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We Must Act But How? A Conversation with Juan Felipe Herrera (Part 2 of 3) May 2, 2014: Continued from Part 1. [Transcribed and edited by David Lau.] Part II: The Multiplicity of Chicanismo When I steered our conversation toward Chicano literature and questions of Chicano identity, as [...] by

The Profanity Blahs, Part 2 [The art of ass-kicking isn’t hard to master] May 2, 2014: Continued from Part 1. “Sophocles confirms the European origin of the motherfucker. Most Coloredpeepas known this a long time.” —Amiri Baraka   3    What the _____ is He Talking [...] by

Uncertainties May 2, 2014: Heaven and hell the same city differently dwelled it is dwelling things that make them what they are —Robert Kelly, Uncertainties A thinking before the action that allows the action unhindered: [...] by

Hey, erica kaufman! (Part II) May 2, 2014: Continued from Part 1. for erica The thoughts of my text don’t mirror literary criticism, are shapes of writing, are their present.—Leslie Scalapino Of all divides (rich/poor, literate/not, [...] by

Popular Criticism and the Paralysis of History May 2, 2014: “Hegemony is like a pillow: it absorbs blows and so sooner or later the would-be assailant will find it comfortable to rest upon” Robert Cox, Approaches to World Order After I attended a recent [...] by

On Not Being Poetry’s Daddy: Marianne Morris in Conversation (Part 2 of 2) May 2, 2014: This is Part 2 of my conversation with Marianne Morris (part 1 is here). We discuss Cambridge (where Marianne went to undergraduate and graduate school), Marianne’s writing practice, Chinese [...] by

See You in the Emergency Room, Part Two May 1, 2014: Continued from Part 1. Hobbling through Tompkins Square Park on a fine summer afternoon, I was lucky enough to cross paths with Karen Weiser. My crutches kicked off a conversation about the months [...] by

The Profanity Blahs, Part 1 [They fuck you up, your Under and Grad.] May 1, 2014: America loves blue, blue jeans, that lil blue pil, and blue toilet water, and American poets are famously fond of packaging and repackaging one of our deepest human impulses, the Blues; and, [...] by

Jack Spicer’s Grave May 1, 2014: Those of you who are my friends on Facebook will know this part already, but last month an e-mail arrived from Stephanie Elliott, the indefatigable press liaison for Wesleyan University Press, where [...] by

On Not Being Poetry’s Daddy: Marianne Morris in Conversation (Part 1 of 2) May 1, 2014: This conversation with Marianne Morris took place at Oliveto in Oakland over flourless chocolate cake. Marianne and I first met in New York in 2008. She currently resides in Berkeley, California [...] by