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“Behind the Sound,” on W. Bliem Kern and his MeditationsMeditationsMeditations.

Just up on Poetry Foundation’s website is my appreciation of Meditations, W. Bliem Kern’s sound poetry book/cassette collection from 1974, which I have held onto for years as a private inspiration. … Continue reading“Behind the Sound,” on W. Bliem Kern and his MeditationsMeditationsMeditations.

I’m guest-blogging over at The Best American Poetry blog this week.

Yes, you read that correctly. I’m guest-blogging over the the blog for The Best American Poetry series. I’ll be writing about The Incredible Sestina Anthology, mostly, since that’s what I … Continue readingI’m guest-blogging over at The Best American Poetry blog this week.

Stop Making Sense: interview with John Ashbery, from Time Out New York (2007).

Reprinted from Time Out New York, February 14-21 2007 issue. THE IRONY CURTAIN Some critics still try to penetrate Ashbery’s work. Photograph: Lynn Davis Stop making sense John Ashbery on form, … Continue readingStop Making Sense: interview with John Ashbery, from Time Out New York (2007).

I’m on the Poetry Off the Shelf podcast talking about Poetry In Motion.

Check it out here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/features/audioitem/3374 I mention Robert Frank’s Pull My Daisy, but it doesn’t have Frank O’Hara, of course. It’s the one with Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and Gregory … Continue readingI’m on the Poetry Off the Shelf podcast talking about Poetry In Motion.

Just up on Poetry Foundation: “Still Moving,” an interview with Ron Mann.

I interviewed Ron Mann, director-producer of the seminal 1982 documentary Poetry in Motion, and now it’s up on the Poetry Foundation website. Was totally agog talking to him about poetry … Continue readingJust up on Poetry Foundation: “Still Moving,” an interview with Ron Mann.