The Buenos Aires poet Esteban Moore has a new blog, alpialdelapalabra, that currently features an essay I wrote for but did not present at a literary conference in Rosario, Argentina, in August, 2007. It's longer and more political than I had remembered. It's difficult not to writhe in your chains, given what has happened since the election of Bush II, and continues to happen despite Obama's good intentions. The essay is available at http://alpialdelapalabra.blogspot.com/2010/06/paul-hoover-la-verdadera-poesia.html. The dignified personage pictured here is Esteban.