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Dashes Performing ‘Working-Class Poetry’: Emily Dickinson to Johan Jönson February 11, 2014: At Actuary Lit, Beth Towle looks at what she considers to be "working-class poetry," with a needle-eye on Emily Dickinson, who also serves as an example for what Towle likes to call the “sound of interruption.” Here's some form-content connecting: The lack of autonomy is a major theme in not just working-class poetry but also in [...] by

Kazim Not I am Kazim Knot Cosmonaut I am Naught Not I am a Kazimnaut January 31, 2014: [caption id="attachment_80668" align="alignright" width="500"] Bas-relief representing the Descent of the Ganges or the Arjuna's Penance, Mahabalipuram, India[/caption] The stars we see exist in different space than we do, their well-known patterns and mythical associations dependent on our relationship to them, but also of course in a [...] by

Emily Dickinson ‘Fragments’ Collaged By Janet Malcolm January 24, 2014: Today at Slate, Rebecca Onion frames a series of collages clipped and pasted by author/artist Janet Malcolm, and on display at Lori Bookstein Fine Art in New York City through February 8th. The collages combine select "fragment" poems of Emily Dickinson with a load of other source material. From Slate: Janet Malcolm, author of The [...] by

Ange Mlinko on the Emily Dickinson Archives January 14, 2014: At The Nation, Ange Mlinko weighs in on Emily Dickinson's appearances in archives, and on Jen Bervin and Marta Werner's Gorgeous Nothings. From The Nation-- I can’t quite get past the irony of an Internet archive treating us to the unmediated Dickinson: it’s more hologram than holograph. At the very moment that we are reaching for [...] by

The Editors of Commune Editions at Jacket2: What Poetry is and Can Be January 7, 2014: The editors of Commune Editions (Joshua Clover, Jasper Bernes, and Juliana Spahr) contribute to Jacket2 in a new regular feature about poets and poetry in an age of revolutions. [...] What is poetry, then? One definition might be: a literate dissatisfaction with poems and poets. The dissatisfaction is often some variant (or deformation) of [...] by

My Letter to the World Is a Body but What Is It Made of and How Does It Sound January 6, 2014: When you wrote a letter—out by hand—you pressed your pen into the page, you hoped some energy into it. You folded it, you put it in an envelope, you sealed it. You stamped it and you sent it. And who knows who will respond. In Urdu time is weirdly ambiguous and flexible: the day for “yesterday” and the day for “tomorrow” is the [...] by

OmniVerse Becomes ZombieVerse! January 3, 2014: The editors over at OmniVerse are bringing out the (living)dead for this month's issue that "features works revived from lost and out-of-print publications, curated by RJ Ingram." And what a parade it is, featuring: a Creeley talk on Emily Dickinson originally publish in Ironwood in 1986, poetry by Laynie Browne from L O R E, more poetry by [...] by

Is Bob Dylan a Poet? December 18, 2013: ... or is he a musician? Dana Stevens and Francine Prose weigh in, at New York Times's "Bookends." Each week in Bookends, two writers take on pressing and provocative questions about the world of books. This week, Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss whether Bob Dylan’s lyrics make him more poet than musician. By Dana Stevens [...] by

Holland Cotter Reviews Emily Dickinson’s Gorgeous Nothings at New York Times December 6, 2013: Wow! a new book featuring Emily Dickinson's envelope poems, edited by Marta Wener and Jen Bervin and recently published by New Directions in collaboration with Christine Burgin, in collaboration with Steve Clay of Granary Books, has garnered a much coveted book review from NYT's art critic, Holland Cotter. Like many a Connecticut Valley [...] by

A Story We Can Really Get Behind: ‘Why You Should Buy Poetry This Holiday Season’ at Huffington Post December 4, 2013: Kelly Forsythe of Copper Canyon Press reminds readers (and us, frankly) why poetry books make excellent gifts (even, yes, for non-poets) this holiday season. While it may seem obvious that the term holiday implies one of the few moments of our year during which we can truly relax, shutdown our conceptual brains and tune-in to the [...] by