Matthew Zapruder

mUutations: Matthew Zapruder

April 5, 2012
Thumbnail image for mUutations: Matthew Zapruder

I’ve been thinking about what Robert Kelly wrote in the early 60s about each image in a poem having “its field of force, its shadow moving darkly through the poem.”

Read the full article →

A Study in Fixation

November 22, 2010
Thumbnail image for A Study in Fixation

One senses Zapruder has only been thinking of his subjects only for as long as it takes him to write the poem: they’re happening, as opposed to happened.

Read the full article →

All the People of the Universe (An interview with Dorothea Lasky)

April 16, 2010
Thumbnail image for All the People of the Universe (An interview with Dorothea Lasky)

To sum up our tryptych of posts for Dorothea Lasky, I present a brief and delicious interview

Read the full article →

Accident and Inspiration: Waking up from a Comma

March 14, 2010
Thumbnail image for Accident and Inspiration:  Waking up from a Comma

This is not my first year of teaching high school English, but it is my first year teaching at one of Portland, Oregon’s lowest-achieving high schools. There is much to say about my students’ backgrounds that might explain their sub-standard reading and writing: they come from a variety of places, including the mountains of Southeast […]

Read the full article →