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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

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

‘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