Tuesday, May 04, 2010

How Poems Work

I have a few more poem engagements coming up, but I'm opening the door once more. I would like to challenge poets to read a poem that they aren't comfortable reading. Grapple with a poem that they might not yet comprehend, or a poem that terrifies them in some way or another. I don't want to see perfectly polished readings of a poem--that you can find in Arc. They are doing a great job of filling that niche. What I invite here is a genuine grappling with a poem that for one reason or another attracts, but resists reading, or easy reading, or a poem that one feels torn about. Conceptualfiction (@ ) gmail.com

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