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Nick Piombino’s Fait Accompli Blog 10th Anniversary May 3, 2013: The tenth anniversary of Nick Piombino’s blog Fait Accompli will not pass without comment. Following the NYC events of 9/11 Nick felt a strong need for literary community and dialogue and began to [...] by

Notes on Conceptualism May 2, 2013: What does conceptual poetry have to do with conceptual poetry? Is conceptual poetry conceptual poetry? Is conceptual poetry poetry? Conceptual poetry is mainly about unearthing neuroses in the minds [...] by

Notes while reading – Guy Debord and Gianfranco Sanguinetti / The Veritable Split In the International / Chronos Publications 1990 / (1972 in French) May 1, 2013: Submissive intellectuals who are presently at the beginning of their career see themselves obliged for their part to disguise themselves as moderate situationists or semi-situationists, only to show [...] by

Michael Gottlieb / Dear All / Roof / 2013 April 26, 2013: The meaning is sometimes so dazzlingly apparent that our apprehension of it is instantaneous / so that it would be better to speak thus – our apprehension by it is instantaneous / or / its [...] by

Dorothea Lasky / Thunderbird / Wave Books / 2012 April 23, 2013: Thunderbird is a fairly seamless collection of lyrics / integrated around recurring themes and values. Beginning perhaps twenty years ago / the I-poem came under attack – for being egotistic / for [...] by

Julian T Brolaski / gowanus atropolis / Advice for Lovers April 22, 2013: Julian T Brolaski / gowanus atropolis / Ugly Duckling Presse / 2011 Julian Talamantez Brolaski / Advice for Lovers / City Lights / 2012 These Brolaski poems / neoretro in extremis / create neologisms [...] by

Andrew Levy / Cracking Up / Truck / 2010 April 16, 2013: So many things are almost-being-said (periodically / here-and-there / parenthetically – abruptly) / that that-is-being-said (sometimes (first-and-foremost) over all (over all)). It will dictate its [...] by

Thom Donovan / The Hole / Displaced Press / 2012 April 12, 2013: The Hole is presented as in process of completion / perhaps as still in process but not (not) toward completion – the title is hand-written on the cover / there’s some scribbling / a bar code / [...] by

AIDS and (Its) Gentrification April 9, 2013: Sarah Schulman / The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Generation / University of California Press / 2012 For several years I’ve been considering the sprawl of MFA and BFA programs with [...] by

‘I (yet again) didn’t attend': The 2013 AWP Conference April 8, 2013: Even though the 2013 AWP (Average White Poets?) Conference was closer to my home than usual / I (yet again) didn’t attend. Some indication as to why might be provided by quotes from a William [...] by