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Samizdat Blog · 2W ago

His Swords and Armor: Michael Donaghy Remembered at Poetry Daily

Happy to say that "His Swords and Armor: Remembering Michael Donaghy" is available in its entirety at Poetry Daily.  The piece originally ran in The Hopkins Review.
Samizdat Blog · 3W ago

Resist Much/Obey Little, or: Here Comes Everybody, and They All Hate Trump

Remember how the anti-Trump demonstrations were so vast they sent our president running to his phone to squeak out some angry tweets? I'm hoping the vast list of contributors to Resist Much/Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance will do the s...
Samizdat Blog · 3W ago

Anthony Madrid's Defense of Rhyme

You want to know about rhyme, you ask Anthony Madrid.  Trust me on this.  Here's the begin...
Samizdat Blog · 3W ago

The Poetry of Dread in Our Time of Dread

These are dreadful times, for which we need a poetry of dread.  Ernest Hilbert's got us covered, in his new book Caligulan.  I wrote a little something about it for Literary Matters. It begi...
Samizdat Blog · 1M ago

His Swords and Armor: Remembering Michael Donaghy

Left to right: Michael Donaghy, Richard Pettengill, Robert Archambeau, at Donaghy's last A...
Samizdat Blog · 1M ago

When Buffalo Became Buffalo

When did Buffalo become Buffalo? If you're at all interested in the little demimonde of Am...
Samizdat Blog · 1M ago

Henry King Gets It: On the Kafka Sutra

Poetry wars? What poetry wars? Henry King has written a very insightful review of my book The Kafka Sutra in which he gets at my sense of poetic pluralism better than anyone else I've seen.  Here's a bit from the middle:*The poems are formally varied...
Samizdat Blog · 1M ago

With Trump, a New Case for Why the Humanities Still Matter

The age of "alternative facts" demands an alternative approach to the humanities.  Or so I...
Samizdat Blog · 1M ago

Because Our President Turns Away Those Seeking Shelter...

"When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners i...
Samizdat Blog · 2M ago

Reading Robert Kroetsch: New Essays on His Work!

Rejoice! There's a new collection of essays just now out on that great Canadian poet, nove...