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Richard O. Moore Returns with Poetry (and Videos!) May 7, 2013: Bay Area poets participated in an amazing reading on Sunday by 93 year-old emerging poet Richard O. Moore (who’s no stranger to us here, and here). He’s the co-founder of KPFA (first [...] by

Notes on Craft and Failure April 26, 2013: The techne of the builder, the craftsperson, the designer, is measurable and finite, at least at a certain basic level that defines minimal competence. One important historical criterion for poetic [...] by

The Poetry of Our Youth April 25, 2013: Why can’t I hear the music of my youth with objectivity? I really don’t know if The Unforgettable Fire is a great album or not because I loved U2 so ardently in high school that the profound and [...] by

Code Unknown: 23 Things About W. H. Auden April 25, 2013: One day, while he and Stephen Spender were students at Oxford, Spender told him that he was thinking of stopping writing poetry. Auden stopped in his tracks, took firm hold of Spender’s arm and [...] by

Why Write Sestinas? April 16, 2013: Oh yes, why write sestinas? I like the difficulty of the form: six stanzas with six end-words that have to repeat in a particular rotating pattern (twice in the three-line envoi at the end) like [...] by

Code Unknown: The Golden Rule April 15, 2013: All art is collaboration. You collaborate with your culture, your language, your reading …. When Bernadette Mayer says of her writing “It’s as if the language wants to say this,” she [...] by

2012 Poetry Reads April 4, 2013: As a younger writer / I read a lot of the work by my peers / as well as that written by the few generations prior to mine – much of my post-college reading was of poetry written since the early [...] by

Code Unknown: John Ashbery April 3, 2013: In his workshop at the New School for Social Research, when I took it, in 1959, Kenneth Koch read and talked about John Ashbery’s work with his, Kenneth’s, customary sense of modern poetry as [...] by

Happy Birthday Frank O’Hara! March 27, 2013: Happy birthday to Frank O’Hara!! The poet would have been 87 today. Here’s “My Heart,” courtesy of H_NGM_N Books. If you’re in New York, keep your eye on the Downtown [...] by

What Was Flarf?: Jordan Davis Reviews Diana Hamilton’s Okay, Okay March 26, 2013: Most poets need an income. Some of us teach or are freelance copywriters. Some of us work for nonprofits or consulting companies. Most of us, at some point, have worked in a cubicle, and all of us [...] by