Charlie Morrow

'A Voice in the Wilderness: Seance vs. Vision Music' (1975)

[The following is a classic statement on voice and breath by Charlie Morrow, who for many years has been my collaborator and close companion (at times my mentor) in the elaboration of performative works that touch on both music and verbal language. The occasion for posting it here is the appearance of a retrospective gathering of Morrow’s written work, The Book of Numbers and Spells, set for publication this year by Sean McCann and Recital in Los Angeles.

George Economou's 'Ananios of Kleitor'

A review by Tim Whitmarsh

[Following the death this month of George Economou, I am posting again this definitive review of his masterwork Ananios of Kleitor, which appeared earlier in the blogger edition of Poems and Poetics, before I was simultaneously posting on Jacket2. The review itself, originally published in The Times Literary Supplement, July 24, 2009, is available in its original format here. (J.R.)]

Sade LaNay

Seven Poems from 'Härte' with a brief accounting by Maria G. Baker

[What follows is an extraordinary example of experimental translingual writing, the movement in this instance between English and German, while encompassing, if I read it correctly, an underlying narrative of rape and nonbinary gender realities embedded in a series of questions that continue to build/bild from start to finish.

CAAP November 2019 in Hangzhou: CFP

The 8th International Conference of the Chinese/American Poetry and Poetics (CAAP)
Hangzhou, China / November 1-3, 2019

Hosted by
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University and
Central China Normal University, Wuhan, China
Co-sponsored by
Chinese Department, Fudan University
Center for English Literatures of Central China Normal University,
Foreign Literature Studies (Journal)
International Journal of Poetry and Poetics (Journal), and
Foreign Language and Literature Research (Journal)

Toward a poetry and poetics of the Americas (19)

From Roger Williams, 'A Key into the Language of America'

Selection & commentary by John Bloomberg-Rissman, in collaboration


Of Fowle.

(New England, 1643)