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Fireworks at BOMB: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs & Morgan Parker in Conversation W/ Virginia McLure March 27, 2014: Virginia McClure brings together LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Morgan Parker for a conversation at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, freshly published at BOMB. One brilliant moment from their conversation, here: VM: LaTasha, you work in several mediums—poetry, dance, music, jewelry—but what do you feel poetry can do [...] by

Chicken Scratch December 5, 2013:   “Land is connected intimately to bodies, bones, and ghosts. A place, inhabited in a body and psychology, and in their symbols, waits to hear its own voice and to experience a homecoming." Jessica Mason McFadden   1. On writing narrative: Years ago someone said “Keep it simple.” Years later someone said “Make it [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 5, 2013: This was a great, volatile year for poetry—my list could have been much longer. I don't think I've ever had a year when I've read so much poetry and been inspired, entranced by so much poetry. Dolores Dorantes's Estilo is an ekphrastic poem that makes out of Henry Darger's famous drawings of the Vivian Girls a zone of ambient violence, a [...] by

Shake Your Money Maker December 3, 2013: 1994. You were supposed to be a visual artist or a musician but somewhere you ended up here.  Hanging upside down in a NYC train. Carhartt overalls and PNB Nation jacket. Black Classic Nikes.  The Afro is a natural.  Not a wig.  You see, you were in a fashion spread before Terrance Hayes, but Terrance was a poet before you.  That’s one [...] by

New to the Archive October 16, 2013: Last week we mentioned a new poetry sampler of Latin@ poetry that we're excited to feature. Today, we're going to drill into the online archive and see what else has been added since we last checked in. Some recently added poets and poems to the archive include the likes of Anna Moschovakis with a variety of Thought Experiments and other [...] by

An Incomplete Guide to the Poetry Books I Currently Have on Tap (or, When and Why Networks Work) April 29, 2013: All the “best of” or “holiday gift” lists come out in December and January, when books that had our attention in the early (still chilly, here in New Jersey) days of spring have gotten buried beneath . . . let’s say autumn leaves and winter snows.  Here’s a quick list of newish poetry books currently or very recently on my mind, for [...] by

Poet LaTasha Diggs Can Get Major Work Done on Black Feminism in the Dominican Republic…with Your Help January 11, 2013: While we sit at our desks (albeit a lovely occupation), the more adventurous among us (that's one LaTasha Diggs) are hoping to do some research at The Transnational Black Feminist Conference in March. Why, you ask? Diggs explains her campaign right here in this video. "I have been invited to participate in a weeklong, grassroots [...] by

The Poetry Project’s Swinging in Spring with Thurston Moore & John Zorn May 2, 2012: Wow wow! It's springtime and all is abloom! For those of us in the arts, it also means it's benefit season! If you're in the New York area, this one is plenty worth the duckets: At The Poetry Project's SPRINGING Benefit--Thurston Moore & John Zorn! More info: Duo action! John Zorn on reeds. Thurston Moore plays electric guitar. The [...] by