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A literary blog about poetry and related news
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    By Brian Teare

    Duncan has long been one of “the old poets” I go toward, someone whose “faltering…unaltering wrongness… has style,” “variable truth,” and “a plentitude of powers.”

    Robert Duncan, ca. 1980.
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    What is the legacy of projective verse, as theorized in Charles Olson's 1950 essay of that title? At Los Angeles Review of Books, Max Lesser discusses the revolutionary idea's connections...

    Image of the poet Charles Olson.
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    By Jennifer Moxley

    In communities of poets, one can sometimes perceive a faint hum of grumbling ambivalence about the fact that many of us fell in love with, were made smart about, and...

    Drawing of a poet playing a lyre.
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    By Hai-Dang Phan

    My lover asks for a bedtime poem, and, as with anything she requests when we’re in bed, I’m more than willing to comply. This irregular ritual of ours offers an...

    Unmade bed with shaded window.
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    By Andrew Joron

    Water assumes the shape of its container. Water that overspills its container immediately assumes the shape of the universe. Meaning also assumes the shape of its (semiotic) container. But to fulfill...

    Leonardo_da_vinci, Deluge Drawing
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    By Eleni Sikelianos

    When my daughter was little, I’d ask her each morning, “What did you dream about?” Each morning she would reply, somewhat embarrassedly (a word in which there is a bear),...

    Black bear sleeping
  • Poetry News
    By Harriet Staff

    At BOMB, read Ammiel Alcalay's review of Dennis Tedlock's The Olson Codex: Projective Verse and the Problem of Mayan Glyphs. Tedlock's volume examines Olson's intersections with indigenous cultures, and, as Alcalay points...

    Dennis Tedlock, The Olson Codex, cover
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    By Jennifer Bartlett

    As I mentioned in a previous post, among Eigner's research materials I found his annotated copy of the first installment of Jargon Press's The Maximus Poems. Of Eigner's most precious...

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    By Jennifer Bartlett

    As I have written before, I began Larry Eigner's biography out of passion, hope, and my good looks. For once I was beginning to feel part of something, which is...

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    By Jennifer Bartlett

    for Mo Research is a mysterious thing. When it is working, the research finds the researcher. This does not mean being passive; but it can contain an element of passivity, letting...

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