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cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

in spite of itself (ALL PURPOSE, CRUSHED) April 1, 2014: It’s poetry month. It is also, in the United States, the month of Autism Awareness, Jazz Appreciation, Confederate History, Arab American Heritage, Child Abuse Prevention, Sexual Assault Awareness, and Financial Literacy. Autumn in the southern hemisphere and spring in the northern. Month of the diamond, second rainiest, sacred to [...] by

Our Favorite Material at This Year’s Whitney Biennial Is Paper February 28, 2014: Paper: the substance upon which we might read the work of Semiotext(e) poets Dodie Bellamy, Eileen Myles, Ariana Reines, and Etel Adnan! The New York Times' Carol Vogel shows us the way to the Whitney. PAPER is a star of this Biennial, with dozens of books and printed material. “Now that we have access to more archival material, we are [...] by

Cathy Park Hong’s New Museum Stand-Up Is Up August 8, 2013: Topping the last issue of The Conversant is a gem that we mentioned in the spring: Cathy Park Hong's contribution to the New Museum's "Propositions" series, Part One of which, "Stand Up," happened in March. It featured readings and performances from Cathy herself, followed by Ariana Reines, Cathy Wagner, Mores McWreath, and Ronaldo Wilson. [...] by

Flavorwire Gives Us 23 People to Make Us Care About Poetry August 1, 2013: As if, dear Harriet reader, you didn't already, here are 23 (more!) people to make us care about poetry, thanks to our friends at Flavorwire. The people include the likes of Michael Robbins, Leigh Stein, Ariana Reines, Dorothea Lasky, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Eileen Myles, and many many more. From their intro: It isn’t far-fetched to say [...] by

Sibyl Kempson, Kenny Goldsmith, Judith Malina, Ariana Reines & More Featured in CUNY Poetry in Theatre Program May 24, 2013: Poetry and theater are necking in the coat closet again--if you're in New York on June 3, check out the CUNY Graduate Center Segal Theatre's latest extraordinary programming, "Poetry in Theatre: Early Frank O’Hara + Plays by Contemporary Poets, with Judith Malina," which features Ariana Reines & Jim Fletcher, Kenneth Goldsmith, Bob [...] by

The Audience is Present (Part II) April 9, 2013: In the last week of March, Nikky Finney and Lizz Wright performed together for a packed auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Nikky opened the evening with a handful of poems drawn from all three of her collections: Rice, The World is Round, and Head Off & Split.  Her poems are long—not in the “long poem” [...] by

‘Stand Up’ with Cathy Park Hong & Mores McWreath at The New Museum March 21, 2013: In conjunction with the "Stand Up" symposium on March 30, the New Museum is hosting "The Rub," a collaborative online chapbook by Cathy Park Hong and the video artist Mores McWreath. “The Rub” is an e-chapbook of GIFs and haiku that explores shame and failure in stand-up and online comedy. Poems explore the viewer’s obsession with [...] by

Spend Some ANCIENT EVENINGS Writing in a Psychic State with Ariana Reines August 14, 2012: Looks like Ron Silliman ain't the only one you can take a class with. This time it's physical. Actually it's psychic. Welcome to Ariana Reines' ANCIENT EVENINGS ("the name is stolen from a bad novel by norman mailer"). Every Friday from September 7, 2012, to "the close of the maya calendar," December 21, you can "read, eat, and drink together, [...] by

Ariana Reines Reviewed at Boston Review July 25, 2012: Over at the Boston Review, B.K. Fisher reviews Ariana Reines's Coeur de Lion and Mercury, writing that, though she may be today's most "sexually explicit poet," flirting with mysticism, that Reines is not a spiritual poet: ...Her poems contain no trace of religiosity or theological hope, and she mentions sacred agendas with comic deflation [...] by