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Provincialism and the Gentrification of Anglo-American Poetry, Part II

The Poète Maudit In The Rules of Art, Pierre Bourdieu identifies a major pattern shift occurring in the social ranks as a result of the 19th century industrial revolution.  The rise of the bourgeoisie, of course, and the increase of itinerant … Continue reading

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Blue Suede Shoes Redux: The Specimen Issue

Legend has it that that Keith Abbott joined the mimeograph underground by liberating a ream of paper from the WWSC English Department supply closet, acquiring a quire of stencils (one may say that now), and finding someone with a mimeograph … Continue reading

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Meditation In A Big Cabin

MEDITATION IN A BIG CABIN It has been fifty years since Ron Padgett’s Great Balls of Fire lit up the poetry sky. In 1969, Padgett’s publication by a mainstream publisher, Holt Rhinehart Winston, was a tremendous breakthrough for a non … Continue reading

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Rothenberg Poetry University

Rothenberg Poetry University Heuristic Maps For The Mastery of Poetry Jerome Rothenberg is a genius.  With the aid of his able collaborators, he has mapped out a heuristic path for the study of poetry and toward a unifying theory of … Continue reading

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Plagiarism and the Poetry of Ulalume González de León

Plagiarism and the Poetry of Ulalume González de León by John Johnson Ulalume González de León, winner of the prestigious Villaurrutia Award and the subject of numerous literary studies, whom Octavio Paz called “the greatest Mexicana poet since Sister Juana … Continue reading

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Minimalist Poetry

  To: The Membership & Interested Parties From: The Parole Officer, NBBPS Subject: A Conceptual Roundtable Fortuitous accident, chance, a throw of the dice, a poke in the eye with a sharp stick, call it what you will, is a … Continue reading

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To: The Membership and Interested Parties From: Chinee, Grand Poobah, NBBPS Subject: The Birth Of Modern Poetry One hundred years ago poetry got modern, and all because of the laziness of one poet. That happened when Guillaume Apollinaire picked up … Continue reading

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