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How Not to Interview Black People about Police Brutality April 30, 2015: Dear Wolf Blitzer: This is the kind of thing that breaks an American poet’s heart. This from a so-called “liberal” news affiliate! I have avoided writing to you or to any of your colleagues [...] by

Post-Poetry, Part 4: AnonyPo & Collectivist Refusal April 30, 2015: So the death of the author was exaggerated. To misquote Donald Barthelme, Roland Barthes was a farthes. Let’s review: […] in primitive societies, narrative is never undertaken by a person, [...] by

riffs on Paris graff : 8 April 30, 2015: Graffiti is always already camera ready—always was. “We decided to take the train to Baychester station,” Lee of the Fabulous Five told Craig Castleman, in a long interview that begins Getting [...] by

Seven on the State of Philly Poetry 2015 April 30, 2015: So I put this question out on my Facebook page: What is the state of poetry in Philadelphia? Feels like it should be an ongoing Philly forehead-feeling kind of endeavor because this here poetry scene [...] by

Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Six April 30, 2015: I became the corpse, because—and then, it floats away again. —Alice Notley, In the Pines recall, translucent and disposable, the remaining corpses. —Roberto Tejada, Lost Continent And one day [...] by

Poetry is Not the Final Girl: Elaine Kahn April 30, 2015: Elaine Kahn and I have a long-standing agreement that either of us can flake on any scheduled date we have to hang out because of reasons of emotional distress and/or exhaustion. This means that we [...] by

Marisa Crawford on WEIRD SISTER April 30, 2015: October of 2014 saw the launch of WEIRD SISTER, a website that “explores the intersections of feminism, literature and pop culture.” I asked the founder of WEIRD SISTER (and good friend) [...] by

Associations Two April 30, 2015: 3. Lorine Niedecker: Collected Works—Lorine Niedecker, edited by Jenny Penberthy (University of California Press). I remember Penberthy giving a lecture for The Poetry Center @ SFSU years and years [...] by

Actualizing Democratic Vistas April 30, 2015: Tribute to …Pinsky, Walcott?. Poet, Educator, Mentor The cold, cyclical dark, turning and returning. Even in the scorched and frozen world of the dead after the holocaust The wheel as it turns [...] by

A Maxwell’s Candor Is the Brightest Shield and Peeping Mot: Notes and an Interview April 29, 2015: A Maxwell’s Candor Is the Brightest Shield is a beautiful book. As with all Ugly Duckling Presse publications it sits well in the hand and has a just right physicality. It also has stylish black [...] by