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spacer.gif   SUSPECT EIGHT: KENNETH CLARKE
Posted by : cj on Monday, December 06, 2004 - 10:49 AM
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Note: You might want to get a copy of ReVerse simply for Lawrence Flerlingetti's performance of the poem "History of the Airplane", or for Lou Reed's poem "The City and the Sea". But, in my opinion, the performances by the local poets make this CD worth the $12 asking price.

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 11:08 PM
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Note: This bittersweet collection of 17 related poems explores the grief and confusion felt by a mother who has lost her daughter.

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 11:07 PM
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Note: Is this reviewed shaped like what I think it's shaped like?

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spacer.gif   STYLE TWO: THE SONIC TRANCE STYLE
Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:50 PM
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Note: Michelle Rigot (who recently made her ChicagoPoetry.com debut at the Guild Complex's Chicago Poetry Uncensored show) has taken the art of the recorded spoken-word to the extreme.

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spacer.gif   STYLE THREE: THE COSMIC PINBALL STYLE
Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:49 PM
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Note: Celibate Dazzled is what a chapbook ought to be, a one sit read, short in length, gigantic in depth.

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spacer.gif   STYLE FIVE: THE OSEI TUTU STYLE
Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:46 PM
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Note: They Shall Run is not light reading. It can not be consumed in one sit like a box of candy.

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spacer.gif   STYLE SEVEN: THE NUMEN BLITZ STYLE
Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:43 PM
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Note: After Hours Press Publisher Albert DeGenova keeps getting better and better at what he does.

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spacer.gif   STYLE EIGHT: THE AMAZING STAMINA STYLE
Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:42 PM
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Note: On Saturday, May 22, Lucien Stryk read and spoke for over two hours at the Harold Washington Library. ChicagoPoetry.com was there to cover the entire thing.

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spacer.gif   MASTER SAFE CRACKER STEALS HEART OF CHICAGO POET
Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:33 PM
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Note: Susan Spaeth Cherry's Breaking Into The Safe Of Life is a groundbreaking collection of eighty poems divided into three sections, each section distinct in its style and subject matter.

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spacer.gif   TIM BROWN'S GUIDE TO THE NEW YORK SCENE
Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:32 PM
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spacer.gif   BIG HEART, WEAK VERSE: BILLY CORGAN AT POETRY CENTER
Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:26 PM
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Click Me To Listen To The WBEZ Interview.Billy Corgan's recent appearance for The Poetry Center of Chicago was undoubtedly the most hyped-up poetry event Chicago has ever seen, with write ups online at Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV and in dozens of other mainstream media sources. And with word of his band Zwan's breakup originating on Chicago's "very own" WGN days prior to the reading, it is no surprise the Art Institute's Rubloff Auditorium was virtually sold out at $35 a pop, making this event probably the most successful benefit for Chicago's much deserving thirty year old poetry organization. And you just have to love Corgan, the former lead singer of the internationally acclaimed rock band Smashing Pumpkins, for coming back to his sweet home Chicago to present this intimate, multi-media presentation. That takes a big heart.

However, Corgan's big heart couldn't save his forced, sophomoric attempts at creating what he must have thought poetry is suppose to sound like. Corgan seemed utterly uncomfortable on the stage in starched slacks, sporting a long, gray mortician's tie, fumbling with and dropping his pages, pacing back and forth, his nasally speaking voice subtracting from work already lacking in inspiration. For the most part, his poetry was so bad it was comical, sounding like a pile of high-school assignments composed by the C-minus student in the class. His poetry contained no energy, no rage, no dazzling metaphor or impressive usage of language, no unique voice, no imagery, no passion: in short, no Billy Corgan. It was probably fitting that he included a psalm from the Bible in the show, because his work came off like a collection of parodies of psalms, complete with the words "Thy" and "Alas". At times, I thought I should feel guilty for not feeling privileged that Corgan was sharing something so private as these unpolished exercises in stiffness, these embarrassing journal entries. At other times, I thought, certainly he must be making fun of poetry. But, more often than not, I just thought: for heaven's sake, even Jim Morrison had his moments--when is Corgan's going to start! I wanted to sneeze out, "Throw that dusty manuscript in the can, Billy. It's a noble first attempt, but put it where it belongs. Now try it again, from the beginning--using your own voice this time." Corgan either decided to demonstrate what a brilliant lyricist he is by comparing his music to how god awful his poetry can be, or he truly believes that poetry in the Millennial Age has to be sucked dead, dry of rhythm, must be read with a style completely lacking in emotion, and is totally undeserving of an encore. If Corgan sincerely believes that what poets do on stage is that much different than what he normally does with a band backing him up, that's just plain insulting. He didn't break a single rule with his poetry, creating something so obnoxiously unnatural and lifeless that even traditionalists would cringe at it. And he's not making any Slam teams either, trust me.

But--"Alas!"--as soon as Corgan grabbed hold of his guitar and sang a few lines of his poetry, all the disappointment melted away instantaneously and his words took flight. He breathed new meaning into his words as he sang them. In a rare, unplugged performance using a steel guitar, Corgan showed what a genius he can be when he is honest with himself and when he remains true to his own style. Poetry can be sung. Go figure.

--C. J. Laity

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:24 PM
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The Quest is complete. After seven journies by our brave Knights, a total invasion of Uptown, and the summoning of the Weeds magic, we have found the Mystical Pen. We will use this ancient relic of supernatural power to report the poetry news here at Letter eX. The pen will bring us truth and positivity. Seven poets were Knighted during our Quest, and each has taken an individual journey. Click on all the "Mystical Pen" headlines to read the reviews.

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:17 PM
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Note: Chicago poet Pamela Miller is a gifted woman.

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:16 PM
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Note: Iíve known Katherine Chronis for close to ten years, and I have always admired her work. I first met her when she was the feature at Thax Douglasís late, lamented weekly reading at Myopic Books.

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:11 PM
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Note: Well, I try to be completely honest in my reviews, so let me just admit this right from the start. Lake Michigan Scrolls is by far the best book of poetry I've read in many a years, and is written by one of America's most underestimated poets,

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:11 PM
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Note: I want to tell you about one of these gems in the rough.

The book I'm referring to is called "iDENTiTY THEfT for DUMMiES" and it is written by musician / poet Larry O. Dean

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:09 PM
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Note: In an essay in this summerís City Journal, Theodore Dalrymple writes:

ď[D.H.] Lawrence was an earnest, but not a serious, writer--if by serious we mean one whose outlook on life is intellectually or morally worthy of our consideration.Ē

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 10:08 PM
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Note: You might have seen (recent newcomer to Chicago) Wayne Allen Jones read his poetry at Coffee Chicago on a Friday night.

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Posted by : cj on Sunday, December 05, 2004 - 09:57 PM
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Note: C. J. Laity takes an advanced peek at "The Spoken Word Revolution" -- a new book from the creators of "Poetry Speaks." This review is now in its final version.

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Posted by : cj on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 03:47 PM
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Posted by : cj on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 03:44 PM
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Posted by : cj on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 03:09 PM
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Note: Shin Yu Pai takes on "Bitter Coffee" and "Rise". Shin Yu Pai is a poet and photographer living in Boston, MA, and a former Chicago denizen.

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Posted by : cj on Saturday, December 04, 2004 - 03:07 PM
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