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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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Presence beyond the spoken or written word

June 15, 2011
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I always think that a poem “off the page” becomes an “act” of language rather than a poem, a thing made out of words.

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Oyster Perpetual

June 14, 2011
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When charm works, the connection established between individuals is palpable.

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Poem of the Week: Christopher Stackhouse

June 10, 2011
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[Slip]

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The Narratology of LOST: Loops and Privileged Positions

June 8, 2011
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LOST generates the final thrust of its narrative through even more privileged positions.

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The Beautiful Pool Is Empty

June 6, 2011
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Michael Montlack’s new poem collection Cool Limbo, for starters, looks really cool before it’s even opened.

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Poem of the Week: Lizzy McDaniel

June 3, 2011
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[Candor Here, Lustre There]

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