Poetry

Poetry

“Dedication” by Wendy Xu

by Joe Pan on August 7, 2014

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Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected a poem by Wendy Xu for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Eric Baus,

The Tranquilized Tongue (City Lights Books, 2014), Eric Baus’s fourth book, is his best yet. It consists of more than sixty compact prose poems, some of which are only one sentence long, and with none as long as the first one, “The Illuminated Egg,” a single block of ten sentences.

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Arthur Sze,

I have a habit, when reading a good book of poetry, of looking for the places where the poet seems to be reflecting on his or her own sense of what poetry is. Arthur Sze, one of my favorite poets, writes, “If I sprinkle iron filings onto a sheet / / of paper, I make visible the magnetic lines / of the moment.”

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Marilyn Chin (2007)

A few weeks ago, on Centre Street–just north of Canal, the longtime boundary between Chinatown and the rest of Manhattan–I was on a panel, Re-imagining Asian American (and American) Poetry, at the Museum of Chinese in America (MoCA).

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Mark Manders,

Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected a poem by Michael Robins for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Mark Wunderlich’s The Earth Avails

Much of Mark Wunderlich’s decidedly sincere and dexterous new book The Earth Avails derives, as well as extrapolates from a little leather volume of common prayers, a treasury of highly particular, utilitarian 19th-century Protestant folk devotionals. Not only has he carefully reconstituted these idiosyncratic beseechments and their pious worldview, he has exceeded them in a number of ways.

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Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected an original emoji poem by Carina Finn, and its translation by Stephanie Berger, for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Poetry

Three Poems by Dara Wier

by Joe Pan on June 19, 2014

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Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected three poems by Dara Wier for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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Two Poems by Sheila Maldonado

by Joe Pan on June 4, 2014

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Our poetry editor, Joe Pan, has selected two poems by Sheila Maldonado for his series that brings original poetry to the screens of Hyperallergic readers.

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After steadily increasing for much of the twentieth century, and especially after World War II, real wages for the average worker in the United States have remained stagnant since around 1978, if in fact they haven’t slightly declined. At the time of this economic shift, Peter Gizzi was somewhere between high school and college.

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