Posts Tagged ‘ TC Tolbert ’

[REVIEW] The Volta Book of Poets, edited by Joshua Maria Wilkinson – [PANK]

[REVIEW] The Volta Book of Poets, edited by Joshua Maria Wilkinson – [PANK].

Poet Selfies ‹ Literary Hub

Kevin Killian

At a crazy hotel in Providence and getting ready to receive a poet whom I planned to photograph nearly naked, I saw a mirror hung so low you couldn’t help but wonder, was this mirror placed so as to allow guests an intimate check of their genitalia? It flashed on me that using this mirror I might be able to photograph X with his face and his butt in the same frame—ever my goal. I stepped in and tried to see if it could be made to work, thus appearing in my own selfie as a stand-in for another; literally a body double. In that light I began to wonder if poetry could be made up of a series of John the Baptist-like pictures that somehow prefigure the “real thing,” an event in poetry which would render it pointless. Can the selfie stand apart from the well-rehearsed complaints people like Susan Sontag make about the photograph—that it can never be anything more than a representation of a reality dead at the moment of conception? Mightn’t it be a spell cast about the future? I think so; however, whether that’s a radical act or not IDK, wouldn’t bet my ass on it.

Poet Selfies ‹ Literary Hub.

Best of 2014: Best Poetry Books & Collections | ENTROPY

“Lucas de Lima’s stunning book affected me so profoundly at all the stages of reading it, encountering it—before it was a book and afterwards, when it was. In the work of this extraordinary writer, the fragment is not an activity of form. It’s an activity of evisceration.” — Bhanu Kapil

Best of 2014: Best Poetry Books & Collections | ENTROPY.

What does gender have to do with it? / Poetry Off the Shelf : The Poetry Foundation

 

What does gender have to do with it? / Poetry Off the Shelf : The Poetry Foundation.

CAConrad | ASHBERY HOME SCHOOL

caconrad-photo-by-tc-tolbert-2-1photo credit: TC Tolbert

(Soma)tic Poetry Exercise and Poem by CAConrad

Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics :: EOAGH

Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics | EOAGH.

A first of its kind, and bound to inform, stimulate, and exert. ~ yours truly, df