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on the small press, part three: ‘the writers who we have heard at some grimy event’ April 23, 2014: The third in a series of posts featuring editors and publishers discussing their projects. Today: Mess Editions and Chris Fritton. Mess Editions is Andrea Abi-Karam, Paul Murufas, Wendy Trevino, Lara Durback, who all met in Oakland. Mess Editions is just starting out, but we intend to only publish writers with some combination of these [...] by

Sorry I’m Late / Compared to What? April 14, 2014: I read with interest George Quasha’s recent post “Self-evidence with Difficulty,” drawn especially to these sentences: Duncan used to say that he and Charles Olson had made work that insisted on being taken at the level of its poetics; I took this to mean in part that casual reading or reading to select the “major poems” did not [...] by

cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

Fred Moten’s Brilliant Visit to the Bay November 12, 2013: Robin Tremblay-McGaw writes at X Poetics about Fred Moten's recent trip to the Bay Area, where he talked at The Public School, read at Small Press Traffic, and hosted two reading groups for his and Stefano Harney's The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning and Black Study (Minor Compositions). Tremblay-McGaw also includes a poem here by Moten on The [...] by

We Want! We Want! Bay Area Public School Presents Free Poetry School this Fall! October 28, 2013: This just in! The Bay Area Public School is hosting a series of free poetry classes taught by preeminent poets, throughout the month of November. That's right! SIX POETRY SEMINARS & CLASSES AT THE BAY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOL IN NOVEMBER ! We are so excited to welcome a cavalcade of world-class poets to our School this November ! They'll [...] by

What Does Somethingness Afford? June 3, 2013: [caption id="attachment_68463" align="alignright" width="500"] from “Situations 6″ by John Lucas and Claudia Rankine.[/caption] After recently being prompted by the Naropa Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, I watched Fred Moten’s lecture “An Ecology of (Eloquent) Things” on YouTube, which helped me begin to put some language [...] by

An Incomplete Guide to the Poetry Books I Currently Have on Tap (or, When and Why Networks Work) April 29, 2013: All the “best of” or “holiday gift” lists come out in December and January, when books that had our attention in the early (still chilly, here in New Jersey) days of spring have gotten buried beneath . . . let’s say autumn leaves and winter snows.  Here’s a quick list of newish poetry books currently or very recently on my mind, for [...] by

You Must Watch This Fred Moten Lecture March 12, 2013: Bethany Ides just pointed us to this video of Fred Moten lecturing at Bard last summer, with a "must-see" directive, and she's right. "If you want something relaxing wherein you can still think," along those lines. Watch “The Touring Machine: Flesh Thought Inside Out," which "explores some issues that emerge at the convergence of cognitive [...] by

Listening to Fred Around the House February 11, 2013: So, right, "Her territory sunflower," the first lines of Fred Moten's poem "B Jenkins," perhaps my favorite poem of recent years. I encountered a recording of it first, & months went by before I found it on a page or on a screen. It was one of those situations where the phonotext (a lovely & useful coinage by Steve Evans) took [...] by

My Remains: poetry, art, and the emergence of the subject April 12, 2011: For the past couple years I have been working on a book of poems that deals with a certain model or mode of subjectivity. I am not sure what to call this book yet, though I have a few titles in mind. The specific model of subjectivity I am working with (I hope at the level of the poem's language) involves a conception of the individual as a kind [...] by