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My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 13, 2013: These are 5 books published in 2013 I am especially happy to have in the world—"and you can, too!" (à la Stephen Colbert): Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary, by Harryette Mullen. Any new Mullen book is an event in my world. I am a fan for many reasons, including my admiration of her ability to reinvent her poetic self again [...] by

Carmen Giménez Smith on Harryette Mullen’s Urban Tumbleweed November 8, 2013: This one's in from NPR, Carmen Giménez Smith reviews Harryette Mullen's newest and lovely creation, Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary, out now from Graywolf Press. The pastoral is one of literature's oldest forms; it's safe to say our ideas about nature, however, have changed rapidly and radically in the modern age. Poet [...] by

The Audience is Present (Part III) April 18, 2013: “Who’s this our? Can I bring my mother?” —Tonya Foster I’ve been thinking, obviously, about audience—more particularly, about the relationship between the artist and his or her audience.  Part of what motivated me to write on this subject (see Part I and [...] by

The Audience is Present (Part I) April 2, 2013: Greetings, poetry lovers!  This month’s for you!  Wishing you all many wonderful, funny, provocative, unsettling, entertaining, and (dare I say) life-changing experiences with poetry in the next thirty days (and beyond).  I’m happy to be sharing a bit of my National Poetry Month with you. Without any further preamble, I’m posting the [...] by

Constrain yourself: 50 years of Oulipo November 18, 2010: The 2010 Conference on Constrained Poetry promises lectures and workshops on the language of numerology, "poetical mathematics," and other startling discoveries in the in field of limitation. Conceived as a celebration of 50 years of Oulipo by UNCA Associate Professor of Math Patrick Bahls with Literature Professor Richard Chess, the conference [...] by

“She is mirage I feverishly address as specific” November 20, 2009: Spent some time in a clinic today, the waiting turning into an interesting duration (every time I encounter the word duration I think of Kenneth Koch staring off into space during an interview saying, “everything lasts a certain period of time….that’s very odd”) within which to read more of Virginia Woolf’s Between The Acts. But once the [...] by