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cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

On Collaboration March 17, 2014: Shut up alone with a blank page and my own habits, I can get caught in a hall of looping self-doubt. But when I’m attending to another in poetic collaboration, I’m brought open to possibility, to new bonds and intimacies. Collaboration is for me a way of being permeable and open to change. It is a powerfully direct way to engage other [...] by

Good Conscience: Rob Halpern Covers Conceptualism & Georges Perec August 9, 2013: A couple of things to relate to the All-Clad conversation on Conceptualism: Rob Halpern penned an essay pre-Bedient for The Claudius App IV, "Conceptual Writing by Rethood Onroda." A striking point about the piece is that, as Halpern footnotes: "'Conceptual Writing by Rethood Onroda' is a cover version of Theodor Adorno’s 'Arnold Schoenberg [...] by

Thom Donovan / The Hole / Displaced Press / 2012 April 12, 2013: The Hole is presented as in process of completion / perhaps as still in process but not (not) toward completion – the title is hand-written on the cover / there’s some scribbling / a bar code / and a photo the image of a paper clip holds to the cover’s edge – the notes / which describe for the most part when the poems were written or [...] by

Download Rob Halpern’s Paper from Berkeley Conference of EcoPoetics, Thanks to the Disinhibitor March 11, 2013: Over the past few days The Disinhibitor, Michael Cross has been writing up the recent Conference on EcoPoetics at Berkeley, and today he's done us the favor of posting a full PDF of Rob Halpern's talk, which "was for real," as Cross writes. "I'm still reeling a bit from it, actually. Please spend the time on this one." "THE IDIOT STONE:GEORGE [...] by

Sexiest Poem Award Goes to Rob Halpern November 27, 2012: Is it the end of the year yet? It should be, what with CAConrad dishing out The Sexiest Poem Award. This year's winner: Rob Halpern for Music for Porn (Nightboat Books). You might be wondering what The Sexiest Poem Award is. Well, "The Sexiest Poem Award is given annually to a finely crafted poem demonstrating a fearlessness which confronts [...] by

The Boston Globe Reviews New Books from Rob Halpern and Hoa Nguyen August 7, 2012: Over the weekend, The Boston Globe's Michael Andor Brodeur reviewed Rob Halpern's book Music for Porn (Nightboat Books 2012) and Hoa Nguyen's As Long as Trees Last (Wave Books 2012). Brodeur reviews the two books separately, the only connective being that Halpern's "digs a different trench through similar concerns." First up is Nguyen, who [...] by

ON Contemporary Practice Volume 2 February 9, 2010: For anyone out in the Bay Area tomorrow night, coeditors Michael Cross and Kyle Schlesinger, and a critical mass of Bay Area contributors will launch ON Contemporary Practice 2 at Moe’s Books in Berkeley. When Michael, Kyle, and I conceived of the journal about two and a half years ago it was at the Tile Bar in the East Village after a [...] by

Bruce Boone Weekend January 28, 2010: This past weekend in New York City I will always remember as the Bruce Boone weekend. On Friday night Boone read as part of a launch event for Nightboat Books at Metro Pictures gallery in Chelsea. He was preceded by Evelyn Reilly and Marcella Durand, who read from the Eco Language Reader (co-published by Nightboat Books and Portable Press at [...] by

Commoning part II January 26, 2010: I am still wrapping my head around what happened at Lower Manhattan Cultural Counsel this past weekend. Clearly, it was one of those conversations that needed to happen because everyone had something to say about the topic of "commons." In attendance were no less than twenty people, many of whom participated in the discussion including Alan [...] by