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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

Troll Thread Interview May 4, 2014: Tan Lin: Can you tell me how Troll Thread got started? and when exactly? Chris Sylvester: Troll Thread started in August 2010. It was another platform for the distribution of things from my tumblr. [...] by

Gauss PDF Interview with J. Gordon Faylor May 4, 2014: Tan Lin: Can you tell me how Gauss PDF got started? and when exactly? Gordon Faylor: GPDF’s inaugural release came about in November 2010. By that point, I’d made a good number of [...] by

We Must Act But How? A Conversation with Juan Felipe Herrera (Part 3 of 3) May 4, 2014: Continued from Part 2. [Transcribed and edited by David Lau.] Part III: Aztlán Against Surveillance Culture DL: I then wonder what you think about what’s going on politically today. Your colleague [...] by

Poetry Operations, Black Noise and Versions of Hiatus May 4, 2014: I wanted to look at a few mostly online publishing platforms that I’ve been following for the past couple of years. I’ll be doing interviews with J. Gordon Faylor at Gauss PDF, and Holly Melgard, [...] by

Enearthing Sounds May 3, 2014:   I want to end this April excursion in the blogosphere with a few brief notes. The purpose has been to sketch out areas for further inquiry while honoring works that over the years have helped [...] by

‘We Probably Need, Like, 10 Vidas’: Zoe Tuck and Axes for the Frozen Sea Inside Us May 3, 2014: Born in Texas, Zoe Tuck has been a participant in the Bay Area literary scene since 2008: she co-curated the Condensery Reading Series in Oakland and worked at Small Press Distribution for many [...] by