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The Old Rocker

October 21, 2011
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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.

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Poem of the Week: Saeed Jones

October 20, 2011
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[The Blue Dress]

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mUutations: Kaufman’s CINCOPRHENICPOET

October 14, 2011
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This process of differentiation comes at a cost, however, alienating the rebel from his cultural and ideological context.

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Poem of the Week: Jonterri Gadson

October 12, 2011
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[To Women Waiting at the Gynecologist]

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A Truly Democratic Poetry

October 7, 2011
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American literature sprung truly from the soil of democracy would be lively, but unrefined, poor on rules of thumb, sacrificing refinement to vitality.

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Poem of the Week: b bearhart

October 6, 2011
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[He Who Talks With A Fist And The Voyeur]

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Indie Bookstores: Paris

October 4, 2011
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What would a trip to Paris be without a gentle kiss from Destiny?

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mUutations: Lorca’s SPIRAL

September 23, 2011
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Here’s a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca that could change your life, if your name is Euclid or Bernhard Reimann.

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Poem of the Week: Takashi Hiraide

September 22, 2011
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Collective Brightness

September 21, 2011
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When love and all its fruit come into question, you know you have a problem.

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Toward a more Combative and Passionate Reading of Poems

September 14, 2011
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I am about to model for you a form of close reading that does not need effort so much as stealth, and curiosity, and the willingness to wrestle with angels.

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Poem of the Week: Shuntaro Tanikawa

September 9, 2011
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[3 Poems from “62 Sonnets”]

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Metaphysicians in the Dark: Poetry, Thinking, and Nostalgia for the Idea

September 7, 2011
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Does poetry think with philosophy? Or might we re-pose the question: does poetry rely on philosophy to think?

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Poem of the Week: Hagiwara Sakutarō

September 2, 2011
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[Secrets of the Garden of a Vacant House Seen in a Dream]

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Why I Hate “The Arts”

August 31, 2011
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Perhaps it is the ends of art I hate–the way it is “valued” rather than integrated into the dynamic of being alive.

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Indie Bookstores: Cambridge and Boston

August 26, 2011
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The first books I saw when I walked in were Franco Moretti’s two-volume history of the novel. I’m in paradise.

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