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The Dystopic Prophecy of Poetry & Other Notes on Franco Berardi at Entropy

Brett Zehner sketches some solid notes for Entropy about Franco “Bifo” Berardi’s Semiotext(e) Interventions series book, The Uprising: On Poetry and Finance, which those of you interested in the intersections between capital formation and poetics have probably already read or read about. From the intro: His latest book The Uprising is “a manifesto for today’s [...]

For Amiri Baraka: Thomas Sayers Ellis’s ‘Vernacular Owl’

It’s hard to believe that Amiri Baraka passed away six months ago. The many readings and remembrances that followed his passing attest to his lasting influence. But how does one write a poem after, and for, Baraka? Thomas Sayers Ellis wrestled with the task. The powerful result is “Vernacular Owl”: Somebody had to clean that [...]

‘Poetic Kitsch Becomes a Dynamic Tool of Gothic Marxism’: Daniel Tiffany on Class in Avant-Garde Poetics

Boston Review is making space to discuss class–in their words: “To confront, reinvigorate, and complicate the conversation about class in contemporary poetics, we are launching a poetry forum with this capacious essay by Daniel Tiffany.”...Show More Summary

Tyrone Williams Reviews Donato Mancini’s Buffet World

Tyrone Williams reviews Vancouver poet Donato Mancini’s color-ful, not -ing book Buffet World (New Star Books, 2011) for Jacket2. Highly recommend you read both texts…here’s a hunk of Williams’s take on the bricoleur: Buffet World is one of those books that is “funny” but also utterly “serious.” That’s because the sublime and ridiculous, the outlandish [...]

‘The Poet is Inessential’: Alice Notley Reads from Negativity’s Kiss on KCRW’s ‘Bookworm’

Here it is! Alice Notley’s debut on KCRW’s boulevard of bookish-ness, “Bookworm:” a program hosted by the ever-inquisitive Michael Silverblatt. In this installment of “Bookworm,” Alice Notley (the great healer!) reads from her newest collection of poetry, Negativity’s Kiss, published by Presses Universitaires de Rouen and distributed in the U.S. Show More Summary

A Post That Proves We Are Not Ready to Purge Trisha Low

We’re definitely not ready to stop talking about her literary debut, The Compleat Purge (Kenning, 2013), which has knocked our socks off and Patrick Gaughan’s too, who reviews Trisha Low’s work in this recent post at HTMLGiant. I listen to NPR’s Morning Edition on Verdi’s 200th birthday. Soprano Sondra Radvanovsky says she loves Verdi’s operas: [...]

13 Ways of Looking at George Albon’s Fire Break

Over the weekend at The Rumpus, Benjamin Landry reviewed George Albon’s Fire Break. In Albon’s latest title, Landry sees a strong connection to a certain modernist poet who lived in Hartford, Connecticut. Landry opens by locating Stevens in the lead poem to Fire Break: An ancient and fundamental cord began to vibrate in me when [...]

Lindsey Boldt Induces Us to Trance

Lindsey Boldt, author of Overboard (Publication Studio 2011), is the new guest blogger at Drunken Boat! Her first post is an incredible tutorial on “how to be a sacred monster.” Or really, just how to care for yourself. Poets are not so great at this, let’s be honest. Then she goes into the trance: We [...]

Shakespeare’s Brand Cost Him 15 Large

The Washington Post reports on the draft of William Shakespeare’s coat of arms currently on display at the Folger Library. The short of it: a) he paid a boot-load for his COA; b) possessing a COA as an actor was quite the cause célèbre ; c) it was worth ever last ducat! More: Would you [...]

Fate of Aby Warburg Library + Lisa Robertson’s Thinking Space

Perhaps you’ve read a new work by Lisa Robertson entitled Thinking Space, published by Brooklyn’s lovely Organism for Poetic Research. If not, order it! After studying at the Aby Warburg Archive in London a year or so ago, LR wrote of the art historian and his relationship to the work of the baroque astronomer Johannes [...]

More on the CIA School of Creative Writing

There might as well just be an MFA program for this too, already. Hyperallergic reports that the CIA, like “any proper organization that produces large quantities of writing” “has a style manual.” According to Hyperallergic’s assessment, the style manual is a thought-provoking glimpse into the organization’s use of word-play, tone, and rhetoric to communicate clearly [...]

Read On! Read-a-thon with Les Figues

In case you haven’t heard yet, Les Figues is hosting a summer read-a-thon and you, kind reader, can take part! What’s it all about? This, for starters: As a nonprofit literary press, Les Figues publishes books that are innovative and exceptional—those same qualities that scare off most commercial publishers. Yet as a decidedly noncommercial press, [...]

BOMB Magazine Hosts Steve Dalachinsky in Conversation with Charlemagne Palestine

Putting together your summer playlist? Look no further than Charlemagne Palestine and Steve Dalachinsky’s tre cool duet recently published at BOMB. Start here with Dalachinsky’s intro and be sure to read their conversation in its entirety. I knew that interviewing Charlemagne Palestine could be a very difficult task due to his exuberant, independent spirit. Pinning [...]

Dreams of a Stevens Museum Might Come True

An update on our story from a few weeks past: a group of investors, and avid Wallace Stevens fans, have come together to purchase the poet’s former Hartford, Connecticut home with the hopes of opening a Wallace Stevens museum. Among the investors is Stevens’s grandson, who owns some of the original furniture from the house. [...]

Robert Fitterman on Political Poetry: Not a Vice, at Vice

What’s a political poet? Is the world “brimming over with a new political poetry”? Robert Fitterman explicates the haves from the have nots in his most recent article, and considers the politics in Trish Low and Steven Zultanski’s poetry, at Vice. Lately, there are a lot of poets around. I have never read or heard [...]

Will Alexander Nominated for Los Angeles Poet Laureate

Skylight Press announces the great news that poet Will Alexander has been nominated for Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. Skylight has published two of Alexander’s books, Diary As Sin and Kaleidoscopic Omniscience; and Litmus Press, we hear, is scheduled to reprint in a second edition Towards the Primeval Lightning Field (O Books, 1998). As Andrew [...]

Art & Poetry Now

I get a lot of press releases at BOMB—a high quotient of them art-related. Often those using hyper-theoretical discourse reach Borgesian levels of critical absurdity that make them come across as found poetry, à la Flarf, say. I am thinking, for instance, of Borges and Bioy Casares’s collaborative sendup of critical discourse in the Chronicles [...]

A 50 Greatest Love Poems List by The Guardian

Check it out, Don Juan! This list includes love poems by poets from thirty countries including Latvia, Iraq, and South Africa. Love is all you need! There’s no “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways”, or “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” here: instead, a new list of the 50 [...]

Mailing a Letter to the Void: Carol Muske-Dukes Interview at The Paris Review Daily

At The Paris Review Daily, an interview with Carol Muske-Dukes! Alex Dueben considers the public face of poetry, Muske-Dukes’s mother’s sense of poetry, “unoriginal genius,” writing novels and nonfiction as a poet, and more. “If the inmates’ poetry struggled to breathe, so does the poetry of academia, so does the imprisoned spirit of misogynist rap.” [...]

NADA Contemporary Poetry Reading Now Online for Listening

BOMB has just posted a recording/podcast of the NADA Contemporary Poetry Reading, which took place in New York in May. It was a “marathon reading featuring thirty emerging and established poets.” Participants for Contemporary Poetry included, in this order: Alina Gregorian (with Monica McClure), Ana Boži?evi?, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Billy Merrell, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Daniel [...]

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