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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 [...] 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 [...] by

On the Amazon, Renegade Activity, and the Futile April 5, 2013: I recently saw an Al Jazeera documentary about Ana Rafaela D’Amico, a 27-year-old Brazilian woman who directs an NGO trying to save one of the smallest but most threatened national parks in the [...] by

Why I Am Not a Nature Poet April 4, 2013: A few years ago I left Brooklyn, my home for almost fifteen years, and moved to the country in upstate New York. Accustomed to a small apartment and to being pressed up against by people and [...] by

Close-Reading Denise Levertov Through George Oppen (or Vice-Versa) October 25, 2012: Over at Jacket2: Why George Oppen quarreled with Denise Levertov, by Richard Swigg. Swigg notes that while Robert Duncan’s issue with Levertov was on the less fruitful side—”he [...] by

Shadow Boxers April 12, 2010: When I read Daisy Fried’s nerdy poet category, I thought of poets who are garrulous, who write conversational poems that careen off in one direction, then veer to investigate a side conversation, [...] by

Beyond Careerism? (Redistributing Poetic Effort) March 12, 2010: This past week at Poetry Foundation Jim Behrle published a talk he’d given at St. Mark’s Poetry Project last month (and which apparently first appeared at one of his blogs some time back) [...] by

Neighbo(u)r Addendum March 2, 2010: “The emotions are engaged Entering the city As entering any city. We are not coeval With a locality But we imagine others are, We encounter them.” –from George Oppen’s “Of Being [...] by