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Composition and Instinct: An Interview with Cesca Janece Waterfield

February 20, 2013
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I try to rely on composition as much or more than instinct.

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Mr Fucking Rocket tires of saving for a mortgage: Susan Bradley Smith

February 16, 2013
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I thought things were wrong: it manifested in me buying and wearing Ulysses blue eyeshadow. It didn’t suit me. One day I stared into the mirror at the caked crystal of smudged me and said ‘You look like a whore’. I was cheap, cheeky, comehithersome—but clientless. Makeup remover in hand, I finally admitted that you […]

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Poem of the Week: Oliver Bendorf

February 15, 2013
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THE ICE

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Review: Contrapuntal by Christopher Kondrich

February 14, 2013
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Contrapuntal is not a book about diametrics, bipolarity, or extremes, but rather a sonic and sonorous exploration of the way music, sound, time, and relationships exist throughout the body, mind, and self.

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Why Weirdness Can Be a Good Thing: the Aesthetic Satisfactions of a Compelling Strangeness

February 11, 2013
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What is the difference between a poem we call mawkish, or overly sentimental, and a poem that carries the right amount of sentimentality and wit?

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Gethsemane at the Bowl: Cathy Altmann

February 9, 2013
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(after the monoprint by Michael Donnelly)

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Poem of the Week: Lauren K. Alleyne

February 8, 2013
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What Night Knows
After Gaugin’s Le Cheval Blanc

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Interview with Marie-Elizabeth Mali [AUDIO]

February 7, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you a reading and interview from poet Marie-Elizabeth Mali.

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Poem of the Week: Tommy Pico

February 1, 2013
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Life’s a Beach

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Interview with Kelli Russell Agodon [AUDIO]

January 31, 2013
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The Eggshell Parade brings you a reading and interview from poet Kelli Russell Agodon.

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The Valley: Zoe Dzunko

January 26, 2013
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Poem of the Week: Bianca Spriggs

January 25, 2013
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Ornithology Lesson

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TRICK VESSELS by Andre Bagoo

January 24, 2013
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The poems of Trick Vessels are not the imposed order and false certainties of neo-conservatism, but an embracing of the power and force of night through the spell casting power of language–the magic that does not destroy uncertainty but which gives it value, and purpose.

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The Ironic and the Un-Ironic: the Role of the Hero in Ashbery and Creeley

January 21, 2013
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If Ashbery’s poems are premised, if distantly, on a hope for the future, a hope for new imaginary communities, a hope for a new way of speaking, Creeley’s poem are cynical about the future, isolated from community, and unable to even speak.

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The Report: Richard James Allen

January 19, 2013
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Poem of the Week: Aricka Foreman

January 18, 2013
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dream in which you survive and in the morning things are back to normal

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