Archive | November, 2004

The Lost Children of America

Here in the dusty malarial lanes of Cuttack where years have slowly lost their secrets they wander in these lanes nicked by intrigue and rain and the unseen hands of gods in front of a garish temple of the simian Hanuman along river banks splattered with excreta and dung in the crowded market square among […]

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The Education of the Audience

Stray Thoughts from a Failed Experiment As Reviewed By: J. S. Renau 1. I should begin by saying that, concerning the education of the poet, the special focus for this issue of CPR, I am deeply conflicted. To be sure, I feel a poet should have an education; it’s just that I haven’t a clue […]

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Three Things to Forget About Contemporary Poetry

As Reviewed By: Marc Pietrzykowski I. Forget About Marketing F. T. Marinetti’s publication of the Futurist Manifesto in Le Figaro on Feb. 20, 1909, managed to shock its readers by melding a traditional form-the individual or collaborative statement of disputation against an orthodoxy-with the language of Revolution, or, as it was later called, Marketing: “Look […]

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What’s Your MFA Program Like?

An Unscientific Survey of MFA Graduates As Interviewed By: Joan Houlihan Brown University, University of Iowa, early to mid-90’s 1. What did you learn in your MFA studies that has advanced your development as a poet-and that you believe you couldn’t have gotten elsewhere? Specifics, please. I attended two MFA programs, Brown University and the […]

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No Poet Left Behind

As Reviewed By: Joan Houlihan In the dark age of poetry, the pre-MFA era, when poets were untethered to a clear identity, often unhinged, and wandering loose in a society inimical to their aims, they were forced to brood in out-of-the-way cafés and corners, bringing forth from their painful rubbings against society’s strictures their secret […]

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American Poetry Watchdogs: Garrick Davis on Foetry

An Interview with the Editors of Foetry Conducted by: Garrick Davis Interviewer’s Note: This year, a new website was launched in the National Poetry Month of April-not to publish poetry or fiction, but to examine the ethics of the poetry world. With its mission of exposing fraudulent book contests, and corrupt judging practices, the editors […]

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