Kara Candito

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I’m a Rabbit and this is My Owl: On Beauty and the Female Poet’s Body

May 30, 2012 | 6 Comments | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Now that beauty-gate has blown over, I’d like to ask some uncomfortable questions about the role beauty may or may not play in shaping contemporary female poets’ experiences within writing communities. First, a brief recap: the beauty-gate scandal, as it was coined […]

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Zou Bisou Bisou: Uncomfortable, Also Playful & Public Sexual Innuendos (Subtext: are we laughing yet?)

May 21, 2012 | No Comments | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Watching the season five premiere of Mad Men with two friends was, well, writhing on the sofa awkward and also hysterical when Jessica Pare, as Megan, Don Draper’s second wife (technically, third), serenades him at a surprise birthday party he already clearly […]

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UW-Platteville Creative Writing Festival Videos (or Hyperreality Hurts Sometimes)

May 14, 2012 | No Comments | Tagged: , , , , , , , , , , ,

[singlepic id=6 w=320 h=240 float=left]   Sometimes, technology overwhelms (intransitively). For example, when you’re uploading videos of a reading you’ve recently done, and you’ve decided (because you are chronically procrastinating in other, more legitimate and urgent areas of your life) that you’re […]

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The Long Goodbye: End of Semester Grading and Summer Reading

May 13, 2012 | No Comments | Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Lets be clear. I’m not even close to “done with the semester.” I have approximately forty-two 8-10 page research papers to grade; twenty short essay exams; twenty 4-6 page literary analysis papers; and twenty poetry portfolios to evaluate and, yes, grade. Nonetheless, […]

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