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2011: End of the Year Poem & Book Roundup

December 29, 2011
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b bearhart, Alexander Long, and Jonterri Gadson name their favorite books and poems from the 2011.

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Abigail Stone: Wrapped in Newspaper

December 27, 2011
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Mother was never prepared for Christmas. We would drive around in the old car on Christmas eve looking for a tree.

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Poem of the Week: Dorothea Lasky

December 23, 2011
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[Who to Tell]

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Poetry Comics! Paul K. Tunis

December 21, 2011
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What I love about Paul K. Tunis’s work is how brilliantly he melds traditional comic-book style with the experimental.

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Primer on Imagery

December 19, 2011
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Before Modernism, most poetry told, with showing as merely a form of decoration. Either that, or poetry sought a synthesis between showing and telling where the showing told and the telling showed.

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Poem of the Week: Paul Legault

December 16, 2011
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[River 2]

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Disabilty as talent: The perfection of the broken

December 14, 2011
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I have an older brain damaged brother, Peter. In 1953, a small pox vaccination failed to localize and shot up to his brain.

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mUutations: Louis Simpson

December 12, 2011
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The poem points to something I am growing increasingly aware of: surrealism is fundamentally mimetic.

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Poem of the Week: Simone Kearney

December 9, 2011
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[A]

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Poetry Speaks with its Hands

December 7, 2011
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My theory of narrative is that it is arc, gesture, syntactical force the most common of which is what we call a story, but not exclusive to story.

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Google Translates Poetry

December 5, 2011
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Meta-lord of the cloud-lords of meta of!

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Poem of the Week: David McConnell

December 2, 2011
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[Pissing]

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Sleep to Wake and Wake to Sleep: A comparison of “Prufrock” and “Nightingale”

November 30, 2011
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What draws these poems together is simulation of death-states in relation to the afflatus of night and song—of rising or sinking to the occasion.

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The Domestication of the Saints

November 28, 2011
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The “gate keepers” of religion and of poetry are one and the same.

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Poem of the Week: Paul Violi

November 25, 2011
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[Three Poems]

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Monsters, Inc.

November 24, 2011
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Zone One is not a zombie novel.

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