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Hey, erica kaufman! (Part II) May 2, 2014: Continued from Part 1. for erica The thoughts of my text don’t mirror literary criticism, are shapes of writing, are their present.—Leslie Scalapino Of all divides (rich/poor, literate/not, [...] by

Popular Criticism and the Paralysis of History May 2, 2014: “Hegemony is like a pillow: it absorbs blows and so sooner or later the would-be assailant will find it comfortable to rest upon” Robert Cox, Approaches to World Order After I attended a recent [...] by

On Not Being Poetry’s Daddy: Marianne Morris in Conversation (Part 2 of 2) May 2, 2014: This is Part 2 of my conversation with Marianne Morris (part 1 is here). We discuss Cambridge (where Marianne went to undergraduate and graduate school), Marianne’s writing practice, Chinese [...] by

See You in the Emergency Room, Part Two May 1, 2014: Continued from Part 1. Hobbling through Tompkins Square Park on a fine summer afternoon, I was lucky enough to cross paths with Karen Weiser. My crutches kicked off a conversation about the months [...] by

The Profanity Blahs, Part 1 [They fuck you up, your Under and Grad.] May 1, 2014: America loves blue, blue jeans, that lil blue pil, and blue toilet water, and American poets are famously fond of packaging and repackaging one of our deepest human impulses, the Blues; and, [...] by

Hey, erica kaufman! (Part I) May 1, 2014: I suggest reading and re-reading Kevin Killian’s posts here on Harriet (which led me to think about an old post of Alli Warren’s, “On Failure” Instead of lack, why not write about [...] by

Jack Spicer’s Grave May 1, 2014: Those of you who are my friends on Facebook will know this part already, but last month an e-mail arrived from Stephanie Elliott, the indefatigable press liaison for Wesleyan University Press, where [...] by

On Not Being Poetry’s Daddy: Marianne Morris in Conversation (Part 1 of 2) May 1, 2014: This conversation with Marianne Morris took place at Oliveto in Oakland over flourless chocolate cake. Marianne and I first met in New York in 2008. She currently resides in Berkeley, California [...] by

We Must Act But How? A Conversation with Juan Felipe Herrera (Part 1 of 3) April 30, 2014: An activist and literary spirit is the core of California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera’s adventurous poetic career. From varied California locales, he’s pursued perhaps the Chicano poetic [...] by

on the small press, part five: ‘we invite anyone to come and hang out’ April 30, 2014: The fifth and final in a series of posts featuring editors and publishers discussing their projects. Today: Patricia No and Giancarlo DiTrapano. Publication Studio was founded in 2009 in Portland, [...] by