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On the differences between folk and commodity art, as per slam and academia

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I read Williams the same way I read vampire comics: for pleasure and for the purposes of theft. This is the folk art way, and it survives commodity art even when it is packaged and sold.

Sweet Sue Terry and “Hurt Hawks”

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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At one point, I made a very precarious living playing piano in a couple bars, one of which was run by a coke fiend who had a driver pick me up for the gig three times a week.

Presence beyond the spoken or written word

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I always think that a poem “off the page” becomes an “act” of language rather than a poem, a thing made out of words.

Poem of the Week: Etheridge Knight

by Joe Weil Poems of the Week
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[Feeling Fucked Up]

Literary Movements: Insider as Outsider and Token Renegade

by Joe Weil Academia
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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.”

Performance and Poetry: A Conversation with poets Adele Kenny, Tom Healy and Joe Weil

by THEthe Poetry Blog Editors Poetry and Poetics
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