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On Allyssa Wolf’s Vaudeville or My Altamont Blues, II April 27, 2015: the world to tempt the thief inside a glass ball. To tell the truth. (That Thanksgiving I made a soup from instant potatoes. I think I had. Instant heaven. Rooms grave and grainy. I tried hard. Not [...] by

riffs on Paris graff : 6 April 27, 2015: Chris Marker’s Le fond de l’air est rouge eulogizes and elegizes the end of the 1960s and ventures into the early seventies. A play on the stock phrase le fond de l’air est frais, or the air is [...] by

Post-Poetry, Part 2: Outpost/Outland April 24, 2015: Dear Divya, So there you are in Singapore, and here I am in Colorado Springs, both of which are sort of conflicted homeworlds for both of us, and outlands to the centers of poetic industry (haw haw). [...] by

5 Hours of National Poetry Month April 24, 2015: For the uberx driver who thought it a coincidence that my name was Yolanda like the Yolanda Adams he was listening to on the radio at the exact moment my request came through. For asking me, is this [...] by

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet April 24, 2015: [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an [...] by

Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Five April 24, 2015: The day before his wedding, my father took us to the Killing Fields. My sister and I, our stepsister and stepbrothers, their mother and our father, I say, though I don’t remember him being there. [...] by

ON MY LOVE FOR THOSE WHO REFUSE SILENCE Part 2 April 24, 2015: Featuring Wo Chan, Sonia Guiñansaca, Janine Joseph and Javier Zamora– poets refusing to be silenced.  Homepage image courtesy of Julio Salgado: http://juliosalgado83.tumblr.com    Wo [...] by

‘my visual poems are not really about handwriting': An Interview w/ Paul Ebenkamp, Part I April 23, 2015: Hey Paul, Your book The Louder The Room The Darker The Screen (Timeless, Infinite Light) is my book of the year thus far, I want to ask you about the marker poems, I also do marker poems, I used to [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S (8) April 23, 2015: … language as it is embodied, perpetually being created. Composition takes place in the liminal moment of history-in-the-making, at the ‘rim of occurrence’ (Leslie Scalapino). We compose [...] by

Notes Toward a New Language: On Dieter Roth April 23, 2015: I would call myself an inventor of machines that are meant to entertain (or inspire) feelings (or thoughts) that help to digest this Central European civilization wading in junk.              [...] by