Category Archives: Poets

“A hell of a thing to say” - The Poet & Society

As the semester closes up we’re reading Jack Spicer in my Modern Poetry course. Naturally, I’ve been gorging on Spicer’s voice via PennSound. Until a few days ago I hadn’t thought about Spicer in a while, so it’s refreshing to be with Spicer and the Martians once again.
One of my favorite books of his is Language. [...]

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 [...]

Néstor Perlongher - A Selection of Poems & Commentary

This past weekend Dennis Cooper posted some Néstor Perlongher poems on his blog. This was a nice surprise! The poems are translations by my friends Steve Dolph and CAConrad. They did great work on this collaboration. Check out the translations here. Along with the poems is some commentary by Marlene Gottlieb and Ben Bollig and [...]

Interview with Michael Gizzi and Craig Watson

When I moved to Rhode Island in 2001 I didn’t know Michael Gizzi’s or Craig Watson’s work. Thankfully, over the course of the five years that I lived in Providence and Pawtucket I not only became familiar with their work, but also developed friendships with them. On June 9, 2006 the three of us got [...]