Author Archives: snavejc
A little while ago, Poets & Writers published their 2012 MFA Rankings, compiled by Seth Abramson. Shortly thereafter, Sam Amadon wrote a very thoughtful letter on Coldfront that serves as a great response as to what the rankings lack.* I … Continue reading
I’ve been giving some more thought to the BlazeVox boondoggle, and read with interest Geoffrey Gatza’s reactions-in-real-time on the BlazeVox Blog, and Reb Livingston’s thoughtful response at No Tell Motel about how hard publishing avant-garde poetry can truly be. Now, … Continue reading
So, there has been a great flapping of fingers about BlazeVOX Books and their “requiring” poets to pony up $250 toward the publication costs of their book. I don’t have the energy (and really see no need, since you can … Continue reading
Let me start by saying that I’m all for bashing books. Continue reading
we shouldn’t just accept that a reader who loves every poem in a book will still love the book. Continue reading
On the Times opinion page yesterday, Ernie Lepore examined the difficulty of “explaining” poetry. While I think some of what he says is quite astute and interesting, I’m going to ignore most of it, noting only that I agree (and … Continue reading
It’s Friday, and Poetry Daily was kind enough to include one of my poems, “Even the Smallest Paradise” (from Indiana Review) on their site… Check it out.
There’s a symposium (of sorts) over at the Quarterly Conversation about David Foster Wallace’s work, with my essay on Brief Interviews with Hideous Men. The essay was a lot of fun to write, revisiting this specific book, which I had … Continue reading
New Issues Press is going to be publishing my first book, A Penance, in 2012. For all the press releas-y goodness, go here I’m wicked excited.