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  • Holding Space

    Holding Space

    English artist Rachel Whiteread uses plaster, rubber, and resin to cast spaces we take for granted--doors and bathtubs; the inside of hot water bottles; the undersides of chairs; the cardboard spools for toilet paper. She was the first woman to win t…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 2:22pm -
  • Still Digging After All These Years

    Still Digging After All These Years

    On Friday (September 14), I was gathered with a whole lot of DC-area folks at the downtown arena to hear Paul Simon's "Homeward Bound" farewell tour. He was great. The opening reworking of "Fifty Ways to Leave Your Lover" had a haphazard rhythm that…
    - 34 days ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:01am -
  • Back to VCCA

    Back to VCCA

    I'm happy to hide out at Virginia Center for Creative Arts in these waning days of summer. The first thing I noticed upon arrival was how green it smells--I love DC, but you don't get layers of flower, grass, and pine, nor so many butterflies. A frog…
    - 64 days ago, 19 Aug 18, 11:27am -
  • Writing

    Writing

    I wrote a book this past week. Okay, to be precise, I finished it--what felt like a somewhat Herculean act of confronting every "TK" page in the collection (is it weird that I can sense, rhythmically, where poems will need to land? perhaps that is an…
    - 78 days ago, 6 Aug 18, 6:49am -
  • "I just really all the time want to be rearranged" ~ Allison Titus

    "I just really all the time want to be rearranged" ~ Allison Titus

    Last Wednesday, after teaching my TWC workshop at the Hill Center--a wonderful group of eleven students, sacrificing a bit of their summer for six sessions of poetry--I looked at the round-up of links I had for a blog post, and thought, "I'll just wr…
    - 87 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 11:11am -
  • June

    June

    *blinks in bright light of day**waves*I did a lot in June, just not here. I've begun working with PEN / Faulkner to visit local high schools and teach the personal essay. On June 5, I went to KIPP DC College Preparatory to visit three classes. They…
    - 7 Jul 18, 11:51am -
  • On Craft & Canon

    On Craft & Canon

    I have a piece coming out in the Washington Post tomorrow, exploring the dilemma faced by teachers whose syllabi include authors now credibly accused of abusive or harassing behavior. The conversation began in a Facebook post. Funny coincidence: only…
    - 14 May 18, 10:11am -
  • Golden Rule
    Yesterday, I went over to a friend's house. I arrived at 4 PM; I left six hours later. In between we drank wine, cooked four pounds of mussels, grilled vegetables, and traded poems. I was grateful for the sunshine, the gorgeous cherry tree flowering…
    - 30 Apr 18, 2:44pm -
  • Heirloom (Old Poem / New Poem)

    Heirloom (Old Poem / New Poem)

    People sometimes ask how to know when a poem is "Done." I resist that term, actually; I think of poems as ideas and insights gathered to the consciousness of the poet. The text on the page (or as delivered live, in readings) is always just the best p…
    - 19 Apr 18, 6:21am -
  • Subtweet to the Universe

    Subtweet to the Universe

    Dear ________ ,Let's say you set out to be a writer in the world. Along the way, you meet someone who is charismatic and perhaps has the power to help you. But the dynamic goes wrong. Maybe it's a matter of one conversation, one evening. Maybe it's…
    - 9 Apr 18, 6:21pm -

Magma Poetry

    PBS: Poetry

    Poetry 24

    • Untitled

      At last! Poetry24 is open once again, and eager to receive your news-related poems.The site now has a new address and a slightly different look.Click the image below Send your submissions to poetry24ed@gmail.com
      - 9 Aug 17, 3:44am -

    Poetry Foundation

    Poetry Magazine

    • Thanks, Poetry!

      Thanks, Poetry!

      Read this letterby Greg Pak from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • Where Are the Days of Tobias

      Where Are the Days of Tobias

      Read this poemby Sarah Gridley from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • Krishna, 3:29 AM

      Krishna, 3:29 AM

      Read this poemby Meena Alexander from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • Panic at John Baldessari’s Kiss

      Panic at John Baldessari’s Kiss

      Read this poemby Elena Karina Byrne from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • Les Sangliers

      Les Sangliers

      Read this poemby Gregory Maguire from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • Vertigo

      Vertigo

      Read this poemby Elena Karina Byrne from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • The Garden Body: A Florilegium

      The Garden Body: A Florilegium

      Read this poemby Sylvia Legris from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • Mind Garden, Heart Garden:

      Mind Garden, Heart Garden:

      Read this poemby Elena Karina Byrne from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is

      If  gold, your figure as mirror on the ground is

      Read this poemby Khadijah Queen from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    • I Promise You

      I Promise You

      Read this poemby John Lee Clark from the October 2018 issue of Poetry Magazine.
      - 22 days ago, 1 Oct 18, 1:00am -
    Dosha Pops
    Dosha Pops
    Dosha Pops
    Dosha Pops

