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Voices of the Fourth Generation

by Jonathan Wei Poetry and Poetics
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The translated poems seem more interested in criticizing Chinese society than aesthetic expression. In spite of these issues, the translators should be respected for their down-to-earth choice of the poems.

The Simple Life

by Mike Foldes Writing
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I was concerned about not knowing. Concerned about not being known. Yet I did little to be known outside of persevering with the work. The work being whatever I was doing at the time in my virtual creative space. Mind, body. Divine intervention. Spiritual revelation. The meaning of every day was living every day as if to make it your last. Life was simple. Inevitable.

Scattered Rhymes: Ken Chen

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Ken Chen on the Scattered Rhymes Podcast.

Tall Poetry: James Copeland’s To My Plants

by Levi Rubeck Film and TV
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James Copeland is a tall man, who rides a tall bike, drinks tall drinks, and writes tall poetry.

Poem of the Week: Robert Kelly

by Joe Weil Poems of the Week
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[Poem for Easter]

The photographic character of photographs

by Daniel Silliman Art
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A question I’ve been toying with: can one photograph in such a way as to make that invisible visible? In such a way as to make the photography part of the photograph? To show the texture of the thing, and not erase it?

Underground Revisited by Yahia Lababidi: With Introduction by Brian Chappell

by Brian Chappell Fiction
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Abominable Ladies and Gentleman, thank me for coming!

Stirring of consciousness, awakening of reason

by Martin Rock Poetry and Poetics
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Thin Kimono is a book of mistaken identities: a hallucinogenic wandering through a cocktail party the night before the invention of the internet. The party is populated with individuals you may or may not know. Your wife is a slightly altered version of herself.

Scattered Rhymes: Colin Cheney

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Colin Cheney on the Scattered Rhymes Podcasts.

Ur Poems: Sarah V. Schweig

by Sarah V. Schweig Memoir
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The first poem I ever loved was The Raven. Specifically, one line from the poem haunted me when I was young, and still does: “The silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain.”

Poem of the Week: Jean Valentine

by Michael Klein Poems of the Week
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[dearest,]

In praise of crazy sculptures

by Daniel Silliman Art
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If all art does is make us stroke our chins and say in somber tones, “very interesting,” then art isn’t worth it to me.

Meditation on Milosz

by Joe Weil Memoir
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We must always be as careful with nostalgia as we are with most forms of vulgarity: it is too close to the whore’s heart, and can be used by politicians to promote a “purity,” an Edenic return that supports the most vile sense of the volk.

Bob Kaufman’s Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness

by Brooks Lampe Aesthetics
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Paradoxically, the Beats depicted themselves and the society they were rejecting in surreal imagery. America, in their estimation is a surrealist circus, full of absurdities.

David Shapiro’s sonnets set to song

by THEthe Poetry Blog Editors Poems of the Week

[Recital: March 21st]

Scattered Rhymes: Solmaz Sharif

by Ben Pease Poetry and Poetics
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Ben Pease interviews Solmaz Sharif on the Scattered Rhymes Podcast.

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