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Saying What (It) Is April 15, 2014: About twelve years ago it entered my mind that no matter how much I thought about what I do—poetry, art, music—I had never arrived at a final thought about what poetry or art or music is. The Wittgenstein move to let go of definition and look instead for a usage context only scratched half of the itch, but it did not satisfy the part of me [...] by

‘PAUSE’ IS THE TENDEREST BUTTON: On Shiv Kotecha’s EXTRIGUE April 7, 2014: In which I talk about reading EXTRIGUE & Shiv Kotecha  talks about making EXTRIGUE Divya: Reading EXTRIGUE Everywhere—at the Jewish Community gym locker rooms and on the NFTA train from Allen Street to Delavan station—signs sing: IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING. I read Shiv Kotecha’s EXTRIGUE in these places where [...] by

Recombinatory Enumerations April 2, 2014: I was delighted, if a bit apprehensive, when invited to blog for Harriet during Poetry Month this April. I don’t really think of myself as a blogger. In fact, not at all. I’m a fairly slow writer, working in stops and starts, and a lot of the time I’m working on someone else’s writing—as an editor, publisher, amateur archivist, and [...] by

NYT Reviews Lawrence Ferlinghetti Documentary February 25, 2013: Over at the New York Times, Daniel M Gold has reviewed Christopher Felver's documentary on "poet, publisher, activist and San Francisco eminence" Lawrence Ferlinghettti. The film traces his life from circumstances that Mr. Ferlinghetti, 93, genially recalls as “right out of Dickens”: born in Yonkers, he was effectively orphaned and lived [...] by

Poets on Film–The Chick Flix Series at Delirious Hem January 9, 2013: Poet Jennifer L. Knox is curating "The Chick Flix Series," a group of essays on women in film, at Delirious Hem. Of course, we love it when poets tell us about the poems that inspire them, but we want to hear about other obsessions and inspirations, too. In the introduction, Knox talks about how "The Chick Flix Series" came to be: Say what [...] by

Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur, now on film June 28, 2010: Curt Worden has directed the documentary film One Fast Move or I'm Gone: Kerouac's Big Sur. Director Curt Worden follows unsurprising documentary form by offering too many visuals of crashing waves in Big Sur and seamy bars in San Francisco, while a few witnesses offer their recollections of that period of Kerouac's life. Witnesses include [...] by

“Poetry” a Palme d’Or Contender at Cannes May 21, 2010: Director Lee Chang-dong's film is looking for something that can't be seen: For South Korean film director Lee Chang-dong, "Poetry," in the running for this year's Palme d'Or, started with a real-life crime story. But from there, the novelist-turned-filmmaker -- who also served several years ago as South Korea's culture minister -- took it in [...] by

Michael Haneke: Filmmaker of Bad Faith January 6, 2010: [caption id="attachment_7704" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="angel of mercy, the pastor's son offers him a bird"][/caption] This past weekend I saw Austrian director Michael Haneke’s newest film, The White Ribbon. Seeing any film by Haneke I go to it with a mild feeling of dread. His films are hard to watch; they often engage [...] by