church ceiling which said, “your poetry will touch a few hearts, but it won’t help you in heaven.”

Poem of the Week: Ben Estes, Ben Fama, Ben Kopel, Ben Mirov, Ben Winkler

by Ben Pease Poems of the Week
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[Selections from "Under Ben Bulben"]

Quiet Anthem

by Genevieve Burger-Weiser Poetry and Poetics
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Cursivism, Will Hubbard’s slim, debut volume of prose poems published by Ugly Duckling Presse, begins with a simple piece of advice that may be one of the most challenging charges facing anyone who is trying to figure out how to live, “just let it happen.”

Poem of the Week: Dawn Marie Knopf

by Ben Pease Poems of the Week
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[Canoe]

On Poetry and Loss, Part 2

by Joe Weil Memoir
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I sometimes think African American “cool” and Irish humor developed out of an awareness of the truth that life is not merciful.

Poem of the Week: Peter Shippy

by Ben Pease Poems of the Week
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[Extract from My Ragged Company, #19]

Will Alexander’s Compression & Purity

by Brooks Lampe Poetry and Poetics
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Certainly postmodern works has blurred generic boundaries, but Alexander seems to be showing, in an almost Pynchon-like way, that even the nuances of specialized language can be conscripted and subsumed into a larger poetic utterance.

Poem of the Week: Sarah V. Schweig

by Genevieve Burger-Weiser Poems of the Week
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[Bloodwork]

On Poetry and Loss

by Joe Weil Memoir
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The handling of such overwhelming material is first and last, a question of form. Grief, loss, outrage, must be made portable.

Scattered Rhymes: Ben Fama

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Ben Fama on the Scattered Rhymes podcast.

Poem of the Week: Sara Slaughter

by Genevieve Burger-Weiser Poems of the Week
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[A selection from Upriver]

The Four Functions and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

by Joe Weil Academia
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As Kafka said: “The crows maintain that a single crow could destroy the heavens; doubtless this is so, but it proves nothing against the heavens, for the heavens signify simply: the impossibility of crows.”

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