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Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Six April 30, 2015: I became the corpse, because—and then, it floats away again. —Alice Notley, In the Pines recall, translucent and disposable, the remaining corpses. —Roberto Tejada, Lost Continent And one day [...] by

Poetry Mixtape Volume V March 26, 2015: I don’t think I’ve written any poetry since 2008 that Ally Harris hasn’t edited, annotated, crossed out, or signed-off on. We were in school together at Iowa and wound up taking the [...] by

Charles Baudelaire and Victor Hugo: Frenemies for LIFE June 19, 2014: Yep! Once upon a time in France, in classic frenemy-style (“friend” + “enemy”), Charles Baudelaire dedicated three poems in Les Fleurs du Mal to Victor Hugo AND THEN called [...] by

On Not Being Poetry’s Daddy: Marianne Morris in Conversation (Part 1 of 2) May 1, 2014: This conversation with Marianne Morris took place at Oliveto in Oakland over flourless chocolate cake. Marianne and I first met in New York in 2008. She currently resides in Berkeley, California [...] by

Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying around the hardback Collected Poems [...] by

Bringing John Wieners Back: Revisiting 707 Scott Street April 2, 2013: In 2001 I printed a small book, Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners, an outtake from my thesis for the Poetics Program at New College of California. I wanted it to look like a [...] by

Jeffrey Yang Leads Us into the Abyss March 20, 2013: “I used to keep a list of books in which ‘the abyss’ appeared — the physical-metaphorical-metaphysical-condition-of-the-bottomless-existence-of-our-darkest-nightmares-realized abyss,” [...] by

Henri Cole’s Paris Diary for The New Yorker September 20, 2012: Poet Henri Cole is blogging from Paris for The New Yorker’s Page Turner. Noting that he’s renamed his rue the Street of the Iron Poet, Cole considers being a first-generation American [...] by

‘I want every fantasy to sustain itself forever': Melissa Broder on Baudelaire’s Banned Les Fleurs du Mal September 10, 2012: In honor of PEN American’s Banned Books Month, the Daily Pen American blog has “reached out to writers, editors, literary illuminati, and PEN staff to write about the banned books that [...] by

Kiss my ars poetica. April 12, 2010: While other people were reading, you know, some dorky crap, I was reading, you know, Edgar Allan Poe and Baudelaire and things like that, so, and it just sprung from that, and on TV I was just [...] by