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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 are pretty far up there too. Learn more here! Begin reading, here: As we’ve been writing about our thinking over the last few years, we’ve been attempting [...] by

Commune Editions on Romance and Kill Lists at Jacket2 February 5, 2014: Commune Editions's Juliana Spahr, Joshua Clover, and Jasper Bernes on Wordsworth, spontaneous overflow of emotion, revolution, and kill lists at Jacket2. I have said that poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquillity: the emotion is contemplated till, by a [...] by

Work Can Be Cruel—But This Conference Won’t Be January 29, 2014: Mills College and the Public School (Oakland, CA) host "Cruel Work, the symposium" on February 8th. The symposium will feature talks and readings from Lauren Berlant, Dawn Lundy Martin, Jasper Bernes, Maya Gonzalez, Wendy Trevino, Jacki Wang, and Kathi Weeks. UPCOMING EVENT: Cruel Work, the symposium February 8 at Mills Hall [...] by

The Editors of Commune Editions at Jacket2 January 24, 2014: Is there a future for poetry besides poets and poems? The editors of Commune Editions consider the possibilities at Jacket2. In the last two posts in this series, we’ve tried to illuminate a possible future for poetry beyond poets and poems. We’ve argued that this future is one resolution of a long-standing contradiction internal to [...] by

Dispatches from the MLA: Commune Editions at Jacket2 January 17, 2014: The editors of Commune Editions (Juliana Spahr, Joshua Clover, and Jasper Bernes) write from their experience of MLA at Jacket2. The Modern Languages Association is large enough that it is districted into divisions, like “American Literature to 1800” or “Women's Studies in Language and Literature.” This year, the “Literary [...] by

The Editors of Commune Editions at Jacket2: What Poetry is and Can Be January 7, 2014: The editors of Commune Editions (Joshua Clover, Jasper Bernes, and Juliana Spahr) contribute to Jacket2 in a new regular feature about poets and poetry in an age of revolutions. [...] What is poetry, then? One definition might be: a literate dissatisfaction with poems and poets. The dissatisfaction is often some variant (or deformation) of [...] by

New Take on The Tennis Court Oath From Jasper Bernes: Less Surrealistic Play, More Work November 14, 2013: [caption id="attachment_76652" align="alignright" width="500"] Jasper Bernes, photo by Andrew Kenower.[/caption] Andrew Epstein at Locus Solus points out a new essay from Jasper Bernes about John Ashbery's "free indirect labor" in the journal Modern Language Quarterly (alas, sub req.): Bernes argues that Ashbery’s early work — [...] by

YUM! HTML Giant Gets in on Some Götterdämmerung Family BBQ November 1, 2013: Yeah that's right, we think it's more like HEAVENLY Family BBQ. Leif Haven unravels Götterdämmerung Family BBQ's "25 Points" for HTML Giant. 1. I met Jasper Bernes at a café in Oakland. He was binding Götterdämmerung Family BBQ with a long arm stapler. Commune Editions is a new publishing venture organized by Jasper Bernes, Joshua [...] by

Voicemail from a Revolutionary Weekend October 11, 2013: This just in! The participants of this weekend's Revolution and/or Poetry Conference have started posting documents from this weekend onto the conference's official homepage. There, you'll find Jennifer Cooke's poetry reading at Revolution and/or Poetry, notes and talks by Jill Richards, Tim Kreiner and Jasper Bernes, Chris Chen's "Notes [...] by

Poetry And/Or Revolution Conference to Be Held Oct. 3-5 in the Bay Area August 26, 2013: Oh, to be in the Bay Area this October. Announcing the "Poetry And/Or Revolution" conference, taking place Oct. 3-5, 2013. This year's event is an extension of sorts of this May's “Militant Poetics” conference in the UK, which was in itself a follow-up event to last May's London "Poetry and Revolution" conference. That one featured [...] by