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As if with a singular vision: A review of ‘Electronic Corpse: Poems from a Digital Salon,’ edited by M. Ayodele Heath

Reviewed by Scott Woods As a communal poet experimentalist and an organizer or poetry events for many years, I’ve learned that even when the goal of a public art project is to be open and encompassing of all willing to … Continue reading

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Your Invitation to the Wake: For Alexandra Petri, After Her Article, ‘Is Poetry Dead?’

By Tatyana Brown The Tuesday afternoon after Obama was inaugurated for his second term (the same day The Washington Post published your thoughts on Richard Blanco and the state of certain fields of contemporary literature), I taught a poetry workshop … Continue reading

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“Crying, my little one, footsore and weary.”

By Jean Macpherson You know what Mommy? I want to keep my toys forever. Bedtime words, but he is still awake talking to his babies — ladybug, black bear, elephant. Collectively he calls them babies, but in the singular or … Continue reading

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They Got the Guns, But we Got the Numbers: Why Radius Will Continue to Submit to the Pushcart Prize

By Victor D. Infante There is a manner in which you chew too long on irrelevant questions, the way you feel obliged to answer them, but find instead a stuttering nothing lodged in your throat, a stammer as you begin … Continue reading

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La Revolución Will Not Be Reviewed In The New York Times

By Rich Villar Disclaimers: I’m a poet. I talk a lot about poems. I realize that the argument is about literature in general. You will also notice a lot of politics in this essay. These are not apologies, just recognitions. … Continue reading

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The Male Slam Experience vs The Female Slam Experience

By Rachel McKibbens It has taken me two years to get around to writing this, but after coming home from the Women of the World poetry slam on Sunday, and being asked repeatedly what I meant by something I said … Continue reading

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Why Queer is the New Straight White Male

by Jade Sylvan When I originally conceived of this post, I was going to call it “What’s Good About Straight White Men.” I was planning to write about how, as frustratingly homogenous as the “Western Canon” of literature is, the … Continue reading

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Preoccupied: Radius, Volume Two

By Victor D. Infante I’ve been struggling with Occupy poems, lately. Oh, I’m sure there are excellent ones out there, but I’ve been finding most of the ones we get here … thin. Too much head, not enough … I … Continue reading

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Facebook and the Development of the Personal Protagonist

By Jade Sylvan I have tons of Facebook friends I’ve never met in real life. These friends engage with my Facebook personality, which, as I’ve written it, is a pretty cryptic, absurd voice. They like its statuses. They comment on … Continue reading

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The “Wandering Poet” Myth RE: DIY Touring: A Conversation w/ Brian S. Ellis

By Jade Sylvan Jade Sylvan: So I’ve been thinking a lot of the modern sort of Punk Rock DIY touring that happens now, you know, like, people in a car driving to a place, and sometimes you have a big … Continue reading

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