Category Archives: poetics

How to be a good poetry citizen

Yes Yes 1. Read poetry 2. Listen to poetry 3. Disseminate poetry 4. Write poetry 5. Remain open to learning more No No 1. Don’t bully other poets online or in person 2. Don’t write bad reviews of a poet’s … Continue reading

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12 or 20 Questions

In which I participate in rob mclennan’s long-running interview series. Although rob has been prodding me to do this for awhile, I didn’t feel inspired to until Dottie did it. What can I say, peer pressure works.

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Corresponding Juvenilia: 1993-1995

Poems from 8th and 9th grade– because I think it’s interesting to see how what one reads affects what one writes. During these Junior High years I liked Emily Dickinson, and I numbered my poems, feeling that if the title … Continue reading

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30 Poems in 30 Days: Thoughts on Process

April, once uncomfortably known as National Poetry Month, has been re-branded, much more comfortably, as National Poetry Writing Month.  This makes us feel less passive in our minority.  The challenge is to write 30 poems in 30 days. For the … Continue reading

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I have something to say and I’m saying it and that is poetry as I need it

“Have something worth telling in the first place.” 1. Brooklyn 2. Elisa

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Women in Poetry (Again)

Since I am currently out of work, I am working on a few much-delayed issues of Foursquare and I am reminded that although Foursquare is not a unique project in the world of poetry magazines, it is still a sometimes … Continue reading

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Spell/ing ( ) Bound

.. . . Spell/ing () Bound is a tripartite book, arguably harkening back to the Oulipo tradition,* by Cara Benson, Kai Fierle-Hedrick and Kathrin Schaeppi.  I saw it at the Dusie Press reading in New York last month, shuddered at … Continue reading

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Dear Reader

– I’ve decided to write single poems for single readers such that writing is publication and the reader I appeal to is the one precise reader who receives the poem.  This is partly practical: I don’t have the time or … Continue reading

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delirious hem

This seems good.

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Slow Poetry

Here. There’s a stack of cool stuff on my desk I want to tell you about, but I don’t have time right now to do it justice.

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Reading matter

An interview with my friend, poet Chris Fritton.

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Protected: I wrote a poem.

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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cop-out post with some opinions on ekphrasis

Two things that are more interesting than what I have to say this morning: Lorna answers the New Year’s meme and Kenny G infiltrates the Poetry Foundation. Also, our dear Mark Lamoureux is looking for ekphrastic poetry from the 20th … Continue reading

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