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Blake, Contemporaneously April 17, 2014: [caption id="attachment_84877" align="alignnone" width="500"] "America a Prophecy" title page (1793)[/caption] For the eye altering alters all William Blake, “The Mental Traveler” Who reads Blake? The easy answer is almost everyone who reads poetry—that is, has read some Blake—and can quote something. “A rose is a rose is a [...] by

Poor Claudia Can See Through Time, Aims Are Jack Spicer & Laura Henriksen March 18, 2014: Small press publisher Poor Claudia is up to lots of good right now, having just released the first title in the unassuming but obviously exciting new publication series, Timeworm. IT'S JACK SPICER'S THE HOLY GRAIL: Conceived in the spirit of generosity, the goal of Timeworm is simple: to put precious, rare, or costly books of poetry [...] by

Patrick James Dunagan Reviews New [Plus] Awesome Critical Study of Jack Spicer’s Poetry November 20, 2013: Fresh from Edinburgh, the latest in Jack Spicer news. Patrick James Dunagan revels in the blinding-bright not-quite-belatedness of Daniel Katz's The Poetry of Jack Spicer. Daniel Katz’s The Poetry of Jack Spicer at first nearly seems more belated than anything, yet gladly that’s proven not to be the case. This is the only existing [...] by

Happy Birthday, Bob! May 21, 2013: We'd be remiss to leave off without giving birthday wishes to Robert Creeley, who would have been 87 today. We have poems galore here to celebrate, and other accoutrement. Thanks also to Chris Stevens for pointing us to this lecture by Creeley on Jack Spicer and Robert Duncan. Enjoy! by

Poetry as Oracular Radio April 8, 2013: http://youtu.be/Dn8m6GwC-jA To send or receive? That is the question. Watching Cocteau's Orpheus for the umpteenth time the other night, I was impressed, during the scene in which Orpheus is listening to the car radio, by the doubling of the figure of the poet: there is the invisible (dead?) poet whose words are heard on the radio, and the [...] by

Bringing John Wieners Back: Revisiting 707 Scott Street April 2, 2013: In 2001 I printed a small book, Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners, an outtake from my thesis for the Poetics Program at New College of California. I wanted it to look like a mini-manifesto, a small pamphlet reminiscent of Walter Jackson Bates’s Negative Capability: The Intuitive Approach in Keats-- something that could pass as [...] by

Stan Persky Reviews Eminent Outlaws at LARB May 17, 2012: Stan Persky reviews Christopher Bram's Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America at the Los Angeles Review of Books. Persky begins the review by focusing on Bram's "bold declaration that 'the gay revolution began as a literary revolution,'": A revolution sparked by mere words? After all, as gay poet W.H. Auden put it, "Poetry [...] 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

Others Letters: Dana Ward February 17, 2010: This past month I started corresponding with Dana Ward, someone who I’ve felt myself in orbit with for years now, but who I only met this past summer at a party where he read with Brandon Brown and Cynthia Sailers. Dana lives in Cincinati where he publishes Cy Press, hosts readings, collaborates with local artists, and works as an advocate for [...] by

“This was a glorious madman who would not let reason stop him from acquiring books” July 31, 2009: Psst! Yeah, you!  Wanna see some rare poetry? Click here. (Photo by James Sitar, courtesy of Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University) by