Category: Poetry

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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LANGUAGE ARM OF BEHAVIOR

NEW REVIEW OF SLAVES TO DO THESE THINGS @ WET ASPHALT — …while ultimately what I think King is concerned with here is the nature of becoming by moving against time as a sort of point of resistance, what she is not interested in is sustaining such artificial constructs as the Master Slave dialectic itself,…

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THE UGLY AMERICANS

NEW REVIEW OF SLAVES TO DO THESE THINGS by Bobbi Lurie @ Jacket Magazine” Amy King’s poems are dense and energetically written. They are often fragmented collages of narratives which are in no way narratives in the usual sense. They express a great deal of movement of the mind, written with a strong imagination and…

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Got Gulf Oil?

Like to eat Louisiana seafood? Swim with the Florida fishies?  Enjoy a little oil in your cereal? No?  Please answer the call for work at Poets for Living Waters today! Poets for Living Waters is a poetry action in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster of April 20, 2010, one of the most profound man-made ecological catastrophes in history. Former…

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Currency

New poems in June’s Poets and Artists — Pages 73 – 77 are killer. ~ Erika Moya reviews Slaves to Do These Things at Galatea. ~ SPD love. ~

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More Brouhaha – Parts 1 through 3

“But What About the Nipples?” A Nice Conversation (Pt. 1) From Roxane Gay: Blake Butler, Kate Zambreno, Amy King and I recently had an interesting and lengthy conversation about gender, publishing and so much more, prompted by lots of things including the recent, and largely excellent discussion in Blake’s “Language Over Body” post about the…

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Read Me Like Braille

READ ME LIKE BRAILLE A bath so good, I’ll type it out. But why do you prick the nerves at the water’s horizon? Such places do exist, noted or kissed, cued in or clueless. I’m riding bubbles, holding the soap, believing in children and calling you names deep into the mailbag’s destiny. This letter always…

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Major Linkage

“Fuck the Corporate Media” – Students *Love* Discussing This Analysis ~~ Alanis Morissette Honors Her Feminist Foremothers “I wouldn’t even tell people I was black in Mississippi!” ‘Boobquake’ Spurs Feminist Infighting Sometimes people think I’m Gertrude Stein [GRT! Video] Gender, fucked Reclaiming the ‘B-Word’ In the Name of Feminism “Click”: The feminist eureka moment The…

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ANARCHY’S TIPTOE

ANARCHY’S TIPTOE Who’s to say what magic is when we’ve got vistas to explore? We’ll spend a day at the Hindu temple, watch a man who loses everything still hold his hands like being married. A younger man dreams of lions, a cave, an imminent slaughter the Lord intervenes on. His voice took the sword…

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I’m Just Being a Bitch Again

So HTMLGIANT, I’ve been told, serves a mostly young male community in its comments sections.  I wasn’t sure that was true, but apparently, that’s the hope: On HTMLGIANT, Blake Butler (who is also the editor of HTML) pimped a new mag, “We Are Champion,” that his work appears in;  Elisa Gabbert pointed out that it’s…

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With No Slither

“…Pound praised H.D.’s writing by saying that it was ‘straight as the Greek’ and with no ‘slither.’  It took me awhile to see the gynophobia behind such rhetoric.  I wanted my Imagism and my slither, too.  My precision and my doubleness.     … There is a way in which I am all of these…

Photo credit: Charles Bernstein/PennSound ©2007

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National Poetry Month

Gently Read Literature 2nd Year Anniversary When Will We Stop Swimming?  Nathan Logan on Amy King’s Slaves To Do These Things In the Beginning: Dennis Etzel Jr. on Mathias Svalina’s Destruction Myth You’ve Been Warned: Jen Michalski on American Soma by Savannah Schroll Guz Lost Inside Maryam: Marcia Lynx Qualey on Mansoura Ez Eldin’s Maryam’s…

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My Visceral Thought

Watch the Kathleen Hanna clip.  Read the manifesto. I can’t help it.  I keep saying I won’t write this post.  It’s not worth it, I’ll appear rude, my knowledge is limited, etc.  But I’ve decided to put it out there, after a cursory read and setting the book aside in annoyance.  The Gurlesque anthology, GURLESQUE:…

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AWP – Denver, Colorado Schedule

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 7:00PM-10:00PM Dusie Pussipo Stonecoast Femiganza Location: at Packing House Center for the Arts, 835 E. 50th Ave. Denver, CO 80216 Cost: FREE! Everybody welcome! Website: http://controlgroupproductions.org/ Featuring: Bronwen Tate, Ann Bogle, Jennifer Karmin, Marthe Reed, Annie Finch, Amy King, Cara Benson, Mackenzie Carignan, Danielle Pafunda, Deborah Poe, Ana Bozicevic, Teresa Carmody,…

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