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The Anthony Madrid Version of Edward Lear’s ‘The Scroobious Pip’ February 11, 2014: A fine refinishing from Anthony Madrid on the beneficial wanderer Edward Lear is up at The Economy Weekly. Madrid's plan here is to introduce readers to the relatively little-known poem “The Scroobious Pip," left unfinished by Lear in 1872. “The Scroobious Pip,” fittingly, is repeated enough throughout this introduction that we shift to [...] by

Reading List: December 2013 December 11, 2013: [caption id="attachment_78346" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Installation by Luzinterruptus[/caption] The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Here are some recommendations from the poets and writers in our [...] by

Anthony Madrid’s Negotiations With the Arbitrary and the Demonic October 4, 2013: One of our favorite ghazal singers, Anthony Madrid, is interviewed by Melanie Hubbard for The Conversant! In talking about Madrid's book, I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say (Canarium Books 2012), resonant subjects include the ghazal as a possible erotic form ("...forms, eros, foreign languages in general—all these invite to Serious Play" [as [...] by

On Knowing: Quasi-intelligibility, or Good-bye National Poetry Month! May 3, 2013: In On Photography, Susan Sontag discusses Walter Benjamin’s ideal work of literary criticism. According to Sontag, for Benjamin, the ideal work of literary of criticism would be made up of nothing but quotes. Sontag writes: “Benjamin’s own ideal project reads like a sublimated version of the photographer’s activity. This project was a [...] by

Canarium Is on the Move! March 14, 2013: The latest editions from Canarium Books have recently dropped. And we're thrilled to see some authors old and new back in the saddle or making their way onto their list. While many poets get their first books out there and struggle to place their sophomore collections, Canarium is doing their authors a solid by publishing their second [...] by

Review of Anthony Madrid’s I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say July 16, 2012: Over at The Rumpus, Virginia Konchan reviews Anthony Madrid's I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say, out on Canarium Books. She begins: Let us consider a poetic tradition in which the legacy of Sufi poetry—specifically Urdu poetry, poetry inspired by the Qur’an and Persian poets Sadi and Hafez—has been thoroughly absorbed. A [...] by

“Bad is not the Devil”: Anthony Madrid at Best American Poetry May 15, 2012: We're super into Anthony Madrid blogging over at Best American Poetry. He asks, today, after quoting a bit from "Leda and the Swan," what it was that prompted Yeats toward the line of questioning expressed in the line "Did she put on his knowledge with his power". Writes Madrid: "That question is strictly out of Yeats’s head. There is no [...] by

Interview with Anthony Madrid February 16, 2012: Michael Robbins, as guest blogger for the week, is interviewing his ass off over at the Best American Poetry blog. Yesterday he interviewed Anthony Madrid. Here's a sample: MR: Talk about this Mardud persona—he seems almost novelistic, a little man in a cave drinking cheap Rioja. His voice is remarkably consistent across the poems. He [...] by