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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! May 3, 2013: Harriet Staff would like to thank all the poets who made our National Poetry Month celebration an engaging, instructive, thoughtful, and fun month. So please put your hands together, dear readers, [...] by

On Knowing: Quasi-intelligibility, or Good-bye National Poetry Month! May 3, 2013: In On Photography, Susan Sontag discusses Walter Benjamin’s ideal work of literary criticism. According to Sontag, for Benjamin, the ideal work of literary of criticism would be made up of nothing [...] by

Deterritorializations: Repetition, Stutter, Report P.S.: Catabolism, Or Translation as a Destructive Metabolism, Or Your Exchange Value May 3, 2013: We can take refuge/in something other than the mind for image does/not always follow content. —Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, from “Catabolism” Catabolism, according to various online dictionaries, is [...] by

Quasi-unintelligibility (Coda) May 3, 2013: “I have the greatest dislike for explanations,” an emphatic Stevens once wrote to Ronald Lane Latimer, the pseudonymous editor of Alcestis Press, a small and short-lived leftist publishing outfit [...] by

Towards a Poetics of the Phatic (Part 2) May 3, 2013: In one sense, the phatic is perhaps the oldest and most fundamental dimension of poetry. The impulse to speak in meter or rhyme, for example, is relatable to the infant impulse toward babble, the [...] by

Nick Piombino’s Fait Accompli Blog 10th Anniversary May 3, 2013: The tenth anniversary of Nick Piombino’s blog Fait Accompli will not pass without comment. Following the NYC events of 9/11 Nick felt a strong need for literary community and dialogue and began to [...] by

Deterritorializations: Repetition, Stutter, Report (the second of two brief forays with a P.S. to come) May 2, 2013: I want to explore a word that has taken hold of my consciousness and the hum of my interior thoughtscape—a word I realize, as I try to write about it, I don’t quite know how to articulate (which [...] by

Our Slaves: Caring for Masters, Deforming Mastery (Part 2 of 2) May 2, 2013: “Cape Coast Castle,” a poem in Yusef Komunyakaa’s Chameleon Couch (his most recent book), begins with a haunting. The speaker of poem declares in the first line: “I made love to you, & it [...] by

Towards a Poetics of the Phatic (Part 1) May 2, 2013: [The following is derived from my notes for a talk I gave at the "Rethinking Poetics" conference held at Columbia University on Friday, June 11, 2010.] M. H. Abrams’s 1953 introduction to The [...] by

The Melancholy May 2, 2013: Everybody was feeling the melancholy. Each felt it in her own way. They used the word melancholy because of global post history. The humour became a politics. The ones who claimed they weren’t [...] by