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

January 25, 2012
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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.

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Sweet Sue Terry and “Hurt Hawks”

January 18, 2012
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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.

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Presence beyond the spoken or written word

June 15, 2011
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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.

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Poem of the Week: Etheridge Knight

March 10, 2011
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[Feeling Fucked Up]

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

April 18, 2010
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PART 1 PART 2

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