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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

Ben Fama Talks Virginia Tech, Cool Memories, Barbara Guest, Dana Ward, Wonder & More at Fanzine March 6, 2014: Cool presently: Poet and Wonder co-publisher Ben Fama is interviewed by Dan Magers about his "satanic physical allure" for Fanzine. Magers "sat down to chat with Ben on a snowy Sunday afternoon in December 2013 at Lincoln Park Tavern in Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn [and] discussed the Virginia Tech massacre, Los Angeles, and Lacanian readings of [...] by

My Letter to the World Is a Body but What Is It Made of and How Does It Sound January 6, 2014: When you wrote a letter—out by hand—you pressed your pen into the page, you hoped some energy into it. You folded it, you put it in an envelope, you sealed it. You stamped it and you sent it. And who knows who will respond. In Urdu time is weirdly ambiguous and flexible: the day for “yesterday” and the day for “tomorrow” is the [...] by

‘It’s a lot of power we wield!’ A Conversation With Ben Fama & Kate Durbin October 1, 2013: We've been waiting for this for annuals, like begonias and bachelor's button, oh my; we just didn't know it. Your eyes burning too? It's because Kate Durbin and Ben Fama are in conversation at Lemonhound, are we right? Oprah? Thank goodness. An excerpt: BF: There was an occasion a few years ago when you were solicited by Oprah’s O [...] by

Wonderful! Kevin Killian Wins Wonder Book Prize September 4, 2013: As if readers of fiction and poetry didn't have enough reasons to deem Kevin Killian's writing wonderful: the editors of Wonder, Andrew Durbin and Ben Fama, announced today that Killian's manuscript, Tweaky Village, has been selected by MacGregor Card as winner of the first annual Wonder Book Prize. The editors of Wonder made the announcement [...] by

Vanessa Place to Ben Fama on Her Passion for Chairs July 18, 2013: From the source: Ben Fama interviews Vanessa Place about VanessaPlace, Inc. at Bright Stupid Confetti. Choice words: Ben Fama: When you appeared at the Ugly Duckling Presse Cellar Series, you recited several poems from the canon of Confessional Poetry...Plath, Bishop. Why? Vanessa Place: I’ve got more pussy than you can swing at a [...] by

WONDER Has a Crush On You April 3, 2013: The rise of the small-press is upon us and resources are bountiful for the creative-driven enterprise that wants to focus on new methods of presenting poetry. I’m always on the look-out for presses that explore the use of image and poetry together in a provocative way, such as the strange and undefinable new press: WONDER. Self-proclaimed [...] by

The Gigantic Heart of BIRDS LLC April 2, 2013: When you get a small press that does such gorgeous and professional work, and at the same time doesn’t sacrifice a moment of heart in the process, you get a something like Birds LLC. They’re like the pinnacle of enthusiasm for contemporary young poet's full-length books. And of reinventing self-publishing. What has given me pause lately is [...] by

Announcing the First-Ever Wonder Book Prize March 18, 2013: It's true--the Ben Fama/Andrew Durbin art-poetry collab Wonder has announced its first-annual book prize, to be judged by Macgregor Card! Wow! Here're the details: ♥WONDER BOOK PRIZE ♥ Wonder is accepting manuscripts March 15-May 15 for our first annual Wonder Book Prize, judged by Macgregor Card. We are accepting full-length [...] by

A Look at Ben Fama’s Mall Witch February 8, 2013: At HTMLGiant, Ben Tripp reviews the Wonder project Mall Witch, a book of poems attributed to Ben Fama but authored by Paul Legault and Andrew Durbin. However, writes Tripp: "For fans of Legault’s homespun ventriloquisms of John Ashbery and Emily Dickinson (some from Fence Books, or his latest from McSweeney’s) or Durbin’s precocious [...] by