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Jericho Brown Covering Distance at <em>Boston Review</em>

Jericho Brown Covering Distance at Boston Review

At Boston Review, Jericho Brown considers how poets traverse the often long and chilly days, weeks, or months between poems. He begins by thinking about how the ideas of happiness (a short lived [...]

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Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan Dies at 94

Poetry News

Over the weekend the New York Times reported on the death of Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet remembered for his political activism and commitment to social justice, along with his [...]
University of Houston Graduate Student Discovers Whitman’s ‘Manly Health’

Poetry News

Recently, while surfing “digital databases of 19th century magazines,” University of Houston graduate student in English Zachary Turpin, uncovered Walt Whitman’s lost series of [...]
NPR Interviews Jimmy Santiago Baca

Poetry News

On NPR’s “All Things Considered” learn about how poetry saved former prison inmate, Jimmy Santiago Baca, and read about his path to award-winning writer. Baca is now the final judge [...]
Proximate Shadowing: Translation as Radical Transparency and Excess

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Ask Jen Hofer what she’s working on and the answer will be something like: I’m translating four books, writing a few of my own, teaching, interpreting for Spanish-speakers in the Los Angeles [...]

Poetry News

The festival runs through this weekend and spotlights poetry’s various connections with activism. As the festival’s Executive Director January Gill O’Neil remarks “poetry readings [...]
<em>New York Times</em> Reveals More Details about Warsan Shire

Poetry News

After the release of Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade, this weekend, media outlets have lauded Warsan Shire, the poet whose work is featured in Beyoncé’s new work. At New York Times, [...]
Twists and Turns in the Bowels of the Neon Dragon: A Dream Maze

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Notes for national corpse month, continued: Do dreams require belief? A system, like a machine with a dream at one end and belief at the other, each produced by the marvelous play of presences [...]
Emily Skillings Talks Dance, Writing Process, and the Nourishing Mist of John Ashbery

Poetry News

It’s still National Poetry Month, you know. In honor of the April weather, Huffington Post interviewed Emily Skillings, the author of two chapbooks: Backchannel (Poor Claudia) and Linnaeus: The [...]
April 2016 Cover Artist: D.W. Fair

From Poetry Magazine

“& so to tenderness I add my action.” And so reads the back cover of Poetry magazine’s April 2016 issue, which is pulled from Aracelis Girmay’s “The Black Maria.” On the front [...]
Rest in Peace, Maurice Kenny (1929–2016)

Poetry News

We are saddened to report that poet and SUNY professor Maurice Kenny–known for poetry that explored his Mohawk heritage–has passed away at the age of 86. “Mr. Kenny, who taught [...]
<em>Pitt News</em> Covers University of Pittsburgh’s New Center for African-American Poetry and Poetics

Poetry News

The Pitt News (the “independent, student-written and student-managed newspaper serving the University of Pittsburgh community”) has Amanda Reed writing of the University of [...]
The Quality of Light

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As it turns out, there’s no way to discuss poetry and money without also talking about work, institutions educational and otherwise, hierarchies of value, the reproduction of various normals—or, [...]
Carrie Lorig’s Expertise Is a Natural One

Poetry News

The review we’re poring over today: Leora Fridman on Carrie Lorig’s The Pulp vs. the Throne (Artifice Books, 2015) at Jacket2. “Lorig’s is a wide-reaching grasp of a book that [...]
Torching Authenticities

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Tonya Foster takes on the question of form itself in “Touching Authenticities” by deconstructing the essay, which strikes me as a necessary gesture given that she is tending to the question of [...]
Ocean Vuong Interviewed for <em>All Things Considered</em>

Poetry News

At NPR’s All Things Considered, poet Ocean Vuong discusses his debut collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), preserving his Vietnamese culture in the U.S., and more. [...]
Nan Shepherd’s Portrait Graces New Royal Bank of Scotland Notes

Poetry News

Scotsman remarks that RBS’s newest batch of currency includes appearances by two of the nation’s most extraordinary women: Scottish poet and novelist Nan Shepherd, in addition to Scottish [...]
<em>Bustle</em> Wonders: ‘Who is Warsan Shire? The Poet From Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’

Poetry News

Yes! We’ve talked a bit about Warsan Shire’s brilliance. Now Bustle’s taking notice too thanks to Beyoncé’s mind-blowing Lemonade. Really you have to watch it–but read this [...]
Race Riot at East St. Louis July 2, 1917

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Notes for national corpse month, continued: I keep returning to this moment during the one-year memorial of Michael Brown’s death, August 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Missouri, when Marcellus Buckley was [...]