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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

Sandra Simonds on Elective Affinities December 17, 2013: New content from poet Sandra Simonds is up on Carlos Soto Roman's Elective Affinities! Here she lists poets with whom she feels an affinity (it does go on, and includes Anne Boyer, Will Alexander, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Celan, Sylvia Plath, Joshua Clover, Brandon Brown, Jasper Bernes, Josef Kaplan, Charles Baudelaire, Bob Kaufman, Langston [...] by

Sandra Simonds at Radio Free Albion December 26, 2012: Newly up on Radio Free Albion is this interview with poet Sandra Simonds. Set down your brimming glass of 'nog and have a listen! by

Sandra Simonds on the Sonnet as Fascist Form? December 7, 2012: Sandra Simonds looks at the sonnet as a potentially fascist form for Best American Poetry. "Somewhere, supposedly, William Carlos Williams calls the sonnet 'a Fascist form.' Can someone tell me if this is true?" Just in time for the new Telephone Books English-to-English Shakespeare sonnet translations! (Though excited about Kasey Mohammad's [...] by

Constantly Bathing in the Semantic Folds of the New Lana Turner Content November 21, 2012: Issue #5 of the always-revelatory Lana Turner is out, and contains among its gemlike wonders some poetry from Catherine Wagner (also featured maintenant at PEN, but we digress), Claudia Rankine, Sandra Simonds, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Jackqueline Frost, Joe Luna, Jorie Graham, Douglas Piccinnini, Cole Swensen, and Daniel Tiffany; and plentiful [...] by

Danny’s Doubles Down in November November 9, 2012: For all you Danny's regulars, you'll be happy to know that the No Slander monthly series is doubling down in November (and for non-regulars, here's your chance to get in on the action!). Two, count 'em, two readings in November! Next week, Wednesday the 17th, check out Sandra Simonds, Betsy Wheeler, and Hannah Gamble. Then, November 28th: "The [...] by

A Must-Read Post for Women Poets—And Everyone Else August 15, 2012: Over at Best American Poetry, some of our favorite poets--Sandra Simonds, Sina Queyras, Elisa Gabbert, Shanna Compton, Juliana Spahr, Vanessa Place and Danielle Pafunda--had a great discussion about being a woman in the literary world and its accompanying blogosphere. While it's frustrating that certain poets are invited on to panels just to [...] by

Sandra Simonds Responds to Marjorie Perloff’s Boston Review Essay May 16, 2012: On her blog, poet Sandra Simonds responds to Marjorie Perloff's essay, "Poetry on the Brink," recently published in the Boston Review, as we mentioned. The essay claimed that "[t]he national (or even transnational) demand for a certain kind of prize-winning, ‘well-crafted’ poem—a poem that the New Yorker would see fit to print and that would [...] by

Making room for poor mothers at the poetry table February 21, 2011: Sandra Simonds has struck a nerve with her blog post on Poor Poetry Mothers. The visibility of poetry mothers on the scene and on campus is so poor that it requires Simonds to set out a few facts before continuing: a) the cost of daycare, b) the pay rate for adjuncts. I have been thinking about mothers who are poets who live in poverty or close [...] by