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Monthly archive July, 2012

And rarely was heard, an encouraging word, still the women don’t go away

Is this still the case? I don’t think so, but I love this cover. 

Essay: An Excerpt from Lissa Wolsak

An excerpt from An Heuristic Prolusion.  ~ To respond, in making linguistic pavés, to exhilarate transformation, with an art of perceiving movement, within being, within language physiques. And question…can we dispense with our proclivity to sacrificial structures? To subtend the map via fever-chart. To approach separation itself. An enactment of otherness. To exceed speech…language intensifies in...

Kate Durbin from Anna Nicole Show

ANNA NICOLE SHOW CNN: Prosecutors presented this video as evidence that Howard K. Stern conspired to keep Anna Nicole Smith in a drug stupor. Stern’s lawyers say Smith was acting for the cameras. HOWARD: What do you think Anna? Is Riley going to be your new makeup artist? Is Riley going to be your new...
Kate Durbin: from Ravenous Audience

Kate Durbin: from Ravenous Audience

MARILYN: LEFTOVERS The Clothes a black embroidered handbag     a pearlescent Bakelite clutch     a jewel-encrusted evening bag with a chain strap     a Lucite handbag     a clear bejeweled handbag with an embellished closure      the same bag filled with matching accessories     a red patent-leather handbag with a gold closer     an arrangement of 13 of Monroe’s bags     a wool hat with two ostrich feathers     a white wool hat...

On Reviewing Natalie Walschots

LH: What do you think the purpose of a review is? If you also write about books on a blog, why? What does blogging let you do differently? NZW: The purpose of a review, be it a book review or an album review, is to communicate with that text’s potential audience, to place the text...

Prince performs his original poetry

Two Poems from Helen Guri

SUBJECTS ON WHICH MY LOVE DOLL COULD CONCEIVABLY HAVE OPINIONS Being secret, like a leg brace from childhood. Not having anything, to eat or worry about. A bus transfer sailing through seven seas of air. The resting places of lost raisins. The lobster, boiling. Surgical procedures to revive the senses of those born blind and...

The Allen Ginsberg Project: Mind, Mouth and Page (Gertrude Stein)

AG: Yeah, I think we were talking about that at the end of the last sitting here, when somebody asked me – since Williams, what was done, since Williams, what has been accomplished in poetics? – or, what new thing has been added? – and I was talking about the practice of some poets working...

Sina Queyras on Lisa Robertson’s Nilling

BY SINA QUEYRAS When I said in an earlier last post that I go to poetry to think, Lisa Robertson was the first poet that came to mind. Hers is a poetry that embraces doubt; that is content to extend rather than conclude, yet never drifts in the sense that Barthes describes in The Pleasure of the Text. “In...

Adrienne Rich on “Easy Poetry”

Career-minded poets, expending thought and energy on producing a “publishable manuscript,” on marketing their wares and their reputations, as young poets are now urged (and even trained) to do, may have little time left over for thinking about the art itself, ancient and contemporary, and why it matters — the state of the art itself...

If a poem costs nothing to write I don’t want to read it

MR: Oh, sure. By my early thirties, I think I’d stopped believing I was going to succeed as a poet. It’d been years since I’d had a poem accepted anywhere, and I could tell that what I’d written up to that point was no good. It was indifferent, middling work. I knew that I didn’t really...

Steven Price reads from Omens in the Year of the Ox (Brick Books)

We Want Reviews: Introducing Laura Broadbent & Call For Work

“The great review is one that approaches the corpus curiously and dissectively, determining if it works and what makes it tick.” -Vanessa Place Who wants a dull review? A good reviewer is a skilled host: ensure your guests’ enjoyment, present the fare slowly, artfully, and with flourish so it speaks for itself. Make your guests...

On Misdirected Energy

The lobbing back and forth of insults between Michael Lista and Jan Zwicky is a depressing thing to watch. I admit I was happy to see Zwicky lob back because let’s face it, we rarely see a woman taking on an aggressive young critic the way that Zwicky did. Exhilarating because we see too few...

Ongoing Notes to My Interview for CWILA

Hi Natalee, I’m not sure what Flarf has to do with anything here…nor am I sure what model you are referring to. Good points. This brief interview can’t speak for all women. Nor for all experiences. Nor should it. If it’s harsh, if it’s blunt, it’s because I think that we really need to think...