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Narrative After Nature April 6, 2017: To the extent that the world is made up of narrative discourse these days, it seems to have two fundamental ingredients or axes: plausibility and syntax. I write, “To the extent..,” because I am [...] by

Poetry Is in the Streets April 5, 2017: 1 Under signs of the ruthless gangsterism of American politics, we made it to 2017, the centennial of the Russian Revolution. 1917, a land of lost left-wing dinosaurs, is a world away. It, too, was a [...] by

Sublime Deformations of Nature April 4, 2017: Is poetry the hot new soundtrack for fashion? Earlier this year, during New York Fashion Week, designer Tracy Reese asked four poets–Aja Monet, Dorothea Lasky, Jenny Zhang and Leslie Reese–to [...] by

So Much Depends: On the Particular, the Personal, & the Political April 3, 2017: 1 Last November, on election day, on a flight from New York to Chicago, I reread William Carlos Williams’s Spring and All.  I planned to assign it for a graduate poetics seminar I was teaching in [...] by

Perceptual Expressions of the Known: Hoa Nguyen on Fred Wah March 30, 2017: The next couple of posts will be devoted to the work of former Parliamantery Poet Laureate of Canada Fred Wah, who lives in the unceded Coastal Salish territories, otherwise known as Vancouver, B.C. [...] by

Edge Cities: An Interview With Renee Sarojini Saklikar March 21, 2017: From: Paolo Javier To: Renee Saklikar Sent: Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:18:55 PM Subject: hello Hello Renee David Buuck passed along your contact info. I’d initially attempted to reach you via [...] by

Autumn Und Heil March 15, 2017: Nov 9 Work all the time—manic depression but learn to use yourself: when up, drive in—when down assume the clerk–there’s plenty of room for both. —William Carlos Williams In your [...] by

Watching His Language March 7, 2017: “Filipino time, Mr Javier!” Fel Santos says out loud when I arrive ten minutes late to our meeting at Carmine’s on Broadway. Sporting a black New York Rangers hat, fashionable goatee, and a [...] by

Refugee in the Vietnam Archive February 28, 2017: “The taste for the archive is rooted in these encounters with the silhouettes of the past, be they faltering or sublime.” –Arlette Farge, The Allure of the Archives Letter from Lubbock (21 July [...] by

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