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(Soma)tic Reading Enhancements INSTALLMENT #1 June 4, 2015: A thousand different readers of a poem make a thousand different poems. The creativity in the reading percolates through the same membrane as the writing. (Soma)tic reading enhancements like [...] by

Kenneth Goldsmith Says He Is an Outlaw June 1, 2015: To be a black man in the United States of America is to be in a constant state of war and I am tired, I’m just so tired of the war. White people want me to be dangerous, scary or sexy, they never [...] by

NNNGGGGGGHHHHUUUUUGGGGHHHH HHHHHHHHHHHHHHH /a flesh sound / a sound of strangle / Your cup must be filled May 29, 2015: “I ask you, O! Americans!” David Walker calls to his audience in his 1829 Appeal in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble to the Colored Citizens of the World, but in Particular, And Very [...] by

‘a lance to pierce the possible': Reading N. H. Pritchard May 26, 2015: I would like to shift away from discussing the deployment of whiteness in conceptual, avant-garde, or experimental writing. In my previous post, “Canvases Pale,” I included a definition [...] by

Canvases Pale: A Minstrelsy So Easily Absorbed May 22, 2015: And so I would like to make it clear that I am going to talk about race. Again. I would like to make it clear that my writing about race, like myself, is a collection of incomplete moments in time. [...] by

The Whitest Boy Alive: Witnessing Kenneth Goldsmith May 18, 2015: “There are times when scandal feels like the sun that race revolves around.” –The Racial Imaginary “The white writer feels injured in this moment—misunderstood and wounded—and believes it [...] by

MARFITA: An Interview with Artist Josh Franco, Part 2 May 7, 2015: Part 1 of the interview can be found here. LB: I love this idea of Anzaldúa appearing in Marfa in her textual form. It makes me think of that project you did, copying the letters and putting them on [...] by

MARFITA: An Interview with Artist Josh Franco, Part 1 May 5, 2015: I’ve known Josh Franco for about a year now. He teaches in the Art History department at Ithaca College, and I teach in the Writing Department. We both came to IC under the auspices of the [...] by

Spitting Venom: An Interview with Elana Chavez & Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta, Part 2 May 1, 2015: I interviewed Elana Chavez and Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta on March 28th in Oakland, California about their new Cantíl Reading Series, which features only poets of color. We met at “Books for Days” [...] by

Post-Poetry, Part 5: LulzPo, Avant-Comic, YA Poetry Mix-Tape May 1, 2015: With a tip of the hat to Elaine Kahn and her mix-tape posts on Harriet, here’s a mix-tape of some of my favorite comic poems. I’m calling these selections LulzPo, or avant-comic, and YA [...] by