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MCAG Presents… the MONGREL DREAM LIBRARY May 1, 2015: Happy to bookend my  posts with another message from the Mongrel Coalition Against Gringpo: Some of these books have been published under different titles, but we understand it’s hard to read [...] by

Associations, Four May 1, 2015: 10. Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy And Its Consequences- John Allen Paulos I think I borrowed this book from my Dad in the 80s. There are roughly 7 billion people living today, every person has [...] by

riffs on Paris graff : 9 May 1, 2015: Street art in Paris is increasingly approachable, if not palatable—even potable. Someone had left a can of Dr. Pepper in front of Ender’s brooding angel (in my previous post), as a votive without [...] by

THIS IS MESSY, WE’RE NOT SORRY: Elegant Mire with Carrie Lorig, v. 4 May 1, 2015: Carrie: i’m reading your piece on tract – trace “The ground is like a bad omen. You can drag a stone back to the place of departure and still be stuck in the temporary undercurrent [...] by

Akhmatova’s ‘Requiem’ in the Age of Terror May 1, 2015: “If we are not ready to shoot a saboteur and White Guardist, what sort of revolution is that?” (Vladamir Lenin, qtd. in Fitzpatrick, Sheila. The Russian Revolution. Oxford University Press. [...] by

Associations, Three April 30, 2015: 6. Demo To Ink- Ron Silliman Chax Press Laura Moriarty was definitely there, we were standing in a group on the field at Woodside Elementary in Concord. Brandon Brown was probably there, but sort of [...] by

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