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My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 2, 2013: I have to preface my choices for the “best poetry books of 2013” with a caveat: I know the people who wrote these books, and I like them very much. But I also admire their work very much, and knowing them as people has only enriched my appreciation of these books, which I truly believe to be among the best of 2013. Here they are, in no [...] by

Camille Guthrie on ‘Blood-Jet Radio’ July 31, 2013: If you remember back to April, you'll recall all the great writing Camille Guthrie did on Harriet during our celebration of National Poetry Month. We were thrilled yesterday to hear Guthrie in conversation with Rachelle Cruz for the "blood-jet radio" series at blogtalkradio. Guthrie covers miles of ground during the interview, including a [...] by

On Knowing: Quasi-intelligibility, or Good-bye National Poetry Month! May 3, 2013: In On Photography, Susan Sontag discusses Walter Benjamin’s ideal work of literary criticism. According to Sontag, for Benjamin, the ideal work of literary of criticism would be made up of nothing but quotes. Sontag writes: “Benjamin’s own ideal project reads like a sublimated version of the photographer’s activity. This project was a [...] by

Dark Places (Part Two) April 30, 2013: The easy part was posting other people’s answers to the question: “Why Do You Write?” in Part One. Now comes the tricky part: answering the question myself. One of the first poems I ever wrote, at age 5, went like this: I like crackers I like bread Because they’re both dead The companion piece to that poem was [...] by

Deterritorializations: Form Is Content, or Untranslating Patriotism April 8, 2013: [caption id="attachment_64332" align="aligncenter" width="500"] "We Are Not A Minority," mural at Estrada Courts Housing Projects in Boyle Heights, painted by El Congreso de Artistas Cósmicos de las Américas de San Diego (Mario Torero, Rocky, El Lion, Zade), 1978 (repainted in 1996).[/caption] Say can you see by the dawn’s early light Free [...] by

Camille Guthrie’s Articulated Lair Featured in The Rumpus March 19, 2013: Camille Guthrie's most recent book, Articulated Lair: Poems for Louise Bourgeois, was recently featured in the Rumpus Poetry Book Club. When describing why she chose Guthrie's book, book club board member Camille Dungy writes that she enjoys Guthrie's work as much for what it leaves out as what it includes. One of the things I admire most [...] by