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Douglas Penick: archie period

Douglas Penick: archie period

thank you for apple peelings in the wastepaper basket...

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‘New York for Esther is full of sexual menace, bewildering rituals, and spiritual and literal poison’

‘New York for Esther is full of sexual menace, bewildering rituals, and spiritual and literal poison’

Dave Quiggle From Poetry: In March 1970, the poet Ted Hughes found himself in a tricky real estate situation. There was a charming seaside house he wanted to buy, in Devonshire, but the necessary funds weren’t at hand. Of course he could have sold one of his two other...

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Every Time We Ride

Every Time We Ride

From Poetry: Lupe Fiasco, who Bradley praises in Book of Rhymes, is represented in the Anthology by “Dumb It Down,” in which his bravura performance— I’m earless and I’m peer-less, that means I’m eyeless Which means I’m tearless, which means my iris Resides where my ears is —is met...

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‘These chips will facilitate secluded exchanges with the Poetry Whore of your choosing’

‘These chips will facilitate secluded exchanges with the Poetry Whore of your choosing’

Pimp My Poem | by Kathleen Rooney

Poetry

You will enter a dim room appointed with fireplaces, silk tapestries, velvet banquettes, and damask wall hangings flecked with tiny mirrors and sequins. Every available surface will be either carved hardwood or plated with...

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That Great Beat

That Great Beat

Original art by Whitney Garner by Anne Boyer I spend a lot of time at a pharmacy which is also a bookstore and at which a prominent scholar tells me a global ethnomusicologist to whom I have for a long time only been very scarcely connected via the Internet...

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In the slam laboratory

In the slam laboratory

Señor Codo From Poetry: A rotary phone and an antique cash register rest on the counter behind the bar. The faded handwritten labels on the jukebox look as though they’ve been around since the days when the men and women who came here sported fedoras and white gloves. Behind...

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