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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

Mary Jo Bang Contemplates Helen of Troy September 26, 2012: Be sure to check out the audio recording of Mary Jo Bang reading H.D.'s "Helen," at Slate. Bang also provides an introduction to the poem, discussing the different implications of Helen of Troy's beautiful "whiteness." Helen’s beauty is often associated with “whiteness” and light...It’s not surprising to have erotic heat described [...] by

Greg Hewett becomes H.D. June 23, 2010: Greg Hewett's blogging about H.D. on the Best American Poetry blog this week: In high school I became H.D.  Or at least her spirit inhabited mine as I read her out-loud to myself, sprawled on the black beanbag chair in my room, heels dug into the deep, orange shag carpeting as the lines poured through me.  Like her, I was interested in [...] by