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Poetry in Principle April 20, 2017: Mind-degradable Manifesto I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to issue a manifesto like in the good old days, but any such assertion nowadays always seems to splinter into its ambiguities, [...] by

Enearthing Sounds May 3, 2014:   I want to end this April excursion in the blogosphere with a few brief notes. The purpose has been to sketch out areas for further inquiry while honoring works that over the years have helped [...] by

Uncertainties May 2, 2014: Heaven and hell the same city differently dwelled it is dwelling things that make them what they are —Robert Kelly, Uncertainties A thinking before the action that allows the action unhindered: [...] by

Seeing from Between: Toward a Poetics of Interloping April 29, 2014: Happenstance (part one of many parts), 1982-83 from Gary Hill on Vimeo. All men are sisters. Madeline Gins Poetry is translation. It takes one kind of experienced or thought reality and turns it into [...] by

Singular Voices April 22, 2014: art is (Speaking Portraits), Vol. II When for art is/poetry is/music is I first began asking poets, artists and musicians to say on camera what it— poetry, et al.—is, some people said, “How [...] by

Blake, Contemporaneously April 17, 2014: For the eye altering alters all William Blake, “The Mental Traveler” Who reads Blake? The easy answer is almost everyone who reads poetry—that is, has read some Blake—and can quote something. [...] by

Saying What (It) Is April 15, 2014: About twelve years ago it entered my mind that no matter how much I thought about what I do—poetry, art, music—I had never arrived at a final thought about what poetry or art or music is. The [...] by

Self-evidence with Difficulty April 9, 2014: For many years I’ve been interested in difficulty; I suppose in the present context it could be called the poetics of difficulty. I remember at age 14 carrying around the hardback Collected Poems [...] by

Mac Low, Cage, Root Poetics April 3, 2014: The basic question behind what I think of as root poetics sounds simple: what is language doing—for the poet, for humans at large, for the world—in fact, for itself? What is it doing there on the [...] by