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Rimbaud’s Last Revelation

July 26, 2011
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Ashbery’s translation is the best we have in English so far.

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Poem of the Week: Jason Labbe

July 21, 2011
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[Blue Note]

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The Practice of Poetry

July 19, 2011
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The poetry lesson is that poetry is a practice.

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Poem of the Week: Laura Eve Engel

July 14, 2011
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[Known Quantity]

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All in a Day’s Work

July 12, 2011
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These types of genres are a narratologist’s dream, because one can spend an inordinate amount of time (even in a 190 page book like this one) teasing out the tiniest components of this unfamiliar world.

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On the Bias Against Narrative Poetry

July 11, 2011
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Many young poets can not accept that telling a story, or relating some sort of narrative arc is conducive to the highest aims of poetry.

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Poem of the Week: Peter Kline

July 7, 2011
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[Love-Busker]

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Lowell’s Bedlam: John McCullough

July 6, 2011
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All acts of observation are partial and reveal as much about the observer as the observed.

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Lowell’s Bedlam: M G Stephens

July 5, 2011
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Alfred Corn’s play gives us an inner portrait of Robert Lowell that is not found in either the biography or the poetry itself.

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Poem of the Week: Geoffrey G. O’Brien

July 1, 2011
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[Suleiman]

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Tom Sleigh, Anthropologist

June 29, 2011
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Formality, in this case, allows Sleigh to achieve a reflexivity and self-awareness without the cloying injections that deliberately remind the reader of the existence of the poet.

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Scattered Rhymes: Paige Taggart

June 27, 2011
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Ben Pease interviews Paige Taggart on the Scattered Rhymes podcast.

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Poem of the Week: Timothy Donnelly

June 24, 2011
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[In His Tree]

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Hindu Surrealism: George Kalamaras

June 22, 2011
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The two loves of Kalamaras’s life: Surrealism and Hindu mysticism (with a touch of rhetorical theory!).

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Caleb’s Passing

June 20, 2011
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The climax of the novel is so mawkish that its downright dismissal of the fraught implications of his “achievement” are extremely troubling.

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Poem of the Week: Larry Fagin

June 16, 2011
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[No Real Than You Are]

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