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[caption id="attachment_1048" align="alignleft" width="254" caption=""Free Radical" a portrait of Alan Michael Parker by Felicia van Bork"]"Free Radical" a portrait of Alan Michael Parker by Felicia van Bork[/caption] "What is American about American Poetry?" That was the question posed by the Poetry Society of America upon the occasion of their centenary. BOA poet Alan Michael Parker - Love Song with Motor Vehicles (BOA, 2003) and Elephants & Butterflies (BOA, 2008) - tackled the question with his usual sense of intelligence, good humor, and linguistic acrobatics: "In my own work, the post-Romantic inheritance seems to me distinctly American; how the lyric defaults to a simplified artistic construct: experience + insight = epiphany. I spend a lot of time disabusing myself of this paradigm." Read his full response at the PSA's website here: [Alan Michael Parker on "American" Poetry]  

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