Tag Archive: poetry

Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972, by A. David Moody @ NYJB

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“Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972,” by A. David Moody chronicles Pound’s life from his Italian residency prior to the outbreak of World War II to his death.

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Short Takes I: Chinese Poetry

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An early example of poetry by women in China.

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The B. Diehl Interview

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The poet/publisher/semi-recluse B. Diehl sent me his latest poetry chapbook, Temporary Obscurity. In this interview, we discuss social media, the collaborative chapbook, and Indigent Press’s idiosyncratic business model. Diehl also talks about getting dumped, tweeting about cats, and avoiding Robert Frost.

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Critical Appraisals: Nauseating Allegories of Empire: the Victory of sex & Metal by Barbara Mor

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Barbara Mor’s new volume of poetry is angry, volcanic, and erudite.

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Translation Tuesdays: The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander @ NYJB

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After ten years of war, soldiers have grown weary. The leadership now endures uncouth criticism of its policy, accusations of self-interest and self-aggrandizement become commonplace. The gods remain fickle, taking sides and influencing the ground game. Some things never change.

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Commonplace Book: From a slightly water-damaged collection of Sylvia Plath

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Compelling passages, notable quotables, bon mots, disjecta, ephemera, and miscellany. “The Goring” [1956] Arena dust rusted by four bulls’ blood to a dull redness, The afternoon at a bad end under the crowd’s… Continue reading

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Translation Tuesdays: Of Earth and in Hell, by Thomas Bernhard @ NYJB

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“Of Earth and in Hell” by Thomas Bernhard represents “a fascinating peek into the genesis of Austria’s controversial literary figure.”.

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Liberation, Edited and Introduced by Mark Ludwig

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“Liberation,” edited and with an introduction by Mark Ludwig, casts a global net to find out what poets think about the concept of freedom.

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American Odd: The Manson File, by Nikolas Schreck

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I continue my CCLaP essay series “American Odd” with “The Manson File,” by Nikolas Schreck, an anthology of poetry, prose, and art by Charles Manson.

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Commonplace Book/Translation Tuesday: Paul Celan and Writing Beyond Humanity

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A poem by Paul Celan from the new translation by Pierre Joris.

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