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Popular Poetry Was “Modern Without Being Modernistic” January 22, 2013: Mike Chasar, author of Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America (Columbia UP), writes on his  blog Poetry & Popular Culture that he may have discovered a hitherto unknown Modernist poetry magazine. For years, he writes, he has wanted to find "a modernist-era little magazine...that might help put the world of popular poetry on the [...] by

Mike Chasar and Jed Rasula Talk POETRY GLUT November 30, 2012: A rather (wonderfully) long conversation between Mike Chasar and Jed Rasula is posted over at the Boston Review, in which they discuss the over-flowingly-flow of contemporary poetry. Or what Stephen Burt has called "Too much"! While we count up the head-spinning number of poets publishing today, the number of poems published, the number of MFA [...] by

Do Nike and LeBron James reduce Maya Angelou’s words to “trash talk and gamesmanship?” March 1, 2011: In her guest post for Mike Chasar's Poetry and Popular Culture blog, Liz Jones-Dilworth deconstructs the use of poetry in LeBron James' commercial for Nike. As both a VP of operations for a public relations firm and someone who did her dissertation on 21st century performance poetry, Jones-Dilworth is uniquely qualified to comment on the [...] by