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Thousand Times Broken: Gillian Conoley on the Works of Henri Michaux November 18, 2014: Henri Michaux (1899–1984) was a Belgian writer and artist (later a French citizen) of startling originality. Associated with the surrealists, he charted an independent path into the unknown, [...] by

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 [...] by

Poetry as Oracular Radio April 8, 2013: 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 [...] by

The Wicked Persistence of Aura April 1, 2013: 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 [...] by