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To Find the Subject by Leaving the Subject: Expectations of Race & Content November 12, 2015: In 2005 when I was an undergraduate in creative writing I entered a poetry-residency contest. One of the competition’s rules was that the applicant must be of Native American descent. A couple [...] by

Functional White: Crafting Space & Silence November 3, 2015: The white space is just as important as the text in a poem, whether it’s the counter that shapes an O or S, a line break after a word or a caesura within a line. With space, one can shape sound and [...] by

7 TYPES OF TRAMBIGUITY October 30, 2015: Paris, France Part 2: On Transparency In Paris When It’s Naked, Etel Adnan writes: “And then, look at Paris, do it in your imagination if your eyes can’t find it, and see what a solid mass of a [...] by

And Yet: A Wedding October 26, 2015: Portland, Oregon Today is the one-month anniversary of my friends Avik Maitra and Patrick Worth, who got married in Portland. When I got married—six years ago, in the Cambridge, Mass., City [...] by

Context/Decontext: A Conversation with Johannes Göransson October 20, 2015: Utrecht, The Netherlands & Notre Dame, Indiana, USA Here is a chance to reflect on book reviewing, and here is something to tell you up front: I am an impossibly slow reader and writer, and no [...] by

The New Heroes in Dutch Poetry October 15, 2015: Rotterdam, The Netherlands Poetry International is a foundation based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Our two most widely publicized activities are our web magazine and archive—which publishes [...] by

Everything I Needed to Know about Poetry I Learned from #KPOP October 13, 2015: Seoul, South Korea This fall, I joined the editorial/programming board of Perdu, an Amsterdam-based organization focused on poetry and performance (mixed with politics and philosophy). During days, [...] by

Different Movements of Bodies in the City October 5, 2015: Paris, France Part 1: On Opacity “In the memory of a woman there is always the memory of several others, as if to be woman and to be memory were one and the same thing.” - Etel Adnan, Of Cities [...] by

Birth Story October 1, 2015: Utrecht, the Netherlands *** After my son was born, everyone told me to write it all down. It can be cathartic, my midwife said, the one named after Hadewijch of Brabant, who was my favorite writer [...] by

Josely Vianna Baptista in Conversation September 30, 2015: Josely Vianna Baptista (Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil, 1957) has written several books of poetry and prose, including a book for young adults which received the VI Prémio Internacional del Libro [...] by