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George Reiner on Christian Hawkey

George Reiner on Christian Hawkey

sift developed from a translation of the Moroccan philosopher Abdessalam Benabdelali...

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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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Fall is the season for poetry

Fall is the season for poetry

The Poetry of Autumn | by Anne Finch

Poetry Foundation

“The poetry of earth is never dead,” wrote John Keats, and yet that quintessential poet of autumn, his own life fading as the colors of his glory blazed and flew, was...

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Afflict the Comfortable

Afflict the Comfortable

by Kevin Canfield

Poetry Foundation

Martín Espada looks for poetic life outside the MFA universe.

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