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Featured Press: Called Back Books (Inaugural feature!)

June 3, 2014

CALLED BACK BOOKS—a new press run out of Oakland, CA and crafted by the poets Sharon Zetter and Lucas M. Rivera—stresses the import of THE BOOK and will be focusing on small volumes from emerging writers, highlighting the discourse of POETRY and a range of mediums germane to the question of ART, METAPHYSICS, LANGUAGE, ETHICS, ETC.

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Poem of the Week: Amanda J. Bradley

April 25, 2014
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Swallowed Whole Recently, on vacation, I saw a blue heron catch and eat a fish. In its middle, the fish was a good deal larger than the heron’s slender neck. Looking out subway windows, sparks fly, light up graffiti tags in this dark, rat-infested tunnel I am hurtling through. Ideas leap to mind: violence, poverty, […]

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Poem of the Week: Jeff Rath

April 19, 2014
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On This Side

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Poem of the Week: Maria Mazziotti Gillan

April 11, 2014
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Watching the Pelican Die On TV, I watch the pelican with its mouth wide open, its wings and body coated with oil. Is it screaming? I do not hear the sound and since this is a photograph, I don’t know if it was caught in that mouth-stretched howl when it died or if it’s howling […]

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Poem of the Week: Christine Gelineau

April 4, 2014

Bliss

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Poem of the Week

March 28, 2014
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Prayer for Topaz, 1942 Dear God, Mom said you are busy and don’t have time to listen to a little 8-year-old Negro girl from North Carolina and her foolishness, like praying for a box of candy. That would be selfish. But if it’s really important she said, then I should take it to you in […]

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Poem of the Week: Ned Balbo

March 21, 2014
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First Thaw

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Homer to Gluck: First Lines

February 3, 2014
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Our twitter and tumblr followers shared their favorite first lines of poetry.

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Poetry Comics! Warren Craghead

June 17, 2013
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Warren Craghead III lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA with his wife and two daughters.

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Poetry Comics! Paul Legault

June 5, 2012
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Paul Legault is the co-founder of the translation press Telephone Books and the author of three books of poetry.

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THEthe Red Room Collaboration

May 15, 2012
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THEthe Poetry and The Red Room Company are teaming up to share poems across the oceans.

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Poem of the Week: Simone Kearney

December 9, 2011
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[A]

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Google Translates Poetry

December 5, 2011
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Meta-lord of the cloud-lords of meta of!

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Poem of the Week: David McConnell

December 2, 2011
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[Pissing]

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Poem of the Week: Sridala Swami

October 31, 2011
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[A work of art is a problem]

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Poem of the Week: Saeed Jones

October 20, 2011
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[The Blue Dress]

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