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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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“Strange Dolls”

“Amy King” Doll So I commissioned a woman artist, Beth Robinson, to make dolls of Ana and me to christen our new home.   Robinson’s work has begun to be featured in galleries and written about in art publications.    Not sure the photos do them justice — in person, they just rock.  If you’re…

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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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New Stuff Up

Siren is jam-packed with springtime goodness: Siren is back with a brand new issue, including poetry by Michelle Bitting, Mark Cunningham, Valerie Fox, Amy King, Ryan Laks, Gareth Lee, Karyna McGlynn, Sally Molini, Natasha Moni, Cait Rappel, Paul Siegell, and Elizabeth Volpe, and art & photography by Gundega Dege, Matina Stamatakis, and Lafayette Wattles. Also,…

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A Map Through the Mines of My Book

By Lissa Kiernan @ Arsenic Lobster [two excerpts]: The book’s 60 poems, in savant-like methodical brilliance, are arranged in alpha-order and prefaced by a quote from Virginia Woolf’s cross-dressing, sex-changing Orlando: “Everything, in fact, was something else.” This frames things perfectly, for to exist in King’s world for the duration of this book is to…

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Saturday: Upstairs @ Erika’s

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009 Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm Location: erika’s loft Street: williamsburg City/Town: South Brooklyn, NY           Join me for three great writers: Amy King, Ana Božičević and Jeni Olin– Ana Božičević emigrated to NYC from Croatia in 1997. Her first book, Stars of the Night Commute, will be…

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Stay Tuned…

I can’t watch this video, but it’s me about twenty pounds lighter since last year, though I was pretty thin to begin with.  It seems my doc is coming close to a different diagnosis than last year’s, so stay tuned for an interesting update, particularly since the diagnosis might apply to your own G.I. /…

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Sous Rature 2ssue is online

is now online featuring the fabulous conviviations of Bernadette Mayer * Nico Vassilakis * Brooklyn Copeland * Maria Williams-Russell * Peter Ciccariello * William Allegrezza * David-Baptiste Chirot * Rodrigo Toscano * Christophe Casamassima * James Sanders * Barry Schwabsky * Michelle Naka Pierce w/ Sue Hammond West * Alexander Jorgensen * Celina Su *…

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As It Turns Out …

1. I’ve got a new face: www.amyking.org — but this is still the blog! 2. I kind of like these early rough poems in this Blazevox eBook, WE ARE ALL AROUND US. We Are All Around Us File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat – View as HTML Amy King. “We Cannot Know the Past”,“The Architecture of. Science”…

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My New Puppies

My new puppies are up at Moria: “THIS” * “HOW I GOT TO RUSSIA’S KNAPSACK” * “MY LOVE ISN’T” * “BROOKLYN WHITE INK PARTY” * “CHASTEN THE TAIL” The complete list of Moria contributors: Camille Martin, Charles Perrone, Heller Levinson, Philip Byron Oakes, Trish Falin, Rebecca Eddy, Chris Major, Onur Caymaz, Maw Shein Win, Daniel…

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Stay Tuned …

End-of-semester work has piled up! More to come … ~~~~ In the meantime, please enjoy a list of online journal sites suggested by WOMPO members! WOM-PO best online journals: Americana: A Journal of Popular Culture (http://www.americanpopularculture.com/journal/index.htm) Anti (http://anti-poetry.com) Big Bridge http://www.bigbridge.org/index2.htm Blackbird http://www.blackbird.vcu.edu/v1n1/poetry.htm BlazeVOX http://www.blazevox.org Born Magazine http://www.bornmagazine.org/ Coal Hill Review (January 2009) Cortland Review…

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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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world effect

A new episode of Rabbit Light Movies. A new chapbook from Sam Starkweather. Poetry is there, but why do we constantly feel the need to prove it exists? To point to it? Like a mountain appearing in the distance. ‘Be an uncarved block of wood’ is what the Sarah Lawrence kids, who hadn’t slept in…

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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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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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Skinny Love

HOW ABOUT A LOVELY TUNE THIS MORNING? [YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHyo33XLP24] BON IVER ~~~~~~~~~~~ EXCERPT BY MIGUEL MURPHY: Prop. 8 is fanatical and filled with prejudice. Why trust gay men and women to cut your hair, write your television shows, do your banking, file your taxwork, drive your buses, serve as your councilmen, your senator woman, operate on…

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