Saturday, December 15, 2012

giovanni singleton & Brenda Hillman
reading at
The Poetry Project
October 24, 2012

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Friday, December 14, 2012


Rachel Blau DuPlessis
in Auckland, New Zealand
March 2012

Draft 49: Turns
(Turns 1) (Turns 2)

Draft 51: Clay Songs

Draft 53: Eclogue

Draft 74: Wanderer

Draft 87: Trace Elements

Draft 102: One-on-One

Draft 103: Punctum

Draft 109: Wall Newspaper

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Thursday, December 13, 2012


Ravi Shankar

1920 2012

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012


Marilyn Hacker on Adrienne Rich
Katie Degentesh:
Legitimate and illegitimate poems
Why typing Ashbery’s “The Instruction Manual” is a good thing
Robin Tremblay-McGaw’s SF reading report
Sean Bonney:
rewriting Baudelaire & Rimbaud
Roberto Calasso: My Baudelaire
La Folie Baudelaire
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Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Susan Howe:
The Whispered Rush,
The Telepathy of Archives

(from the Poets’ Forum of the Academy of American Poets, 2011)

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Monday, December 10, 2012


When, in 200 years, students are reading the poetry of Lyn Hejinian – as certainly they shall if humans are still about – those readers will undoubtedly begin with My Life (hopefully in its initial Burning Deck version, not because the earlier edition is “better,” but because that is the volume that changed the lives of so many other poets). Those who go on to read Hejinian’s finest work, however, will then turn to The Book of a Thousand Eyes, which Omnidawn brought out earlier this year.

Coming in at 333 pages, Eyes is a project on which Hejinian has been working for decades and the concentration of effort yields remarkable insights. Although 95% of the volume is in verse, Eyes is – alongside Tony Lopez’ forensic masterpiece Only More So – the deepest thinking over the role, form, history & future of the sentence I have encountered:

Perhaps my dear family can profit from my story

As it continues two pickpockets are denying a robust policeman’s suggestions that they are ‘suspiciously encumbered’

If encumbered, they insist, they would resemble kids with a lot to say

They would resemble unwanted sympathy

They would not be like holes in a hallway

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Sunday, December 09, 2012

John Koethe & John Godfrey
reading at
The Poetry Project

October 17, 2012

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