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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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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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