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Occupy Oakland: Poesis and Political Practice April 21, 2014: The System Has Got to Die The landscape of global capitalism has been substantially altered in the past six years. A mixed policy of austerity (cuts and state retrenchment) and fiscal stimulus (central bank bond purchasing programs from Japan’s State Bank to the US Federal Reserve) has made for a post-crisis recovery in asset prices, [...] by

cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

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

On Collaboration March 17, 2014: Shut up alone with a blank page and my own habits, I can get caught in a hall of looping self-doubt. But when I’m attending to another in poetic collaboration, I’m brought open to possibility, to new bonds and intimacies. Collaboration is for me a way of being permeable and open to change. It is a powerfully direct way to engage other [...] 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

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

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

Army of Lovers: Talking With David Buuck & Juliana Spahr About Their New Book October 11, 2013: SF Gate profiles friends and collaborators David Buuck and Juliana Spahr, whose much-anticipated co-authored book, Army of Lovers, has just been released from City Lights. The pair read last night at the San Francisco bookstore. More on their process: Poets David Buuck and Juliana Spahr have known each other since 2003, through the [...] by