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Hanging with the Big Girls in My Traveling Shoes

Hanging with the Big Girls in My Traveling Shoes

Last year when I was invited to receive an award from the Black Students Association at Rhodes College as part of my 40th College Reunion, I was freaked out. I had a few weeks earlier been to [...]

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Here It Is! 2014 National Book Award Longlist

Poetry News

What a great 10-title longlist for the National Book Award! For more context on nominated poets, check out the write up a the LA Times and at the NY Times too. We’ll be looking forward to [...]
Nick Cave Likes Poetry, Is a ‘Berryman Nut’

Poetry News

Suh-weet! Who knew?! The dashing ranconteur behind Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and a plethora of other musical incarnations LOVES poetry. Especially, John Berryman. Nick Cave is best known for his [...]
Millennials Read More!

Poetry News

A new study conducted by Pew Research concludes that millennials (that’s Americans ages 16-29) are reading more than elder generations of bookworms. From Jacket Copy: According to the report, [...]
Confessionalism & Feminism at <em>Coldfront</em>

Poetry News

Coldfront has an up essay today about Confessionalist writing rendered in feminism, beginning with Adrienne Rich for whom: “…the traditional domestic goals of a woman’s life conflicted [...]
Join Us This Saturday for ‘Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins’ by Douglas Kearney & Val Jeanty

From Poetry Magazine

If you attended our symposium of poets & artists last year, you may remember that the event ended with the announcement that poet Douglas Kearney and artist Terry Adkins would be collaborating [...]
Oh, Evolve?! Electronic Publication Ferries Poetry into the Future with John Ashbery

Poetry News

Whatever you do, don’t look back! Poetry has been slow to the e-book boom, and for good reason. When John Ashbery looked at the first four electronic editions of his poetry he observed that [...]
Manhattanville College to Host a Nobel Prize Contender Ngugi wa Thiong’o

Poetry News

Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, who The Guardian writes is “tipped” for the 2014 Nobel prize in literature, will read at Manhattanville College on September 26th. The MFA program at [...]
Jill Schoolman on Haitian Poet/Artist Frankétienne, Knausgaard Frenzy, & More at <em>BOMB</em>

Poetry News

We’ve always had a soft spot for Archipelago Books and Jill Schoolman, who publishes some of the most “tender and startling and deeply literary” international literature in [...]
Help William Blake Save His Cottage

Poetry News

The cottage William Blake lived in while writing two of his most beloved works, “Milton” and “Jerusalem,” is currently on the market and the Blake Society has been offered a [...]
It’s BAAAACKK! National Poetry Series Is Still Writing the Book!

Poetry News

Hurray for National Poetry Series, which after announcing just this past December that it was on the brink of extinction, is now back with even better prizes than before! From The New York [...]
MOOCing with Al Filreis and Robert Pinsky

Poetry News

If you’ve been out of school for a while, or in school and want to brush up on your poetry reading chops, a trove of online poetry classes exist to help you out. The Learning Lab section of our [...]
UK’s Poetry Book Society Names 20 Next Generation Poets

Poetry News

The Poetry Book Society releases a list of twenty poets once every decade, poets who promise to be literary movers and shakers in the future. Get to know what’s next at The Guardian. From [...]
Hypnogogic Reviewing: Daniel Poppick & David Gorin on Conrad, Kunin, Reines, Ward

Poetry News

Daniel Poppick writes for West Branch Wired about Dana Ward, Ariana Reines, CAConrad, and Aaron Kunin; and includes within the essay his email exchanges with David Gorin (who has also written at [...]
‘Sometimes the Versifying is Particularly Pronounced’: <em>NYT</em> Revels in Poetry Onstage

Poetry News

Poetry is once again no stranger to the theater, as attested by upcoming NYC-productions such as “A Sucker Emcee” (opening at Labyrinth Theater 9/23) and “And I and Silence”” [...]
Etel Adnan Reader Encourages Necessary Resilience

Poetry News

At The Rumpus, Patrick James Dunagan reviews the two-volume Etel Adnan’s To Look at the Sea Is to Become What One Is: An Etel Adnan Reader (Nightboat Books 2014; edited by Thom Donovan and [...]
<em>New York Times</em> Reviews New Collections by Edward Hirsch and Christian Wiman

Poetry News

New York Times brings to newsstands a compelling discussion about new poetry collections by Edward Hirsch (Gabriel: An Elegy) and Christian Wiman (Once in the West). On Hirsch: Lord of the Torrent, [...]
Jennifer Tamayo’s Erasure of Carl Andre in the Shapes of Ana Mendieta

Poetry News

We are stunned and moved by Jennifer Tamayo at Fanzine! Tamayo has created some insistent erasures of Carl Andre texts from the 400-page book, CARL ANDRE: Sculpture as Place, 1958-2010, published by [...]
Yale’s Beinecke Library Acquires Cornelius Eady Papers and Cave Canem Foundation Records

Poetry News

What great news for Yale, Cornelius Eady, Cave Canem, and all the rest of us! Yesterday the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library announced they acquired the literary archive for poet, [...]