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A Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Poets House June 16, 2014: This year’s Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge—an annual benefit for New York City’s Poets House—nearly didn’t happen at all. The weather reports had been grim, “foretelling” (as [...] by

Native Innovation at Poets House March 29, 2013: Who: Native American Poets What: Native Innovation: Indigenous American Poetry in the 21st Century When: March 21 through March 24, 2013 Where: Poets House, New York *** The ghosts of the Mohawk [...] by

saying goodbye January 13, 2010: I don’t go out with bangs, or whimpers, or wimps (generally). Sometimes I daydream about going out with Tennyson, who wrote some pretty good poetry about endings (graver endings, arguably, than the [...] by

what’s cooking at poets house January 7, 2010: I like the name “Poets House” because—while probably intended to read as the possessive Poets’ House—the phrase instead asserts something rather nice about poets. Poets don’t just [...] by

doing time, and rhyme, with “invictus” December 19, 2009: Clint Eastwood’s rather long film Invictus shares its title with the rather short poem that inspired Nelson Mandela throughout his years in jail. “They’re just words,” explains Morgan [...] by

ghosts and anne carson haunt nyu December 15, 2009: “The radio, the salad. Some of which, white—“ “Was it a Thursday? Was it a Friday? White stuff exploding—“ “Some of which, white, looks good in the salad—“ The audience of [...] by

Marianne Moore in the Village Voice December 2, 2009: During my happy days working in the arts department of the Village Voice, I discovered this previously unknown letter by Marianne Moore in one of the paper’s earliest issues: To the Jasmine’s [...] by

lost poets and found poetry in washington, d.c. November 24, 2009: (Photo Credit: Thomas Sayers Ellis) I’m good at getting lost. A few years ago, living in a French town so small even its residents had barely heard of it, I lost my way at least once a week. I was [...] by

dubious poetry: the palin comparison November 17, 2009: Many have noted the poetry latent in Sarah Palin’s speech. Now that she’s published a memoir, Going Rogue, many are noting the non-poetry of her non-prose. But who would have imagined that [...] by

second sex takes second place? November 12, 2009: I own a pink skirt, a pink dress, a pink scarf, a pink coat, three pink sweaters, and six pink shirts. Each time I shop for clothes, my eyes wander toward another rose tee, and my fingers fondle [...] by