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Lend Me Your Ears

Is it me or is Marcel Broodthaers the new Vito Acconci in the poetry world, the de rigueur historical example of the poet/artist? It seems rare nowadays to engage in a conversation dealing with [...]

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BORING: <em>Paris Review</em> on Emily Brontë’s Birthday Documents

Poetry News

Who’s that lady? Why, that’s Emily Brontë mon petit. The Paris Review combs through letters that she sent on the date of her birthday and alas, their verdict was that the letters are [...]
The Erin Morrill–Eyed Poetics of Unmotherhood & Anti-Memorial

Poetry News

After hearing and not forgetting this rambunctious, profound, and clear-eyed essay by Erin Morrill at the East Bay Poetry Summit, we’re glad to point to it in print. Now up at Entropy (in the [...]
Poet David Wojahn on Wave Books, Robert Lax & Lorine Niedecker

Poetry News

At Numéro Cinq, poet David Wojahn has penned an essay likening Wave Books to the salad days of Grove Press and New Directions, then steers his gratitude toward Lorine Niedecker and Robert Lax, whose [...]
Pattie McCarthy Reviews Sasha Steensen’s <em>House of Deer</em> at <em>Jacket 2</em>

Poetry News

At Jacket 2 we are eagerly starting to read Pattie McCarthy’s new column, “Subdomestictexts.” Each post explores the relationship between the domestic and the text. Her newest entry [...]
Pakistani Pashtun Poets Restore Their Craft Amidst Massive Migration

Poetry News

Washington Post reports that after many years of grief under Taliban rule, Pakistani Pashtun poets are reviving their artful words in Bannu, Pakistan. BANNU, Pakistan — For more than five [...]
<em>News Hour</em> Spends Time with Andrew Hoyem at Arion Press, with Robert Hass, and with Walt Whitman’s <em>Leaves of Grass</em>

Poetry News

Walt Whitman‘s Leaves of Grass is one of the most significant books of American poetry.. ever. Ever read it? Well, whether you have or haven’t, this feature posted by PBS News Hour [...]
How Jim Harrison Lost His Left Eye & Other Tales from <em>Esquire</em>

Poetry News

Get ready… It’s Legends of the Fall scribe and poet Jim Harrison, telling Esquire what all there is: “I probably wouldn’t have been a poet if I hadn’t lost my left eye [...]
Tracing the History of a Sign: <em>New Yorker’s</em> Abigail Deutsch Looks into the Origins of Verse Discovered in Fort Tryon Park

Poetry News

It was a warm and sunny summer day when Abigail Deutsch discovered a sign in Fort Tryon Park filled with this verse: “Let no one say, and say it to your shame,/That all was beauty here, until [...]
Flesh as Reflector: Edmund Hardy on Dante’s Use of ‘Alluminar’

Poetry News

UK poet Edmund Hardy has a new post up at his blog Bite the Weeds, which is worth eyemarking in general–this one’s about Oderisi da Gubbio, Dante, and the French term “alluminar.” [...]
Secret’s Out: Tony Fitzpatrick on the Page & Stage

From Poetry Magazine

As you may have noticed, the Poetry Foundation has a bit of Tony Fitzpatrick fever. We recommend starting with the portfolio of his drawings in the July/August issue of Poetry, “The Day Lou Reed [...]
Write From Your Own Creative Imperative

Poetry News

A-ha moment: There are such things as book contests. And open calls! We thought we’d alert you to a few good’uns currently on: Number 1: The Kelsey Street Press FIRSTS Contest! In this [...]
At <em>LA Times,</em> Hans Ulrich Obrist in Praise of Andrew Durbin’s Poetry

Poetry News

In The Los Angeles Times this week, Hans Ulrich Obrist, curator at Serpentine Gallery and an organizer behind the recent exhibition, “Poetry will be made by all!,” talks about Instagram, [...]
‘Mike Young is the Dante of post-boredom’

Poetry News

At Vice, Blake Butler serves up a swell and psychedelic introduction to the poetry of Mike Young and samples a few poems from his forthcoming Sprezzatura (due out this fall from Publishing Genius). [...]
John Keats: Death by Article?

Poetry News

We had the weekend to digest Jeffrey C. Johnson’s temperature-raising post from the Paris Review, all about John Keats and reflections on fever. And on dispelling the myth propagated by [...]
<em>New Yorker</em> Visits Ansel Elkins at The Standard Hotel

Poetry News

Not quite like Eloise but close! Included in the August 2014 issue (sneak preview online) of The New Yorker, Andrew Marantz from the magazine’s “Dept. of Inspiration” visits Ansel [...]
British Surrealism Is What Will Be

Poetry News

PN Review has a straw-hatted Jeremy Over writing about On the Thirteenth Stroke of Midnight: Surrealist Poetry in Britain, edited by Michel Remy (Carcanet Press, 2013), “the first anthology to [...]
Amazing Monday Infographic: Greek Myth Comix Presents <em>The Iliad</em>

Poetry News

We’re down for a cartoon sword to the neck this morning with Greek Myth Comix! Not just for kids. Up from last week is a colorful and handy infographic revealing “Deaths in The [...]
<em>Locus Solus</em> Remembers the Day Frank O’Hara Died

Poetry News

We’re always saddened to remember that day in July when Frank O’Hara died, which Andrew Epstein at Locus Solus reminds us was 48 years ago today. Epstein writes: 48 years ago today, Frank [...]