I haven’t been reading much since the election. Other kinds of action have filled that space. The exceptions have been The Yerbamala Collective’s scalding pamphlets (which I want to slip into the back and front of every textbook). And, yesterday, a handful of poems from… Read More
After several years of learning how to do scholarship, I’ve finally published an article, and this article recently became available online. It’s title: “Shared Sorrow, Shared Abundance: Water-Waste Flows In Palestinian Literature.” It extends work I did in Jim Holstun’s seminar on the literature of Israel and Palestine and… Read More
Mike Maggio’s Garden of Rain. Dreamboat #13 . No Infinite Vol. 3 Garden of Rain by Mike Maggio Mike has always been a political poet (past collections: Oranges From Palestine, deMOCKcracy). This is a change: a more reflective, directly lyrical collection. Finding their quiet intensity even more so given the… Read More
I FORGOT TO TELL THIS BLOG ABOUT THIS REPORT I FILED FOR SCOTT & ADAM AT REAL PANTS. UNLIMITED LOVE TO THE BUFFALO SCENE. CORRECT ME ON WHAT I MISSED.
Working through the language and form of these poems for five years. To me, they feel like one of Niedecker’s rocks in Lake Superior, registering geologically the time of their composition: the box age, the adjunct age, the traveling age, the ice age/buffalo. To you, who knows. **//… Read More
I always look forward to Phil Metres’ work but Sand Opera‘s poly vocal approach seems particularly necessary in light of another stupid, one-sided “shoot and cry” flick looking out at the Arab world through a reticule.
To mark, digest, re-capitulate the cannon through strategic erasure/re-memory. To erase texts long dead is a genealogical act. To mark the moment of someone’s entry into the cannon via a retrospective and an erasure, writing against the living record and the attempt to make alive their… Read More