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Duncan, Olson, Smith, & Katz

View this post on Instagram Last night @knifeforkbook hosted by @itsakirby (photo 3). Adam Katz and his super interesting collaborative chapbook (photo 2); Dale Smith (photo 1) gave a rollicking talk about Robert Creeley and Charles Olson, including excerpts from their letters to each other (photo 4). . . . . . . #reading #books […]

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She’s gotta pivot

“IN [KIRBY’S] SHE’S HAVING A DORIS DAY, THERE ARE JUXTAPOSITIONS BETWEEN WHITE MIDDLE CLASS POLITESSE AND WHAT’S HIDDEN BENEATH THE SURFACE, SUCH AS COCKROACHES IN “WHITE SALE”, A PRISTINE BED THAT IS NEVER USED FOR SEX. I LIKE THE WAY GENDER IS HANDLED IN AN ALMOST CASUAL WAY IN THIS POEM. IN “ADAM’S FEET” WE […]