Posts Tagged: Mark Scroggins

The New Math Doesn’t Really Work

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What does one do with an essay like the one David Alpaugh penned for the Chronicle of Higher Education on the current state of poetry publication? As an editor who publishes about 50 poems a year here on The Rumpus (all directly solicited), I feel like I have to respond, since I’m contributing to the noise that seems to bother Alpaugh so.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Congratulations to Keith Waldrop, winner of the National Book Award in Poetry. Here’s their interview with Waldrop.

Mark Scroggins uses the Barrett Watten reading I mentioned last week as a jumping off point for an interesting discussion of, as he puts it, “the relationship of personal formation, as detailed & explored in autobiography, and literary interpellation.”

The Valpariaso Poetry Review’s Poem of the Week is a selection from Rumpus contributor Alison Stine.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Blogging in the poetry world tends to slow in the summer months in my experience, but we’re not quite there yet, so there’s plenty of bloggy goodness from this week. Here’s a taste.

Charles Bernstein asks if art criticism is fifty years behind poetry.

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