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Two essays by Amy King | Jacket2

from Poets don’t owe us: “Burn it down” and making way —

I do not pick up a Cesar Vallejo poem and decide it isn’t meaningful because it never made it to whatever the hottest venue was in Paris in his last years. Vallejo had escaped government persecution in Peru, was occasionally destitute, often depressed, and died in Paris in poverty. For lack of publication in the French equivalent of Poetry or the Paris Review, his work should not be meaningful? Should not resonate in some way today? For lack of appointments in the low residency MFA program of the Sorbonne his poems might be of no value?  – Amy King


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On Poets and Prizes / Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young – ASAP/J

Source: On Poets and Prizes / Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young – ASAP/J

Two essays on poetry by Amy King | Jacket2

Source: Two essays | Jacket2

futurefeed | Muriel Rukeyser as Major Figure: Imaginative Poetics as Praxis

drawing of Muriel Rukeyser by Khadijah Queen

futurefeed, an extension of Futurepoem, is a new online space where writers, artists + thinkers we admire are invited to experiment + explore ideas that are important to them over an extended period of time.

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A Careful Poetics: Caring Imagination, Caring Habits, and Haiku – Juxtapositions | The Haiku Foundation

ABSTRACT: This article contributes to the philosophical discourse of care studies and the growing interest in an aesthetic approach to care. Care ethics is a relational approach to morality first identified in the 1980s in the work of feminist theorists and today enjoys a wide academic discussion in philosophy, political theory, education theory, and medical ethics. Through a consideration of the embodied aspects of care as well as an analysis of several representative haiku, the authors argue that haiku supports the development of care capacities because it engages a caring imagination, helps people develop caring knowledge, and potentially encourages caring behavior.


by Ce Rosenow and Maurice Hamington


Practice yourself in little things, and thence proceed to greater.

     — Epictetus

Source: A Careful Poetics: Caring Imagination, Caring Habits, and Haiku

Beyond the Haiku Moment: Bashō, Buson, and Modern Haiku Myths – Juxtapositions  | The Haiku Foundation

ABSTRACT: Haiku has migrated from the country of its origin, and to languages and cultures that seemingly share nothing with Japan, yet the genre is thriving. The most energetic and thriving haiku culture resides in North America. Haruo Shirane, an authority on classical Japanese literature and a provocative writer on the legacy of haiku in the contemporary world, examines some of the changes which haiku has undergone in its travels, and evaluates them in relationship to the standard they might find in today’s Japan. Among the issues he considers are the place of metaphor and other poetic tools in haiku; the necessity of season words and seasonality in contemporary practice; the awareness and inclusion of “self” in English-language haiku; and the need for a “vertical axis” of reference and allusion to create depth. He also considers the broadly different approaches to senryū to be found between cultures.

Source: Beyond the Haiku Moment: Bashō, Buson, and Modern Haiku Myths

Welcome to American Capitalism

From an April 17th Facebook post by Paul Field, a succinct summary of how the pandemic exposes American deficiencies. It’s tough to not just quote the whole thing, so here’s the beginning:

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but you need to know how silly you look if you post some variation of, “Welcome to Socialism…”

You are not seeing Socialism. What you are seeing is one of the wealthiest, geographically advantaged, productive capitalist societies in the world flounder and fail at its most basic test. Taking care of its people.

This crisis is not about the virus.

This crisis is about the massive failure of our, “Booming economy,” to survive even modest challenges. It is about the market dissonance of shortages in stores, even as farmers/producers destroy unused crops and products. This crisis is about huge corporations needing an emergency bailout within days of the longest Bull Market in our history ending and despite the ability to borrow with zero percent interest rates.

The pandemic has revealed that American democracy and our economic system is extremely fragile. Ok, unless you’re wealthy, in which case you’re going to be fine, all part of the plan, etc.

Source: Welcome to American Capitalism

Anarchafeminism – Public Seminar

Note: This text was presented at UNESCO Night of Philosophy on 16 November 2018 in Paris. A process of manifesto collective writing is scheduled to take place in 2020 on Public Seminar. The author invites you to get in touch with her in case you are interested in participating.

Source: Anarchafeminism – Public Seminar

Ana Božičević on Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” – Poetry Daily

Source: Ana Božičević on Christina Rossetti’s “Goblin Market” – Poetry Daily

Monstering | Monsters | Issues | The Hedgehog Review

The Cyclops (detail), 1914, by Odilon Redon (1840–1916); Peter Horee/Alamy Stock Photo.

If we really wanted to kill the monster, we would give it what it wants.

Source: Monstering | Monsters | Issues | The Hedgehog Review