Category: Poetry

WOMEN’S POETRY LISTSERV – WOMPO

The WOM-PO (Discussion of Women’s Poetry) List was started in December 1997 by Annie Finch with an invitation to a small group of poets, critics, and lovers of women’s poetry. These people in turn invited other people to join, and the list has grown into a well-regarded international listserve by spreading through these networks. In…

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Review @ Jacket Magazine

The gestural lyric and beyond A review of Amy King’s “I Want to Make You Safe” BARRY SCHWABSKY EXCERPT: At a time when the lyric is widely denigrated and often practiced in a defensive mode if at all, her insouciant confidence that it will serve any end is heartening. CONTINUED @ JACKET2

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POET ON PAINTING?

Authors on Artists: Amy King on Leonor Fini, Leonora Carrington, and Frida Kahlo Paint Is the Abyss’ Law, Living the Accent: Marginalia on Absorption Paint Is the Secretion of Scene on Leonor Fini’s Set     I now confer status on you. As in, everything is as good as the next thing. Better yet, in this season,…

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WILL THE REAL WALT WHITMAN PROBLEM PLEASE STAND UP? TOUCHING PERFECT BODIES WITH HIS MIND

I cannot fathom that Walt Whitman was the first to write on a variety of controversies typically attributed to “Song of Myself,” including the complexities of slavery, the overt hand of eroticism, and the soul beyond the confines of religion, atrocities of war, etc.   In fact, a number of writers come easily to mind who…

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Birds & Operas – Collaboration

Poem from I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press, 2011) Featuring (in order of appearance): Annie Finch Saeed Jones Daniel Nester Patricia Spears Jones Cole Swensen R. Erica Doyle Cate Marvin Brent Cuningham Danielle Pafunda Jamaal May GC Waldrep Ryan Doyle May James Yeh Matt Hart E. Tracy Grinnell Brenda Iijima Molly Gaudry Sina…

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A NEW LIFE

With that in mind, I will be posting shorts a la Facebook posts.  Little posts, little notes. Leonora Carrington died last year at 94.  She was NOT a Surrealist.  She associated with the group and was with Max Ernst for two years.  The thinking person who does some research will discover that she was critical…

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I Want to Make You Safe

CLICK: *  Support Small Press Distribution * Litmus Press *  The French Exit on “The Strange Power of Lying to Yourself“   “Rarely have the nude and the cooked been so neatly joined” as in Amy King’s I Want to Make You Safe. If “us,” “herons,” and “dust” rhyme,  then these poems rhyme. If that…

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King on Rich

No Place for the Little Lyric / Poetry Off the Shelf : The Poetry Foundation [click here] No Place for the Little Lyric @ The Poetry Foundation Should Adrienne Rich be the poet laureate of the Occupy movement?

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PEN American » Weekly Poetry Roundup!

PEN AMERICAN – Poetry Roundup! Ana Bozicevic and I are now herding poetry ephemera for PEN and for your pleasure. Here goes our first roundup. With special guests Anne Boyer, Dana Ward, Justin Marks, Eileen Myles, Elizabeth Willis, Filip Marinovich, Julian Talamantez Brolaski, Matthew Zapruder, Nathaniel Otting, Stephanie Young and a other magicians. Enjoy! ~~~~~…

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Poetry?! Why Bother?

— “VERSE BROADENS THE MIND, SCIENTISTS FIND“ — “The Contiguous Image: Mapping Metaphor in Haiku” by Matthew M. Carriello (Thank you, Denise Hill) — “Should MIT Teach Poetry?” by John Lundberg — “This Is Your Brain on Metaphors” by Robert Sapolsky — “Present and Tense: Fiction vs. Poetry in Recovery“ — “CLOSE CALLS WITH NONSENSE: — HOW TO…

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PDF – It!

TUNE IN – PDF POETRY!  The Equalizer – First_Series Entire Issue (click to download), including work by: Emily Anderson, Stephanie Anderson, Nathan Austin, Owen Barker, Jim Behrle, Aaron Belz, Mark Bibbins, Summer Block, Amick Boone, Samantha Caan, CAConrad, Macgregor Card, Laura Carter, Adam Clay, Shanna Compton, Joshua Corey, John Cotter, Matt Cozart, Cynthia Cruz, Barbara…

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POETS FOR LIVING WATERS READING @ CUNY GRADUATE CENTER

Join poets Nicole Cooley and Tonya Foster, poets and editors of the Poets for Living Waters initiative Amy King and Heidi Lynn Staples, and guest readers Jan Heller Levi,Marcella Durand, Julian Brolaski, Ana Bozicevic, Joanna Hoffman, and Brenda Iijimafor an evening of poetry and eco-poetics in the wake of large-scale catastrophes in the Gulf and the surrounding regions. The online poetry forum and activist group Poets…

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Wrestling with Art

I wrestle @ Poetry Society of America (click here). A few others in the PSA American Poetry series: 2010 Timothy Liu Amy King Marcella Durand Sarah Gambito Allison Hedge Coke Kazim Ali Erin Belieu Maria Melendez Ken Chen Ana Božičević Elizabeth Robinson Tina Chang Brian Teare Barbara Jane Reyes Seth Abramson Jill Alexander Essbaum Jibade-Khalil…

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So This Review Slithers In…

We Rise In the Bulbs of Night Organized into five “acts,” Slaves to Do These Things is, ostensibly, theatrical in terms of its development—though the dramatic action isn’t always quite clear. That’s alright. Mystery plays are rare at present. You might say that God is in her details—not that that means what you think it means.…

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New Orleans: Poetry Rehab

Filmmaker, Ghen Dennis, has been to New Orleans a number of times since Hurricane Katrina destroyed many people’s homes and neighborhoods.  She has worked on rebuilding projects, rescued a few dogs, and continues to document the remaining destruction.   During her most recent visit, she wheat-pasted poems to buildings still in need of rehab. A…

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NOW THAT’S WAC!

TANTALIZING EXCERPTS… But if your contents, and the subject matter and styles they cover, feel lopsided or homogenous, they likely are.  And that’s not to say that writers can’t write beyond or outside of their seeming outward identities, but let’s not cling too closely to the idea that we should only hire sighted and hearing…

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