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Recombinatory Enumerations April 2, 2014: I was delighted, if a bit apprehensive, when invited to blog for Harriet during Poetry Month this April. I don’t really think of myself as a blogger. In fact, not at all. I’m a fairly slow writer, working in stops and starts, and a lot of the time I’m working on someone else’s writing—as an editor, publisher, amateur archivist, and [...] by

The Text Festival (Part 2) April 27, 2011: The Text Festival begins on Apr 29 at the Bury Art Gallery, just outside of Manchester. The festival features artworks produced by poets, in an effort to showcase a potential encounter between the use of language in poetic practice and the use of language in visual artistry. Critics have recurrently argued that poetry verges on retinal [...] by

The Text Festival (Part 1) April 19, 2011: Tony Trehy (the author of 50 Heads) is curating the Text Festival, an exhibition that opens at the Bury Art Gallery in Manchester (UK) on April 29, during the weekend of the Royal Wedding. Tony Trehy has managed this festival three times since 2005, doing so in order to stage an encounter between the culture of poetic practice and the culture [...] by

The Untimeliness of the Xenotext April 10, 2011: Rachel Zucker asks us to consider whether or not we might prefer our poems to be either timeless or timelier. Historically, avant-garde poets have often called into question any reliable standard of value for excellence, leaving the field open to a permissive, if not nihilistic, attitude, in which no poetry seems adequate to any time, be it [...] by

The future of poetry: Rapid 3D prototyping! February 14, 2011: We've seen video poetry all across YouTube, JavaScript navigations of Herman Melville and Emily Dickinson, and even a few Prezi poems, so what does the next advancement in technology mean for poets? ALA TechSource explores what the terrain might look like if libraries adopted 3D printing and fabrication technology. This would be a natural [...] by

Art Basel through a poet’s eyes February 9, 2011: Paper Monument sent poet Jon Cotner and Claire Hamilton to Art Basel Miami Beach to take in the sun, sand, art and Lamborghinis. They put together a slideshow documenting the works they saw, the people they met and their reactions to the art (including climbing on it). There's a lot to cover with over 10 satellite fairs orbiting the Basel [...] by

Walking the political line in poetry and art at MoMA February 2, 2011: In conjunction with the exhibition On Line: Drawing through the 21st Century, MoMA will present a poetry reading tomorrow on the theme of one of the show's key threads: the line of politics. Artists throughout the last century have pushed line across the plane and into real space, thus questioning the relation between the art object and the [...] by

Mona Lisa must have had the Arezzo bridge blues January 6, 2011: If you've ever wondered what the Mona Lisa is smiling about, Queen's University professor Ross Kilpatrick might have an answer. Hiding in the landscape behind her is the bridge from Petrarch's hometown of Arezzo and other clues that may indicate that Leonardo da Vinci was employing "invention"—the "technique of taking a passage from literature [...] by