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MaximusRocknRoll: Willie ‘Loco’ Alexander April 26, 2017: Micah Ballard had just returned from the Gloucester Writers Center, reading for his book Afterlives (Bootstrap, 2016), when I spotted it on his table: I’ll Be Goode (Fisheye Records, 2016), a CD by [...] by

Poetry in Principle April 20, 2017: Mind-degradable Manifesto I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to issue a manifesto like in the good old days, but any such assertion nowadays always seems to splinter into its ambiguities, [...] 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

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

From Projective Verse to Tape Hiss November 15, 2016: You’ll want to queue up some William Basinski for this one. At Jacket2 John Melillo considers the medium of tape as it figures in archival recordings, particularly those of Charles Olson. [...] by

Dale Smith Remembers Robert J. Bertholf March 2, 2016: Scholar, author, and longtime, dedicated curator of the Poetry and Rare Books Collection at SUNY Buffalo, Robert J. Bertholf died at his home in Austin, Texas on February 19th. The UB Reporter noted [...] by

Notes for National Corpse Month, Part Four April 16, 2015: During the plague, my tour-book described, this cemetery (the only one within the city walls) was so full of bodies that when they dug, they couldn’t find enough soil to bury new corpses. The [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S (5) April 15, 2015:             I pose you your question: shall you uncover honey / where maggots are? [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S (2) April 6, 2015: Paul Blackburn is arguably the quintessential mid-20th century poet of Manhattan. As Jed Birmingham, co-editor with Kyle Schlesinger of the terrific zine-on-small-press-zines Mimeo Mimeo, remarks [...] by

T H E D I S T A N C E S and / or C I T I E S April 1, 2015: You can teach the young nothing —Charles Olson, “The Distances” Cities located near waterways have always been my preferred locales for living in and loitering around. I like to walk [...] by