- March 10th, 2016
In October 1973, OPEC declared an oil embargo on the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Japan, cut production by 25%, and raised the price per barrel by 70%.
- March 1st, 2016
In Notes on Thought and Vision, H.D. wrote, “My sign-posts are not yours, but if I blaze my own trail, it may help to give you confidence … to get out of the murky, dead world of overworked emotions and thoughts.” Rebekah Rutkoff cites H.D.
- February 29th, 2016
On October 7, 2005, Lawrence Ferlinghetti turned up in Brescia, Italy where his paternal family had lived. He had met the Fluxus performer Francesco Conz in Verona; Fluxus was a sort of Dadaist spinoff and Conz anointed Ferlinghetti as an emeritus member.
- February 27th, 2016
Susan Howe was born in 1937 in Boston and spent much of her childhood in Cambridge. In her essay “Sorting Facts” (1996), one of ten pieces collected in The Quarry, she recalls her earliest impressions of factual imagery – World War II newsreels.
- February 17th, 2016on Dickinson in Her Own Time, edited by Jane Donahue Eberwein, Stephanie Farrar & Cristanne Miller (Univ of Iowa Press)
For both the poet and her engaged reader, the laws and behaviors of her poetry take precedence over the habits and accidents of her life. Is there a memorable poet who has ever limited herself to the mere facts of her experience? Who has portrayed herself solely as a subject of cause and effect?
- February 16th, 2016
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay (University of Pittsburgh Press)
Model City by Donna Stonecipher (Shearsman Books)
Bottles The Bottles The Bottles The Bottles by Lee Upton (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)
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