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Bernadette Mayer’s ‘Memory’ April 19, 2016: Bernadette Mayer’s Memory closes Wednesday, April 27 to make way for Vintage Poetry Center Posters from the University of Arizona Poetry Center. The show’s closing comes with much activity [...] by

Had Been Here All Along March 8, 2016: 1. PATRICIA SPEARS JONES Patricia Spears Jones has paid her dues as a poet since arriving in New York City in the early seventies. Her book of new and selected poems—A Lucent Fire—just came out. [...] by

Reading List: February 2016 February 22, 2016: The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the February 2016 issue share some books that held their interest. Rachel Allen I have been reading [...] by

There Exist These Opulent Gardens January 25, 2016: What does it mean to have senses at the end of the world, and what does it mean to have them in common? I was wanting to weep on Wilshire Boulevard, wanting to weep for Soul Cycles and fraying palms [...] by

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 2) August 26, 2015: [Editor’s Note: Part 1 of “Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets” can be found here.] On Carolyn Kizer Carolyn Kizer was my poetry mentor, great friend and goddess. Here is an [...] by

‘This young woman’s voice was like no other at the time’: Douglas Messerli Recollects First Encounters with the Writings of Bernadette Mayer August 18, 2015: Although Douglas Messerli and Bernadette Mayer are very close in age, Messerli recalls his surprise when he first encountered her poems. She wrote with a connection to Gertrude Stein, but with a [...] by

Reading Bernadette Mayer’s 25th Anniversary Edition of Sonnets August 5, 2015: A review of the 25th anniversary edition of Bernadette Mayer’s Sonnets (Tender Buttons Press 2014) is up at Omniverse, with a clever (and meaningful!) angle: reviewer RJ Ingram read the book [...] by

Susan Howe’s 1979 Pacifica Radio Interview with Bernadette Mayer: Now Transcribed! May 11, 2015: One rather erudite way to start your week: Susan Howe’s 1979 interview with Bernadette Mayer for WBAI/Pacifica Radio. It’s been helpfully transcribed by Michael Nardone for Jacket 2 [...] by

Post-Poetry, Part 5: LulzPo, Avant-Comic, YA Poetry Mix-Tape May 1, 2015: With a tip of the hat to Elaine Kahn and her mix-tape posts on Harriet, here’s a mix-tape of some of my favorite comic poems. I’m calling these selections LulzPo, or avant-comic, and YA [...] by

Rubyfloetics: A Period Poem Mixtape April 29, 2015: I wrote the poem Ruby Flo one summer during my undergraduate years. I was staying at my boyfriend’s family home because my mom and I were steady fighting. His mother didn’t really want me there. [...] by