Language poetry

The Ruined American Male: Robert Creeley

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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A sort of mystical reticence which, to tin ears, seems non-existent, but is the gobbled and cobbled and ruined talk of the American male.

All Around Meaning

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Idiots wait on both sides of the fence.

Poetry Scenes: Seattle

by Paul Nelson Poetry and Poetics
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Seattle likes to pride itself on being one of America’s Most Literate Cities.

A Language Poet You’ll Enjoy Reading

by Brooks Lampe Language
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Add Clark Coolidge to the list of great American poets that nobody is talking about.

How to Ransack a Poem for Parts, Part II

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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Voice cannot be ransacked because true voice, unlike tone, may be inconsistent within its range of indicators. The ability to play a modulating voice against a consistent tone is a deep mystery of poetics—especially of what we might call the conversational poem.

Surrealism Re-Imagined

by Brooks Lampe Language

At its heart, surrealism wages a political and ideological battle through language. By creating impossible images through placing disparate objects side-by-side, poetry dismantles and re-formulates our perceptions and conceptions of reality.