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Democracy is not for the People, by Josef Kaplan

November 1, 2012
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Are Michael Bay’s Transformers movies and the trend of using drones for assassination part of the same moral sickness? 

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Contemplation on Mercy

October 31, 2012
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Mercy, unlike good manners or social nicety, can exist in hell.

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Papercuts: Lindsay Tuggle

October 28, 2012
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The Ventriloquist’s Lament

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Freedom and The Arts

October 24, 2012
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When I was young, I wanted to stain the world with my permanence which is why, I suppose I became a poet.

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Lost and Found: American Hipster Poets as Urban Excess

October 23, 2012
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If the hipster makes art that is everywhere, does the marginalized maker make art that is nowhere?

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Papercuts: Luke Beesley

October 20, 2012
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Attempts to Get Oats Into this Poem

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Poem of the Week: Nina Budabin McQuown

October 20, 2012
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The Master of Ceremonies

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On a Flannel Shirt, Which I am Grateful for

October 17, 2012
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My dad dresses like Jack Kerouac–or, rather, Jack Kerouac, and Jackson Pollack, and all those guys dress like my dad: working clothes, work boots. The difference is my father doesn’t write novels. he works 12 hour days in a paper factory, comes home to throw the ball around with me, is sometimes so tired that he falls asleep eating supper at the kitchen table.

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Animal Collection: An Interview with Colin Winnette

October 16, 2012
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Animal Collection, a new book of stories by Colin Winnette, is a subtle blend of experimentation and dramaturgy.

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Papercuts: Tom Lee

October 13, 2012
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Cranbrook, Mid-June

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Poem of the Week: Adam Fitzgerald

October 12, 2012
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Lost Colony

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In a Dark Room: Rickey Laurentiis

October 9, 2012
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I have questions. My poems come here to persuade me the childish belief that I might answer them.

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Papercuts: Bonny Cassidy

October 6, 2012
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If you force the sea through a sieve

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Poem of the Week: Emily Vogel

October 5, 2012
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The Age

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Papercuts: Introduction

October 5, 2012
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Papercuts is Australia’s only national poetry education program. Papercuts promotes the living practice of poetry through a series of workshops with contemporary Australian poets.

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Anticipating the End as Expected Intolerance to Boredom

October 4, 2012
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There may be clarity in collecting and rearranging details, in outlining anger, in fantasizing about screaming and kicking through walls.

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