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Vampires & Strippers June 12, 2014: Who doesn’t love vampires and strippers? Well, I suppose some people don’t. But I’m sure glad that Geoffrey Gatza, poet and editor/publisher of BlazeVOX [books], does. Gatza is committed to [...] by

10 Cherished Books June 9, 2014: 1. I feel fortunate to have met Ted Berrigan, just once, during my first trip to New York in October 1982. I really wanted to meet Alice Notley, his wife, whose poetry I knew and admired more than [...] by

More Is More: Sylvia Plath’s Letters June 3, 2014: Imagine a Sylvia Plath you’ve never known before. Not a depressed, suicide-obsessed brooder—the stereotype so many people seem to have in mind—but an optimistically driven intellectual (as well [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part IV: Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces May 31, 2014: I wrote through the zodiac! This is my last meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by astrological modalities. (See here for my first one; here is my second one; here is my third [...] by

Poetry, Northern/Southern Border, part III May 30, 2014: In which I write about three newly minted poetry series that take place along the border between Canada and the U.S.A. Earlier, I spoke of a pop-up series in Detroit. My second dispatch featured [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part III: Libra, Scorpio, and Sagittarius May 27, 2014: This is my third meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one; here is my second). What Are the Modalities of the Zodiac? A Review below: [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part II: Cancer, Leo, and Virgo May 22, 2014: This is my second meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one). What Are the Modalities of the Zodiac? Here’s a Review: Cardinal signs [...] by

Poetry, Northern/Southern Border, part II May 15, 2014: In which I write about three newly minted poetry series that take place along the border between Canada and the U.S.A. Earlier, I spoke of a pop-up series in Detroit. Here’s the second dispatch [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part I: Aries, Taurus, Gemini May 12, 2014: I approach the language of the stars as symbolic patterns, and use astrology and other symbolic systems as forms of advanced pattern recognition. Here is the first of four meditations where I work my [...] by

Poetry, Northern/Southern Border, Part I May 7, 2014: In which I talk about three newly minted 2014 poetry series that take place along the border between Canada and the U.S.A. Dispatch from Detroit On Friday May 2nd Dale Smith and I rode in a white [...] by