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Hambone: Destination Out April 17, 2013: "Hambone, Hambone, where you been? / Around the world and I'm goin' again." —Juba dance song In twenty-first-century culture, what's virtual is what's real. A literary magazine or publisher that lacks a website runs the danger of becoming invisible to readers, most of whom have forsaken print for digital media. Readers of poetry are no [...] by

Poetry as Oracular Radio April 8, 2013: http://youtu.be/Dn8m6GwC-jA To send or receive? That is the question. Watching Cocteau's Orpheus for the umpteenth time the other night, I was impressed, during the scene in which Orpheus is listening to the car radio, by the doubling of the figure of the poet: there is the invisible (dead?) poet whose words are heard on the radio, and the [...] by

The Wicked Persistence of Aura April 1, 2013: [caption id="attachment_63945" align="alignright" width="500"] CODEX 2013[/caption] Why should poets care about aura? If the age of mechanical reproduction did not manage to kill off aura—defined, in Walter Benjamin's terms, as the glow of authenticity surrounding any original thing—then the age of digital reproduction surely must. However, [...] by