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Revolt in the Age of Neoliberalism: Revolutionary Rehearsals 1989–2019

The warm reception of an earlier volume similarly titled Revolutionary Rehearsals and published in 1987 raises sensible expectations for a new collection, Revolutionary Rehearsals in the Neoliberal Age: 1989-2019. The 1987 edition features five reflections on revolutionary situations: the French general strike of May 1968, Chile from 1972–73, Portugal from 1974–75, Iran in 1979 and …

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Process and Product: CAConrad’s AMANDA PARADISE

It’s very possible that CAConrad is the most interesting poet currently working in the United States. Either that, or they’re our most bewildering. Perhaps both. AMANDA PARADISE: Resurrect Extinct Vibration, CAConrad’s most recent book, has only reinforced my view of the poet. I’m not alone; in their review of CAConrad’s 2010 collection, The Book of Frank, Eileen Miles wrote that “for me, …

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“Specks of the Universe”: Fady Joudah’s Tethered to Stars

The poems in Fady Joudah’s Tethered to Stars reflect a poet’s pinnacle, where readers experience the vision of a virtuosic poet who possesses multiple registers and allusive riches, transforming them into a polyphonic symphony. This is a poet who slays artificially constructed boundaries of what constitutes text by hybridizing earthly and spiritual crevices, narrative and …

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