Tag Archives: experimental

silence, resurrection & readership

I’m a fixer. When a doorknob in my house no longer catches the pin, I rig it with a paperclip, some cardboard and tape. When a hole widens in the seam of my jeans, I patch it over. When I … Continue reading

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The Skin of Experimental Poetry & Bodies of Resistance

“Experimental poetry” often foregrounds form as its core site of play. In emphasizing this skin of poetry as merely language or surface, a number of white poets and white-centered institutions of poetry have escaped discourses of the body and racial … Continue reading

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Radical Existence: People, Writers, and Poets of Color

*Note: these are just my thoughts from our discussion on Sept. 15 and that I posted on tumblr “My survival is radical” I am a woman. I am queer. I am Latina. My existence, I have learned, is a giant … Continue reading

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Experimental Poetry & The Avant-Garde – Outlines

This page is meant to be an overview of resources for learning more about the history of avant-garde / experimental poetry in English. I’ll update it with new things as we go. It’s a work in progress. Overview of the (white … Continue reading

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Why This Class?

Up until a few years ago I thought I had to choose between being a “Puerto Rican poet” and being an “experimental poet.” Puerto Rican poets write about things like their abuela, or El Morro, o la isla, o salsa, o Nuevayork, o … Continue reading

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