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The Best Poetry of the Year December 11, 2009: The best books of the last year of the decade, as picked by the staff of Poetry magazine and poetryfoundation.org: Chinese Apples, New and Selected Poems W. S. Di Piero Knopf City Dog: Essays W. S. [...] by

Women of the Avant-Garde December 10, 2009: [Karen Finley by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders] Women of the Avant Garde, Part 1 (MP3) Women of the Avant Garde, Part 2 (MP3) UbuWeb is pleased to present two special podcasts devoted to the fabulous [...] by

Found text #1: Life just got life-ier… December 9, 2009: This is a 2-part (or multi-part, considering the amount of territory to cover) discussion about interior monologues and found-text as resource. Posed as a series of questions to writers whose work is [...] by

Last Night, A Dream. December 8, 2009: I’m floating in a Hawaiian ocean, belly up to the Trade Winds.  Hands up over my head.  Eyes closed.  Cocooned in the Pacific salinity.  The sun is the most attentive lover.  I can hear [...] by

New Blank Document December 7, 2009: I remember being lazy and stupid and nonetheless curious. I remember the Optionists, the Actualists, the Pre-Born Bag of Chipists, the Expos, and the Typing Wild Speechists. I remember white roaches, [...] by

Learning to Teach/Teaching to Learn December 6, 2009: Last weekend my son announced that his 6th grade class was about to start a poetry unit. I thought I knew what this meant, having done guest spots in my kids’ classes since they were in nursery [...] by

Poets: Really, they’re the laziest, stupidest people I know. December 4, 2009: The following words are from Christian Bök, responding during a Q&A session  at Kelly Writers House, UPenn, November 18, 2009: “I think that my poetics makes it viable for me to excuse a [...] by

Reading habits, part III December 4, 2009: This post (one resists the temptation to begin “This post-up” and imagine the electronic void one writes into playing zone defense) is part III because I think the fabulous set of comments to my [...] by

Can “Experimental” Poetry Save the Earth? December 2, 2009: In his essay “Vermin: a Notebook”, the Australian poet John Kinsella writes that without acts of resistance, “the environment has no chance.” This seems obvious enough. The [...] by