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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

THIS IS MESSY, WE’RE NOT SORRY: Elegant Mire with Carrie Lorig, v. 1 April 3, 2015: What is the idiom of friendship? How do you open yourself up to the possibility of another’s language in a way where you can let it enter your own as a generous breeding? Latching on, barnacle [...] by

Sophie Seita Writes Lovingly of the Sounds in Bernadette Mayer’s Sonnets March 10, 2015: The brilliant Sophie Seita reviews Bernadette Mayer’s reprinted must-have Sonnets (Tender Buttons Press 2014), for Lemon Hound. She starts with sound, and song: “The first trill, or turn, [...] by

Video From Bernadette Mayer’s Recent Visit to Kelly Writers House November 26, 2014: Jacket2 highlights video of Bernadette Mayer at Kelly Writers House in October, where she was a guest during a live interactive webcast hosted by the open online course, “ModPo.” [...] by

Rain Taxi Pores Through New Directions’s Poetry Pamphlet Series August 21, 2014: At Rain Taxi, Benjamin Paloff delves into the history of New Direction’s Poetry Pamphlet Series. The series, first introduced in 1941, returns, after a prolonged hiatus, with “beautifully [...] by