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Anne Carson’s “Just Hearsay” with Illustrations by Bianca Stone

February 16, 2011
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The poem “Just Hearsay” by Anne Carson, illustrated by Bianca Stone.

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Dispatch after emerging from the post-AWP hangover: or My first AWP

February 15, 2011
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At a party last Thursday night after a full day at this year’s AWP conference, I broke one of my own absolute rules – never, under any circumstances resort to quoting The Big Lebowski.

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The Actual Voice of Someone Else: Philip Levine’s “News of the World”

February 14, 2011
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News of the World certainly offers some typical-feeling moves to those familiar with Levine’s oeuvres, it also contains formal variations and preoccupations that will amuse and surprise both his admirers and those who don’t yet know his work.

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Scattered Rhymes: Deborah Landau

February 12, 2011
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Ben Pease interviews Deborah Landau on the Scattered Rhymes Podcast.

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Ur Poems: Brian Chappell

February 11, 2011
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Ashbery causes me to pause and reflect with awed humility that I could never do what he did in this poem.

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Poem of the Week: Joan Larkin

February 10, 2011
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Innocent Brilliance: James Schuyler’s Other Flowers

February 9, 2011
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James Schuyler is back from the dead with the lovely “Other Flowers” a posthumous book of his unpublished, uncollected poems.

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Meditation on Marianne Moore

February 8, 2011
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She scares me the way Cordelia scares me–by dint of her absolute integrity.

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Some Notes on Translations of Horace

February 7, 2011
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If you are a poet writing in English, you carry Horace in your own voice.

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Scattered Rhymes: Ben Mirov

February 5, 2011
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Ben Pease interviews Ben Mirov on the Scattered Rhymes Podcast.

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Poetry Fix, Episode 20: Weldon Kees

February 5, 2011
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Weldon Kees’s poem “1926.”

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Ur Poems: Emily Vogel

February 4, 2011
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What Inspires Us To Write Poetry?

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Poem of the Week: Liz Rosenberg

February 3, 2011
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[Packing Her Things]

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“A Map of Itself”: Language and Representation in Caroline Knox’s Nine Worthies

February 2, 2011
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Nine Worthies is something of a Tower of Babel: multifarious in diction, opulent in detail, complex in meaning and, finally it seems, reaching toward the heavens.

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Marriage Counseling for True Minds

February 1, 2011
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To what extent do the classics belong to our actual, lived experience?

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Who You Lookin’ At?

January 31, 2011
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NOTE: This is the third in a series of posts by Colie Hoffman about her experience while a writer-in-residence at Sangam House, India. When I was in grad school, my friend Dave and I used to lift weights at the gym. The undergrad demographics at our university skewed largely male, so naturally, the weight room was populated […]

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