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The Rumpus Rethinks The New Yorker’s Kenny Goldsmith Piece October 6, 2015: With all this backlash, you wonder if The New Yorker is maybe rethinking on its own behalf… Yesterday The Rumpus published its own wrap-up of responses to Alec Wilkinson’s New Yorker [...] by

‘Open Letter to the New Yorker’ From Brian Kim Stefans Points Out Structural Racism of Goldsmith Profile October 5, 2015: Poet and professor Brian Kim Stefans penned an “Open Letter to the New Yorker” this weekend, pointing out in no-uncertain terms the racism he’s found to permeate the controversial [...] by

Cathy Park Hong Tells Another Story to New Yorker Journalist Alec Wilkinson: ‘I won’t be reduced to a sound bite’ October 2, 2015: At The New Republic, Cathy Park Hong recalls her recent two-hour discussion with New Yorker writer Alec Wilkinson in preparation for his profile of Kenny Goldsmith, later reduced to sound bites in [...] by

Pretending to Disrupt, Merely Distracting: Plundering Privilege in the World of Poetry August 11, 2015: It should come as no surprise to anyone who knows me and knows I grew up steeped in the south’s Bible Belt culture of racism that I am compelled to reflect on the surrounding culture, specifically [...] by

Redressing the Emperor: Why Poets Matter August 3, 2015: They say you can be a bad person and still make a great thing. They say you can use poetry cynically for your own selfish gain in the name of free speech. But what they don’t say so often, because [...] by

Kim Calder Considers Vanessa Place’s Denunciation at Los Angeles Review of Books June 16, 2015: Los Angeles-based poet and academic Kim Calder has written an essay, “The Denunciation of Vanessa Place,” for the Los Angeles Review of Books. The piece starts with Mongrel [...] by

Kenneth Goldsmith Says He Is an Outlaw June 1, 2015: To be a black man in the United States of America is to be in a constant state of war and I am tired, I’m just so tired of the war. White people want me to be dangerous, scary or sexy, they never [...] by

Canvases Pale: A Minstrelsy So Easily Absorbed May 22, 2015: And so I would like to make it clear that I am going to talk about race. Again. I would like to make it clear that my writing about race, like myself, is a collection of incomplete moments in time. [...] by

The Whitest Boy Alive: Witnessing Kenneth Goldsmith May 18, 2015: “There are times when scandal feels like the sun that race revolves around.” –The Racial Imaginary “The white writer feels injured in this moment—misunderstood and wounded—and believes it [...] by

Poetry at the New Museum’s Triennial: Jenny Zhang, Brandon Brown, and Cathy Park Hong April 9, 2015: Talk Series: Brian Droitcour on Poetry at the New Museum’s Triennial with Jenny Zhang, Brandon Brown, and Cathy Park Hong The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church Friday, March 20, 2015   [...] by