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My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 16, 2013: Robert Lax Poems (1962-1997) The decision to go with a page wide enough to isolate Lax’s skinny poems was brilliant. The poems pop off the ample pages to invoke the massive void his poems called out of/back into. I haven’t heard songs like these in a long time. Farid Matuk My Daughter La Chola Matuk is a chameleon. He clocks through [...] by

Where Both Players Are Co-Present: Hyperallergic on David Grubbs & Susan Howe’s ‘Frolic Architecture’ December 13, 2013: Hyperallergic takes a look at the recent Drawing Center show that brought us Susan Howe and composer David Grubbs in collaboration. Frolic Architecture "is a delicate sound collage, rich with layers, solemn, and mildly, comfortably disjointed. At times it evokes a church; at other times, a summer evening; at still others, something so basic [...] by

One More Reason to Visit Portland: Susan Howe’s First Solo Exhibition Opens at Yale Union October 7, 2013: Yup. We just needed one more reason to travel to Portland and here we go! Susan Howe's first solo exhibition "TOM TIT TOT," co-curated by Robert Snowden and Andrea Andersson, opens at Yale Union (YU). In 1961, when Susan Howe graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston with a degree in painting, the big news in art was the [...] by

New Directions to Publish First-Ever Book of Emily Dickinson Manuscript Facsimiles September 10, 2013: Gorgeous Nothings! Hardly. Good news spins forth from the New Directions blog--the press is publishing the first-ever, full-color, large-scale edition of Emily Dickinson's "complete envelope writings in facsimile from her visually stunning manuscripts." With contributions from Jen Bervin (you've hopefully spied her beautiful, intricate [...] by

Tales from the Woodberry Poetry Room: Christina Davis on the Discovery of a Recording of Susan and Fanny Howe’s Mother, Mary Manning Howe, Reading Yeats August 16, 2013: New at the Woodberry Poetry Room at Harvard University's Vocarium, Christina Davis shares the details of her discovery of a rare, archival recording of Mary Manning Howe (mother of poets, Susan Howe and Fanny Howe) reading poetry by W.B. Yeats. Davis writes: Once a year I permit myself to listen to the last recording I have of my father. I [...] by

From Jacket2: A Brief History of the Buffalo Poetics Program June 10, 2013: Jacket 2 presents this stellar feature about the history of the Buffalo Poetics Program. The constellated survey includes a collection of links to articles about the program such as a Selected Bibliography of Buffalo Publications: 1960-1996, compiled by Kristin Prevallet, A History of Poetics at Buffalo: 1960-1990 (a timeline from Cynthia [...] by

On Susan Howe, Doubles, Telepathy May 13, 2013: The psychics among you might like this piece at The Actuary by Beth Towle--on Susan Howe, "finding doubles," and telepathy's interactions with poetry: Communication, then, is reading traces. And reading traces is to make copies. And to make copies is to attempt to speak for ourselves. Perhaps then the mode of working through archival [...] by

Deterritorializations: Repetition, Stutter, Report (the first of two brief forays) May 1, 2013: [caption id="attachment_66003" align="aligncenter" width="500"] The Errorist International[/caption] The book is liquid dreams. Writing is stone. Writing is breath unheld. The book is air and underground passages. Where there is no water, but light is liquid. Where warm bodies gather. In translation what there is to say vibrates (vacillates? [...] by

Bright Red Words April 30, 2013: [caption id="attachment_66022" align="alignright" width="500"] Louise Bourgeois, I HAD A FLASHBACK OF SOMETHING THAT NEVER EXISTED, 2002, Photo: Christopher Burke, © Louise Bourgeois Trust/VAGA, NY[/caption] Most poets I believe love words as objects in themselves. They seem delicious to me, as if I could just pluck one from an overhanging [...] by

On Susan Howe on Chris Marker at LARB March 29, 2013: Posted yesterday at the Los Angeles Review of Books is a review of the New Directions poetry pamphlet (that we mentioned the other day) by Susan Howe, Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Chris Marker. Though at 48 pages, it seems less a pamphlet and more, as writer Rebecca Ariel Porte notes, "an odd beast, a memoir mixed with notes [...] by