1

Poem of the Week: Ariana Nadia Nash

January 31, 2014
Thumbnail image for Poem of the Week: Ariana Nadia Nash

“To Hold the Body in my Hand” & “Unnamed”

Read the full article →

Meditations on Augustine

January 29, 2014
Thumbnail image for Meditations on Augustine

In terms of revelation, this most well-reasoned church father, this prince of rhetoricians, this ghost that haunts the whole of Derrida is left weeping violently under a fig tree and allowing the chanting voice of some gender undetermined child to determine the course for the rest of his life.

Read the full article →

Poem(s) of the Week: Mark Leidner

January 24, 2014
Thumbnail image for Poem(s) of the Week: Mark Leidner

Those early poems struck me for how they treated absurd corners of cultural ephemera with the utmost seriousness, and in a vernacular language that seamlessly ascended to momentary heights of poetic beauty.

Read the full article →

Notes from A White Working Class That No Longer Exists (or what I have learned while being in the higher realms)

January 22, 2014
Thumbnail image for Notes from A White Working Class That No Longer Exists (or what I have learned while being in the higher realms)

I thought since I had to witness a whole bunch of snotty poets dissect the working class poets (or lack thereof) on a thread today, I’d have some fun and brand them as they brand folks like me.

Read the full article →

Poem of the Week: Jay Thompson

January 17, 2014
Thumbnail image for Poem of the Week: Jay Thompson

Five poems from Winter

Read the full article →

My Kind of Tree!

January 15, 2014
Thumbnail image for My Kind of Tree!

What I like best about black cherries is how ugly they are, how fully without life or merit they seem until flowering in June.

Read the full article →

“What Becomes of Us as We Read?”: Ashbery and Ethical Criticism

January 13, 2014
Thumbnail image for “What Becomes of Us as We Read?”: Ashbery and Ethical Criticism

What are some reasons why we read poetry? Why turn to a poem over a novel, a play, a philosophical treatise?

Read the full article →

Poem of the Week: Mark Conway

January 10, 2014
Thumbnail image for Poem of the Week: Mark Conway

in the orchard

Read the full article →

Tips for Doing a Poetry Reading

January 9, 2014
Thumbnail image for Tips for Doing a Poetry Reading

The poetry improves, but the presentation of it just keeps getting worse.

Read the full article →

Poem of the Week: Rich Armstrong

January 3, 2014
Thumbnail image for Poem of the Week: Rich Armstrong

Usual Resistance

Read the full article →

Thirteen of the Best Poetry Collections for 2013: Books That Will Sustain a Lifetime and Another and Another

December 31, 2013
Thumbnail image for Thirteen of the Best Poetry Collections for 2013: Books That Will Sustain a Lifetime and Another and Another

These are serious books. I sometimes wonder if the young poets still know how to make “serious” art, but then I read The Backlit Hour by young Jose Antonio Rodriquez and I know they are more than capable.

Read the full article →

Poem(s) of the Week: Alfred Corn

December 27, 2013
Thumbnail image for Poem(s) of the Week: Alfred Corn

La Luz Azul & St. Anthony in the Desert

Read the full article →

Krampus Navidad

December 24, 2013
Thumbnail image for Krampus Navidad

On the thirteenth day of Christmas, your true love returns the partridge in a pear tree, / buys cashmere, hires the Cajun she’s philandering to murder you.

Read the full article →

Poem(s) of the Week: Kathryn Levy

December 20, 2013
Thumbnail image for Poem(s) of the Week: Kathryn Levy

Becoming Angels & Wedding

Read the full article →

Yahia Lababidi, Egypt’s “spokesperson of silence” and modern mystic poet

December 19, 2013
Thumbnail image for Yahia Lababidi, Egypt’s “spokesperson of silence” and modern mystic poet

When a few fateful re-tweets put me into contact with Egyptian-American poet and ‘seeker’ Yahia Labadidi, I never expected to come across a work with such suave girth.

Read the full article →

In defense of the motley rather than the trans-disciplinary

December 18, 2013
Thumbnail image for In defense of the motley rather than the trans-disciplinary

Any real learning is contingent upon judicious digression.

Read the full article →