Maybe Vivisection

This malaise and the fatigue of late summer—how to know its fat underside? I am in a thing. Worse: I …

PRESS RELEASE / Spece

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LENGTH OF THIS GORE Joseph Spece’s BAD ZOO Boston, MA (18 July 2018)—Fathom Books is pleased to announce …

PRESS RELEASE / Lewis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EVERYTHING AS IT IS BITTER HERB Julia Rose Lewis’ How to Hypnotize a Lobster Boston, MA (4 June …

Thinking About Lucie Brock-Broido

Snow’s holding off in Massachusetts. Five hours ago came notice from Columbia that Lucie Brock-Broido had died. Work’s been called …

Convenient Morbidity

A very lean and cautious love wants to talk limits. Some writers of Writing are so so lean, full of …

Rocket Caleshu’s “The State”

In his “A Sense of Measure,” Robert Creeley discusses what one’s ‘given to write’: ‘No merely intellectual program can find …

SHARKPACK Annual 2017’s LIVE, PLUS.

We wondered: what’s the long poem looking like these days? We haven’t read many. Our spelunking’s turned up SHARKPACK Annual: Longform. Web …

Tedious Callers + Wraiths

A rapping at the door with fist’s rhythm—or worse, with a knocker. Lève la tête and open. Aha, it’s a …

machine poetic_v_1

The dog looks through my looking at him; butternut-coloured, an electric yellow strand clasped around its neck. The dog—a shiba …

Malpaís / Badlands / Majesty

I don’t go to poems for skillful ease or what’s rote. I come seeking an empathic witness, what the Sufi calls ruhul seyrani—the …