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Join Us This Friday for Lemony Snicket: All the Wrong Questions October 29, 2013: Last month, we had the pleasure of publishing a special portfolio of "Poetry Not Written for Children that Children Might Nevertheless Enjoy," curated by Lemony Snicket. We liked the portfolio so much that we invited Lemony Snicket to Chicago. On Friday, November 1, we are pairing up with the Chicago Humanities Festival for a very special live [...] by

By the Letter: Creeley, Eigner, Dorn, & Zukofsky October 23, 2013: The four letters by Robert Creeley in our October 2013 issue trace some of his evolving feelings toward poetry (and Poetry) over the course of the fifties and sixties. These letters to Larry Eigner, Jonathan Williams (jokingly called “dad”), Edward Dorn, and Louis Zukofsky offer insight into Creeley's poetics, his daily life, and his [...] by

Reading List: October 2013 October 3, 2013: [caption id="attachment_74345" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Adam Bateman installation[/caption] The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Here are some recommendations from the poets and writers in our October [...] by

Reading List: July/August 2013 (Part II) August 14, 2013: [caption id="attachment_72134" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Installation by Matej Kren[/caption] The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Our July/August double issue features even more poets and writers [...] by

Reading List: July/August 2013 (Part I) August 5, 2013: [caption id="attachment_71565" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Installation by Matej Kren[/caption] The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s contributors to share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Our July/August double issue features even more poets and writers [...] by

Listen to the Michael Hofmann Effect July 17, 2013: [caption id="attachment_70736" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Michael Hofmann in a photobooth c. 1981[/caption] "I have to admit I felt stricken by them," recalls James Lasdun of his first encounters with Michael Hofmann's poetry. "I could see at once that they were amazingly good, but also that they were good in ways that were going to have [...] by

F.D. Reeve, 1928 – 2013 July 9, 2013: We are greatly saddened to hear of F.D. Reeve's passing on June 28. An accomplished poet, translator, and editor, Reeve published dozens of poems and reviews in Poetry over the years. His last poem in the magazine was "Home in Wartime," published in October 2002: Oxbows round the lower pasture wall; new-mown hay and honeysuckle [...] by

Landay: Anonymous Scrap of Song June 24, 2013: [caption id="attachment_69427" align="aligncenter" width="500"] © Seamus Murphy[/caption] My body belongs to me; to others its mastery. It's become a kind of tradition over the past several years for Poetry to publish an annual translation issue. This year we did something a bit different; our June issue is devoted entirely to [...] by

Reading List: May 2013 May 22, 2013: [caption id="attachment_67919" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Installation by Alicia Martin[/caption] After a brief hiatus for National Poetry Month, our monthly Reading List returns. In this installment, contributors to Poetry's May issue share what they have been thumbing through: Michelle Boisseau The UC London biochemist and writer [...] by

Artists & Poets—Join Us This Saturday! May 9, 2013: On Saturday, May 11 Poetry will sponsor the Poetry Foundation's first-ever symposium on poets and artists. Poets Bill Berkson and John Yau will be joined by artists Lesley Dill and Mildred Howard to talk about the intersections between visual art and poetry. The symposium will end with an announcement of a new collaboration between poet [...] by