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“Poet in the Pit: Slayer, Heavy Metal, and the Limits of Poetry” By Ernest Hilbert

By On September 25, 2018

Last year I wound up with a broken rib after spending an hour in a mosh pit at a Slayer concert. It took place on asphalt, at night, in torrential rain, ideal… Read More


Mosh Pit at a Poetry Reading: Iron Reagan’s “Miserable Failure”

By On October 20, 2014

It's funny how poetry readings are used in movies, music videos, and televisions shows to establish a hushed, sanctimonious, precious atmosphere. Perhaps there's still something to that, which may explain why so… Read More


E-Verse Heavy Metal Air Dancer!

By On June 13, 2013

You know those air dancers, the big plastic tube men that flap around and dance in front of car dealerships and discount furniture warehouses? Well, Lynn and I found ourselves passing one on… Read More