Possibility of Transformation: In Conversation with Michael Nardone

The Ritualites is Michael Nardone’s book-length poem on the sonic topography of North America. Composed at sites all across the continent—from Far Rockaway to the Olympic Peninsula, Great Bear Lake to the Gulf of California—the book documents the poet’s listening amid our public exchanges, mediated ambiances, and itinerant intimacies. Author Charles Bernstein writes that, “Michael Nardone’s The Ritualites explores […]

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Feature Friday: The Ritualites by Michael Nardone

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In this week’s edition of Feature Friday we are excited to bring you an excerpt from Michael Nardone’s book-length poem and the first in a series of planned works on the sonic topography of North America, The Ritualites. Composed at sites all across the continent—from Far Rockaway to the Olympic Peninsula, Great Bear Lake to the Gulf of […]

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Old Mercury Eyes: An Exquisite Corpse Poem

Hi, everyone – Mary Ann, here! My time time with Book*hug will soon come to a close (cue emotional, Hans Zimmer soundtrack), but before I go, and for one big Blog-style “hurrah”, I have orchestrated an infinitely chaotic and unpredictable game of “The Exquisite Corpse” with a group of Book*hug authors. To summarize, The Exquisite […]

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