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Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: [caption id="attachment_84258" align="alignright" width="500"] Site of the Café Le Métro poetry reading coffeehouse from 1963-1965, located at 149 2nd Ave., New York City[/caption] For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying [...] by

The Editors of Commune Editions at Jacket2: What Poetry is and Can Be January 7, 2014: The editors of Commune Editions (Joshua Clover, Jasper Bernes, and Juliana Spahr) contribute to Jacket2 in a new regular feature about poets and poetry in an age of revolutions. [...] What is poetry, then? One definition might be: a literate dissatisfaction with poems and poets. The dissatisfaction is often some variant (or deformation) of [...] by

Is Bob Dylan a Poet? December 18, 2013: ... or is he a musician? Dana Stevens and Francine Prose weigh in, at New York Times's "Bookends." Each week in Bookends, two writers take on pressing and provocative questions about the world of books. This week, Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss whether Bob Dylan’s lyrics make him more poet than musician. By Dana Stevens [...] by

‘The Poet is Always Two People’ September 26, 2013: The Times Literary Supplement's Eleanor Margolies raps on Arthur Rimbaud's unexpected relationship with puppetry and the French town of Charleville-Mézières. How did Charleville-Mézières, best known as Arthur Rimbaud’s ville natale but reviled by the poet as “the stupidest of small provincial towns”, become the international [...] by

Bringing John Wieners Back: Revisiting 707 Scott Street April 2, 2013: In 2001 I printed a small book, Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners, an outtake from my thesis for the Poetics Program at New College of California. I wanted it to look like a mini-manifesto, a small pamphlet reminiscent of Walter Jackson Bates’s Negative Capability: The Intuitive Approach in Keats-- something that could pass as [...] by

John Ashbery reads from his translation of Rimbaud at the New School February 18, 2011: Via The Best American Poetry, John Ashbery reads his translation of Arthur Rimbaud's "Promontory" from Illuminations. Originally published in 1886, Norton will release Ashbery's translation in May, though not with his above comments about scholars' endless attempts to track Rimbaud through Scarborough just because he mentions it in the poem. [...] by

The emotional hang-ups of Google’s poetry translation software January 17, 2011: Google researcher Dmitriy Genzel talks to NPR's All Things Considered about the advancements in training artificial intelligence to recognize, translate, and maintain the characteristics of poetry. Last week, IBM pitted its computer Watson-- programmed to understand human speech-- against Jeopardy! champions and carried the day (or at least the [...] by

Ghost (of Arthur Rimbaud) in the machine November 22, 2010: Next time anyone accuses you otherwise, you can tell them you know exactly what it takes to make a miniature sculptural automaton of Paul Verlaine being visited by absinthe fairies and the Exorcist-worthy ghost of Arthur Rimbaud. by