In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: All Things Considered’s first “newspoet,” a brief history of (hyperbolic, formulaic, sometimes downright misleading) blurbs, and responses from several creative writing professors to Anis Shivani’s snarky question, “Can Creative Writing Be Taught?”
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: looking at cellar door, supposedly the most beautiful phrase in the English language, and how it pops up in pop culture; remembering poets Dorothea Tanning and Wisława Szymborska; and continuing the Great MFA Debate over at Ploughshares. Check out… Read More
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: what does it mean (and require) to “be a poet,” what are the sacred rules of the creative writing workshop, and why is it so damn hard to tend to books and babies simultaneously? Check… Read More
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: the Pushcart’s apparent bias against online journals, Microsoft Word’s effect on not only the writing process but its product, and other shiny bits of literary flotsam and jetsam.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: the hilarious Hipster-Literary-Bro continuum, totally safe for work bookshelf porn, and books repurposed as decorative and functional iPhone docks and flask holders, among other things.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: Helen Vendler takes Rita Dove to task for being too inclusive in the new Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry, which segues nicely into the harshest writer-on-writer and musician-on-musician insults in history, which takes us… Read More
For my last Mix Tape of the year on the Kenyon Review blog, here’s a look back at ten of my favorite literary tidbits from Mix Tape 2011—the sublime, the ridiculous, and a few things not easily classified as either.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog: a list of things to be thankful for, including literary turduckens, Paul Muldoon’s priceless close reading of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok,” unconventional homegrown libraries, and more.
In this week’s Mix Tape on the Kenyon Review blog, tricks and treats just in time for Halloween: a look at poet Anne Sexton’s lost vampire fiction, found poems from Craigslist “Missed Connections” in the wake of Occupy Wall Street, the unlikely friendship between an author… Read More
This week my good friend (and poet extraordinaire) Patrick Culliton invited me to be a part of his podcast, Talus or Scree. I recorded a poem for the Halloween episode, which you can listen to here. The poem, “Night of the Comet (1984),” is one of… Read More