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Serpas, Martha. The Dirty Side of the Storm. Norton. 2006..c..96p. ISBN 0-393-06266-X $23.95,poetry. “The Salvage” Martha Serpas’ second work, The Dirty Side of the Storm, takes careful pleasure in the teasing out of mysteries and binaries; good and evil, life and death, destruction and construction, give way to the swirling, deeply gray, humane truth. Serpas, […]

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 Response to Outside Poetry Reading:  Fred Chappell reads his work at Thursday Poems, Nov.15, 2007 The work of Fred Chappell was relatively new to me on hearing him read November fifteenth. However, I was prepared for the breadth and depth of his work-the incredible range of subject matter and form to free-verse, to other genres […]

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Baggott Writing Event

Poetry Addresses Her Daughter, the Novel I called you new, forced you out. You didn’t even scream, folded neatly, unnaturally white in the hook-nosed nurse’s arms. I was enraptured by you: your smell of softly sour whey, powder, your persistent quietness, soft, roaming, wormy fingers, and your eyes, the color of a twilight snow-sky, so […]

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Audre Lorde wrote a poem for Till entitled “Afterimages.” Langston Hughes wrote two poems for Emmett Till, one of which was intended to be a blues song. (THE) Dylan wrote a song entitled “The Murder of Emmett Till.” This is a photomontage of Emmett’s life, set to Dylan’s song: [kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/QjfGcRM35xg” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] […]

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This is not fully flushed out, of course (hence it’s on the blog and not the thesis of a paper), but I promised this blog would be a place of interconnectivity between my various classes this semester, and I am about to keep that promise in a big way.  I have been meditating extensively on […]

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I heart Audre Lorde.

Here is a recording, on my personal blog, of myself reading a pair of Audre Lorde poems entitled “Memorial.” Enjoy!

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not for the squeamish.

So, when I was packing up to head to London for 5 months, last December, the illustrious Amanda Rutstein gave me a few pointers about what to see and do in my new city. One of which, was a visit to the Human Body exhibit/maze within The Natural History Museum () …and, more specifically, to […]

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“Text.” I saw– see– the best minds of my generation wither in the greenhouse box of their own tender care, the doting mothers laid on like fleshy blankets their many questions, never opening their clinched thighs. I saw the best minds of my generation unfolding maps of infinite directions and standing still, in cold grey […]

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So, maybe this is cheating a bit. But–hey!–at least it’s a t-shirt! (images courtosy of (well, google image search obviously), but also:   http://www.samstores.com/_images/products/main_CBR3765AGC.jpg http://www.allenginsberg.org/library/Photography/0062_thumb.jpg 

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