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Singular Voices April 22, 2014: art is (Speaking Portraits), Vol. II When for art is/poetry is/music is I first began asking poets, artists and musicians to say on camera what it— poetry, et al.—is, some people said, “How boring that will be; they’ll say the same five things in a hundred different ways.” But that’s not how it went, as I was pretty sure it [...] by

Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: [caption id="attachment_84258" align="alignright" width="500"] Site of the Café Le Métro poetry reading coffeehouse from 1963-1965, located at 149 2nd Ave., New York City[/caption] For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying [...] by

Mac Low, Cage, Root Poetics April 3, 2014: [caption id="attachment_83964" align="alignright" width="500"] Photo by Anne Tardos[/caption] The basic question behind what I think of as root poetics sounds simple: what is language doing—for the poet, for humans at large, for the world—in fact, for itself? What is it doing there on the page/in our eyes or in the air/in our ears? The way [...] by

Jill Magi Has Urge to Hush Anxieties in Rodrigo Toscano’s Deck of Deeds May 15, 2013: Poet and artist Jill Magi writes about Rodrigo Toscano's latest title, Deck of Deeds (Counterpath 2012), at her blog, noting that he "dials in to a wide range of frequencies we use to explain ourselves. It seems Rodrigo has been paying attention and listening for years, gathering the gestures of these anxieties." More about the book from [...] by

Gets Leather by Language: A Report on Clarinda Mac Low’s 40 Dancers Do 40 Dances for the Dancers October 19, 2012: Jackson Mac Low's Forties and all its incarnations and extensions are something we're very into. Lucky us: X Poetics has a writeup from Tyrus Miller on Clarinda Mac Low's 40 Dancers Do 40 Dances for the Dancers, based on the text by Jackson Mac Low, The Pronouns: A Collection of Forty Dances for the Dancers. The event took place as part of [...] by

Jackson Mac Low’s 154 Forties Best Thing to Happen in Several Kinds of Happening September 5, 2012: Wow. FIRST, the news that Counterpath Press is publishing the first complete edition of Jackson Mac Low's "Forties" poems, in a book called 154 Forties, edited by Anne Tardos. "The book publication is being accompanied by an ebook project that will include scans of the original handwritten manuscript of the Forties as well as videoed readings [...] by

Papers for the Border Podcast #13: The Poetry Episode May 7, 2012: Check out #13 of The Papers for the Border Podcast, run by Dan Coffey. This is the Poetry Episode, and features recordings from Carla Harryman, Rod Smith, Hannah Weiner, Jackson Mac Low, Jen Hofer, Leslie Scalapino, David Antin ("Who Are My Friends?"), Anne Waldman with Steve Lacy, Heather Fuller, Alvin Curran with Clark Coolidge, Susana Gardner, [...] by

Jackson Mac Low Reads Tender Buttons June 22, 2011: Speaking of Jackson Mac Low, Jacket2 has just posted a newly available recording of the poet reading from Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons (for seven minutes!). Al Filreis also writes: "You'll hear the voice of Charles Bernstein as he and others (members of Bernstein's class at Buffalo at the time) scramble to find a copy of the Stein. Then Mac [...] 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 director Al Filreis, the symposium invites eleven poets to each contribute a critical essay on a poem or collection to mark its 50th anniversary. This will most likely [...] by