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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

My Education: The NY/SF Poetry Scene in the Aughts April 1, 2014: I miss New York and the poets there and I’ve dreamed (had actual dreams) about stroking through the double doors of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project to silent-movie applause—applause and davening, for Chrissake, as I dash up the aisle to the podium, bobbing in a Salton Sea of undivided attention, and the flaring tips of my Italian sports [...] by

First of Three-Part Interview With Bernadette Mayer Is at Coldfront March 27, 2014: At Coldfront, Stephanie Anderson interviews Bernadette Mayer! Part one of three installments is up today. "Throughout Anderson’s interview she discusses Mayer’s involvement with small press publishing, the Poetry Project, and Mayer’s poetry—all of which has forever altered the landscape of poetry." They also discuss 0 To 9, the [...] by

Bernadette Mayer Early Books Needs Your Support January 17, 2014: Station Hill! Station Hill! Thank you for getting the wheels turning to publish Eating the Colors of a Lineup of Words: The Early Books of Bernadette Mayer. We've been rummaging through Eclipse for years looking for some of Mayer's early books, and now we're thrilled to see Station Hill is taking the initiative to collect her early writing [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 16, 2013: Robert Lax Poems (1962-1997) The decision to go with a page wide enough to isolate Lax’s skinny poems was brilliant. The poems pop off the ample pages to invoke the massive void his poems called out of/back into. I haven’t heard songs like these in a long time. Farid Matuk My Daughter La Chola Matuk is a chameleon. He clocks through [...] by

Bernadette Mayer’s Top Ten @ Artforum October 8, 2013: Here for real: it's a cameo appearance by Bernadette Mayer up at Artforum's October online. Let's take a peek at a few of her picks: 1 MICHAEL RUBY, CLOSE YOUR EYES (DUSIE, 2013) A poet gives us his descriptions of some hypnagogic visions. The constraint is that what he sees is the world. This world becomes different colors and can be [...] by

Help Bernadette Mayer & Philip Good Find the Helens of Troy, MO August 12, 2013: New project to get behind: Philip Good plans to find all those named Helen in Troy, MO, after working with Bernadette Mayer on a similar project in Troy, NY--which eventually made it to book form in The Helens of Troy (New Directions 2013) ("An ambitious, playful look at identity, myth, and history"). The two plan to interview and photograph [...] by

I Love Poets: An Interview with Chris Kraus July 23, 2013: After an introduction, what follows is the beginning of an email exchange I am currently conducting with Chris Kraus. More will follow in the coming days. I Love Dick (Semiotext(e), 1997), Chris Kraus’s epistolary first novel, begins with this entry, dated December 3, 1994: Chris Kraus, a 39 year old experimental filmmaker and Sylvere [...] by

The Poetry of Our Youth April 25, 2013: Why can’t I hear the music of my youth with objectivity? I really don’t know if The Unforgettable Fire is a great album or not because I loved U2 so ardently in high school that the profound and sticky wistfulness of unfulfilled teenage desire roars back to life at each listening. Of course, many songs I still like from that time I know [...] by

Introducing the Reincarnated Poetry Pamphlet Series from New Directions March 21, 2013: We're happily stunned by New Directions's first series of Poetry Pamphlets--Bernadette Mayer mentioned The Helens of Troy, New York (for which she won a Creative Capital grant), in a recent interview; and we wrote about the Susan Howe pamphlet reprint of her Chris Marker piece, Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker, upon [...] by