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Attention Span 2011 | Pattie McCarthy

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Elizabeth Willis | Address | Wesleyan | 2011

“I’m building the haystack / I’ll disappear into”

Cole Swensen | Greensward | Ugly Duckling | 2010

“It’s the future that vanishes, not thinking, and the dog sets off at a run, as it is, as it always has been, her gift and wish to bring it back to him.”

Carlos Soto Roman | Philadelphia’s Notebooks | Otoliths | 2011

“one pack one pagan one pain one panic one paper one / parachute one paradox one paragon one parade one”

Jena Osman | The Network | Fence | 2010

“Plaster, spikes, and rivets all overboard as ballast. To gain altitude, to fly high over the city like a small planet.”

Linda Norton | Public Gardens | Pressed Wafer | 2011

“She cries every night for three or four hours, and sometimes I think I’m going crazy, I’m so tired. But her shit really does smell sweet.”

Susan Howe | That This | New Directions | 2010

“That this book is a history of / a shadow that is a shadow of”

Ryan Eckes | Old News | Furniture | 2011

“you know by looking at the dunkin donuts / walt whitman is buried in camden / ben franklin is buried in philadelphia / and the delaware river is a zombie”

Julie Carr | Sarah—Of Fragments and Lines | Coffee House | 2010

“The / idea, which she knows to be illogic, but cannot let go of, is that / if she is pregnant the baby will keep her mother alive.”

Sarah Campbell | Everything We Could Ask For | Little Red Leaves | 2010

“Some bird brought you here / On foot”

Anselm Berrigan | Notes from Irrelevance | Wave | 2011

“Digging the ecstasy / of swinging? Yes. Laughing / at the tree? Is the tree / funny? Yes.”

Caroline Bergvall | Meddle English | Nightboat Books | 2011

“The body is ay so redy and penyble’, / the heed of advertising for Telewizja Polska, / the state-run TV network, / told the Associated Press news agency. / BBC NEWS 25 May 2006. / Here is endeth the Summer Tale.”

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Pattie McCarthy is the author of Table Alphabetical of Hard Words, Verso, and bk of (h)rs, all from Apogee Press—as well as L&O, forthcoming this year from Little Red Leaves Press. She teaches literature and creative writing at Temple University and is a 2011 Pew Fellow in the Arts.

McCarthy’s Attention Span for 2010. Back to 2011 directory.

Attention Span 2009 – Thomas Devaney

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Aase Berg, trans. Johannes Goransson | With Deer | Black Ocean | 2008

Marcella Durand | Area | Belladonna Books | 2008

Bobbie Louise Hawkins | Absolutely Eden | United Artists | 2008

Bill Berkson | Portrait and Dream: New and Selected Poems | Coffee House | 2008

Susan Stewart | Red Rover | University of Chicago | 2008

Cole Swensen | Ours | University of California |  2008

Joseph Massey | Within Hours | The Fault Line Press | 2008

Christine Leclerc | Counterfeit | Cue | 2008

Robert Polito | Hollywood & God | University of Chicago | 2009

Ted Mathys  | The Spoils  | Coffee House Press | 2009

Donna Stonecipher  | The Cosmopolitan  | Coffee House Press | 2008

More Thomas Devaney here.

Attention Span 2009 – Joel Bettridge

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Linh Dinh | Jam Alerts | Chax | 2007

Tom Bissell | The Father of All Things | Pantheon | 2007

Michael Frayn | Copenhagen | Anchor Books |1998

Lyn Hejinian | Saga/Circus |
Omnidawn | 2008

Devin Johnston | Sources | Turtle Point Press | 2008

Hank Lazer | Lyric & Spirit | Omnidawn | 2008

Nathaniel Mackey | Splay Anthem | New Directions | 2006

Marilynne Robinson | Gilead | FSG | 2004

Cole Swensen | Ours | University of California Press | 2008

Rodrigo Toscano | Collapsible Poetics Theater | Fence | 2008

Andrew Zawacki | Petals of Zero Petals of One  | Talisman House | 2009

More Joel Bettridge here.