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Roll Over Ezra: Musical Adventures with a Literary Band April 30, 2013: In January, I released two audio chapbooks; Asking for the Moon (Red Glass Books) and Book of Hooks (Kattywompus Press). Both books have CD’s with songs; Book of Hooks is a double CD. There’s [...] by

Dark Places (Part Two) April 30, 2013: The easy part was posting other people’s answers to the question: “Why Do You Write?” in Part One. Now comes the tricky part: answering the question myself. One of the first poems I ever wrote, [...] by

Useless Wooden Toys April 30, 2013: I always dug that title from the New Deal video, aptly taken from Jeff Grosso’s part in Speed Freaks where, laying on a sofa after shaving his eyebrows off says, “…the life of a professional [...] by

Bright Red Words April 30, 2013: Most poets I believe love words as objects in themselves. They seem delicious to me, as if I could just pluck one from an overhanging tree and eat it whole. The poet Clark Coolidge said in a poetics [...] by

I is not a subject: Part 4 of 5 April 30, 2013: This is the fourth part of a five-part paper, a version of which was given April 26, 2013 as the keynote address at the symposium, “Lament of the Makers: Conceptualism and Poetic [...] by

I is not a subject: Part 3 of 5 April 29, 2013: This is the third part of a five-part paper, a version of which was given April 26, 2013 as the keynote address at the symposium, “Lament of the Makers: Conceptualism and Poetic Freedom,” [...] by

The 2013 Chapbook Festival! April 29, 2013: It’s like a mini (and less overwhelming) AWP, in New York City, right across from the beautiful Empire State Building. There will be so many fabulous presses there, including Argos Books, [...] 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 [...] by

“everything is leaf. . .” April 29, 2013: As did Rousseau, Goethe botanized. At the De l’Allemagne show now up at the Louvre, pages from his herbarium are exhibited alongside more recent ones from Paul Klee. They’re near Goethe’s [...] by

Robert Frost’s “‘Out, Out–‘” April 29, 2013: Re-reading Robert Frost’s “‘Out, Out—'” for the first time in a long while, I expected it to exhibit at least some kind of craft-smartness and metrical subtlety. But what an [...] by