Tag: Poem

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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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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I Said Some Things…

• American Poet feature. Summer 2012, Issue 42. • Lissa Kiernan for The Rooster Moans review. June 30, 2012. • j/j hastain for The Lit Pub review. May 18, 2012. • Michael Flatt for the Center for Literary Publishing review. May 9, 2012. • Lightsey Darst for Bookslut review. May 2012. • Carol Dorf for The Mom Egg review. April 27, 2012. • The Poetry Foundation feature. April 10, 2012. • Alan Gilbert…

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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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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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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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THE UGLY AMERICANS

NEW REVIEW OF SLAVES TO DO THESE THINGS by Bobbi Lurie @ Jacket Magazine” Amy King’s poems are dense and energetically written. They are often fragmented collages of narratives which are in no way narratives in the usual sense. They express a great deal of movement of the mind, written with a strong imagination and…

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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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THE GURLESQUE

WHAT IT ISN’T… Over the past few days, there has been a flurry of recent debate on the Gurlesque (see my post below). Numerous contradictions, conflations, and confusions abound, coupled with not a lot of resolution or agreement regarding what has cumulatively “taken place” vis a vis the book itself (Ana Bozicevic touches on this…

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Paid-for-Poem

Ana “bought” (supported?  inspired?  incentived?) a poem from Molly Gaudry – it rocks! Worth the cash-o-line? You decide: YOU ARE ONE BAD MAMA JAMA, MISS ALABAMA for Amy King and Ana Božičević Hitching home, I hear her holler and honk, and when I turn she pulls over and parks, levels her gauzy eyes on my…

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This Is What a [Feminist] Poet Looks Like

Featuring: Monday, February 1: Ching-In Chen, Jennifer Bartlett, & Kate Durbin Tuesday, February 2: Juliet Cook & Kate Schapira Wednesday, February 3: Kirsten Kaschock & Michele Battiste Thursday, February 4: Michelle Detorie & Stephanie Strickland Friday, February 5: T.A. Noonan & Theodora Danylevich Saturday, February 6: Amy King & Kirsten Kaschock 2 “My Barbaric Bitch of  a Yawp” by Amy King

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Blizzard Is a State of Mind…

Claude Cahun — “I Am in Training:  Don’t Kiss Me” On the day after the blizzard of ’09 rushed up the coast and swallowed us fluffy white frio, Verse Daily has posted a poem from my new forthcoming book (to appear in days)! “State of  a Nation” speaks of things… ~~ Blizzard is a state…

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Sometimes a poem…

Ghost Doe I’m always in the east. [POEM REMOVED] Amy King ~~~ “Write, let no one hold you back, let nothing stop you: not man; not the imbecilic capitalist machinery, in which the publishing houses are the crafty, obsequious relayers of imperatives handed down by an economy that works against us and off our backs;…

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Two this Saturday, October 3rd

The New York Public Library: Grand Central Branch — 135 East 46th Street NY, NY October 3rd @ 2 PM– Shanna Compton, Nada Gordon and Amy King Shanna Compton is the author of For Girls (& Others) (Bloof Books, 2008), Down Spooky (Winnow, 2005), GAMERS (Soft Skull, 2004), and several chapbooks. Her poems and essays have…

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A Few Favorites

A few current faves to spice up your night! CURRENT FAVORITE INTERVIEW WHERE I MAY OR MAY NOT BE REAL @ Thunk:  Where Interviews Go To Die – Ryan Manning vs. Amy King ~~~~ Current Favorite Political Pundit — Rachel Maddow ~~~~ Current Favorite Poem — “Story of Learning” by Matt Rotando ~~~~

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Calling All Agents

CALLING ALL AGENTS When they come unexpected, love and letters unsettle as if to blow penciled hues that prick the pupils of one who scans a dying horizon for wooden branches of floral text. Hold out the web of your impulse; turn what stands before you to Braille. A built-in face would never last the…

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