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Cake Somebody Momma Made & She Put Her Foot in It August 26, 2016: I. From “Blood Labyrinth” I split and split again and wade in pools of skin to gather into folds. There is a rhythm to it and a rhyme and a burgeoning desire.      Part [...] by

New York Daily News Considers Anne Sexton’s Live or Die May 24, 2016: At the New York Daily News’s Page Views Books Blog, Allison Chopin looks at Anne Sexton’s third book, her 1967 Pulitzer Prize–winning Live or Die. “It serves as a memoir, though a [...] by

To Be Asked for a Kiss February 1, 2016: Suicide’s Note           by Langston Hughes The calm, Cool face of the river Asked me for a kiss.   The desire to be dead and the desire not [...] by

Bustle on the ‘Seven Feminist Poets You Need in Your Life’ December 21, 2015: They are a rather convincing bunch. For Bustle, Anna Szilagyi proclaims the seven necessary goddesses on your bedside table: Whether you need a metaphorical shoulder to cry on or just need some extra [...] by

Rubyfloetics: A Period Poem Mixtape April 29, 2015: I wrote the poem Ruby Flo one summer during my undergraduate years. I was staying at my boyfriend’s family home because my mom and I were steady fighting. His mother didn’t really want me there. [...] by

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet April 24, 2015: [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an [...] by

Confessionalism & Feminism at Coldfront September 15, 2014: Coldfront has an up essay today about Confessionalist writing rendered in feminism, beginning with Adrienne Rich for whom: “…the traditional domestic goals of a woman’s life conflicted [...] by

A Post That Proves We Are Not Ready to Purge Trisha Low July 14, 2014: We’re definitely not ready to stop talking about her literary debut, The Compleat Purge (Kenning, 2013), which has knocked our socks off and Patrick Gaughan’s too, who reviews Trisha [...] by

How Anne Sexton Won the Pulitzer Prize June 17, 2014: If you happen to have a spare $159.60 you don’t know what to do with, you might want to consider purchasing Chronicle of the Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry (available on Amazon.com). It makes for some [...] by

10 Cherished Books June 9, 2014: 1. I feel fortunate to have met Ted Berrigan, just once, during my first trip to New York in October 1982. I really wanted to meet Alice Notley, his wife, whose poetry I knew and admired more than [...] by