christopher phelps

Against the cult of personality, toward communitas

November 13, 2013
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I have a vision for readings in which everyone is welcome–in which 80 year olds and teenagers, good poets and bad poets, normatives and crazies meet on equal footing because, in the ceremony of bread, in James and Buber, your “personage” is what you leave behind when you enter the temple.

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Poem of the Week: Kevin Simmonds

May 29, 2012
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Crude

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Poem of the Week: Tony Leuzzi

May 24, 2012
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from Cadae: The Pi Poems

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Poem of the Week: Andrew Joron

May 17, 2012
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Assumption, The

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Poem of the Week: Niina Pollari

May 11, 2012
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[Then there is this dream with its other bright edges]

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Poem of the Week: Daniel Nathan Terry

May 4, 2012
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The 8th of May: A Vow Made for the 7th of May

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Collective Brightness

September 21, 2011
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When love and all its fruit come into question, you know you have a problem.

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How Beauty (No Stronger Than a Flower) Shall Hold a Plea

November 28, 2010
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These poems thread and rethread the nature of identity—in theology and philosophy, called the problem of haecceity.

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