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Anniversary of Pablo Neruda’s Death September 23, 2008: Today is the anniversary of Pablo Neruda’s death in 1973. In homage, I’m posting this poem, “Ode with a Lament.”* Written in the early thirties in Spain, it probably alludes to Neruda’s [...] by

Singer-Songwriters and Poetry September 20, 2008: Any of us can get into a good fight arguing over singer-songwriters whose poetic lyrics we champion. And some singers, Leonard Cohen or David Berman (of The Silver Jews) for instance, publish books [...] by

Slovene Invasion September 14, 2008: The Slovenes are coming! Five of them, anyway: Tone Škrjanec, Tomaž Šalamun, Gregor Podlogar, Ana Pepelnik, and Primož Čučnik. This could be big trouble (see their bio notes). Catch you [...] by

The Poetry-Transfigured Essay September 10, 2008: The best book by our best living literary essayist, An Elemental Thing
 by Eliot Weinberger got scant attention when it was published in 2007. As is sometimes the case with significant American [...] by

Welsh Poetry, Psychogeography & EcoPoetics September 8, 2008: It is 12:20 in Providence a Friday… I scroll through the madding blogs and check in with Harriet
 to see what the poets in Wales are doing these days… Zoë Skoulding What ARE the poets in Wales [...] by