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An Oklahoman in New York: The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard

September 6, 2012
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His pages speak to you; and they will be remembered.

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Matthew Rohrer’s Destroyer and Preserver

April 18, 2011
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If you’d told me that the ultimate line of a wonderful poem could be, simply, “Doctor Wong,” I would’ve looked at you skeptically.

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Painting Larry Fagin (Plus a Fagin Poem!)

January 18, 2011
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Simone Kearney paints the poet Larry Fagin. Also read a poem by Fagin.

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Literary Movements: Insider as Outsider and Token Renegade

December 29, 2010
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When gaining a foothold among the establishment, it is important the so called “outsiders” or mavericks have a figure fully anchored within the establishment who can be “acceptable.”

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A Beautifully Scrambled Egg

October 19, 2010
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Mathews is just talking about how to cook eggs. He’s paying really close attention to both the delicate things eggs are the delicate process of cooking them. What for? Because it’s frickin’ awesome. Shut up and enjoy the eggs.

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How to Ransack a Poem for Parts

October 16, 2010
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Hunch against the wind. / Call to the shadows / of lengthening children.

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In the Kingdom of Unmatched Shoes

July 19, 2010
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I met him once. Laura runs a reading series out of a Barnes and Noble in New Jersey. I could not believe love could get a true second generation New York poet who had been widely anthologized and published by Wesleyen to come out to a Barnes and Noble in Jersey, but love has some strange powers. There he was, like a rare European bird blown off his migration route by a fierce ocean storm and perching on the neighbor’s satellite dish.

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