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The “I Like Amy King A Lot” Interview FIND OUT: * You’re very involved in participating in the poetry community. What motivates you to be involved with so many projects? What do you get from all your projects? * What is your best coping mechanism for the AWP experience? Do you enjoy participating in the…

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“…damned mob of scribbling women” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

THOSE BADASS ♀ ARE AT IT AGAIN Judith Butler: As a Jew, I was taught it was ethically imperative to speak up ~~ “I call myself a feminist.”–Dalai Lama ~~ Film explores the life of China’s first feminist ~~ Sarkozy’s depiction of pregnant, ‘virgin’ Marianne sparks feminist … ~~ Forty years of women’s liberation ~~ The Revolution Won’t…

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WILLA – New School Event +

Riggio Forum: Women in Letters and Literary Arts Monday, March 1, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street — Room 510 New York, NY WILLA (Women in Letters and Literary Arts) presents readings along with a panel discussion on the state of women’s literature today. Participants, all of whom…

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The What Else of Queer Poetry

WHETTING EXCERPTS: …In queer poetry, desire blooms, and yes, I may just marry my dog— …Beyond that debate, we remain, in all our queerness, anomalies writing aloud the unimagined territories that language spearheads and explores.  They may fear adventure in my world, but I inhabit theirs in multiple ways—and am them. …Queer poets especially locate…

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To Camus or Not To Camus?

I’m not an existentialist but I know a prodding thing when I see one. Which is why Gina Myers’ sweet essay up at ColdFront today is timely — my students just read The Myth of Sisyphus and watched the films, “Woman In the Dunes” (Teshigahara adapted Kobe Abe’s book of the same title) and “The…

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Is It True?

That no one wants to read the poem I wrote after Lidija Dimkovska? Finding it hard to believe, finding belief is hard … ~~~~~~ LIDIJA DIMKOVSKA HAS MADE A BOMB OF MY EYES Lidija Dimkovska has made a bomb of my eyes, pulled the pin and women become the new ramparts from which we watch…

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Comedian Comes Out

At the Las Vegas rally for Proposition 8 yesterday, comedian and Adventures of New Christine ingenue Wanda Sykes told a massive crowd of onlookers that she’d gotten married on October 25…to a woman. After divorcing her husband in 1998, many had hoped Sykes would break up Larry David’s marriage and claim him for her own.…

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Poetry Tip of the Month

Amy King kicks it out each month (fingers crossed!) @ Mike’s Writing Newsletter (click here & scroll waaay down for November’s tip) ~~~~~~~ WOMPO members have created an online conference, “First Annual Festival of Women’s Poetry!” Click here for my book’s page or here for my author page. But please note: I am but one…

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Weekend Hits

Maddow on “The Gay” ~~~~~~~ Rachel Maddow On Lesbian Men and Women ~~~~~~~ Current Mood Tune ~~~~~~~ Men Define Feminism for Maddow ~~~~~~~ A Little Lovely Waits While You Wait ~~~~~~~ Maddow on They Don’t Say “GAY” Debates ~~~~~~

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absent is keeping it real

Elisa Gabbert says: At long last, absent 3 has arrived! Featuring new poetry, prose, sound, image, translation and manifestos by Amish Trivedi * Ana Bozicevic * Babs de Genlis * Bill Brown * Carl Tillona * Catherine Meng * Chad Reynolds * Chris Nealon * Chris Tonelli * Dale Smith * Donna Stonecipher * Dorothea…

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Dear Deer,

Amy King is in the throes of grading, writing, and other things. She’ll be back soon. In the meantime, enjoy a new video from the last Akron/Family album: And if you’re really bored, please visit this interview I did with half of the Akron/Family many moons ago — but be careful, the music early on…

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Over the Coals …

ROBERT GIBBS TAKES SEAN HANNITY TO TASK: HOW TO FRAME AN ARGUMENT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ From THE HOUR OF THE STAR by Clarice Lispector Everything in the world began with a yes. One molecule said yes to another molecule and life was born. But before prehistory there was the prehistory of prehistory and there was the never…

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The Author, Resurrected

Roland Barthes might be found chuckling in his grave this morning at all of the poet egos lamenting, laughing over, or wringing their hands about a kind of anthology that appeared on the web this morning (read the irate comments already piling up here).  Happily, it appears on a blog called, “For Godot,” which is…

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Yurts, Pelicans, and Sarah Palin

Find out more with Ariana Reines, Sept. 26th @ Stain Bar [PLEASE NOTE: Ariana was not aware that we were taping, & we were all feeling festive & anxious about the imminent presidential debate.] Please visit our new reading series site to view videos of Ariana Reines reading dreams & Coeur de Lion and answering…

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Little Noteworthies

SELF AWARENESS? I found this elephant — Hong — on G.I.’s blog, “Love Settlement“. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ They just wanted to be like everyone else, and unfortunately they were: normal guys who happened to have sex with other normal guys. For me, to be gay was an elective affinity, a chosen destiny. For most of them, it…

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GET BITCH

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpteWcREVVA] NOT JUST FOR THE LADIES, THINKING GUYS DIG IT TOO! One of the few kick-ass feminist publications produced by and for a younger generation, here’s their mission: Mission We seek to be a fresh, revitalizing voice for feminism, one that welcomes complex arguments, showcases witty and whip-smart critiques of popular culture, and refuses to…

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Wake Up, Have a Poem & a Song

Take a break from the political scene with “Rocky Took a Lover” by Bell X1 (above video makes me happy) and a poem by Rika Lesser: Let’s throw it out the window How ever did we spend an entire evening re-bending that wire sculpture, only to toss it eighteen stories down? Poor contorted dancer, we…

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Um …

One way to get poetry noticed … “Robert Burns’s poetry might have been dismissed as ‘sentimental doggerel’ by Jeremy Paxman but that hasn’t stopped diminutive I’m A Celebrity contestant David Gest and pop legend Michael Jackson from recording an album of the much-loved Scottish poet’s work. Gest’s spokesman said the album is a modern musical…

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Alanis Undoes It

As an artist, Alanis Morissette just keeps maturing, unlike other pop idols of yore. Her admirable evolution as a person is somewhat evident in the history of her music. Recently, she took Fergi’s hit about lady lumps and ass, shit people mindlessly rock out to and mime in clubs, and slowed it down just enough…

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