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Poem of the Week: Neil Shepard

August 9, 2013
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TOWN GREEN: SOUTH ROYALTON

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Silt & Structure: An Annotation on Vincent W.J. van Gerven Oei’s Translations of the Poetry of Jean Daive

August 8, 2013
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Silt names that composition of little elements, little dangers, at the level of marks “below” that of the letter, which persist within the sanctioned space of the poem and threaten always to overturn the meaning of that sanctioned space.

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Poem of the Week: Lee Upton

August 2, 2013
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Crooked

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Waite’s Butch Geography

August 1, 2013
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Let the poems of Butch Geography be a guide. Waite, with generous hospitality and rare humility, will lead you into intimate and unfamiliar landscapes, and once there will help you see yourself in the strange.

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Poem of the Week: Rickey Laurentiis

July 26, 2013
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Faggot

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Factory Art: 798 in Beijing

July 25, 2013
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Critics and fans of the area both describe 798 as a “culture zoo” that brings together communist kitsch, contemporary painting and art, public installation, and international commerce.

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Poem of the Week: Emily Skillings

July 19, 2013
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Canary

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Poem of the Week: Leopoldine Core

July 12, 2013
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EVERYONE LIKE HER

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Thanks, Mr. Divine Comedy: Gregory Orr and John Smith dual review

July 11, 2013
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Both inhabit the same generational orbit: Nam, eastern spirituality mixed with a dose of overcoming the dark spots through mindfulness, meditation, a sometimes didactic sense of wisdom that would not be out of place at a weekend retreat on Rumi.

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Poem of the Week: Dorothea Lasky

July 5, 2013
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The open sound of French

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Poetry Essay #3: Checking Out Old Loves

July 3, 2013
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Guns to the right of me! Jargon to the left of me! All volley and hold the thunder (after all, thunder may be perceived as a semiotic indicator of male patriarchy). I look at my daughter and say: “I’m so sorry, but I wanted you to exist.

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Poem of the Week: Dave Roskos

June 28, 2013
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The Food Pantry

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Poetry Essay #2: Careerism Versus the Work at Hand

June 26, 2013
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Other than that, remember you are going to die, no matter how many awards you win, and you will spend large parts of your life forgetting that. Careerism is only evil if it makes you forget first and last things, for art comes from the contemplation of first and last things–lasting art.

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“The Imminence of a Revelation Not Yet Produced”: Ashbery and the Pragmatist Sublime

June 24, 2013
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“The imminence of a revelation not yet produced” is a remarkable formulation for describing the process of the future unfolding, and it is what I hope to signify by the term the “pragmatist sublime.”

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Poem of the Week: Adele Kenny

June 21, 2013
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Like I Said

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Poetry Essay #1

June 19, 2013
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Does feeling write us? Does the landscape watch us vanish without trying to understand us?

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