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Row Beyond: On giovanni singleton July 25, 2016: One of the problems with writing about poems, and especially with writing about poems that are trying to reach something that isn’t articulable in language, is that it’s impossible. & [...] by

What Is Necessary About Belief: On Carol Ciavonne July 18, 2016: As I’ve been looking over past contributions to the blog, I was especially struck by the series of posts Stephanie Young curated last April, in which poets talked about the relation of their work [...] by

No More July 12, 2016: Like you, I’ve got more on my mind than poetry this morning, this weekend, this year, this decade. Alton Sterling. Philando Castile. The dead in Dallas. Afghanistan vet Micah Johnson. Assassination [...] by

Fictional Poetry Roundtable With Ben Fama, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Rin Johnson, Corina Copp, & Gordon Faylor June 30, 2016: I asked some poets to answer one of the following six questions: How has fiction been affecting your work, lately? How/why do you create “characters” in poems?  Can you think of [...] by

Experience You’re Not Willing to Share + Book You’re Reading + Movies June 29, 2016: In my first post “On Fictional Poetry,” I made promises I didn’t keep: to actually make the argument later in the month, for one. Also: that I would post a poem-essay on how poems make [...] by

A True Account of Falling in Love With Brian Droitcour on Fire Island June 29, 2016: In May, I went to Fire Island with Brian Droitcour, writer, translator, curator, associate editor & online editor at Art in America, and member of the Yelp Elite. How could I not fall in love? I [...] by

Memories and Thoughts on Adrienne Rich June 20, 2016: [Editor’s note: This month the Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich will be published by W.W. Norton & Company. To celebrate the occasion we’re re-running Cathy Park Hong’s [...] by

Dear Poetry: Advice on Inhuman Mechanicity and Writing with Emotions June 17, 2016: More from Dear Poetry… i find emotions a huge problem, and the idea of writing poems because they give me pleasure at odds with wanting to develop as a person-writer through poetry – should i [...] by

Advice From and on Poetry June 15, 2016: Like many embarrassing poets, I’ve been working on a “novel.” No, it’s worse than that: I’m working on “a novella in two parts,” Shit Advice for Today’s Men and Women, the first half [...] by

Advice on Hots for Married Men June 13, 2016: Dear Poetry: Advice on Hots for Married Men, and Making Friends and Writing Poems Without a Car I think my friend has the hots for me, but he’s married and I’m single. What should I do? Art is [...] by