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Third Minds Emerging

Psychic Intersections and The Ticket that Exploded Who is the third who walks always beside you? When I count, there are only you and I...

Reading the Pharmakon: Part III

Crossing Out Into Xenon To endure such a rigorous and sustained assault on the essential poetic metaphors is a fierce initiation. --Iain...

New Poem: "Death Prime"

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the first atomic blast. In Portland, federal officers in unmarked vehicles have been illegally...

On Poetry, Prestige, and Power

Thoughts in the Wake of Uprisings and the Poetry Foundation Controversy In a revolutionary time, the role of the poet can be exposed in...

Poets Should Be Socialists

A Critique of the Literary-Academic System As stated in a previous post, there are political reasons for deciding to freely self-publish...

Reading the Pharmakon: Part II

Poetic Shamanism and the Word as Virus The god of writing is thus also a god of medicine. --Jacques Derrida, “Plato’s Pharmacy” Language...

Reading the Pharmakon: Part I

A Primer on the Work of Michael S. Judge Over the last decade or so, Michael S. Judge has produced a body of literature that is...

On Self-Publishing My Book

I am happy to say I'll be releasing my full length collection of poems, A Dark Address, on Gumroad for free [Update: it is now available...

Exiting the Poetry Casino

Poetry is an economic paradox: it both is and is not a commodity. While some theorize that its economy is based more on giving than...

The Poet As Producer

In his 1934 essay, “The Author as Producer,” Walter Benjamin sought a revolutionary, anti-fascist literature by arguing that writers must...