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‘The Whole Harmonium’: Paul Mariani Visits WBUR Boston

‘The Whole Harmonium’: Paul Mariani Visits WBUR Boston

Paul Mariani visits the studios of WBUR Boston program Here and Now to discuss his new Wallace Stevens biography The Whole Harmonium. Tune in to hear Mariani discuss Stevens’s writing and to [...]

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Billy Collins & Christian Marclay Collaborate for <em>T Magazine</em>

Poetry News

It’s not often we land on poetry news about Billy Collins, but we’re liking this gesture from artist Christian Marclay, who has responded to a Collins poem, “Greece,” with a [...]
There Is a Television Program Called ‘Million Dollar Poem’ in Abu-Dhabi

Poetry News

Abu-Dhabi’s annual televised competition, Million Dollar Poem, concluded by crowning Rajih al-Hamidani of Kuwait the 2016 champion. Rajih al-Hamidani’s Nabati poem garnered five million [...]
<em>Artinfo</em> Took Notes at Triple Canopy’s Ecstatic Prose Event

Poetry News

If you missed this past weekend’s Triple Canopy Ecstatic Prose event–with Hilton Als, Andrew Durbin, Tan Lin, Rivka Galchen, Sukhdev Sandhu, Christine Smallwood, Jonathon Sturgeon, and [...]
Aeolian Harping: Materiality of Poetry in the Age of Digital Reproduction & Ecoprecarity (Part 1)

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…And what if all of animated nature Be but organic Harps diversely framed, That tremble into thought, as o’er them sweeps Plastic and vast, one intellectual breeze, At once the Soul of each, and [...]

Poetry News

Yesterday was the birthday of feminist Mexican poet Rosario Castellanos. At Vox, learn about Castellanos’s impact on poetry and social justice. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Rosario [...]
From the <em>Poetry </em> Archives: Australian Poets

From Poetry Magazine

“I have a theory that Australian poetry renews itself with every generation,” wrote John Tranter in Poetry, nearly a generation ago. Tranter’s “Australian Poetry 1940–1980: A Personal [...]
Adrian C. Louis Named ‘Angriest Indian Poet’

Poetry News

Indian Country Today reports the Angriest Indian Poet Award goes to Adrian C. Louis, a poet who Sherman Alexie calls “profane, angry, and in deep love with this sad-ass world. He is the primary [...]
Rae Armantrout’s <em>Itself</em> Invokes Chirality, Scientific Discourse…

Poetry News

At Boston Review, Rae Armantrout’s latest collection, Itself (Wesleyan, 2015), is considered “distinct from her earlier work, taking its primary inspiration from recent developments in [...]
Kim Yideum’s <em>Cheer Up, Femme Fatale</em> Reviewed at <em>Fanzine</em>

Poetry News

At Fanzine, Megan Milks reviews Kim Yideum’s Cheer Up, Femme Fatale (Action Books, 2016), translated from the Korean by Ji Yoon Lee, Don Mee Choi, and Johannes Göransson. “Kim is well known [...]

Poetry News

Alas, not just any tattoo but a portrait of former President U Thein Sein (on his penis). The poet, Maung Saungkha, who is 24 years old, penned the poem about his hypothetical adornment. He will [...]
At <em>BOMB</em>, Andrew Durbin Reviews Robert Glück’s New Collection of Nonfiction

Poetry News

In the new issue of BOMB, Andrew Durbin reviews Communal Nude, a collection of nonfiction texts and essays that span the career and anchor the writing practice (goes the story by publisher [...]
Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Most Personal’ Faves

Poetry News

Jim Jarmusch’s next movie, Paterson, premiered last week at the Cannes Film Festival. The story of a poet and bus driver named Paterson who lives in Paterson, NJ, played by Adam Driver, it [...]
The Poetry of Donald Britton at <em>Lambda Literary</em>

Poetry News

We’d be remiss not to have made mention of Christopher Bram’s wonderful conversation with Philip Clark, which centers on the poetry of the late Donald Britton. In the Empire of the Air, a [...]
<em>New York Daily News</em> Considers Anne Sexton’s <em>Live or Die</em>

Poetry News

At the New York Daily News’s Page Views Books Blog, Allison Chopin looks at Anne Sexton’s third book, her 1967 Pulitzer Prize–winning Live or Die. “It serves as a memoir, though a [...]
‘Sometimes Poems Come to Me Not in the Shape of Poetry’: Mahtem Shiferraw at <em>Short Story Day Africa</em>

Poetry News

Mahtem Shiferraw’s debut collection called Fuschia won the prestigious Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets in 2015. At Short Story Day Africa Mahtem Shiferraw talks about seeing poems [...]
The Many Faces of Emily Dickinson at <em>New Republic</em>

Poetry News

There are many Emily Dickinson interpretations that writers today can “try on,” Alexandra Pechman writes in the New Republic. Pechman’s new article suggests that no matter how many [...]
Jameson Fitzpatrick Reviews Cheena Marie Lo’s <em>A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters</em>

Poetry News

Jameson Fitzpatrick writes about Cheena Marie Lo’s A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters (Commune Editions 2016) for Lambda Literary. “In Cheena Marie Lo’s debut collection, the poet finds [...]
Monica McClure and Josef Kaplan in Conversation at <em>The Believer</em> Logger

Poetry News

At The Believer Logger, a conversation with Monica McClure and Josef Kaplan. “To live sensitively in 2016, on or offline, is often to be brutalized,” writes Ben Fama in a generous [...]