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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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Why I can never hate the Susquehanna

November 22, 2011
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I can never hate the Susquehanna, not if it took my last dollar, not if it made me look like a grade z version of some extra who got lost on his lunch break from a remake of “The Grapes of Wrath” and ended up standing poised against the wrong unforgiving sky.

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New Jersey Transit Today

November 21, 2011
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It’s all a spectacle — something not able to be understood (a young woman takes her life by walking into an oncoming speeding Amtrak train at 4:45 PM on a beautiful day).

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Poem of the Week: Ashleigh Allen

November 18, 2011
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[Be Frank, Franco]

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Poetry Scenes: Seattle

November 16, 2011
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Seattle likes to pride itself on being one of America’s Most Literate Cities.

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Why Lesser Talent Succeeds

November 15, 2011
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I believe being recognized is a talent, a capability in its own right.

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Why Poetic Collaboration Matters

November 14, 2011
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To collaborate well as a creative writer, one has to give up the 500 year old idea of the Humanist self as a unique consumer of “the real.”

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Poem of the Week: Kevin Shea

November 10, 2011
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[As Far as Height’s Concerned]

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Robert Duncan’s The H.D. Book

November 9, 2011
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The book is essentially a record of Duncan’s two-step with poetry

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The actual slaughter of the gods: The Great Gatsby, Goldman Sachs, and Zombies

November 8, 2011
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We worship death and call it ultimate life.

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