    The Best American Poetry

      Tuesday Poem

      • And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

        And I know now what I didn't know then by the Tuesday Poets

        Sonow you are privy toa thousand thousand things.        Jennifer ComptonThe geology of the region, the path rain takes underthe earth, the black areas of nitrate.        Sarah Jane BarnettThere are places yet to findwhere the teet…
        - 14 Dec 15, 3:48pm -
      • Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

        Morte D’Arthur (Partial) by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

        .So all day long the noise of battle roll’dAmong the mountains by the winter sea;Until King Arthur’s table, man by man,Had fallen in Lyonnesse about their Lord,King Arthur: then, because his wound was deep,The bold Sir Bedivere uplift…
        - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
      • Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

        Ring of Fire by Mary Eliza Crane

        At the wane of a long seasonof heat filled yellow sky,fire consumes mountain forestsinfested, decimated by bark beetlesfeasting in their own changing world.I swim deliciously in a warmer riverwithout current, cringing at banksso barren I could…
        - 14 Dec 15, 6:10am -
      • Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

        Ngawhatu by Maggie Rainey-Smith

        Onthe Richmond bus to Nelson passing Polstead Roadyouonly had to say it, and everyone knew, unspokenwealmost dared not look, it stirred such potent thoughtscausedlaughter, mocking, and a deeply seated superstitioninnuendoout the window,…
        - 23 Nov 15, 4:26pm -
      • Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

        Abdullah, The Servant of God – by Wade Bishop

        <!--[if gte mso 9]> <![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false EN-NZ X-NONE X-NONE <![endif]-->He wa…
        - 16 Nov 15, 6:01am -
      • That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

        That girl, by Heidi North-Bailey

        She rides side-saddle into her own cliché her heart is pumping smokeboots heavy with things unsaidsunset flecked with mudshe’s breathing fireflames curl from her lipsslow-dancing lovers with cigarette smilesslink and hipsturn on the cl…
        - 9 Nov 15, 1:17pm -
      • Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

        Like a Reed Boat by William S. Rea

        Like a reed boatthat slipped its mooring Set drifting onthe current Or the heaping upof ripened grain In the time ofharvestHe was farewelledGone, in thefullness of his time But that finalslipping away Still came likesomething un…
        - 2 Nov 15, 1:52pm -
      • Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

        Excerpt from 'Glaciers' by Sarah Jane Barnett

        She notes down the time, opens the aquifer sampletaken from a farm west of Hastings, a saturated and fertile zoneof nested multilevel wells. She poursit into the debubbler. The team used a direct pushdrill, the cleanest way to sample intens…
        - 26 Oct 15, 5:54pm -
      • Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

        Wild Daisies by Bub Bridger

        If you love meBring me flowersWild daisiesClutched in your fistLike a torchNo orchids or rosesOr carnationsNo florist's bowJust daisiesSteal themRisk your life for themUp the sharp hillsIn the teeth of the windIf you love meBring me dai…
        - 19 Oct 15, 7:30am -
      • Yawn by Sarah Rice

        Yawn by Sarah Rice

        Funny how a yawn travels through a rooma pied piper gathering all the ratsIn that instant we all draw from thesame sourcea great swallowed gasp shoved into our lungslike socks stuffed in a bagand thelong outward sighThat we try to hid…
        - 13 Oct 15, 11:42pm -

      Poetry & Blindfolds

      • “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

        “Nick: A Short Film”: A Short Blog

        Spoilers ahead. Plus, the picture here is a spoiler, so there’s that. “Nick” is a short film I put together in mid-April 2018. The concept – that of a realtor using an in-home hostage as an amenity to sell a … Continue reading →
        - 29 May 18, 11:14am -
      • Something To Fall Back On

        Something To Fall Back On

        “You can do your act-y thing as much as you want, but always have something to fall back on.” I cannot quite remember which wise, shadowy, looming and spirit-broken role model intoned this to me when I was a child. … Continue reading →
        - 9 Apr 18, 9:24am -
      • Stupid God Damn Bird

        Stupid God Damn Bird

        Hey. You. Bird. Yes, you. The little baby robin who let me walk right up to him and take his picture, close-up. Yes, you. I’ll call you Louie. Hey, Louie. You’re one stupid fuck. Look at you. What the hell are … Continue reading →
        - 23 Jun 17, 9:03pm -
      • “Help!” she cried.

        “Help!” she cried.

        While waiting at the Western Avenue Blue Line stop en route to yet another film set, idling my time with yet another round of Ruzzle on yet another smartphone, my attention was drawn by some distant caterwauling: a couple fighting … Continue readin…
        - 23 Apr 17, 10:39pm -
      • Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

        Love Trumps Hate & Action Trumps Trump: A Collection of Resources

        A short collection of sites dedicated to pushing back against the more alarming actions taken by the Trump Administration. Continue reading →
        - 1 Feb 17, 11:27am -
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