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The Other

“For Lack of Diamond Years”: the macro and micro dimensions of mythic perception

March 17, 2014
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It’s very rare for a visual artist to so completely translate or, more precisely, transcribe her visual sense into words.

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“Bend to It”: The Negotiation Between Contact and Damage

March 6, 2014
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“Bend to It” swings to and fro as if buffeted by a hurricane.

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Poetry Essay #2: Careerism Versus the Work at Hand

June 26, 2013
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Other than that, remember you are going to die, no matter how many awards you win, and you will spend large parts of your life forgetting that. Careerism is only evil if it makes you forget first and last things, for art comes from the contemplation of first and last things–lasting art.

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Interview with Mark Baumer [AUDIO]

May 9, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you an interview with writer Mark Baumer.

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The Book of Knowledge

January 1, 2013
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So, thus far, I am both annoyed and delighted all at once, and I have a sneaking suspicion the poet would not mind that I be both annoyed (or irritated/agitated like a clam) and delighted all at once.

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A Primer on Writing and Imagery (for those who want it)

December 19, 2012
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You will hear in workshops: “Show, don’t tell,” but that’s a bunch of malarkey. It should be: “Show what tells.”

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“This Was the First Day / Of the New Experience”: Notes Towards a Pragmatist Reading of Ashbery’s Poetry and Poetics, Part I

November 12, 2012
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I want to start with a problem: an overwhelming, close to paralyzing sense that an essay about John Ashbery’s poetry is like a representational critique of a cubist painting.

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Why Lesser Talent Succeeds

November 15, 2011
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I believe being recognized is a talent, a capability in its own right.

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Terrible Eyes: On a Newly Discovered Photograph of Arthur Rimbaud

April 18, 2010

I followed deadpan Rivers down and down,
And knew my haulers had let go the ropes.
Whooping redskins took my men as targets
And nailed them nude to technicolour posts.

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All the People of the Universe (An interview with Dorothea Lasky)

April 16, 2010
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To sum up our tryptych of posts for Dorothea Lasky, I present a brief and delicious interview

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As I’m writing This I’m drinking Earl Grey. Hot.

April 12, 2010
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Recently I have begun the epic adventure of watching a series after its time on television. This means many hours of sitting in front of a screen, not having to watch commercials or wait a week, or a year, to see how it all unfolds. Often times when you should be writing the greatest poem […]

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Could Eros be kept

April 8, 2010
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nay, thank him and the bright goddess
that he left us

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Partial board meeting

April 8, 2010

at Great Lakes bar and Chris Stackhouse’s apartment Attendees yours truly Fitzgerald Kearney Gregorian Stackhouse though not sure if he counts honorary board member maybe everyone’s welcome everybody’s autobiography something in Ashbery about that ‘Soonest Mended’ until too late in the morning almost the dawn Minutes: dogwoods Parliaments fire escape, five favorite poets, five favorite […]

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POESY LINKS

April 3, 2010
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http://www.everyday-genius.com/2010/04/laura-carter.html
is this a poem? i don’t know. i don’t care. A) she’s a poet and greying ghost put out a poetry chapbook of hers B) it’s awesome and in terms of its approach to the idea of the lyric i’d say it’s probably better than a deal of things i’ve read in verse. when i say better i want to qualify that: it is inventive and invigorating. inventive may not be the right word. but say this aloud. a lot.

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Holy Saturday: The Poetry of Doubt

April 3, 2010

A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
—Wallace Stevens, ‘Sunday Morning’

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Convalescence

April 1, 2010
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This morning I couldn’t get up I didn’t want to get up I didn’t get up in bed here I lay with the usual bloggy stuff to say, poetry etc. Window world a world apart, window world and widowed bed. I will not leave my bed alone. I will be here for it until I […]

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