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Introducing Norma Cole March 5, 2012: This month, Harriet welcomes poet, translator, and teacher Norma Cole as our latest "Craft Work" writer. Norma Cole’s recent books of poetry include Natural Light, Where Shadows Will: Selected Poems 1988—2008 and Spinoza in Her Youth. A new book, Win These Posters and Other Unrelated Prizes Inside, will come out from Omnidawn Press in the [...] by

On translating Apollinaire: Pilgrims of Perdition March 30, 2011: For almost a year I’ve been working on a co-translation of Apollinaire’s Alcoolswith Jennifer Pap, a close friend and a scholar of twentieth-century French poetry. Our motivations for this project are manifold. First, we simply wanted to work together on something exciting and difficult. Second, we had noticed that only one full translation of [...] by

The Making of This Part II March 23, 2011: ('This' At the Chocolate Factory) Or: on writing text for K.J. Holmes’s “This is Where we Are (or take arms against a sea of troubles)” Performed at The Chocolate Factory, L.I.C NY, March 9-12, 2011 Performed by: Jodi Bender, Keith Biesack, K.J. Holmes, Marin Sander-Holzman, Kathy Westwater, Devika Wickremesinghe. Music performed by: [...] by

The Making of This: Part I March 15, 2011: Or: on writing text for K.J. Holmes’s “This is Where We Are (or take arms against a sea of troubles).” Performed at The Chocolate Factory, L.I.C NY, March 9-12, 2011 Performed by: Jodi Bender, Keith Biesack, K.J. Holmes, Marin Sander-Holzman, Kathy Westwater, Devika Wickremesinghe. Music performed by: Doug MacKenzie, David Moss [...] by

Spirit Ditties March 8, 2011: Last summer I was listening. To poets read, but not to the poems, to the things they said before, after, between, and to the introductions. I was curious about that between language: “OK, Charles, I’ll just jump right in.” Or, “The poem’s speaker loves obsolescence.” I was listening too to academic talks, their particular banter: [...] by

Introducing Julie Carr March 7, 2011: This month, Harriet welcomes the poet, publisher, and teacher Julie Carr as our third "Craft Work" writer. Carr is the author of four books of poetry, Mead: An Epithalamion (UGA press), Equivocal (Alice James), 100 Notes on Violence (Ahsahta, winner of the Sawtooth Prize), and Sarah-Of Fragments and Lines (Coffee House, a NPS selection). Her [...] by

Live chat with Douglas Kearney March 4, 2011: Please join us today at 2pm CST for a live chat with "Craft Work" writer Douglas Kearney. Craft Work with Douglas Kearney Douglas Kearney’s first full-length collection of poems, Fear, Some, was published in 2006 by Red Hen Press. His second manuscript, The Black Automaton, was chosen by Catherine Wagner for the National Poetry Series [...] by

POET February 23, 2011: 

169. Ars poetica or arsehole poetica? Subtitle: Why and how I wrote the long, obnoxious poem: “The Poet Writes the Poem That Will Certainly Make Him Famous.” But first… 170. [caption id="attachment_22580" align="alignleft" width="460" caption="The Dove, 1964 Romare Bearden"][/caption] 171. That’s “The Dove” by [...] by

POST February 16, 2011: CRATE Bhabha, Homi K. "Locations of Culture" Locations of Culture Florence KY: Taylor & Francis, Inc. 2004 Black Sheep. "Butt in the Meantime" 1991 MC Shan. "The Bridge" 1987 Boogie Down Productions. "The Bridge is Over" 1987 Smitherman, Geneva. "African American English: From the Hood to the Amen Corner" Keynote [...] by

CAST February 1, 2011: 75. Clearly, if you can make yourself intangible or, contrariwise, turn your skin to metal, advancing your skill demands resources beyond what underfunded public schools can provide. Thank goodness there’s Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters! 76. In The Uncanny X-Men, a comic book about a group of super-humans (mutants, [...] by