Tag: Poetics

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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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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To Understand, a Window

A word washed ashore:  Bookslut Tiny out-of-order excerpts: This phenomenon, in my book, is referred to as “finding your balls online.” I was pretty sick for a solid year after 36 years of very good health. My encounter with mortality was finally real (no longer the 20-something who wasn’t afraid to discuss death in the…

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Poetry Doesn’t Need a Defense

Poetry Doesn’t Need a Defense By Amy King “Poetry in motion!” “Her use of poetic license awakens the spirit…” “The hands of poetry at work …” Whether it be about a film, book, painting, or the ballet, these oft-heard review statements have one thing in common: the knowledge that compositions revealing fresh and unusual techniques,…

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Into the Iron-Clad Shadows…

Early Obama’s Efforts to Get People Involved — Is He Practicing What He Preached? I heard on NPR yesterday some Brit pundit proclaiming that President Obama’s recent TV appearances are mostly for naught. Apparently, pundits think the short-term “gains” — as they weigh them — are not worth the long-term hassles he will surely reap…

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Walt Whitman in White Snow

Currently tucked into the driven snow on the eastern side of Long Island reading “The Road Washes Out in Spring — A Poet’s Memoir of Living Off the Grid ” — about one fourth of the way in — and am enthralled, meditative, attuned, and simply feeling extremely romantic about places I’ve never lived and…

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Race and Poetry [preview]

Part 1 of 3 Stay tuned for the *complete* audio of the Race and Poetry panel @ PennSound [http://www.writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/King.html or on a “bigger” page, waiting to hear]. In the meantime, *incomplete* video @ Blip.TV [http://amyking.blip.tv/ – better quality & only 3 long parts] or YouTube [http://www.youtube.com/user/amyhappens] with 7 shorter videos. The Wilders have also put…

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