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North & South February 21, 2017: Composed of rustic landscapes public parks are partly dreamscapes set off for communal sharing. —Susan Howe, from “Vagrancy in the Park” “You are my brother” —William Faulkner, [...] by

#PoemResearch: Notes on Researching as a Poet February 14, 2017: Late in Leaving the Atocha Station, Ben Lerner’s novel about a young American poet on a prestigious fellowship in Madrid, we receive this capsule description of the research project our narrator [...] by

Spring Offensive: In Search of Chế Lan Viên February 6, 2017: About the Author Chế Lan Viên (1920-1989) is the pen name of Phan Ngọc Hoan. He was born on October 20, 1920 in Đông Hà in Central Vietnam, and grew up in Quy Nhơn further south, and started [...] by

On Mentorship January 31, 2017: Over the past six years, I’ve devoted a lot of time to mentorship programs, participating in one as a mentor (Queer Art Mentorship), and creating and sustaining one as an Executive Director [...] by

On (a) Space, Listening, & (a) Friendship January 23, 2017: I don’t remember ever being introduced to the poet Matt Longabucco, nor do I remember the first time we hung out together. I want to have an amazing anecdote about the story of our friendship, but [...] by

I’m Trying to Wreck Your Mind, That’s All January 16, 2017: A few people have recently suggested that I write about my poetic evolution. In a poetry community it’s funny how a few can feel like a horde, a clamoring.  “A few people read my book and said [...] by

I Will Not Be Able to Write When I Am Dead January 6, 2017: About a year ago I ran into an elder poet of renown while riding the F train. I don’t remember the conversation well enough to know how we started talking about the Guggenheim, but he told me that [...] by

‘The beetle runs into the future’ December 31, 2016: It’s been a terrible year, so I’m going to spend the last day of it by just writing about a few things that brought me joy, and challenged how I think, in the hope that they do the same for [...] by

‘Le cri vain’: On Philip Terry & Enoh Meyomesse December 21, 2016: This morning I came across a passage in an essay (Frederick Ahl’s “Ars Est Cameleer Artem,” in On Puns, edited by Jonathan Culler) which describes a scene in Cicero’s On Divination. A [...] by

By Several Hands: On Currently & Emotion & Nicholas Moore December 12, 2016: At the beginning of November, I read some poems alongside Tara Bergin and (appearing via recorded video) Don Mee Choi and Sawako Nakayasu at the Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh, to celebrate the [...] by