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Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Vultures

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Vultures

I wish I could have seen Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s show “Untitled (Vultures)” (1995). I grew up in South Florida where the vultures are constantly circling. It was actually not until I moved to [...]

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‘Teach This Poem’ Gets Some Love from <em>LA Times</em>

Poetry News

The Academy of American Poets debuts a new feature this month called, “Teach This Poem.” Based on the organization’s popular “Poem-A-Day” series, “Teach This Poem [...]
Cody-Rose Clevidence’s <em>Beast Feast</em> Is Reviewed at <em>MAKE Magazine</em>

Poetry News

Beast Feast (Ahsahta Press 2014), the debut collection from Cody-Rose Clevidence, is given a review at MAKE Magazine. Matt Margini writes that the book ” hurls itself at the challenge of [...]
Back in the News: Richard Blanco

Poetry News

We’re pleased to see that Richard Blanco is back in the news, this time for his response to the reuniting of Cuban and U.S. relations AND ALSO for his new role as the Academy of American [...]
Shin Yu Pai’s <em>HEIRLOOM</em> Project Gives New Meaning to Antique Apples

Poetry News

How do you like these apples: Hyperallergic looks at Shin Yu Pai’s HEIRLOOM project, a “site-specific public art project that involves printing language on antique apples in Piper’s [...]
A Kind of Seduction

From Poetry Magazine

[Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Maya Catherine Popa’s review, “Forever Writing from Ireland,”  appears in the September 2015 issue. [...]
New Books by Dodie Bellamy & Eileen Myles Reviewed in Beautiful Essay at <em>Bookforum</em>

Poetry News

You know it’s a good day when Dodie Bellamy and Eileen Myles are discussed in Bookforum! Lidija Haas looks at Bellamy’s newest essay collection, When the Sick Rule the World [...]
Books Received: August 2015

Poetry News

[Editor’s Note: Today we’re starting a new monthly series cataloging books we receive at the Poetry Foundation headquarters here in Chicago. We hope this is another useful way to survey [...]
Indiana University Professor Chisels Away at Eugenio Montale’s Code

Poetry News

This is a picture of the acclaimed, Pulitzer Prize-winning, in fact, Italian poet and writer: Eugenio Montale. Dr. David Hertz, Professor of Comparative Literature at Indiana University, has spent [...]
Carl Phillips Discusses Risk and Restraint with NPR

Poetry News

In an interview with NPR’s Arun Roth, Carl Phillips considers the value of restraint and the possible outcomes of risk while promoting his newest book: Reconaissance. Highlights from their [...]
Nocturne: José Asunción Silva

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Nocturne III           A night A night full of hushings, of the curled wool of perfume and incanting      wing, [...]
Ralph Waldo Emerson Found His Poets in Whitman & Dickinson

Poetry News

At The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson examines the influence of Ralph Waldo Emerson on poets like Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson, noting first that the tragic death of Emerson’s son by scarlet [...]
Erik Kennedy Reviews the Poetry of Finnish Migrants Recently, at <em>LARB</em>

Poetry News

Who ARE the most recent Finnish migrants to join the North American poetry scene? At LARB Erik Kennedy recalls two recently published works by poets from Finland: Maria Takolander and Niina Pollari. [...]
Bill Murray ‘Secretly’ Loves Poetry

Poetry News

At Rolling Stone, Bill Murray shares his love for poetry. The actor and comedian is an ardent supporter of Poets House, in New York. More: In his youth, Bill Murray wrote poetry, although he’s [...]
Talking About What We Don’t Talk About: Roundtable with Eunsong Kim, Amy King, Lucas de Lima, Hoa Nguyen, Héctor Ramírez, Metta Sáma, Nikki Wallschlaeger

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Poetry, Careerism & Institutions: These concepts are often talked about but usually behind closed doors. The writers in this roundtable haven’t necessarily reached solutions or [...]
Projective Industries at <em>Entropy</em>!

Poetry News

The editors of Projective Industries–a great, small, “breathless” press based in Chicago and New York–are interviewed at Entropy! Stephanie Anderson, Kate McIntyre, and Karen [...]
Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library to Exhibit Granary Books Collection

Poetry News

On September 8th, the Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibits the Granary Books Archive (acquired in 2013) as well as ephemera and artifacts from the publisher’s thirty-year (so far) [...]
‘Literature is against us': In Conversation with Anne Boyer

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If you don’t know Anne Boyer’s work, you should. She’s a fierce intellect, tremendous poet, and laudable person. I’m grateful she spent time untangling my meandering [...]
The Gist of the Most Recent AWP Commotion

Poetry News

Publisher’s Weekly sums up the ruckus surrounding accusations leveled at AWP this week, after a piece at Huffington Post by Kate Gale–Managing Editor of Red Hen Press and one of 18 [...]