Lyrical materialist poems, Common-Place Issue 21

Over at Common-Place, four of my poems have been published along with a statement of poetics and research in their latest issue (Vol. 14, No. 3.5). Common-Place is an online journal of the American Antiquarian Society. As the magazine describes … Continue reading

Tape and other poems

Lately, I have been writing more poetry than prose. Working at the National Humanities Center, I had the opportunity to meet and be influenced by some extraordinary poets, like Piotr Sommer, Mary Kinze, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis. In the years … Continue reading

Rachel Blau Duplessis

Over the 2008-2009 academic year, I got to work with Rachel Blau DuPlessis. Rachel is a feminist poet, literary critic, and editor of some great collections of modern poetry. A prolific writer and deeply interested in the avant garde movement … Continue reading

PennSound

Poets are social critics by default. That is, since not very many of us take the same care to craft our daily language that poets do, poets often are (or see themselves as) outsiders. And as outsiders, many poets are … Continue reading