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THEthe Red Room Collaboration

May 15, 2012
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THEthe Poetry and The Red Room Company are teaming up to share poems across the oceans.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 4

May 14, 2012
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“The Waste Land” has always begged its readers to multitask, to make leaps, to be both attentive and creative readers.

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Poem of the Week: Niina Pollari

May 11, 2012
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[Then there is this dream with its other bright edges]

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Her Death Lobbied to be Gruesome: On Dana Curtis’s “Camera Stellata”

May 10, 2012
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This is a kind of Stockholm Syndrome, of course (as all existentialism is), but it’s a defiant, expansive strain that’s nobody’s fool or prisoner.

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Pont-consciousness: Reading Arendt and Blake

May 9, 2012
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The genius of Blake is his playing out the location of private and public human activity to show their psychological truth and depth.

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How to Watch a Poem

May 7, 2012
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Poems on the page are not read; they are watched.

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Poem of the Week: Daniel Nathan Terry

May 4, 2012
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The 8th of May: A Vow Made for the 7th of May

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Won’t the Trees Be Tall Again If We Climb Again

May 3, 2012
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A review of Fast Animal by Tim Seibles

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Ponts vs. Points: A model for reading

May 2, 2012
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I was sitting on the throne a few minutes ago, reading Hannah Arendt.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 3

April 30, 2012
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The notes that position Eliot the person in various locales, should be read as a concession from Eliot. The impersonal poetry in impossible.

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Poem of the Week: Sophie Sills

April 27, 2012
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[The Meaning Comes Close]

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Brain vs. heart

April 27, 2012
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Both indulgently prosaic and absurdly poetic, with plenty of in-jokes for computer nerds and literature nerds alike, this beautiful chapbook will make you laugh, cry, and/or hate the authors.

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What’s Astonishing: Polina Barskova’s The Zoo in Winter and Austin LaGrone’s Oyster Perpetual

April 26, 2012
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Any review of literature in translation is also a review of the translation. And in this act, the review is also, in part, a comment on the endeavor of translation itself.

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What do I mean when I call myself a Catholic poet?

April 25, 2012
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To me the only true failure, and it is an aesthetic failure more than a moral failure, is to be blind to the beauty that lies embedded in the ferocity, and merciless vitality of life itself–the risen Lord in the daily and lowly and broken sprawl of things.

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Poetry Scenes: Portland — OR Stumptown Renaissance: How Portland Learned to Love Poetry (Again)

April 23, 2012
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Portland just feels different.

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Poem of the Week: Phoebe Giannisi

April 20, 2012
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[“ΈΑ ΕΚΕΙΝΑ”']

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