Award-Giving (2)

Earlier this week at Ploughshares, Rebecca Makkai posted a gleeful, stinging send-up of the social media habits of “Todd Manly-Krauss, the world’s most irritating writer.” Todd humblebrags his way through…

Award-Giving (1)

Like many writers, I feel ambivalent about promoting my own work. I’d rather be reading somebody else’s—or writing new writing, becoming another somebody else, myself. And though I’m typically beyond thrilled…

Rogue Shop

The other day the poet Michael Loughran took me to a secret location—well, we had a little trouble finding it—to talk about my latest book, Century Swept Brutal, with a…

MFA vs. Banana

Would you like to attend a parade in honor of chapbooks this weekend? If you are near Amherst, MA, you can do so as part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration…

The Project of Response

Last April, I wrote a series of poetry reviews for KR’s blog. The first focused on Jena Osman’s Public Figures (Wesleyan, 2012), an exploration of citizenship, surveillance, and “public invisibility” in…

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