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Headlines: April 2, 2009

By Travis Nichols

A poem a day from Knopf

A poem a day from GottaBook

Poems Out Loud (not to be confused with Poetry Out Loud) from Norton

Poets spotlight their faves for April

The New Yorker’s Rebecca Mead on the Dickman twins (registration required)

Abraham Lincoln knew a little something about poetry

The Poets & Writers poetry challenge

Wynton Marsalis, Joan Baez, Maggie Gyllenhaal, poetry, and the creative mind

American Hybrid: “no camp and all camps at once”

Is there too much money in poetry?

John Giorno: “Unheralded visionary of the New York Scene”

(get all the news here)

Comments (5)

  • On April 2, 2009 at 1:00 pm Lemon Hound wrote:

    For a little Canadian content check out Seen Reading, in which Julie Wilson will feature a Canadian poet every day this month.

    Yours truly up today as it happens.

    http://www.seenreading.com/30in30/

  • On April 2, 2009 at 1:48 pm Aaron Fagan wrote:

    The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
    Harold Clurman Arts Series

    The Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series presents Martha Rhodes and Aaron Fagan

    Martha Rhodes and Aaron Fagan
    Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7pm
    @ The Stella Adler Studio of Acting
    31 West 27th Street
    This event is free and open to the public

    http://www.stellaadler.com/poetry.html

    http://www.stellaadler.com/pressroom/rhodes.html

  • On April 2, 2009 at 1:51 pm thomas brady wrote:

    Travis,

    I’m glad Lincoln (happy 200th) is mentioned. Lincoln was a reader of Edgar Poe (happy 200th)

    http://lincolnbuff2.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-200th-edgar-allan-poe.html

    Thomas

  • On April 2, 2009 at 2:37 pm Aaron Fagan wrote:

    I guess this might fall under the Poetic Justice category:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/us/politics/02web-baker.html?hp

  • On April 6, 2009 at 10:23 am thomas brady wrote:

    Aaron,

    “Redefinition Accomplished” is kind of scary.

    Maybe this is why Plato didn’t trust poets.

    If ‘how we say it’ is the essence of poetry, and ‘how we say it’ distorts the truth, was Socrates not on to something when he said, “whoa, let’s examine this a little bit”?

    The poets’ knee-jerk reaction is usually, “politicians are not poets!! We are the poets, and we are good, if not harmless.”

    Well, not quite…

    Politics is about persuasion…and so is poetry…

    Thomas


Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 by Travis Nichols.