Becoming Angels & Wedding
When a few fateful re-tweets put me into contact with Egyptian-American poet and ‘seeker’ Yahia Labadidi, I never expected to come across a work with such suave girth.
Any real learning is contingent upon judicious digression.
[As Far as Height’s Concerned]
The book is essentially a record of Duncan’s two-step with poetry
We worship death and call it ultimate life.
Here’s a question: What to do with (how to view) a poem you can’t help but think of as perfect?
The visual has always been an important means of communication, from caveman paintings, to graphic novels, to IKEA instruction manuals.
[A work of art is a problem]
Pete Winslow is a very minor Beat surrealist poet who died young and only published a few books.
[Lessons in Solitude from Men]
Until now, many publishers have treated e-books as an extension of the book: hardcover, paperback, e-book. It’s not; it’s an entirely different medium.
It was the sort of chair working class people purchased on the way up along with the upright spinet to prove they were no longer poor.
[The Blue Dress]
This process of differentiation comes at a cost, however, alienating the rebel from his cultural and ideological context.
[To Women Waiting at the Gynecologist]
American literature sprung truly from the soil of democracy would be lively, but unrefined, poor on rules of thumb, sacrificing refinement to vitality.
[He Who Talks With A Fist And The Voyeur]
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