Monthly Archives: July 2012

Michael Lee – Pass On (Spoken-Word)

I’m no expert on spoken-word poetry but have begun to develop a strong respect for it after befriending a spoken-word poet and started hearing it and seeing it performed.  I stumbled across this beautifully-shot and powerfully-performed poem I think it … Continue reading

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Todd Boss – “The Trees – They Were Once Good Men”

A beautiful and haunting Todd Boss poem, animated.  Definitely buy this man’s books. The Trees—They Were Once Good Men and good women, who for whatever reason were never given the keys to heaven, and who stand now arms outstretched to … Continue reading

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Some Inspiration: Allen Ginsberg – Sunflower Sutra

I’ve been trying to keep up a good working pace over the summer when I’m free from other academic obligations and right now, that means a lot of revision.  I always find when doing revisions that I read more poetry … Continue reading

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Matthew Dickman – The Mysterious Human Heart

The Mysterious Human Heart The produce in New York is really just produce, oranges and cabbage, celery and beets, pomegranates with their hundred seeds, carrots and honey, walnuts and thirteen varieties of apples. On Monday morning I will walk down … Continue reading

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Passion Pit – It’s Not My Fault, I’m Happy

For some, Passion Pit’s electro hyper-pop can feel overly dramatic and synthetic, perhaps fitting a children’s television show or Disney parade, but beneath that face is a pulsing, seething landscape of beautiful and painful emotional depth.  A serious listener will … Continue reading

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In Search of Haruki Murakami

I recently had the opportunity to sit and listen to a reading and talk given by a respected small-press editor, Kate Gale of Red Hen Press.  She was charming but she said something that was rather upsetting.  She said that … Continue reading

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Matthew Dickman reading at The San Francisco Zen Center

Here is a video of Matthew Dickman reading at the San Francisco Zen Center.  You may love his poetry or hate it, but you must at least take an interest in what he says about the nature of poetry.  He … Continue reading

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