This week’s links are poetry-heavy. That’s a good thing. It’s a new season, and it seems like once a season some dipshit writes an article about the death of poetry. If you’re reading this you probably already know poetry’s not dying.
Poetry existed before language. Poetry’s always been changing. Everything’s always been changing. Read these poems we’ve been digging and you might too.
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Choir member Jackie Kirkpatrick’s essay, “Girls In My Town”, is one hundred kinds of fantastic.
We can’t stop watching this video for Bianca Stone’s poem “Self-Destruction” at jubilat.
Wren James’ “Map of Hearts” is a completely different kind of video poem, but just as rewatchable.
Computer aided telepathy is a good thing, right?
Natalie Eilbert’s poem in the New Yorker, “The Limits of What We Can Do”, knocked us out.
Read “19 Epitaphs” by Anna Kreienberg and understand why you need to know who she is.
One of us stumbled across this while doing research. This is truly an amazing document, containing jewels like this:
“Jacobson allegedly showed the woman a black boot, saying he was on a “spiritual journey” and the “boot contained his jewels,” documents show.”
Everyone in the world should be reading Elle Nash’s tarot poems.
The new Twelfth House Journal has amazingly dope work by two Choir members, Sam Sax and Anna Meister, alongside a bunch of other really talented, beautiful people.
Nina Puro absolutely destroys our brains with three amazing poems.
Without a doubt, this is one of the best interviews ever.