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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

FROM DISNEY’S PORN VAULT, A STORY THAT WILL BRING THE FAMILY TOGETHER, THIS APOCALYPSE. On Amanda Montei’s The Failure Age April 3, 2014: In which I talk about reading THE FAILURE AGE &  Amanda Montei talks about making THE FAILURE AGE   Divya: Reading The Failure Age There comes a time in every woman’s life when you must finally re-visit the fairy tale that your Mother forgot to tell you at night because she was busy telling you about Benazir Bhutto’s [...] by

AND THE WINNER IS…. r. erica doyle’s Proxy Wins Norma Farber First Book Award! March 10, 2014: Congratulations to r. erica doyle, author of Proxy and recipient of this year's Norma Farber First Book Award, judged by Maggie Nelson and sponsored by the Poetry Society of America! Here's what this year's judge, Maggie Nelson, said: r. erica doyle's proxy shocked me with its goodness upon first read, and that shock has stayed [...] by

Congrats to 2013 Creative Capital Grantees Srikanth Reddy, Jen Bervin and Maggie Nelson January 11, 2013: Oscar nominations and Creative Capital Grants were announced in the same day! Hang on, there's a paperclip stuck in our hair. OK! We are heartened by Creative Capital's awarding of their 2013 Literature Grants to poets Srikanth Reddy, Jen Bervin and Maggie Nelson--and in the company of other great artists in emerging fields, literature and [...] by

Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson Respond to the Seattle Art Museum’s Elles: Women Artists from the Centre Pompidou November 19, 2012: Seattle's The Stranger interviews Maggie Nelson and Eileen Myles! The two were there to talk as part of the Seattle Art Museum's new show, Elles, which has traveled from the Centre Pompidou in Paris and comes with the tagline, "Women take over" and captions like "View the wall of women" (here). In response to some of the wall text: "'That's [...] by

Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson Lecture: Poets on Painters October 22, 2012: This November, co-presented by Seattle Arts & Lectures and Wave Books, comes Eileen Myles & Maggie Nelson: Poets on Painters. Full info on the event here. You can also read their answers to the Proust questionnaire! by

Maggie Nelson and the Limitations of Shock October 5, 2012: Poet, Critic, and all-around badass Maggie Nelson offers up her thoughts on shock in art for the NY Times. Here's a sample. The book mentioned is Nelson's The Art of Cruelty: Q. At the end of the book you mention a long list of artists whose work “dismantles, boycotts, ignores, destroys, takes liberty with or at least pokes fun [...] by

Wave Books Unveils a SoundCloud May 14, 2012: And here's what it contains: Now you can listen to all of the recordings from the 2009 3 Days of Poetry Festival, including readings from Dorothea Lasky, Mary Ruefle, Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Rachel Zucker, Noelle Kocot, Jon Woodward, Anthony McCann, Matthew Rohrer, Geoffrey Nutter, Richard Meier, Maggie Nelson, Dara Wier, and [...] by

“I’ve seen you read Roland Barthes on the beach!” Ali Liebegott Talks to Maggie Nelson for The Believer May 1, 2012: Ali Liebegott talks to Maggie Nelson for The Believer Logger. For those of us introduced to Nelson as a poet, the first question is a little jarring, but considering all she's accomplished... AL: Do you think of yourself as a poet? MN: It’s been a little odd recently because my first four books were poetry and I came into the [...] by

LA Review of Books Publishes Excerpt from Maggie Nelson’s Forthcoming Art of Cruelty July 8, 2011: Excerpt of the week? At least. The Los Angeles Review of Books has published a piece by poet, critic and CalArts professor Maggie Nelson from her forthcoming book, The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, out next week from W.W. Norton & Company. The excerpt elaborates on Antonin Artaud's Theater of Cruelty, and looks at the avant-garde and all its [...] by