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Drew Gardner’s ‘Flarf is Life’ and Rachel Galvin’s ‘Lyric Backlash’ Respond to ‘Against Conceptualism’ at Boston Review February 12, 2014: After "Against Conceptualism," Calvin Bedient's essay that wrestles with conceptualism's neutral tone, Drew Gardner responds with flarf and affect at Boston Review and Rachel Galvin with a discussion beginning with the lyric, Oulipo, and César Vallejo, also at Boston Review. Both published today; we begin our synopsis with the beginning of [...] 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