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Rêves de poussière (Dreams of Dust) August 11, 2008: The following email message appeared in my inbox over the weekend: OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) – National radio says at least 31 people have been killed in a mudslide at an unofficial gold [...] by

An interview with Phinder Dulai August 7, 2008: In one of my earliest posts here at Harriet (on the conference celebrating the retirement of poet, editor, and Japanese-Canadian internment activist Roy Miki, “Tracing the Lines”) I mentioned [...] by

I Fought the Law August 5, 2008: Gravitating into my book-holding and keyboard-typing fingers of late have been a series of texts that articulate modern and contemporary poetry and poetics to issues of habeas corpus, [...] by

Seeds of Fire August 3, 2008: Seeds of Fire: Contemporary Poetry from the Other USA, edited by Jon Andersen, appeared earlier this year from Smokestack Books in Middlesbrough, UK. Mike Alewitz’s stunning mural from the [...] by

“More writing than welding” August 1, 2008: I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t know a thing about Philip Levine’s “poetry eternal.” I don’t even know what I’m going to have today for lunch (aka, “all this temporal [...] by

On Bill Griffiths, Skeptical Militancy, & “Ghost Town” July 29, 2008: Back in the early 1980s in the anathema that was Reagan-era Buffalo, “Ghost Town” was as close as it got to our anthem. “This town… is coming like a ghost town… All the clubs have been [...] by

Rethinking Working-Class Literature July 25, 2008: Sonali Perera, an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers, has published an engaging new essay in this year’s first issue of differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies that dovetails in [...] by

Samadoon July 20, 2008: the ratatat and bomb booming …..calls for the lost compliantly igniting troubles and provocation my bull elephant people sheltering …..engaged ever betrothed to mucus and weakness [...] by

Chimurenga July 19, 2008: Very few literary magazines get me excited when they arrive in the mail. As has probably become more than evident to those reading my blog posts the past six weeks, I’m seeking something decidedly [...] by

Forage July 17, 2008: Several weeks ago in my post on the symposium celebrating the work of poet, editor, scholar, and Japanese-Canadian internment activist Roy Miki, I mentioned that a new book by Rita Wong, Forage, had [...] by