In the way that Eliot’s essay is a kind of periodic table, a structure that can both account for current and anticipate future development or discovery of new elements, Michael Leong’s Cutting Time with a Knife functions as quasi-historical and predictive matrix of possibilities.
Write a remix poem using shellac, resin, varnish, and lampblack.
Thank you to our PoMoSco (Poetry Month Scouts) participants for another illuminating National Poetry Month! 202 Participating poets published 3,861 poems total during April.
This week, the poetry of taxation.
We ask questions, and you answer the questions that we ask.
Last week I mentioned Kenneth Goldsmith’s performance of his conceptual poem “The Body of Michael Brown.” Goldsmith’s choice to appropriate the content of Michael Brown’s autopsy document has triggered many strong reactions. Here are some that stood out:
The 2015 Gates Foundation Letter makes bets on the future and calls for Global Citizens. Use this letter as your source text for a poem this week.
We’re about a week early for end-of-year lists, but this one included “Blackout Poetry!”
Before kale was the superfood we massaged, blended, and blogged about, it was simply Mary Shelley’s favorite veggie. Since her husband, the poet Percy, had such bad eating habits—sometimes he’d work so hard he’d forget to eat—Mary kept a well-stocked garden so the bard would get his greens.
In which we hold two opposing ideas in mind at the same time.