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Indigenous Literature: Book Interview by Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

Indigenous Literature: Book Interview by Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

Ceremonies for the Dead, Giles Benaway. Kegedeonce Press, 2013 I want to share my thanks and appreciation Giles, for allowing your first published collection of poems to be a dwelling place for the Dead. How did the Dead manage to get such space and why is this space ceremonial? The title “Ceremonies for the Dead” is...
Poetry Doesn't Care: An Interview with Rachel Rose

Poetry Doesn’t Care: An Interview with Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose has won national awards for her poetry, her fiction, and her non-fiction. She has published poems, short stories and essays in Canada, the U.S., New Zealand and Japan, including Poetry, The Malahat Review, and The Best American Poetry and Rocksalt: An Anthology of Contemporary B.C. Poetry. She is the author of three books...
Words into Pictures: An Interview with Julie Doucet

Words into Pictures: An Interview with Julie Doucet

By Frederik Byrn Køhlert Julie Doucet is a Montreal-based artist who reached an international audience with her personal and innovative comics from the ’80s and ’90s. While her comics work is considered groundbreaking and continues to influence new generations of artists, Doucet quit drawing comics around 1999 and has since worked in a number of...
George Elliott Clarke: Three Poems

George Elliott Clarke: Three Poems

    John Wentworth, Governor of Nova Scotia: Libertine   I.   My Lady’s Champagne sex— bubbly, prickly, toasts a garden-party orgy.   Madame sports cake-frosting lace, but she’s just perfumed pork.   Dark, greasy vermin rapture her flesh. They hold her; cuckold me.   Don’t she love to pivot upon a bull-headed, bull-thighed, bull-cock...
Stephen Burt: Three Poems

Stephen Burt: Three Poems

  An Atlas of the Atlas Moth Now I am an adult & I will never eat again. All the weight & elaboration that ever took in a morsel of anything save air & sex have fallen away & remain in my soft cocoon, whose lost array of silk will last longer than I do....
Marcella Durand: 4 Poems

Marcella Durand: 4 Poems

  Pastoral leaf and leaf and leaf and leaf and leaf and branch and leaf and leaf and leaf and leaf and leaf and postcard of greenish sunset and leaf and leaf and leaf and bag and twig and leaf and bee and leaf and leaf and branch and leaf and branch and leaf and...
Charles Bernstein: "Misfortune"

Charles Bernstein: “Misfortune”

Misfortune after Nerval’s “El Desdichado” My morning star’s dead and my disconsolate lute Smashes in the blackened sun of torn alibi. In the tomb of every night, memories of Venetian reveries raw rub the inconsolable Pitch of the dark, where over and again I love you.   __________________________ Charles Bernstein lives in New York and is...
A Guy on the Rack, Falling in Love: An Anti-Interview with Jim Smith

A Guy on the Rack, Falling in Love: An Anti-Interview with Jim Smith

JIM SMITH’s many books include the recent Back Off, Assassin! New and Selected Poems (Mansfield Press, 2009) and Happy Birthday, Nicanor Parra (Mansfield Press, 2012). His magazine, The Front, lasted from about 1972 to 1980, and the spinoff Front Press published books and pamphlets in the ’80s by writers like David McFadden, bpNichol, Wayne Clifford and Stuart Ross. Between 1979 and...
Dana Ward: "God Only Knows That I Can't Look Away"

Dana Ward: “God Only Knows That I Can’t Look Away”

God Only Knows That I Can’t Look Away for Sarah Valentine is still my favorite word. But really ‘and’ is. ‘and’ & ‘or’, as well as ‘anyway’ like ‘anyway…’ & ‘so,’ As in ‘Anyway, my favorite word is Valentine so I’m writing one to you & I’ll die if I don’t so you’ll know &...
Vanessa Place: "I Will Fuck You in the Ass"

Vanessa Place: “I Will Fuck You in the Ass”

My favorite love poem was originally by Mike Tyson, though I have since appropriated it. It captures all the ambivalence and drive of desire that cannot be quenched and will not be disarmed.   I Will Fuck You in the Ass I will fuck you in the ass I will fuck you in the ass...
The Artist Is Present: J. Mae Barizo on Marina Abramović

The Artist Is Present: J. Mae Barizo on Marina Abramović

By Melissa Bull I met J. Mae in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2007. We were both enrolled in writing classes with Summer Literary Seminars. J. Mae’s poetry workshop was in the classroom beside my fiction workshop, and we invariably arrived bleary-eyed to school each day, clutching our plastic cups of bitter koffe, nodding to one...
All for Love, Knot for Love: A Collection of Found Valentines

All for Love, Knot for Love: A Collection of Found Valentines

We asked writers for the cheeky, the surprising, the twist in the V-Day poem. All for love or knot for love. JAN ZWICKY If I’m allowed to suggest a poem about love, I’d like to recommend Sue Sinclair’s “Passion”, from Breaker (Brick 2008). It’s a philosophical meditation on love in the widest sense — not for a human being, or even some other...
Writing As Performance: An Interview with Chris Kraus

Writing As Performance: An Interview with Chris Kraus

Writer, filmmaker, and professor of film, Chris Kraus’ books include I Love Dick, Aliens & Anorexia, and Torpor. Her films include Gravity & Grace, How to Shoot a Crime, and The Golden Bowl, or, Repression. Kraus is the author of two books of art essays, and a frequent contributor to Artforum and Art in America....
Tracie: Invisible [wo]Man on a Station in the Metro

Tracie: Invisible [wo]Man on a Station in the Metro

Invisible [wo]Man on a Station in the Metro I’m Specter — between underground stations. I used to know them a little and they knew me. I was eating with them sometimes. We would exchange phrases. One day, my self began making cameos. It happened while I was eating grits and once again in a public...
The Poet Thinks with Her Poem: An Interview with Rae Armantrout

The Poet Thinks with Her Poem: An Interview with Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout, born in California in 1947, is part of the first generation of West Coast Language poets. Armantrout has published several books of poetry, including: Versed (2009), which earned the Pulitzer Prize in 2010; Next Life (2007), selected by The New York Times as one of the most notable books of 2007; Up to...