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J Cage: Music is permanent; only listening is intermittent

Monday, December 19, 2016

Abby Minor reviews Hick Poetics

"I read rural poets to find out how we handle the ideologies we’ve inherited, how we echo or interrupt the interlocking isms and fears that still haunt our rural imaginary." 
Awesome review of Hick Poetics: An Anthology of Contemporary Rural American Poetry (Lost Roads Press, 2015) by Abby Minor at The Fourth River that addresses issues of inclusivity/representation, the performance of "authenticity," romanticization, "the insufferable tidiness of bourgeois aesthetics," rust --so many of the concerns Kirsten Jorgenson and I were thinking about when we curated the Visiting Writers Series at ASU. Glad as an overripe peach to be moving/ moved as compost--the (w)reading of so many friends.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

ASPASIOLOGY/ Feral Poppies

Third set of “Feral Poppies” (for Michelle Detorie)
Honored to be able to contribute to the new Aspasiology study on/ celebration of Michelle Detorie and her presence in the world: http://www.aspasiology.com/current-study1.html.