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‘Literature is against us': In Conversation with Anne Boyer August 30, 2015: If you don’t know Anne Boyer’s work, you should. She’s a fierce intellect, tremendous poet, and laudable person. I’m grateful she spent time untangling my meandering [...] by

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1) August 25, 2015: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde While I am very much a fan of recovery [...] by

Diane di Prima at City Lights November 12, 2014: At City Lights Books (the blog) Diane di Prima speaks about her newest collection of poems, The Poetry Deal, out now from City Lights (the publisher). Her last collection of poems published by City [...] by

Diane di Prima Talks to SF Gate November 7, 2014: Continue your Friday with a little reverence, thanks to this news appearance by Diane di Prima. The awe-inspiring Beat Poet who, at 80, continues to write hip poems and live in San Francisco’s [...] by

Diane di Prima’s The Poetry Deal Is First Collection in Decades October 8, 2014: Well this is NEWS: City Lights announces a new book from Diane di Prima! “This collection marks the first time in decades that legendary feminist Beat poet Diane di Prima has released a [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part II: Cancer, Leo, and Virgo May 22, 2014: This is my second meditation on a personal wheel of poetic influence, grouped by modalities. (See here for my first one). What Are the Modalities of the Zodiac? Here’s a Review: Cardinal signs [...] by

Another Aeneid: David Hadbawnik in Conversation with Kent Johnson May 12, 2014: Up at the Lana Turner blog, Kent Johnson talks to poet and translator David Hadbawnik about his recent translations of the Aeneid. Johnson and Hadbawnik start their conversation by thinking through [...] 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

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 [...] by

‘For Amiri Baraka': Diane di Prima’s Remembrance of the Late, Great Poet March 6, 2014: SFGate recently published this beautiful poem by Diane di Prima, written the day after Amiri Baraka died. A memorial service was held on March 2nd in San Francisco to celebrate his life. First di [...] by