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‘We Probably Need, Like, 10 Vidas’: Zoe Tuck and Axes for the Frozen Sea Inside Us May 3, 2014: Born in Texas, Zoe Tuck has been a participant in the Bay Area literary scene since 2008: she co-curated the Condensery Reading Series in Oakland and worked at Small Press Distribution for many [...] by

This Lower World April 19, 2013: This week I’ve been thinking about the moment in Book XI of Paradise Lost when Milton’s Eve laments to Adam, when the angel Michael has arrived to dispossess them of Paradise: How shall I part [...] by

Bothered by Beauty April 1, 2013: One of the poems I like to return to is John Ashbery’s “And Ut Pictura Poesis Is Her Name” from Houseboat Days (one of my favorite book titles). He begins: You can’t say it that way any more. [...] by

The Ethics of Literature: Elaine Scarry on Medieval Poetry at Boston Review August 1, 2012: At Boston Review, Elaine Scarry looks at Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature, published last year, giving particular regard to increases in empathy, dispute, and beauty due to [...] by

The Hole (Notes) April 24, 2010: This next month I am revising and typesetting my first book of poems, tentatively titled The Hole. Writing so much criticism and essay and working a lot this past year, it has been difficult at times [...] by