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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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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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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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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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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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HTMLGIANT

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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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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Steal This List!

CONTEMPORARY QUEER POETS Grow this list – Proliferate! Redistribute! I initially started this list as one for contemporary queer poets, but it has grown to include the living and the dead, the post-poet, the fiction and non-fiction, the bent, the bendable, and more. Thanks to all who’ve contributed so far! Please feel free to add…

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Hope Your Road Is a Long One

I Love This Prince … Will Oldham / Bonnie “Prince” Billy sings “I Am Goodbye” ~~~~ HOPE YOUR ROAD IS A LONG ONE Hope your road is a long one. Along the way, have some nuts and berries; they’re not obsolete. In my own hand, cashews, almonds, cranberries. Don’t be irritated by the vacant woman’s…

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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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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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David Foster Wallace – R.I.P.

Farewell, David Foster Wallace WORTH IT above – Wallace on Charlie Rose. Let it load and go to the 23 minute mark or read the transcript here. Wallace speaks on the conflict between teaching and the department’s demand for publishing, his philosopher father (James Donald Wallace), being on set with and his love for David…

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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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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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flying by

Bozicevic confronts travel and memory and the conventions of sleep (dreams), and while she certainly practices a kind of lucid dreaming, she in no way limits her subjects—a testament to Bozicevic’s organic and pristine construction of not only each poem, but the collection as a whole. Though only thirteen poems long, Document accomplishes what most…

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The Fluff That Fills Our Heads

While the elites are focused on their own fluff stories like “The World’s Most Secretive Billionaires,” the rest of us might watch a little t.v. I do. I wish I could have a full time critical mind. I don’t. I engage in “mindless” activities that often include sitting in front of an electrified box that…

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Spoooky Boyfriend

Yes, I’ve got new poems, but nope, not a Spooky Boyfriend. The poems just appear in him, though he doesn’t exist. Others whose work appears within his ephemeral visage: Home Peter Davis Jennifer L. Knox Dan Bailey Amy King Ken Baumann Reb Livingston Shane Jones Betsy Fagin Adam J. Maynard Juliet Cook Joey Minutillo Shanna…

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Just Can’t Get Enough?

How about a little more of the Prince? Not only do I love this song, “Strange Form of Life”, I also love the video. This is one for listening and watching, maybe ten times, and then responding with a poem that you will send to Will Oldham. Or else, go on a long car ride…

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