In Mr. West, Blake attempts a conversation with myth, trying to navigate and break down the barriers that surround the construction of persona using Kanye West as a vehicle and a mirror for the concept of humanity.
You likely heard about the similarities between Tom Petty’s song “I Won’t Back Down” and Sam Smith’s song “Stay With Me.” The discussion brings to mind many of the familiar arguments about appropriation, sampling and straight up theft. Last week at the A.V. Club, Alex McCown took on the issue, evoking great minds such as Carl Jung, T.S. Eliot and The Simpsons.
Derek Beaulieu discusses the poetry of Natalie Czech at Coldfront. Embedded Frank O’Hara poems, literary archaeology, what’s not to like?
Flynn is very aware of the potential for a volume of information to minimize the impact of horror, shaping his poems to focus on what is perhaps more horrifying: the chronicle of what happens at the edges of the darkest moments.
Write a poem from Bob Dylan’s “personal ‘Da Vinci Code.'”