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I Want to Go All the Way April 16, 2014: Back then, I was still such a bad poet/and I didn’t know how to go all the way —Blaise Cendrars, “The Prose of the Trans-siberian,” trans. Ron Padgett, rewritten by me. [caption id="attachment_85001" align="alignright" width="500"] Kazuo Ohno went all the way.[/caption] 1. A DOMESTIC ANECDOTE: When we’re feeling a little down [...] by

AIRPORTS FOR CLASSROOMS April 14, 2014: The music was designed to be continuously looped as a sound installation, with the intent to diffuse the tense, anxious atmosphere of an airport terminal. Maybe what I mean is more simple: music for classrooms. The sometimes tense, anxious atmosphere of a workshop. The continuous looping of tradition, or convention, or both. At worst: [...] by

Cathy Park Hong’s Proust Questionnaire & The Frye Museum’s Cancellation of Coon Songs, Kitsch, and Conceptual Writing February 3, 2014: Cathy Park Hong answered the Proust Questionnaire for the Quarterly Literary Review Singapore. "Hers is a universe flitting between ideal and corruption, urbane and cowboy," writes Yeow Kai Chai. Her answers don't flit, though. An excerpt: 4. Name one living author and one dead author you identify with most, and tell us why. I don't [...] by

Listening to Juana Molina and Making a Mixtape November 11, 2013: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF28IgHV1pk In a different life I would have been the person who produces soundtracks for movies. I love music, but more importantly I like thinking about what songs go together, however disparate they may seem from one another. My brother and I have been exchanging CDs for twenty years, and I also love making [...] by

Cathy Park Hong’s New Museum Stand-Up Is Up August 8, 2013: Topping the last issue of The Conversant is a gem that we mentioned in the spring: Cathy Park Hong's contribution to the New Museum's "Propositions" series, Part One of which, "Stand Up," happened in March. It featured readings and performances from Cathy herself, followed by Ariana Reines, Cathy Wagner, Mores McWreath, and Ronaldo Wilson. [...] by

What Does Somethingness Afford? June 3, 2013: [caption id="attachment_68463" align="alignright" width="500"] from “Situations 6″ by John Lucas and Claudia Rankine.[/caption] After recently being prompted by the Naropa Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, I watched Fred Moten’s lecture “An Ecology of (Eloquent) Things” on YouTube, which helped me begin to put some language [...] by

The Audience is Present (Part II) April 9, 2013: In the last week of March, Nikky Finney and Lizz Wright performed together for a packed auditorium at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  Nikky opened the evening with a handful of poems drawn from all three of her collections: Rice, The World is Round, and Head Off & Split.  Her poems are long—not in the “long poem” [...] by

‘Stand Up’ with Cathy Park Hong & Mores McWreath at The New Museum March 21, 2013: In conjunction with the "Stand Up" symposium on March 30, the New Museum is hosting "The Rub," a collaborative online chapbook by Cathy Park Hong and the video artist Mores McWreath. “The Rub” is an e-chapbook of GIFs and haiku that explores shame and failure in stand-up and online comedy. Poems explore the viewer’s obsession with [...] by

Ronaldo Wilson’s ‘Street Songs’ a Highlight of the Fabulous October Issue of The Conversant October 2, 2012: The Conversant sure has a truckload of amazing things going on. For one! If you have not yet heard Ronaldo Wilson read, here is a treat. His triptych, “Street Songs,” "provides the first of three monthly selections from a larger project, Off the Dome: Rants, Raps, and Meditations." More from Wilson about this project: ...I have been [...] by