Category: Poetry

Birthday Night

Since I am too tired to replay the night, I will say, for the moment, that I had a stupendous time. Quite. Planet Thailand food, drinks at The Met, lots of nutty street behavior in between. Carra Stratton and I ran into Tunde (of ‘TV on the Radio’ fame) and Ohall (Israeli friend & bartender…

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Two Poems Strike Tonight

They appear in the inaugural issue of “The Tiny,” a cool new journal edited by Gina Myers and Gabriella Torres. Though these poems light up a Saturday night (the wee a.m. hours, actually), they are by no means the only two gems in the almost-hundred-page-pack: Morning Prayer This morning I awoke with a fresh sense…

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Since I Hail from Georgia

I opted to write a poem related to a delegate, Cynthia McKinney, from my home state for the Personnages Obscurs site. They will post a poem a day that includes the name of a delegate – starting today. When the bill to bar women from serving in direct ground combat roles came up for vote…

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Thought I’d Go To Sleep

Last night, listening to the “Women in the Avant Garde” cd that Justin Sirois of Narrow House Records so generously gave me two weeks ago. I decided on track three, since I briefly corresponded with Carol Mirakove awhile back, and I wanted to hear her work. Sleep I did not. Mirakove is an excellent reader…

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Dusie, Dusie, Dusie CHAPS!

hands half face. (king) a bodyfeel lexicon. (gordon/bozek) dimestore operetta say. (bowen) developing poetic ideas. (chirot) time space repetition. (armentrout) vie et pli. (giovenale) afar buzzing stars. (scappettone) props of henwifery. (sprague) digress into residency. (berridge) laced with forethought. (murphy) postcard of the. (tate) I posit no. (fieled) erratogenic paraparasitic postpoem. (goodland) erotic false consciousness.…

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I’m Obsessed

Well, Rob McLennan asked me some fun questions, so I had to think about me, me, me. I think I had fun with me. Visit me here. Or go to the complete archive and have fun with lots of other poets like Juliana Spahr, Adeena Karasick, William Allegrezza, Matthew Zapruder, Rosmarie Waldrop, Maxine Chernoff, Cole…

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Poet’s Bookshelf II

101 poets list books that have been especially important in their artistic development, and offer commentary. Sandra Alcosser * Jack Anderson * Philip Appleman * Ivan Argüelles * Mary Jo Bang * Luis Benítez * Robert Bly * Amy King * Daniel Bourne * Andrea Hollander Budy * Mairéad Byrne * Nick Carbó * Maxine…

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Reading the Politics in Pound’s Poetry

Excerpts from “Pounding Fascism (Appropriating Ideologies — Mystification, Aestheticization, and Authority in Pound’s Poetic Practice)” as found in A POETICS by Charles Bernstein.“… For Pound’s fascism is all too easily censured, as by slap on hand, while the fascist ideas that infect his poetry and poetics seep unnamed into the orthodox cultural theory and criticism…

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Best Second Book

BEST SECOND BOOK (One time the singer Seal said something about how you have your whole life to write your first album, so people shouldn’t expect greatness out of a second attempt. These five say “go back in the water, Seal.”)Goat Funeral, Christopher Bakken Inflorescence, Sarah Hannah I’m the Man Who Loves You, Amy King…

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Benjamin on Baudelaire

 From the “INTRODUCTION” By Michael W. Jennings — THE WRITER OF MODERN LIFE: ESSAYS ON CHARLES BAUDELAIRE by Walter Benjamin: Yes the ragpicker is also a figure for Baudelaire, for the poet who draws on the detritus of the society through which he moves, seizing that which seems useful in part because society has found…

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Poets Off Poetry

Thanks to Jackie Clark for inviting me to participate in the ten part Poets Off Poetry series. My contribution, “Fed You From The Blood of My Nose: A Medley Melodic,” appears under the heading, “In Which Nearly Every Human Knows This Desire.” Lots of links to music you might enjoy, and I hope you do…

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Poetry, Politics, & the Planet

Jay Silverheels, best known for his role as Tonto in “The Lone Ranger,” was also a boxer and lacrosse player and even held a position on Canada’s National Lacrosse Team. He also founded the Indian Actors Workshop in Echo Park, California, which no longer seems to exist. The number of Native American actors seems quite…

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