Category Archives: Poets

Robert Creeley at Goddard College May 18, 1973

Over the past two weeks my attention keeps turning back to this reading of Creeley’s. Prior to my accidental discovery of it I had no idea what a treasure it would be and is. One morning I was scrolling through R.C.’s page at PennSound and thought to listen to one of my favorite poems, [...]

Meaning is a Change of the Ink - On Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

Not long after I graduated from college in 2000, I was working in a Border’s in Tucson, AZ and I discovered Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry. This anthology, brand new at the time, includes poets such as Dmitry Prigov, Aleksei Parshchikov, Ivan Zhdanov, Nina Iskrenko, and Arkadii Dragomoshchenko. To say this book [...]

is spread out evening when: on sarah dowling’s line

Friday night over dinner Carolina and I were discussing Sarah Dowling’s new book, Security Posture, which was recently published by Snare Books in Montreal. Sarah’s book is the winner of the 2009 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry, an award for emerging Canadian writers. Originally from Regina, Saskatchewan, Sarah now lives in Philadelphia.
Earlier this year, Chris [...]

To Paint the Mouth Like Monet Painted a Sunset - On Bacon & Halpern

     On Sunday morning, Carolina and I woke up early and got on the bus to NYC so that we could see the last day of Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. For some reason, we hadn’t heard there was such an exhibit until Justin Audia mentioned it to us [...]

The Delaware River is a Zombie - Selections from Ryan Eckes’ Old News

As I said I would in my previous post about Steve Dolph’s work, I am posting selections from Ryan Eckes’ series Old News, which is one of the influences that Dolph cites in his brief statement of process regarding his poem “armed commando pursues and kills man on street.” Like Dolph, Eckes’ poems work with [...]