Category: poetry

Redemptive Turns

These fragments I have shored against my ruins. --T.S. Eliot, “The Wasteland” In a much-debated essay, Marjorie Perloff characterizes contemporary, mainstream poetry thusly: [T]he poems you will read in American Poetry Review or similar publications will, with rare exceptions, exhibit the following characteristics: 1) irregular lines of free verse, with little or no emphasis on … Continue reading Redemptive Turns

“I Watched the Late Show”

I watched the late show, An Officer and a Gentleman, which is a movie about factory workers not having a dream except to put out when they are shat on until a man dressed in white carries one of them away. Then everyone claps they are so happy. Forrest Gander, "Distractions from the Real World"

Memos (Selection)

Memos started as an experiment in lo-tech: I wanted to write poetry but did not have a book or pen. Thus, I turned to my (cheap) phone's "Memo" function, which had a limited number of characters, 100, I believe. The limitation proved to be formally enabling. The original plan was to have 50 so-called memos. … Continue reading Memos (Selection)