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Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Four April 16, 2015: During the plague, my tour-book described, this cemetery (the only one within the city walls) was so full of bodies that when they dug, they couldn’t find enough soil to bury new corpses. The [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S (5) April 15, 2015:             I pose you your question: shall you uncover honey / where maggots are? [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S (2) April 6, 2015: Paul Blackburn is arguably the quintessential mid-20th century poet of Manhattan. As Jed Birmingham, co-editor with Kyle Schlesinger of the terrific zine-on-small-press-zines Mimeo Mimeo, remarks [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S April 1, 2015: You can teach the young nothing —Charles Olson, “The Distances” Cities located near waterways have always been my preferred locales for living in and loitering around. I like to walk [...] by

Very Into You: Chris Kraus Preps Believers for Kathy Acker’s Emails with MacKenzie Wark at the Dawn of the Internet Era September 5, 2014: Holy Moley, there’s a new book on the horizon edited by Matias Viegener that includes the tre romantique emails of new media theorist MacKenzie Wark and Kathy Acker. Chris Kraus maps it out for [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part IV: Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces May 31, 2014: I wrote through the zodiac! This is my last meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by astrological modalities. (See here for my first one; here is my second one; here is my third [...] by

Seeing from Between: Toward a Poetics of Interloping April 29, 2014: Happenstance (part one of many parts), 1982-83 from Gary Hill on Vimeo. All men are sisters. Madeline Gins Poetry is translation. It takes one kind of experienced or thought reality and turns it into [...] 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

If Time and Space Both Bend Then Who am I January 2, 2014: January is a month with two faces. In 1953 Yoko Ono wrote her first score, called SECRET PIECE. It consisted of one line of typescript: “Decide on the one note you want to play. Play to the [...] by

From Jacket2: A Brief History of the Buffalo Poetics Program June 10, 2013: Jacket 2 presents this stellar feature about the history of the Buffalo Poetics Program. The constellated survey includes a collection of links to articles about the program such as a Selected [...] by