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Larry Eigner & The Maximus Poems May 22, 2017: 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 [...] by

A Poet Without Awards May 15, 2017: 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 a particularly difficult thing [...] by

Harriet the Spy, Or How I Put My Yenta-Self to Good Use May 8, 2017: —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 things arrive. A [...] by

Premonitions of Fred Wah: An Interview April 29, 2017: PAOLO: If I may, I’d like begin with the last part of the second poem in Tree (1972): dear birch across from me we face [...] by

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