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What are we talking about when we talk about Lyric? April 17, 2012: I was pleased to see Kenneth Goldsmith’s elegant response to the Lyric Conceptualism Manifesto, and appreciate the easy mastery with which he contextualizes and historicizes in his usual, generous, [...] by

365 Ruined Sonnets: Notes & Conversation with Stephen Collis April 10, 2012: I was looking through an old issue of the excellent Capilano Review out of Vancouver recently and stumbled upon a series of ruined sonnets from Stephen Collis, a poet I mentioned briefly last year in [...] by

Lyric Conceptualism, A Manifesto In Progress April 9, 2012: The Lyric Conceptualist has moved beyond the indigestible and the unreadable, in fact, beyond all gestures that have made pleasure the enemy of reading. Still, the Lyric Conceptualist remains true [...] by

Only Excite: Babstock, Ball and a few last notes May 1, 2011: All the way through my earlier post about poetry that was not somehow far enough out, I was thinking, examples, examples, this post could use more precise examples. A few names, I gave. Alice Notley, [...] by

Poetry as Event: Belladonna* April 30, 2011: SQ: Rachel Levitsky, Belladonna* has been operating out of New York for nearly a decade now, and in that time has hosted the most innovative women writers of our time. Most of these women, save for [...] by

Teaching the Poetic Event April 29, 2011: Karis, I’m interested in this course you are developing on the “Poetics Research Site,” which I’m assuming, since your specialty is Canadian literature, is about key poetry [...] by

I was not far enough out, and simply waving, not drowning April 25, 2011: Is poetry a domesticated art? Are we drowning in it? Or are we in fact not drowning enough? This is what I’m thinking as I peer out into a green ravine in the Druid Hills area of Atlanta. There is [...] by

This poetry thing goes both ways, or many ways at once April 20, 2011: The poet a.rawlings has been connecting students up with the contemporary poets they are reading. High school students that is. Scott Griffin, founder of the lucrative Griffin Prize for Poetry has [...] by

Public musings: balancing the role of the poet April 11, 2011: On my mind today: Ron Silliman’s blog, its demise, Kenneth Goldsmith’s post on Ron Silliman, a response I had to a public proposal for a new poetry venture from a fellow Canadian poet, and a [...] by

What are we talking about when we talk about lines? April 6, 2011: Gillian asks about the line in the 22nd century, what will it look like and do. It’s a question that helps me get at another question that has been hounding me of late, one that concerns a certain [...] by