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I mean, SERIOUSLY: Ms. Lucille Clifton knows how to get it done. Ms. Lucille was an alumna of SUNY-Fredonia, where I teach, so she will always have a special place in my heart. This is my fave version of this iconic poem.

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Greetings, Cookies!
Aimee Nezhukumatathil here—I’ll be curating Friday the 13th's tumblr posts for the Academy of American Poetry all day. Check back for Lana del Rey's white crocs (and I don't mean footwear!), how to apply the PERFECT eyeliner, amazing (but obscure, at least, to the western hemisphere) Indian poets, where to find the most delish macaron, and— I think a few of my poetry-bandit friends might pop up to scribble on your hearts. Welcome! And be sure to pop back all the way until midnite!

Greetings, Cookies!

Aimee Nezhukumatathil here—I’ll be curating Friday the 13th's tumblr posts for the Academy of American Poetry all day. Check back for Lana del Rey's white crocs (and I don't mean footwear!), how to apply the PERFECT eyeliner, amazing (but obscure, at least, to the western hemisphere) Indian poets, where to find the most delish macaron, and— I think a few of my poetry-bandit friends might pop up to scribble on your hearts. Welcome! And be sure to pop back all the way until midnite!

Thursday, April 9, 2009 12:55 PM

you got me thinking that morphemes are like notes in a score, or some other scoring mark, that must be interpreted by the performer. and there is room for various meanings thru this demand for interpretation. whereas with **** and ****, the indeterminacy in their choir will come from the bodies of participants, different ways their bodies articulate phonemes, express themselves etc.

Sunday, April 5, 2009 11:01 PM

the “art strike” poem assumes the poem doesn’t have to written at all. that what the poet does is poetry.

Sunday, April 5, 2009 11:01 PM

I guess if we stop making/talking about poetry it might become more palatable/embodied, even if we still have dirty thots abt poetry

Sunday, April 5, 2009 10:40 PM

let’s take a Sabbatical and see what happens. let’s do something else and see if anything can be furthered by this.

Sunday, April 5, 2009 10:40 PM

all we can do really is maladaptation it seems. wherever we are in relation to institutions. 

flagged Sunday, April 5, 2009 8:43 PM

the problem seems that you already are doing what the art strike would ask you to commit to ****. you see yr self as doing this, as I do also to an extent. but there are so many who don’t see things this way. they cld give a shit abt the basic framework/set of terms for our discussion. this shift of seeing seems important in terms of a larger discourse and how to shift whole frameworks. it is about changing the mind-set that breeds the institutional/cultural behaviors we seem stuck with. it is interventionary as opposed to suffusing (since we, and ****, and many others all already suffuse to the nth degree). drawing a line, and pointing at this line. documenting the drama of making this line and pointing at it. documenting what happens when the line is drawn

Sunday, April 5, 2009 8:43 PM

poetry as Peace Corps? public service? am I being too duty bound?