Monthly Archives: February 2014

One Possible Manifesto: Poem Body

February 24, 2014  |  Uncategorized

Poems start in the body As does anything in this life. The body is the locus where the world becomes subjective. Becomes thought of. Becomes spoken of. What do know what can we say except what has passed through our bodies? We all have bodies.  Each person alive is embodied. Each body has access to some […]

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AWP Happenings

February 18, 2014  |  Uncategorized

Yes, it is that time of year again.  AWP, which stands for Altogether Way-too-many Possibilities. So let me make some suggestions: You don’t want to miss Matthew Cooperman, reading on Thursday night, at midnight. Yes, that’s right: MIDNIGHT! https://www.facebook.com/events/255171441316849/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular Or, if midnight is too late, try Friday night from 6-8pm, when the Western Humanities Review, Quarterly […]

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Beef on Bread, Not Buns

February 11, 2014  |  Nonfiction, Writing

In third grade, our teacher sent home a letter containing the word “chatterbox,” like those red plastic wind-up teeth that clatter and clack. The letter was opened carefully on the bus ride home, read, and slid back into the envelope, the flap re-licked with a shiver of the thought of sharing tongues with Mrs. Nelson. […]

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Derek Askey Interviews Peter Stenson

Derek Askey: When we first talked about Fiend <http://www.amazon.com/Fiend-A-Novel-Peter-Stenson/dp/0770436315> , before it even had that title, you said you watched all of Breaking Bad <http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad> , then all of The Walking Dead <http://www.amctv.com/shows/the-walking-dead> , and then wrote this book in a month. That sounds a little too tidy, even for you. In short, I don’t […]

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