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cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

Small Press Traffic presents… Online Workshops with Dana Ward and CA Conrad! January 31, 2014: San Francisco--and Cincinnati-- and Philadelphia-- come straight to you courtesy of Small Press Traffic's upcoming online writing workshops. February is all about CA Conrad's workshop, "Flowers Dreaming the Elevation Allegiance" and March is about Dana Ward's workshop, "HOLOPHOLLOPHILIA." Sign up for both now-- it's going to be great! CA [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 17, 2013: Aaron Kunin, Grace Period: Notebooks, 1998-2007 (Letter MachineEditions, 2013) In the generous, open spirit of Steve Benson’s improvisations, Kumin collects his ruminations that live up to Charles Olson’s desire for a language practice “outside” the inherited categories of narrative and, more generally, teleological thinking. [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 11, 2013: 1. Stephanie Barber, Night Moves (Publishing Genius Press) A transcription (copy & paste, more accurately) of the YouTube comment stream for Bob Seger’s famous 1976 song. Somewhere between conceptualism and old-fashioned found poetry, this book’s deft authorlessness frames a content-rich sweet spot. An excerpt: The 60,s from Nam [...] by

Oracular Redux: The Poetry of Robert Murphy and Ralph La Charity October 17, 2013: Living in Cincinnati Ohio for thirty years, I've had my ups and downs adjusting to the cultures of the metropolitan area, quite distinct in form and emphasis from my hometown of Detroit, Michigan. Given the Motor City’s decimation by a number of global (e.g., NAFTA), national (e.g., the boom/bust cycle facilitated by Reaganomics [...] by

Introducing Perfect Lovers Press, Co-Published by Dana Ward & Paul Coors August 9, 2013: Hey have you heard? There's a new small press in town! Jointly operated by poet Dana Ward and artist Paul Coors out of Cincinnati, Ohio, it's Perfect Lovers Press. Yes, that's Perfect Lovers: like the iconic Felix Gonzalez-Torres artwork. To kick off its first year, Perfect Lovers has already released a number of excellent chaps that we [...] by

The Songs Matter: Dana Ward & ‘Pop Magic’ July 30, 2013: Dana Ward's The Crisis of Infinite Worlds (Futurepoem, 2013) is reviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books, placing it in the context of "pop literature"—here affiliates being O'Hara, Larry Rivers, Joe Brainard, and more New York School. Michael W. Clune writes of the music: Dana Ward is keenly interested in pop songs. Larry [...] by

Mountainous: Kent Johnson’s ‘Into the Heat-Forged Air’ July 10, 2013: At the New York School Poets blog: Andrew Epstein responds to David Gorin's essay at the Boston Review on Dana Ward with a follow-up note that Kent Johnson also had a take on Ashbery's "Into the Dusk-Charged Air": Here’s another interesting example of the afterlife of that particular poem that might be of interest: Kent Johnson‘s [...] by

David Gorin Finds the Family for Dana Ward’s This Can’t Be Life June 24, 2013: David Gorin reviews Dana Ward's This Can't Be Life (Edge Books 2012)! At the Boston Review blog: "The poem that’s obsessed me most lately is the title track of Dana Ward’s first book, This Can’t Be Life (2012). My preoccupation has something to do with how the poem speaks back to two other poems I love: 'This Can’t Be Life' feels like [...] by

Ben Tripp on Dana Ward’s Crisis of Infinite Worlds June 3, 2013: At HTMLGIANT, Ben Tripp writes one of the first reviews of Dana Ward's Crisis of Infinite Worlds (Futurepoem 2013), noting that while the title poem's central subject is Krystal Cole, "you don’t have to be in-the-know about anything like that to enjoy this poem, or the book." Tripp first came across the poem in a "in a little handsewn [...] by