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Poem of the Week: Brandon Kreitler

January 27, 2011
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[Epithalamium with Rust]

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Unstuck with Yahia Lababidi

January 26, 2011
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Yahia Lababidi remembers late nights in his dorm room at George Washington University, tossing in bed as the voices of Wilde, Rilke and Kafka reverberated around him.

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Writing Without an Idea

January 25, 2011
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I don’t usually have an idea in mind when I begin to write.

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The other thing grammar is good for

January 24, 2011
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Grammar can be a brutal, brutal thing.

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Scattered Rhymes: Sarah Schweig

January 22, 2011
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Sarah Schweig, neighbor to airfields, estrangement, mythology, imagination, opens up about how she came to be a poet of departures. Pardon my inability to pronounce Catullus.

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Glory Pee

January 21, 2011
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Nobody else contemporary or comparable to the young Rachel B. Glaser writes as epiphanic structures as these or plays with the purpose and effect of fiction with such verve

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Poem of the Week: Evan Hansen

January 20, 2011
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[He’s like those children who take apart a clock in order to find out what time is]

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Poems and Their Ideas

January 19, 2011
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An idea for a poem is always a competing poem.

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Painting Larry Fagin (Plus a Fagin Poem!)

January 18, 2011
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Simone Kearney paints the poet Larry Fagin. Also read a poem by Fagin.

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The Silver Book

January 17, 2011
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Ephemeral, almost spirit-like, this book can be read in under 15 minutes if one rushes or pondered for days and cannot be fully appreciated on a Kindle or as a pdf.

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Scattered Rhymes: Josh Bettinger

January 15, 2011
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He’s just a west-coast boy, living in New York City, he took the express train to where good poems reside.

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Poetry Fix, Episode 19: Thomas Lux

January 14, 2011
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Mary Karr and Christopher Robinson discuss Thomas Lux’s poem “Tarantulas on the Lifebuoy.”

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Poem of the Week: Camille Rankine

January 13, 2011
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[Symptoms of Island]

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Meditation on Apollinaire

January 12, 2011
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I must describe the physical sensation this poem had on me. It was a hot and humid day, and the house was full of fans whirring, and flies buzzing, and no one was home.

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On Assignments

January 11, 2011
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It occurred to me that if a poet or writer is to develop discipline, he or she must have some sense of assignment.

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This Just In From the Void

January 10, 2011
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Sestets is what it seems to be and a lot more: a small book of small poems that resurrect what they can from the nothingness.

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