Noelle Kocot

Live Giants 12: Noelle Kocott, Matthew Rohrer, Anthony McCann

You missed the live reading but you can still get in on the nice deal Wave is offering on their books, $10 each.

Noelle Kocot’s The Bigger World

Matthew Rohrer’s Destroyer and Preserver

Anthony McCann’s I Heart Your Fate

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April 28th, 2011 / 8:52 pm

GIANT GUEST-POST: Poetry as Site of Resistance by Jeremy Schmall

Poetry as Site of Resistance
by Jeremy Schmall

If you’re willing to argue with me when I say that nearly every poetry book published in the last 30 years is an abject failure, it’s likely you’re among the small group of people across the country who consider themselves poets. For everyone else, poetry simply doesn’t exist outside of high school textbooks. Poets do not appear on talk shows, do not perform on late night TV, and it’s increasingly unlikely their books will be reviewed in prominent publications like The New York Times or the Washington Post. It’s common knowledge in the publishing industry that even the rare “blockbuster” poetry books sell laughably small numbers compared with verifiable “failures” in the fiction and memoir world. In almost every measure we use to gauge success—money earned, books sold, widespread popular relevance, public recognition—poetry today is an absolute failure. My argument is that’s a good thing.


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June 18th, 2009 / 10:23 am