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Like Signals March 22, 2016: This city is a ham. It’s like this all day: poets and skate crews buzzing. A flowing moment; a shuffle of symmetries. The desirable state of a carapace or a whiff of Scooby-Doo. A day keeping the [...] by

Turn It Loose March 17, 2016: What else but a poem in a state of tension. A crack in a poem. Lines seen through doorways, sidewalks, arches, lips. A hint of the poet’s viewpoint. His or her choices may not resolve the mystery [...] by

‘Everything, for me, is translation’: An Interview With John High March 15, 2016: John High—poet and prose stylist—writes because he feels driven to do so. American and foreign landscapes and voices populate his poems. A contemporary visionary, it is hard to forget any poem of [...] by

Had Been Here All Along March 8, 2016: 1. PATRICIA SPEARS JONES Patricia Spears Jones has paid her dues as a poet since arriving in New York City in the early seventies. Her book of new and selected poems—A Lucent Fire—just came out. [...] by

So Even While March 2, 2016: To be a poet in capitalistic America is a rebellious act. When it comes to manifestos, I change the subject. Does the poem care whether you have expectations or not? Today I didn’t invent my [...] by

Blog of Love & Work. Thank You. February 29, 2016: LOVE “I don’t/ know what to sing. I am the others. I hope/the others are me. Like the trees/I don’t know what to sing./no nightingales on my finger.” –Eduardo Chirinos (April 4, [...] by

Dear Reader, There’s a Still Suburb of Friendship, Community, and Poetry & Praising a Note February 23, 2016: I’m drawn back to the past in this blog because I just came back from Massachusetts, where I was visiting my family in Framingham. I traveled with Dale’s sister Jody Sherrard. It felt good to [...] by

Love, Cinema, Writing, Race, & Death February 11, 2016: It was my birthday this past weekend and I’m recovering from a busy trip to Butte, Montana where I was hosted by poet and scholar Isabel Sobral Campos, at Montana Tech, and was invited to talk [...] by

Dale Edwin Sherrard, 1961-2015 February 3, 2016: I am still mourning and still grieving. Known for most of his life as Eddie and then as Dale for the last twenty-six years. So he’s both Eddie and Dale. He used to joke to me that “Dale was [...] by

Tender Theory January 28, 2016: Los Angeles had been a place for an emergence of thinking about the relationship of illness to capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy, so it was a good thing that I was there. Johanna Hedva had [...] by