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Poetry Has List-o-mania & Netflix Streaming August 19, 2013: Though we personally much prefer Lisztomania, poetry lists were all the rage this weekend--we blame Flavorwire. To get it straight, Daniel Evans Pritchard at Boston Review has put together a links list for the lists. The most angelic might be Chris Hosea's "Contemporary Poetry's Top 100 Most Influential People, Places, and Things." Here's an [...] by

Calvin Bedient on Affect in Poetry at Boston Review July 25, 2013: Boston Review posted this thought-provoking piece by Calvin Bedient called "Against Conceptualism: Defending the Poetry of Affect." The lengthy essay considers why "more poets are suspicious of lyrical expression and devote themselves to emotionally neutral methods" and why that shift is an indicator of the demise of a broader culture. As [...] by

Stephen Burt Responds to Mark Edmundson’s Harper’s Article July 1, 2013: Check out Stephen Burt's response to the Mark Edmundson war on words from a week or so ago. At the Boston Review, Burt thanks Edmundson for providing an attack that provokes a response. And, wow: "I can say till I’m blue that Joseph Massey’s short poems are the best thing to happen to the sense of vision since the invention of [...] by

Christina Davis’s Meditation on Renouncing Poetry June 28, 2013: At the Boston Review blog, Christina Davis explores the all-too-familiar concept of quitting the poetry game (much more eloquently). She matches the simple gesture of "leaving Facebook" with "gravitas of the renunciations . . . (those of George Oppen, Arthur Rimbaud, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Laura Riding, the list goes on)." From "The [...] by

David Gorin Finds the Family for Dana Ward’s This Can’t Be Life June 24, 2013: David Gorin reviews Dana Ward's This Can't Be Life (Edge Books 2012)! At the Boston Review blog: "The poem that’s obsessed me most lately is the title track of Dana Ward’s first book, This Can’t Be Life (2012). My preoccupation has something to do with how the poem speaks back to two other poems I love: 'This Can’t Be Life' feels like [...] by

Paisley Rekdal on Biracialism and Poetry June 19, 2013: At Boston Review, Paisley Rekdal contributes this powerful write-up on biracialism and poetry. It's a very-worthy, lengthy and thought-provoking read! Rekdal writes: This is the reason why, when approached by students or anthologists to present work publicly that I deem representative of my biracial status, I hesitate. Because for [...] by

Major Jackson on Countee Cullen & the Thematics of Race March 28, 2013: Major Jackson has penned a piece at the Boston Review called "Countee Cullen and the Racial Mountain," in which he addresses the conflict of race for black poets, as if "merely wrestling with words and the mysteries of existence hasn’t been considered enough." This is where Countee Cullen ("the Black Keats," as he was nicknamed) comes [...] by

Lindsay Turner’s Questions Concerning the Matter of Being Female in I’ll Drown My Book December 27, 2012: Lindsay Turner adds her name to the hat of I'll Drown My Book reviewers, and it's one that aims directly at gender. At the Boston Review, her primary concern is: "If conceptual writing aims to do away with the subject, why gather female writers?" More: ...[T]he paradox explored by I’ll Drown My Book is not exactly the paradox of [...] by

Object lessons of recent American poetry June 22, 2010: Stephen Burt posits a "turn among poets to reference, to concrete, real things" in the Boston Review: Almost all literary movements and moments expire in a crowd of imitators: what Hoagland called, disparagingly, “the skittery poem of our moment” may be about to slip into just that crowd. Yet Hoagland’s nominee for its replacement—what [...] by