“What is safe?”

Words and Music by Metta Sáma EXCERPTS: “King’s book is not quiet; hers is an aesthetics of sound fractured, fragmented, compounded, mixed, remixed, sampled, jointed, yes, even anointed. (Check out the cover of this book, it’s sparseness of image, this blaringly red background, these glaringly gray figures, mouths open. Caught mid-pounce (whose in danger? (you…

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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 & Race Roundtable

The new issue of Evening Will Come is up:  A roundtable on poetry and race, featuring Francisco Aragón, Jaswinder Bolina, Veronica Golos, Amy King, J. Michael Martinez, Farid Matuk, Evie Shockley, Juliana Spahr, Orlando White, and Timothy Yu. Here: http://www.eveningwillcome.com/issue10-raceroundtable-p1.html “The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –Alice Walker

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OCCUPY WALL STREET – IS IT REALLY HAPPENING?

** AND JUST WHAT IS IT? MEDIA BLACKOUT? YOU TELL ME. **  Click the titles for info: * “The problem in a nutshell is this: Inequality in this country … (click to continue)” * Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/what-wall-street-protesters-are-so-angry-about-2011-10?op=1#ixzz1arm8aHPw Join the Poetry@WallStreet on Facebook – * Click here – TO PARTICIPATE IN FRIDAY’S READING! * Poets Occupy Wall…

"The Granny Brigade"

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Poetry – Women – Words

Lorna Simpson talks about her career, including her recent practice of appropriating and restaging mid-20th-century photographs. * Why Black History Month Still Matters * Pollitt speaks on women’s equality struggles * Women Stage Massive Protests Across Italy: ‘The Sexism Is Intolerable ‘ (Video) * Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale and “Fun” Feminism * Hatem addresses emergence of…

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Take That, America…

“NECESSARY INSTINCT“ @ Harp & Altar Roseanne Carrara Curses To a Translator of Horace The End of the Novel Andy Fitch from Island Freshly Raked The Cloisters Apartments for Sale Geometry of the Lemon Jimmy Carter Attitude Eileen G’Sell Sunday Blanket Praise Amy King Necessary Instinct Jesse Lichtenstein Cause Effect Stephen Sturgeon Three Elegies for…

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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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