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Tell Me Again Polar Vortex How Bodies Change Into Other Bodies January 9, 2014: And these days anyhow I am reminded more often that usual about my cold childhood in Jenpeg, Manitoba. The cold polar air crashes down the latitudes to meet us! Normally it circles the pole but because of the warming Arctic Ocean it presses southwards. I don’t know much about science but I know this snowy friend is the tail end of a [...]
Holding Hands With Eileen Myles + Seven Queer Poets’ Poems You Should Read November 18, 2013: The Advocate has a great feature up today. "7 Queer Poets You Should Know" comes on the heels of Richard Blanco's newest book publication (For All of Us, One Today, released this week). While Blanco consciously steered away from controversy in “One Today” [at the inauguration] (“My selection was enough of a statement,” he [...]
Poets! The City of Philadelphia Needs You! September 5, 2013: Or, at least one of you to fill the position of poet laureate. The application process is now open until 11:59pm on September 30, 2013. A little about the position: The City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) is seeking the city’s next Poet Laureate. The position of Poet Laureate has been [...]
New Books Include an Important Guide to Poetics & Act Like Polka Dot August 15, 2013: New books new books! Both of these are getting into our windows. For one: CAConrad has just published Act Like Polka Dot on Minnie Mouse's Skirt, with Albion Books, published by Brian Teare. This is for true fans, let's sell 'em out. "Published in August of 2013 in a limited edition of 200 copies, of which the first twenty are signed by the [...]
The Scholarship of Poetry & Performance February 20, 2013: [caption id="attachment_61651" align="alignright" width="500"] Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz and Stan Mir at Kelly Writers House in 2011.[/caption] The idea that art—especially in performance—might question or break down the boundary between artist and reader/viewer or creator and consumer isn’t new. In Towards a Situationist [...]
CAConrad’s Best of the Small Press December 12, 2012: Over at Karen the Small Press Librarian's blog, CAConrad has compiled his 2012 best of small press list. Wanna know who tops the list? We'll give you a hint: it's the winner of the 2012 Sexiest Poem Award. Have a look at the full list!
Vote for CAConrad and His Fabulousness! December 5, 2012: Today's no-brainer: Philebrity has opened the voting for their yearly awards. CAConrad is up for the "Award for General Fabulousness". VOTE!
Sexiest Poem Award Goes to Rob Halpern November 27, 2012: Is it the end of the year yet? It should be, what with CAConrad dishing out The Sexiest Poem Award. This year's winner: Rob Halpern for Music for Porn (Nightboat Books). You might be wondering what The Sexiest Poem Award is. Well, "The Sexiest Poem Award is given annually to a finely crafted poem demonstrating a fearlessness which confronts [...]
“Writing while digesting a song.”: Five Questions with CAConrad October 9, 2012: See this interview with CAConrad, in conversation with Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, over at The New Inquiry. Here's a sample: Does outer space hold any appeal, or does it strike you as a winsome opportunity to establish an Exxon fueling station? It’s funny you should ask this. I’m writing to you from UCROSS, Wyoming at the UCROSS [...]
Still a Dire Need for Philadelphia Poetry Hotel September 6, 2012: To keep us all informed, here's more info on CAConrad's Poetry Hotel from a longer piece in That Music Magazine: Poetry seems to be prolific, yet widely dispersed in Philadelphia. What’s required is a unified, creative hub; Conrad calls this structure the “Philadelphia Poetry Hotel.” Inspiration for the Philadelphia Poetry [...]