WHY ARE PEOPLE SO INVESTED IN KENNETH GOLDSMITH? OR, IS COLONIALIST POETRY EASY?

Kenneth Goldsmith reading “The Body of Michael Brown” (screenshot via @soulellis/Twitter) “Insofar as poetry has a social function it is to awaken sleepers by other means than shock.” —Denise Levertov I have written elsewhere (“Beauty and the Beastly Po-Biz”) about the empire-building taking place under the rhetoric of a liberating avant-garde vis-à-vis Conceptual Poetry as presumably helmed…

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BIG ENERGY POETS OF THE ANTHROPOCENE: WHEN ECOPOETRY THINKS CLIMATE CHANGE

  Heidi Lynn Staples and I are co-editing BIG ENERGY POETS OF THE ANTHROPOCENE: WHEN ECOPOETRY THINKS CLIMATE CHANGE, a selection of poets whose praxis offers ways for us to imagine and so respond to climate change. To be published by BlazeVOX in 2016! In the meantime, please like this page!   Follow the anthology’s developments,…

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EXCITING NEWS! Announcing the 2015 Winner of the WNBA Award (Women’s National Book Association) – Amy King

2015 WNBA Award I’m so happy to share the news that I join the ranks of Ann Patchett, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson, Barbara Bush, Hon. Patricia Schroeder and Pearl Buck as the recipient of a Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. The WNBA has selected Amy King, poet, professor of Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau…

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THREAT LEVEL: POETRY

@ BOSTON REVIEW  EXCERPTS (selected by readers / in random order): Poetry is dead by capitalism’s standards—it is not an obvious moneymaking venture, despite traceable employment and readings’ payoffs via the academy—and that emboldens some folks limited by capitalist blinders to herald poetry’s last breath. If Conceptual poets can sensationally spin this mythology and position themselves…

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FROM POETRY MAGAZINE – Whacked Out: A Case for the Advocacy of the Unlisted

Whacked Out: A Case for the Advocacy of the Unlisted EXCERPTS: I met the place where art and life converge and began to feel—not just intellectually consider—the potential burn poetry could bring to a person’s entirety, psyche included. This “foreign” poetry was about living, conceiving, and feeling in invigorating and consciousness-inducing ways with words that…

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TRIUMPH OF THE WILL

“TRIUMPH OF THE WILL” @ SPORK PRESS THIS STORY IS ABOUT A BLACK OLYMPIAN (Jesse Owens), A JEWISH FILM DIRECTOR (Bud Greenspan) AND AN AMAZING WOMAN (Leni Riefenstahl ), WHO MADE ADOLF HITLER LOOK VERY, VERY GOOD. RESEARCHED & TRUE. (I WORKED FOR THE FILM DIRECTOR). Leni Riefenstahl is a witness to the shooting of Jewish…

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THIS IS NOT A POEM

“UNDERSTANDING THE POEM”  “The problem flashes face forward when I want to ask the poet what she meant when she wrote poetry and she is no longer with us.”   ~~~~~ DISCOVER “STOP & FRISK” @ CONNOTATION PRESS ~~~~~

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MY REPLY TO MARJORIE PERLOFF

PERLOFF’S RESPONSES CAN BE FOUND @ THE RUMPUS, “BEAUTY AND THE BEASTLY PO-BIZ, PART 2” OR: PART 1 OF “BEAUTY AND THE BEASTLY PO-BIZ” @ THE RUMPUS MAY BE ACCESSED HERE. AMY KING SAYS: July 27th, 2013 at 3:31 pm Hi Marjorie, While yours is an impressive oeuvre, my blog post is not framed as a review…

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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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STRING THEORY

STRING THEORY Try again. Embroider the earth’s arc of belly rising to fold into mountain. If you lay your head table-side, a stream trickles out, over rocks, into lunar heights. Right here beside you. The sheen of a screen replays distant ringing from a lime green phone, 1950. ~~~~~ STRING THEORY – CONTINUED @ BOSTON…

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COOPERATIVE POETRY

COOPERATIVE POETRY The Rooster Moans created an online network of artists where there are no hierarchies.    “It allows the students to see that, regardless of level of experience, we’re all working artists, and that being a published poet doesn’t mean that you don’t still struggle and grapple with your art, and/or obviate the need…

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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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