Author Archive for Daniel Benjamin

Poetry as rhetoric

Charles Bernstein has been a major figure in American poetry since 1978, when he coedited the influential magazine L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E. “One of the things that interested me was poetry that was eccentric, that diverged from the norms, that was weird and…

The poetics of WTF

“Everything I know is something I’ve repeated,” said poet Rae Armantrout, reading a line from a new manuscript on the afternoon of January 21 to a large audience at the University of Chicago. Armantrout’s most recent book, “Versed,” is her…