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Nursing Futurism May 31, 2016: Siren Aria (a fragment) …It’s still conductive, pornographic. The plumbing a listening hose for        strangers rooting around  In the house’s howls: I [...] by

Copper Lyres (Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity, Part 2) May 31, 2016: then with your tongue remove the tape Jean Toomer, “Her Lips Are Copper Wire” (1920) In a meditation on “The Invisible City” within his 1961 magnum opus The City in History: Its Origins, Its [...] by

‘The Whole Harmonium’: Paul Mariani Visits WBUR Boston May 27, 2016: Paul Mariani visits the studios of WBUR Boston program Here and Now to discuss his new Wallace Stevens biography The Whole Harmonium. Tune in to hear Mariani discuss Stevens’s writing and to [...] by

Aeolian Harping: Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity (Part 1) May 26, 2016: …And what if all of animated nature Be but organic Harps diversely framed, That tremble into thought, as o’er them sweeps Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze, At once the Soul of each, and [...] by

Chloris a più voci (Translation as Reperformance, Part 2) May 17, 2016: As a child I lived with a reproduction of an image of Sandro Botticelli’s Chloris—just the detail of the nymph’s face in torment, looking back, a stalk black—with age?—in her open [...] by

Translation as (Re)Performance (Part 1: Moonstriking) May 13, 2016: In 2014, after fourteen years of reading, researching, and translating the poetry of the polyglot poet Amelia Rosselli, I found myself faced in terms more immediate than ever with the task of [...] by

Aborted Nurses: A Geopoetics, for Mother’s Day (and the formula babies) May 10, 2016: There are two human figures amidst the mayhem in Cathy Wilkes’s I Give You All My Money, a centrifugal 2008 installation reconstructed for various locations over time, which I lived with, or rather [...] by

Proximate Shadowing: Translation as Radical Transparency and Excess April 30, 2016: Ask Jen Hofer what she’s working on and the answer will be something like: I’m translating four books, writing a few of my own, teaching, interpreting for Spanish-speakers in the Los Angeles [...] by

Twists and Turns in the Bowels of the Neon Dragon: A Dream Maze April 29, 2016: Notes for national corpse month, continued: Do dreams require belief? A system, like a machine with a dream at one end and belief at the other, each produced by the marvelous play of presences [...] by

Translating Poetry, Translating Blackness April 28, 2016: In “Translating Poetry, Translating Blackness,” John Keene argues that “we need more translation of literary works by non-Anglophone black diasporic authors into English, particularly by [...] by