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Ilya Kaminsky on Rae Armantrout’s Channeling of Voices March 10, 2014: Ilya Kaminsky writes about Rae Armantrout for the Boston Review blog today. Kaminsky makes the distinction between the poet as "bard and storyteller—one who who sings" and other sorts, "those who chanted, cast spells, shrieked or whispered nonsense or fragments of words or images, making magic come into being through language." [...] by

Reading List: December 2013 December 11, 2013: [caption id="attachment_78346" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Installation by Luzinterruptus[/caption] The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Here are some recommendations from the poets and writers in our [...] by

Catherine Wagner & Rae Armantrout Talk Shop August 12, 2013: Catherine Wagner interviewed Rae Armantrout for Poetryeater: "Whatever their surface differences in sensibility, Wagner’s curiousity and vim for the watch-fine mechanics of Armantrout’s diverse body of work and Armantrout’s meticulous and flexible approach to poetry is fascinating." About Armantrout's delivery of her [...] by

Lemon Hound Announces First Poetry Contest, Judge None Other Than Rae Armantrout July 1, 2013: Well if the headline didn't get you, the body copy might. We've long been fans of Lemon Hound, so this is great news. Should provide for some interesting results, too: LEMON HOUND wants to create better opportunities for critical writing, and one sure way to support critical writing is paying for it. In an effort to do so, Lemon Hound [...] by

Just Saying: On Rae Armantrout’s Latest Book April 18, 2013: 1. I opened Just Saying for the first time to the second poem, “Instead.” I was immediately struck by the first section, which reads: To each his own severance package. The Inca hacked large stones into the shapes of nearby peaks. After this it jumps to a new section about the non-existence of ghosts; the third [...] by

Reading List: March 2013 March 28, 2013: Rae Armantrout I've just received a copy of the new Postmodern American Poetry: a Norton Anthology, edited by Paul Hoover. I've been enjoying the good selections of some of my favorite younger poets like Catherine Wagner, Katie Degetesh, Graham Foust, and Ben Lerner. I’m also reading Cathy Wagner’s Nervous Device from City Lights. And I [...] by

The Believer Interview with Rae Armantrout October 5, 2012: At The Believer Logger: an interview with Rae Armantrout! It's Ali Liebegott's fifth stop (we covered a coupla others here and here). They start with a very important topic: BLVR: Can you remember the first time you ever read an Emily Dickinson poem? RA: When I was a kid my mother got me an encyclopedia for children. It was called [...] by

“It’s a city without charisma”: Rae Armantrout on San Diego September 10, 2012: Rae Armantrout wrote this essay for Newsweek about her home town of San Diego, which she isn't all that fond of. She writes: I might even be able to give San Diego a kind of backhanded compliment by calling its lack of charisma “mysterious.” Let’s just say it’s easy to “keep it real” here. For example, I’ve been [...] by

A Short Stroll Through Rae Armantrout’s Record Collection June 1, 2012: Coldfront's always enjoyable Poets Off Poetry features Rae Armantrout reflecting on a number of her popular music loves, including Dylan, Adele, The Decemberists, Leonard Cohen and more. Here she weighs in on her favorite song, "Gimme Shelter," by The Rolling Stones: “Gimme Shelter” from Let it Bleed is definitely my favorite [...] by

Poets on Politics at PSA Include Zapruder, Armantrout, & Kearney February 28, 2012: As part of a new national series called Red, White, & Blue: Poets on Politics, the Poetry Society of America "is working to recognize and understand the world of change we will all face this year, and consider the voices of poets and the place of poetry in the shifting tide." They've started with poets Matthew Zapruder, Rae Armantrout, and Douglas [...] by