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Seeing from Between: Toward a Poetics of Interloping April 29, 2014: Happenstance (part one of many parts), 1982-83 from Gary Hill on Vimeo. All men are sisters. Madeline Gins Poetry is translation. It takes one kind of experienced or thought reality and turns it into [...] by

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 [...] by

drawing from / drawing form: composition as exploration April 16, 2014: with Rachel Bers “That is, a line is not an arrow, it’s its events”  – Alice Notley ETG: About a year ago, Rachel Bers and I began working together in her studio with the idea that we would [...] by

Saying What (It) Is April 15, 2014: About twelve years ago it entered my mind that no matter how much I thought about what I do—poetry, art, music—I had never arrived at a final thought about what poetry or art or music is. The [...] by

Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: 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 around the hardback Collected Poems [...] by

Mac Low, Cage, Root Poetics April 3, 2014: 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 [...] by

Recombinatory Enumerations April 2, 2014: I was delighted, if a bit apprehensive, when invited to blog for Harriet during Poetry Month this April. I don’t really think of myself as a blogger. In fact, not at all. I’m a fairly slow [...] by

Flavorwire for Your Monday: ‘20 Poets on the Meaning of Poetry’ September 9, 2013: Hopefully your Monday morning co-workers aren’t giving you grief for all those readings that you said you attended this weekend, but if they are: rest assured that the folks at Flavorwire have [...] by

Notes on Craft and Failure April 26, 2013: The techne of the builder, the craftsperson, the designer, is measurable and finite, at least at a certain basic level that defines minimal competence. One important historical criterion for poetic [...] by

Friday to Saturday: John Cage’s Rarely Performed Empty Words July 31, 2012: For those of you in New York and dying to see some John Cage durational performance, look no further. Experimental theater troupe Varispeed Collective will be presenting Cage’s Empty Words from [...] by