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Funhouse Mirror as Lite-Up Makeup Mirror: Kate Durbin’s E! Entertainment

March 19, 2012
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If Hedda Hopper had been reincarnated into a bag lady forced to stuff her own newspaper columns into her clothes for warmth, the wyrd outer hummings of her cycle toward rebirth might well have been echoed in Kate Durbin’s E! Entertainment.

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Poem of the Week: Mary McHugh

March 16, 2012
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[American Typewriter]

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Poetry Comics! Jono Tosch

March 15, 2012
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Salmonville

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A Brief and Personal History of Jazz

March 14, 2012
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No truly musical ear is ever pure. It steals freely and often, and this is where blues, jazz, and, later, rap comes into conflict with middle class ideas of property values.

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 1

March 12, 2012
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Eliot out-dueled the English until they erected his memorial in Westminster Abbey next to the graves of Dryden, Tennyson, and Browning; men Eliot spent his life burying.

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Poem of the Week: Alison Rogers Napoleon

March 9, 2012
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[Cycle]

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Poetry as Fun

March 7, 2012
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Most poetry, before the 20th century was meant to be relational. Modernism and post-modernism decided to disconnect from this relational dynamic.

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#thethepoetics: Small Press Edition

March 6, 2012
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A few weeks ago, the miraculous Metta Sama(~), master of @thethepoetry, hosted a discussion under the Twitter hashtag #thethepoetics with editors from @aquariuspress, @dzancbooks, @notell, @yesyesbooks, and @WordWorksEditor, as well as a host of other poets.

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Poem of the Week: Josh Hockensmith

March 2, 2012
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[in our bodies now]

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Songs That Influenced My Poetry

March 1, 2012
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My first and last love are songs.

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Poetry Scenes: Chicago

February 29, 2012
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When I’m asked about poetry in Chicago, I’m inclined to reply with the old Quaker response: “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

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Bat & Man

February 28, 2012
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It’s also the nature of mythology to slowly but surely seep into the collective consciousness.

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Poem of the Week: Elizabeth Clark Wessel

February 24, 2012
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[The House Wakes]

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At National Tool

February 22, 2012
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Ideas are never as important as appearances and narratives. The groove of the story can outlast any series of good ideas, and no idea stands a chance unless it can find a groove.

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Alfred Corn’s Transatlantic Bridge

February 20, 2012
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Poet, fiction writer, and critic Alfred Corn applies his special language skills to a comparison of the two dominant versions of the English language. The United States and Britain have been described as “divided by a common language,” but this guide will help speakers from both countries make their way in the other.

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Poem of the Week: Alina Gregorian

February 20, 2012
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[Utah]

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