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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Women Don’t Travel & Write

Women don’t travel and write about it, or so the New Yorker’s Bill Buford might have us believe via the Best American Travel Writing 2010.  Actually, the truth is that one of the 20 essays included is written by a woman.  My bad. We’re still watching what the rest of the 2010 “Best of American”…

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POETS FOR LIVING WATERS READING @ CUNY GRADUATE CENTER

Join poets Nicole Cooley and Tonya Foster, poets and editors of the Poets for Living Waters initiative Amy King and Heidi Lynn Staples, and guest readers Jan Heller Levi,Marcella Durand, Julian Brolaski, Ana Bozicevic, Joanna Hoffman, and Brenda Iijimafor an evening of poetry and eco-poetics in the wake of large-scale catastrophes in the Gulf and the surrounding regions. The online poetry forum and activist group Poets…

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A Geography of Pleasure

Poems @ OCTOPUS MAGAZINE A GEOGRAPHY OF PLEASURE The Water’s Piety in Doubt and Question by J. Michael MartinezIt Is Especially Dangerous To Be Conscious of Oneself by Jeff Alessandrelli Dwell-E by Brandon Downing The Massachusetts Book of the Dead by Katie Peterson Coney Island Avenue by Andy Fitch Length of Fetch by Jesse Lichtenstein…

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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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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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My Other Voice

Not *my* voice per se — Nic Sebastian brilliantly reads “A Hole in My Name,” complete with accent from elsewhere (can anyone detect the origin??). Nic’s voice transforms the poem into a legitimate experience! Hear the poem by clicking *here*!  Thanks, Nic! ~~~~~~~ Here is Nic’s “About” — Dear Poet X – I am writing…

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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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ESQUE – A NEW ONLINE JOURNAL OF P/OETRY AND MAN/IFESTO!

A new online journal of p/oetry and man/ifesto: ESQUE http://www.esquemag.com & http://www.esque.eu *note: esque is a flash site. wait a full minute while it loads. enjoy.* In ISSUE 1: OETRY is the kitchen sink.Charles Bernstein. Bei Dao. Tamiko Beyer. Jackie Clark. Amy De’Ath. Lidija Dimkovska. Kate Durbin. Steven Karl. Natalie Lyalin. Filip Marinovich. Sharon Mesmer.…

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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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What BP Isn’t Doing, But Could

The Secret, 700-Million-Gallon Oil Fix That Worked — and Might Save the Gulf May 13, 2010 at 6:46AM by Mark Warren There’s a potential solution to the Gulf oil spill that neither BP, nor the federal government, nor anyone — save a couple intuitive engineers — seems willing to try. As The Politics Blog reported on…

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