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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...

Poem After May Day

I would prefer America not be my name but it is my name & they say it in the poem’s marketplace naming its stakeholders & executives even...

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...

from "The Poet As Producer"

[Note: I've been at work on a long essay on this subject, and I thought I'd post the opening pages here for now. More to come...]...