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Cathy Park Hong’s Proust Questionnaire & The Frye Museum’s Cancellation of Coon Songs, Kitsch, and Conceptual Writing February 3, 2014: Cathy Park Hong answered the Proust Questionnaire for the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. "Hers is a universe flitting between ideal and corruption, urbane and cowboy," writes Yeow Kai Chai. Her answers don't flit, though. An excerpt: 4. Name one living author and one dead author you identify with most, and tell us why. I don't [...] by

DWYCK : a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 3 December 20, 2013: Before we jump back in, last night was Zook's funeral.  Taking the A train to Utica, I am reminded that Boys and Girls High School was where the African Street Festival took place for many years.  If you were to walk towards Bergen and Buffalo, you would get to a row of old houses that were part of Weeksville, an old neighborhood founded by [...] by

DWYCK : a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 2 December 19, 2013: And the saga continues… Part 1 is here. 5. Walt Whitman wrote about the streets so does this make him hip-hop? I’m being an ass here but there is a point I am making.  And if so, would his inability to freestyle be read as inauthentic hip-hop poetry?  Or is this absolutely bogus…of course he could freestyle! He was a civil war [...] by

DWYCK: a Cipher on Hip Hop poetics Part 1 December 18, 2013: On December 12, an old creative ally passed away suddenly.  A brilliant MC, a thoughtful poet, a visual artist, a jack all of trades, Zook aka Gadzook aka Zookness aka Craig Davis leaves with me a lot of good memories.  I had hoped that Zook would get to read this post.  To see someone over yonder shouting him out.  Maybe if he read it Monday [...] by

Douglas Kearney’s Fathers of the Year December 17, 2013: [caption id="attachment_78790" align="aligncenter" width="500"] From "Every Hard Rapper's Father Ever: Father of the Year"[/caption] Douglas Kearney has four poems in our December issue on famous (or rather infamous) fathers: Kronos, Noah and Ham, Jim Trueblood, and "Every Hard Rapper's Father Ever." How do I read these? You may ask yourself. [...] by

Poets on Politics at PSA Include Zapruder, Armantrout, & Kearney February 28, 2012: As part of a new national series called Red, White, & Blue: Poets on Politics, the Poetry Society of America "is working to recognize and understand the world of change we will all face this year, and consider the voices of poets and the place of poetry in the shifting tide." They've started with poets Matthew Zapruder, Rae Armantrout, and Douglas [...] by