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A One Question Survey: What is a woman poet?

A One Question Survey: What is a woman poet?

At Henry’s Pub in Berkeley I conducted a one question survey. We were celebrating the triumphant end to a poetry workshop. At first, I asked only the women at the table and then we decided to [...]

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Imagined Objects

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The Imagination, which we cannot anatomically locate in any rustling branch of gray matter, or toss coins into, as if a fountain—here, in this season of cruelty and of spleen, we watch Her [...]
Poetry Banksy

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The world is abuzz with rumors of a Poetry Banksy, an anonymous art idiot who runs around cities blowing up the status quo with his ideas. He defaces. He mutilates. He subverts. He smears ink on [...]
What We Write About When We Write About

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Last month, sitting in a Brooklyn living room at a salon for women writers, a poet was talking about content. There was this notion among poets, she said, that a poem need not be about anything. That [...]
on the small press, part three: ‘the writers who we have heard at some grimy event’

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The third in a series of posts featuring editors and publishers discussing their projects. Today: Mess Editions and Chris Fritton. Mess Editions is Andrea Abi-Karam, Paul Murufas, Wendy Trevino, Lara [...]
The Gravity Dumpling House

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God, I love poetry. When you’re a poet you can be hungover, broke, deeper in debt, famished and lovesick—and still come up astral royalty to the groundhog. The whiskered catfish in his bloodwarm [...]
IN OTHER EDENS: On Amanda Ackerman’s <em>The Book of Feral Flora</em>

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In which I talk about reading Amanda Ackerman’s The Book of Feral Flora and Amanda talks about making The Book of Feral Flora. Divya: Reading The Book of Feral Flora  Feral. /ˈfɪərəl/ [...]
How To Say ‘Los Angeles’ In Comanche, Part 2

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So there we were, my nephew, little sister, and myself in a small white four-door Saturn LE leaving the the outskirts of Barstow. I had just called our host to notify him where we were. Let me [...]
Stone Language

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On Sunday night I found myself sitting down to dinner beside the Korean artist Kim Beom. At this moment, I did not know that I was already acquainted with his work. We talked about architecture, [...]
Poet Flattened

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I met the San Francisco-based poet Aaron Simon around Halloween 2011, when our hands touched, both of us reaching for an old book, at “Scanners,” the pop-up bookstore art project of the artists [...]
Singular Voices

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art is (Speaking Portraits), Vol. II When for art is/poetry is/music is I first began asking poets, artists and musicians to say on camera what it— poetry, et al.—is, some people said, “How [...]
Ronaldo Wilson’s Radical Femininity; or, the Muga of South Bend; or, TEAR-E AVATAR as 바리데기

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“Grey” by Ronaldo Wilson from Center for Art and Thought on Vimeo. 1. In her essays in Princess Abandoned, translated with typical nimbleness by Don Mee Choi, poet Kim Hyesoon presents [...]
Occupy Oakland: Poesis and Political Practice

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The System Has Got to Die The landscape of global capitalism has been substantially altered in the past six years. A mixed policy of austerity (cuts and state retrenchment) and fiscal stimulus [...]
on the small press, part two: ‘the future is back’

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The second in a series of posts featuring editors and publishers discussing their projects. First up: Noel Black and Mary Burger. —Noel Black Angry Dog Press started in 1998, I think. It was the [...]
DEUS EX MACHINA/GOD FROM THE MACHINE: On Nicolas Mugavero and Chris Sylvester’s OrWorse.Net

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In which I talk about reading OrWorse.Net and Nicolas Mugavero and Chris Sylvester talk about making OrWorse.Net       Divya: On ‘reading’ OrWorse It has just crossed my mind that [...]
How To Say ‘Los Angeles’ in Comanche, Part 1

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One time someone asked me, as a Comanche poet was it beneficial acquiring an M.F.A. degree in Creative Writing? Yes, it was. I considered myself a poet before I walked onto that campus. Yet, [...]
Akhob

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Akhob—James Turrell’s third installation for Louis Vuitton—opened last June at Crystals in Las Vegas.  Having missed all three retrospectives (at the Guggenheim in New York, the MFAH in [...]
Poetry and Humor, for Megan Brian

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Only one thing is as dreadful as a poetry reading meant to awe that falls flat, except for one thing, he who tries to write a funny little essay.  Instead I write today on two topics that have [...]
The Winter of Our Disco Tent

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“…the terrible and noteworthy irony…”—H.H. Bancroft. New York City during the war years was, unless you were eating sushi with the Simics, a dark and horrible place. It was as if [...]