Tag: Poetry

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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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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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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Got Gulf Oil?

Like to eat Louisiana seafood? Swim with the Florida fishies?  Enjoy a little oil in your cereal? No?  Please answer the call for work at Poets for Living Waters today! Poets for Living Waters is a poetry action in response to the Gulf Oil Disaster of April 20, 2010, one of the most profound man-made ecological catastrophes in history. Former…

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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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I’m Just Being a Bitch Again

So HTMLGIANT, I’ve been told, serves a mostly young male community in its comments sections.  I wasn’t sure that was true, but apparently, that’s the hope: On HTMLGIANT, Blake Butler (who is also the editor of HTML) pimped a new mag, “We Are Champion,” that his work appears in;  Elisa Gabbert pointed out that it’s…

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WHEN CATHOLIC GIRLS GO RIDING

WHEN CATHOLIC GIRLS GO RIDING My Mexican pony turned again and found himself adrift amidst the Bambis of the Eastern shore. North Carolina is just as lovely this time of year, with soft brown eyes that look the same as air. I ride along, forgetting my comb, so I need to find a pattern for…

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Don’t Just Reinscribe! Dissolve, blur, disguise, grrr, meld & dye, dye, dye…

Cahun’s work explores the interior and plays with the metamorphosis of self. Her androgynous polymorphy, her adoption of various theatrical disguises (vampire, gymnast, swami, masked gypsy, braided girl, mannequin, angel) and of the trappings of either gender, sometimes of both within one image, melts the boundaries drawn by the construct of two polar oppositional genders.…

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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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Getting to Know Mr. Knott

Giorgio de Chirico So I bought Nights of Naomi and found this poem: THE FRAGILITY OF MARQUEES Ten Tibetan lesbians join hands to form the beautiful skingraft called sleep With bare hands of flood they caress the yellow machinery floating out of my ears Because just as the holding hands is burned up in the…

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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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HTMLGIANT

The “I Like Amy King A Lot” Interview FIND OUT: * You’re very involved in participating in the poetry community. What motivates you to be involved with so many projects? What do you get from all your projects? * What is your best coping mechanism for the AWP experience? Do you enjoy participating in the…

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How to Say What You Haven’t

EXCERPTS in response to my “The What Else” essay: That is, it is not shaped by a coherent/canonized value system that’s purposed ideologically against a heteronormative poetic tradition… It should exist outside the power structure that contains that discourse, but become accessible by readerly politicized positions… Queerness haunts the machine, articulating differences. We don’t know what…

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WILLA – New School Event +

Riggio Forum: Women in Letters and Literary Arts Monday, March 1, 2010 @ 6:30 p.m. Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street — Room 510 New York, NY WILLA (Women in Letters and Literary Arts) presents readings along with a panel discussion on the state of women’s literature today. Participants, all of whom…

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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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