first issue of Wheatley and Hempel's "Mars"

Mars and Buddhists and That.

It’s February. And it’s raining cats, goats, and paper cranes. It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to give a quick update. Since the last post happened, I’ve taken and passed my written exams for my

first issue of Wheatley and Hempel's "Mars"

Mars and Buddhists and That.

It’s February. And it’s raining cats, goats, and paper cranes. It’s been a while since my last post, so I wanted to give a quick update. Since the last post happened, I’ve taken and passed my written exams for my

New Poem: edge (a sonnet triptych)

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts recently picked up a triptych of word-sonnets I wrote, and it’s now live: 

New Poem: edge (a sonnet triptych)

The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts recently picked up a triptych of word-sonnets I wrote, and it’s now live: 

The Biography of a Poetry (Goldensohn / Bishop)

Goldensohn, Lorrie. Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Print.  Rather than writing a biography of Elizabeth Bishop, Lorrie Goldensohn sets out to trace the development of Bishop’s poetry. This may sound technical, but

The Biography of a Poetry (Goldensohn / Bishop)

Goldensohn, Lorrie. Elizabeth Bishop: The Biography of a Poetry. New York: Columbia University Press, 1992. Print.  Rather than writing a biography of Elizabeth Bishop, Lorrie Goldensohn sets out to trace the development of Bishop’s poetry. This may sound technical, but

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Soapbox: I am Charlie / Je Suis Charlie / Ich bin Charlie

  Today, two or three gunmen stormed into the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed at least 12 people, among them the most well-known cartoonists of the publication. This was not the first attack on Charlie Hebdo

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Soapbox: I am Charlie / Je Suis Charlie / Ich bin Charlie

  Today, two or three gunmen stormed into the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed at least 12 people, among them the most well-known cartoonists of the publication. This was not the first attack on Charlie Hebdo

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One Year Without Charges: Poet Ashraf Fayadh

Originally posted on Arabic Literature (in English):
Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh was arrested by Saudi authorities on January 1, 2014 — charged with “insulting the Godly self and having long hair” — and has yet to face trial: For the…

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One Year Without Charges: Poet Ashraf Fayadh

Originally posted on Arabic Literature (in English):
Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh was arrested by Saudi authorities on January 1, 2014 — charged with “insulting the Godly self and having long hair” — and has yet to face trial: For the…

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Make it Buzz and Spin: Tono-Bungay (H. G. Wells)

  H.G. Wells’ Tono-Bungay is another modernist title from my reading list, in the spirit of exam preparation. That said, I enjoyed this book on its own merits. Wells presents us with a “novel of ideas” — a novel where

6-43475-4_tapeworm-ad-1369365191

Make it Buzz and Spin: Tono-Bungay (H. G. Wells)

  H.G. Wells’ Tono-Bungay is another modernist title from my reading list, in the spirit of exam preparation. That said, I enjoyed this book on its own merits. Wells presents us with a “novel of ideas” — a novel where

Elizabeth Bishop: Secondary Sources

A little write-up (in the spirit of a personal annotated bibliography) of some secondary sources I looked at regarding Elizabeth Bishop. One of them isn’t really actually secondary, since it’s an interview with Bishop herself, but since it’s neither her prose

Elizabeth Bishop: Secondary Sources

A little write-up (in the spirit of a personal annotated bibliography) of some secondary sources I looked at regarding Elizabeth Bishop. One of them isn’t really actually secondary, since it’s an interview with Bishop herself, but since it’s neither her prose

Photo of H.D. around 1920.

You are Even a World, a Planet: H.D.’s Collected Poems 1912-44

H.D. — Hilda Doolittle — lived from 1886 to 1961, which means she lived through the emergence and high times of Modernism. Considered one of the first Imagists, she was friends with Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, and other prominent literary

Photo of H.D. around 1920.

You are Even a World, a Planet: H.D.’s Collected Poems 1912-44

H.D. — Hilda Doolittle — lived from 1886 to 1961, which means she lived through the emergence and high times of Modernism. Considered one of the first Imagists, she was friends with Ezra Pound, D.H. Lawrence, and other prominent literary

Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014) and the New York School

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
Sad news spread through the poetry world  yesterday that the great Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun has passed away at the age of 73. Playful, irreverent, and exuberant, Šalamun’s poetry was…

Tomaž Šalamun (1941-2014) and the New York School

Originally posted on Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets:
Sad news spread through the poetry world  yesterday that the great Slovenian poet Tomaž Šalamun has passed away at the age of 73. Playful, irreverent, and exuberant, Šalamun’s poetry was…

"The Reader Crowned with Flowers" by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

’tis the season: Letter to a Friend, about Faith

This post is an unusual one in as far as it is not about a specific book or reading-related topic, although faith and reading do go hand in hand much of the time. This post is more personal, and if

"The Reader Crowned with Flowers" by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot

’tis the season: Letter to a Friend, about Faith

This post is an unusual one in as far as it is not about a specific book or reading-related topic, although faith and reading do go hand in hand much of the time. This post is more personal, and if

On Throwing Up With Gratitude: The Wynona Stone Poems

Caki Wilkinson’s second book, The Wynona Stone Poems, is (like her first, Circles where the Head should be) written in form. Don’t let that deter you. In fact, forget I ever mentioned it in the first place, because for many of the

On Throwing Up With Gratitude: The Wynona Stone Poems

Caki Wilkinson’s second book, The Wynona Stone Poems, is (like her first, Circles where the Head should be) written in form. Don’t let that deter you. In fact, forget I ever mentioned it in the first place, because for many of the

And now for something completely (?) different: Democracy Rocks.

I can’t vote in the U.S. (even though I live here and pay taxes and obey the laws etc, but never mind). If you can vote, you should! Because even with a mid-term election, your vote carries weight. Please vote.

And now for something completely (?) different: Democracy Rocks.

I can’t vote in the U.S. (even though I live here and pay taxes and obey the laws etc, but never mind). If you can vote, you should! Because even with a mid-term election, your vote carries weight. Please vote.