Archive | November 2004: the Business of Poetry

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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