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The Hole (Notes) April 24, 2010: This next month I am revising and typesetting my first book of poems, tentatively titled The Hole. Writing so much criticism and essay and working a lot this past year, it has been difficult at times to hold the ms in my attention. Now that May is before me (the book is due to my publisher, the brilliant Brian Whitener of Displaced Press, June [...] by

Interview With Charles Bernstein (Part I) April 23, 2010: The following interview, conducted with Charles Bernstein at his home on March 19th, 2010, represents Bernstein's thinking about the composition of his selected poems just released by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, All the Whiskey in Heaven, as well as his thinking about selected poems as a genre. In the first part of this two part interview, [...] by

For an Archive of the Future Anterior April 18, 2010: The past couple months I have been starting a project with a collaborator, the visual artist/editor of Shifter magazine Sreshta Rit Premnath, to establish an archive of the future anterior. As we say in the first paragraph of our project proposal, addressing the purpose of the project: The tense of the future anterior (French: Future [...] by

Poetics of Distribution, Metadata as Poesis: Tan Lin’s 7CV @ EDIT: Processing Network Publishing April 17, 2010: This coming Wednesday, April 21 on the UPenn campus, Danny Snelson has organized an evening to celebrate Tan Lin's recent book publication, Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking [or 7CV] through the event series he curates, EDIT: Processing Network Publishing. Instead of a typical book launch, the event [...] by

Without Walls: Kyle Schlesinger Edits ABR April 16, 2010: Kyle Schlesinger, friend, colleague, and editor of countless invaluable bibilographic and poetic objects, has a wonderful feature in the most recent American Book Review, entitled "Poetry Without Walls." To give you a sense of this project, I quote at length from Schlesinger's introduction to the feature: "Readers will notice that there is [...] by

Creative Speaking: Fiona Templeton April 15, 2010: A week ago, St. Mark’s Poetry Project celebrated the launch of The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985. To mark this event, last week I posted responses to the question “what is poets theater?” provided by four exemplary scholars and practitioners in the field. Someone whose response I had wanted to include (now posted below) was [...] by

What is Poets Theater? April 5, 2010: In anticipation of this Wednesday’s celebration of The Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater 1945-1985 (edited by David Brazil and Kevin Killian) at St. Mark’s Church, I asked a handful of poets theater practitioners and scholars to respond to the question, “What is poets theater?” The following are extensive replies from David Buuck, [...] by

Fuck Death Revisited April 2, 2010: The following (posted below) is from an essay I have been working on since last fall. The essay attempts to think about CA Conrad's poetics in relation to biopolitics and radical conceptions of the 'the body'/somatic practices as potential sites for a universal subject. It also is, unabashedly, in tribute to Conrad, who many of us can't help [...] by

Ekphrasis Again March 31, 2010: Inspired by Sina’s recent post, I was thinking again about ekphrastic poetry, poetry that traditionally has been written about or for art objects/works. Many of my own poems are informed by visual art, film, music, and live performance. Art, for lack of a better term, often serves as a guide. It shows me things I might not have seen otherwise, [...] by

Belladonna Book Launch and Two Blurbs March 31, 2010: A week from next Tuesday, Belladonna series in NYC, a series that for the past decade has catered to women's writing in particular, will celebrate the release of five books, all of which are must reads in my opinion: Dorothea Lasky's Black Life (Wave Books), Brenda Iijima's revv. you’ll—ution (Displaced Press) and If Not Metamorphic [...] by