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Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1) August 25, 2015: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde While I am very much a fan of recovery [...] by

Poetry Mixtape Volume IV March 23, 2015: While hunting down the poems for D. Scot Miller’s playlist, I remembered that we were housemates for a brief period in 2008. Along with Doug (as I know D. Scot), I lived with the artist Tân [...] by

Obliteration Excavations 1: ‘Para’ to ‘Para’ January 12, 2015: In 1999, I was a poetry fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Then, I had only recently finished the first set of comprehensive examinations of my doctoral program at the CUNY Graduate [...] 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 [...] by

The Editors of Commune Editions on Gwendolyn Brooks and Opting-Out at Jacket 2 March 21, 2014: At Jacket 2, the editors of Commune Editions write about “opting out,” particularly in relation to Gwendolyn Brooks. She’s one of our favorite poets. The editors of Commune Editions [...] by

Chicago and Urbana-Champaign are Gwendolyn Brooks’s Archive’s Kind of Towns January 6, 2014: According to the Chicago Tribune, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has acquired Gwendolyn Brooks’s archive! Highlights from the archive [...] by

A call for more poetry activists among the laureates March 29, 2011: In an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Julia Baird laments the relative invisibility of poet laureates among the general public. The deficiency isn’t in the public’s taste for [...] by

Poetry in 1960 Live from the Future! December 6, 2010: Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania will be streaming their symposium “Poetry in 1960″ live at 6pm EST tonight, Monday, December 6th. Hosted by Writers House faculty [...] by

Happy Birthday, Gwendolyn Brooks! June 16, 2009: Remember that poetry is life distilled. —Gwendolyn Brooks June 7, 2009, would have been Gwendolyn Brooks’s 92nd birthday; to join us in celebrating one of America’s greatest poets, check out [...] by