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Feel Space: Poets 4 Orlando

Feel Space: Poets 4 Orlando

All the way from Myrtle Broadway to Broadway Lafayette to 72nd Street and from Strawberry Fields to Sheep’s Meadow, I hoped I’d run into anyone looking like me who might be headed to Poets 4 [...]

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At <em>Asymptote</em>, Three Reviews of New Books of Poetry in Translation

Poetry News

Asymptote brings us the latest titles in translation for June in a collection of short reviews. “What’s New in Translation?” includes Hyesoon’s Poor Love Machine (see our post on [...]
Action Books Curates Folio of Essays in Response to Poetry of Kim Hyesoon

Poetry News

At the Asian American Writers’ Workshop blog The Margins, Action Books’s Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson have collected essays by several writers on Kim Hyesoon’s poetry [...]

Poetry News

The founder of Sister 2 Sister “a monthly showcase of women artists of colour,” Nasra Adem’s new role as Youth Poet Laureate means that she must write at least two original poems [...]
Natalia Cecire on Poetry and (Gendered) Work

Poetry News

Worth checking out at Jacket2 is Natalia Cecire’s newest commentary, “Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” Cecire, a lecturer in English and American Studies at the [...]
Publishers Weekly Announces Fall 2016 Poetry Titles

Poetry News

Publishers Weekly announces our autumn reading list, with plenty of poetry titles to look forward to. Among them are new books from Anne Carson, Lisa Robertson, Monica Youn, Peter Gizzi, Safiyah [...]
Old English Poetry Book Garners UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ Status

Poetry News

The Exeter Book, one of four surviving poetry manuscripts written in Old English, received this special jurisdiction in Cardiff (U.K.) on Monday. A compendium of poetry and riddles written in 970 AD, [...]
<em>New Republic</em> Reviews Ben Lerner’s <em>Hatred of Poetry</em>

Poetry News

For the New Republic, Ken Chen takes a close look at poet, novelist, and MacArthur–winner Ben Lerner’s FSG meditation, The Hatred of Poetry. Although far from a disavowal, Lerner argues in [...]
Writing Against the Erasure of Darkness: A Conversation With Emily Pérez

Poetry News

Posted yesterday at Letras Latinas blog, a fantastic conversation between Emily Pérez and Sasha West. On the table is a discussion of Pérez’s new collection House of Sugar, House of Stone, [...]
Robert Frost Lecture Series Kicks Off With Talk by Frost’s Granddaughter

Poetry News

If you find yourself in the Berkshires this summer, you should take in the annual lecture series “Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost,” which kicks off this Sunday, June 26, with a talk [...]
Stephen Burt Looks at the Poetics of Fatherhood

Poetry News

At Boston Review, Stephen Burt considers poetry in the space of fatherhood. “The poetry of fatherhood is not so new, in part because more men have been able to publish,” writes Burt. [...]
A Playlist for <em>Poetry</em>’s June 2016 Issue

From Poetry Magazine

For our June 2016 playlist, we asked Micah Jefferson, the Poetry Foundation’s web producer, to read through the issue and curate a selection of music for us. You can read about his approach to [...]

Poetry News

Can poetry really heal? Jay Griffiths had had doubts about using poetry as a way to manage depression. But, as she writes for the Guardian, “I don’t normally write poetry, but in this illness [...]
For the Love of Poetry on Napkins

Poetry News

Guardian teen contributor Pedro shares his thoughts about Pedro Gabriel, a Brazilian artist who writes poetry on napkins. “Besides unusual, the author’s creative process is also influenced by [...]
Lily Hoang’s <em>A Bestiary</em> Reviewed at <em>Full Stop</em>

Poetry News

At Full Stop, Darren Huang reviews A Bestiary (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2016), the much-admired collection of essays by poet Lily Hoang. “Hoang follows multiple arcs, often [...]
Garrett Caples’s Homage to Bill Berkson at City Lights

Poetry News

At City Lights, Garrett Caples has written an homage to Bill Berkson. Caples looks at Berkson’s friendship with Frank O’Hara and other New York Schoolers; his own work and friendship with [...]
<em>LitHub</em> Asks Why Are Indie Presses Opening Bookstores?

Poetry News

Literary Hub reports on a trend that has been picking up steam since 2008: small presses opening bookstores. The trend stretches from coast to coast, including New York presses like Melville House, [...]
‘Resist, My People, Resist Them’: PEN America Reports on Israeli Oppression

Poetry News

In a press release last week, PEN America condemned Israel’s detention of poet Dareen Tatour, writing that her detention is “further evidence of the increasingly aggressive measures [...]
Writers, Artists, and Curators Respond to <em>Frieze’</em>s Call for Opinion on Upcoming EU Referendum

Poetry News

Jennifer Higgie at Frieze asked a large jumble of artists, writers, directors, and curators to weigh in on the upcoming EU referendum. Her opening question: On 23 June the UK will vote either to [...]