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Please Write Poetry April 12, 2010: Good morning. Fence has over the past recent years been implicated, or included, in a number of references to some kind of idea of “hybrid” form in poetry or of a “third way,” [...] by

This Is The End / FAME September 28, 2009: I wanted to relate to you (and you, and you, and you and you and you) the embarrassing, pleasurable (embarrassingly pleasurable) final fragment of my dream the other night. I was at a coffee shop, a [...] by

Name That Goon September 24, 2009: It took me about two seconds to name the unexpected speaking voice of poet/critic/professor Joshua Clover as I flicked past the NPR station. I flicked back. He was being interviewed because today [...] by

Cleve-Land September 20, 2009: Back from reading at Cleveland State University on Thursday. It was hard to follow Kate Greenstreet–she has the most ingratiatingly nearsighted stage presence. You really feel as though she is [...] by

Meds September 15, 2009: Went to see a band last night in the nearby town of Hudson, New York, called The Akron Family. They all sing together and have a very collective, trance-y, barn-dance vibe. The kids are so positive [...] by

I need your help September 11, 2009: I’ve recently been asked this question: Do you think poetry should manifestly take place outside of the mind of the maker? Or is “place” just one more construction? And I feel like I [...] by

anxiety of September 4, 2009: Been reading piles and piles of poetry manuscripts, and noticing an interesting trend in what I assume are books by younger poets–very young poets, like under 25. The piles are anonymous, but [...] by

Before I left Truro August 31, 2009: I started reading this old novel on the bookshelf next to my bed, a hardback of the kind that is picked up in a thrift shop and left for summer tenants to bring to the beach. It is by the prolific [...] by

Dispatch from Truro August 24, 2009: I’ve been in a beautiful place the past week or so. Every time I try to write something about where I am I think of all the possible misconstruals of it. Or that maybe from a certain [...] by

On the Road August 22, 2009: I met my neighbor on the road this morning, a childhood friend I haven’t seen since childhood, except on Facebook, which is where he saw the news of my new book. “Selling lots of [...] by