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Poetry Comics! Mahendra Singh

January 30, 2012
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I think it’s the excitement of language that can bring forth the illustrative in such an electrifying way.

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Poem of the Week: Claudia Serea

January 27, 2012
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[I write for ghosts]

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Gene Tanta’s XPMK: An Illuminated Chapbook

January 26, 2012
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Formerly Excerpt from Pastoral Emergency.

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Eric Kocher’s Equals Tiger

January 26, 2012
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The worst part / is how my thumb / could erase her

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On the differences between folk and commodity art, as per slam and academia

January 25, 2012
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I read Williams the same way I read vampire comics: for pleasure and for the purposes of theft. This is the folk art way, and it survives commodity art even when it is packaged and sold.

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Joe Weil’s Teaching the Dead

January 24, 2012
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In his inimitable fashion, Joe Weil treats the pains of life as joy and the joys of life as pain.

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1Q84

January 23, 2012
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All the tasty bits of vintage Murakami are here: dull but steadfast male leads, hypersexual and hypersexy teenagers, strange conspiracies loaded with uncanny coincidences, and, of course, forays into parallel universes.

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Poem of the Week: Mario Moroni

January 20, 2012
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[Ballata del Maine]

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Sweet Sue Terry and “Hurt Hawks”

January 18, 2012
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At one point, I made a very precarious living playing piano in a couple bars, one of which was run by a coke fiend who had a driver pick me up for the gig three times a week.

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“Poetry Means You’re Writing About the World”: An Interview with Anne Winters

January 16, 2012
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I was introduced to Ms. Winters’ work in graduate school and, ever since, have been a ardent admirere of her lushly orchestrated, yet intimate and searingly honest poems about the “big issues” that so many contemporary poets seem to shy away from: race, class, poverty, and gender.

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Poem of the Week: John Smelcer

January 13, 2012
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[Anger Management]

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The Problems and Potential of Slam

January 11, 2012
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I do not hate spoken word. I hate ham acting.

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Reflections on “The &NOW Festival of New Writing” in San Diego, 2011

January 9, 2012
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Poetry and poetics matter because words create the contours of what we can do.

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Poem of the Week: Rob Mustard

January 6, 2012
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[Piercings]

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Psychoanalysis and the Mad Artist: Hölderlin’s Empty Center

January 2, 2012
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Psychoanalysis is a good system for those of us that like structure.

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Poem of the Week: Jonathan Galassi

December 30, 2011
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[Tinsel Tinsel]

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