Xeni in POETRY magazine: "Everything Moves to Live."

The editors of Poetry magazine invited me to contribute a piece for the October issue.

It is here: "Everything Moves to Live."

This Poetry podcast episode includes a conversation between me and the magazine's editors about Éluard, Godard, mainframes, and "found poetry" online. Audio: MP3 Link.

My essay references this clip from Jean-Luc Godard's Alphaville.

Incidentally, I'm told that there will be a new Criterion release, and a new theatrical release, of this great film in 2012.


  1. “Poetry is not adornment. Poetry is the truth.” Thanks for your essay, your sensitivity, and for the news that what is at least my favorite Godard film will soon be re released.    As Alpha 60 continues to extend its rule this film seems even more relevant today.

  2. Xeni, I don’t think it is accurate to say you are not a poet.  You are! 

    The meaning behind your name is a poem in itself.

    I would love to see you regularly highlight poets and poetry on the Boing. 

    Cory, nothing against SF, but if every few days or so you hit us with a metaphor like “the rays of your arms pierce the mist,” well, how much more wonderful would that day be? 


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