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Thank you, Lithic Press, for archiving this site…

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August 17, 2016
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  Fruita Pulp would like to thank Lithic Press for paying to archive this site and its work for another year. Please consider checking out their titles at LithicPress.com!    


Profile: Kyle Schlesinger of Cuneiform Press by Andrew Miller

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July 6, 2015
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Photo courtesy of Devaki Knowles.   Profile: Kyle Schlesinger of Cuneiform Press By Andrew Miller   With a 15-year retrospective planned this summer, Cuneiform Press will celebrate its continued connection between the origins of written communication and modern technology, as well as natural progression of the art from master to apprentice to artisanal craft. Marfa […]


Marginalia: Amor Fati by Jack Mueller

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May 5, 2015
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  Marginalia: Jack Mueller’s Amor Fati By Danny Rosen     Jack Mueller’s Amor Fati is a serious poem. There is hard pain among many piercing realizations of the mundane occurrences that make up the existence of a sensitive creature living an intensely examined life. Inexorably, through difficult moments of fear and sadness, the poet […]


Internet Writing in Tunisia: Ali Znaidi and Michael Hessel-Mial in Conversation

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May 5, 2015
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    Internet Writing in Tunisia: Ali Znaidi and Michael Hessel-Mial in Conversation     Introduction: Part of what I love about curating Internet Poetry is the ways that people outside of the “alt lit network” find it, becoming key contributors. Ali Znaidi, Tunisian in origin and published internationally, first caught my attention this way. […]


Vignettes with Dalton Day by Keegan Lester

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April 7, 2015
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  Vignettes with Dalton Day by Keegan Lester   I live in Granite Falls, NC. I was born here, I grew up here, I moved back here after college. Being here as a person can be depressing. It’s a small town, & the town has a way of wanting to keep you here. It’s comfortable, […]


Poetics Discussion: Kierstin Bridger, H.K. Rainey, Paul Corman Roberts & William Taylor Jr. Discuss Form

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March 1, 2015
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  Poetics Discussion: Kierstin Bridger, H.K. Rainey, Paul Corman Roberts and William Taylor Jr. Discuss Form     Kyle Harvey, Fruita Pulp Editor: Hello all!   Excited to have you participate in the first round of poetics discussion. Keep in mind that this discussion will be published on Fruita Pulp in the March/April issue. Please […]


Arduity: Allegorical Difficulties by John Armstrong

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February 28, 2015
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  Arduity: Allegorical Difficulties by John Armstrong   It strikes me that we don’t pay adequate attention to things allegorical because we take this particular conceit to be straightforward and without that much need for clarification.   I’m guilty of this particular sin, my only excuse is that I didn’t feel the need to know […]


Marginalia: Let’s be just a little bit sentimental by JC Olsthoorn

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November 2, 2014
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Marginalia: Let’s be just a little bit sentimental By JC Olsthoorn … from the inside back cover of Audrey’s copy of the second edition (1973) of 20th Century Poetry & Poetics edited by Gary Geddes (who I am going to see read his poetry this October here in Ottawa). Audrey lent me her book in 1976 or […]


Arduity: Allegorical Difficulties by John Armstrong

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November 2, 2014
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  Arduity: Allegorical Difficulties By John Armstrong On its most basic level an allegorical poem is one where the content stands for something else, Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, for example, has central characters who stand for certain abstract qualities so as to demonstrate some facets of virtue. Part of Keston Sutherland’s Stress Position concerns […]


Arduity: Paying Attention to Paul Celan by John Armstrong

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June 30, 2014
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Arduity: Paying Attention to Paul Celan  By John Armstrong Some time ago Keston Sutherland expressed the view that some poems require and repay an amount of readerly attention and some poems require simply to be read. He used J H Prynne as an example of the former and the ‘mainstream’ as the latter. I think […]


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