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To My Heart As I Go Along February 18, 2013: The space between our mouth and the people’s ears, or eyes, who receive what we make, that is holy ground. —Fred Rogers Poetry recently received a heartening email from artist and writer Paul Zelevansky about his new project, “Mister Rogers for Adults.” Zelevansky, on behalf of the Fred Rogers Company, is developing a series of [...] by

Lynette Roberts: ‘Pastoral ding-dong is out’ February 15, 2013: If you’ve been keeping up with Poetry over the past two years, you perhaps weren’t surprised to see Ange Mlinko write about Lynette Roberts for our “Enthusiasms” section in this month’s issue. Back in October 2011, Poetry published Mlinko’s “Cantata for Lynette Roberts”: Want to read some Lynette Roberts for yourself? [...] by

Joan Mitchell: An Installation February 8, 2013: [caption id="attachment_60686" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Joan Mitchell, August 1935.[/caption] How does one install a quadriptych painting that is eight and a half feet tall and twenty feet wide? Very carefully! This week we welcome the Poetry Foundation's newest exhibition, Joan Mitchell: At Home in Poetry. Joan Mitchell’s mother [...] by

Reading List, January 2013 January 30, 2013: [caption id="attachment_60198" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Paul Blackburn, from the POETRY magazine archive[/caption] We're pleased to welcome a new series to the Editors' Blog this year. Each month we will ask Poetry's recent contributors to share a book—or several—that they've been poring over. A big thanks to our January [...] by

Poet Photos November 30, 2012: For the “Poet Photos” portfolio in our November issue we invited each poet to tell us more about the circumstances behind his or her photograph. Diane Wakoski's note was too long for us to include in the portfolio, but it's so lovely that we want to share it with you here. She writes: In 1961 I was living on Bank Street in New York [...] by

One Hundred Years October 4, 2012: One hundred years ago this month, Harriet Monroe published the first issue of Poetry in Chicago. To mark the occasion, we've put together a little history of how Poetry has celebrated its many anniversaries over the years: October 1917 POETRY may not be a grand enough portal, and the lamps that light it may burn dim in drifting [...] by

The Hippocrene: Signature Centennial Cocktail October 4, 2012: To celebrate Poetry magazine's centennial, we asked our former web producer (and inhouse mixologist) Brian West to develop a special cocktail. The concoction Brian whipped up is an inspired, sparkling libation sure to stimulate one's poetic fancy. Behold: The Hippocrene! Ingredients 1 1/4 ounces gin 3/4 ounce ginger liqueur [...] by

Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s “Time To Be Clear” Video Premier September 10, 2012: Poetry magazine is pleased to debut a new Bonnie "Prince" Billy (a.k.a. Will Oldham) music video to accompany his essay in the June issue. Drag City says: Now Here's My Plan is currently laid out before you, an exquisite corpus of new Bonnie "Prince" Billy takes on old Bonnie cuts. Yet with the little pink album that could (and still might!), [...] by

Daryl Hine 1936-2012 August 24, 2012: We were greatly saddened to hear that Daryl Hine, former editor of Poetry, passed away in his Evanston, Illinois home on August 20. Evan Jones informed us of the news: "He caught something on Saturday and with his weakened immune system didn't have the strength to recover. I spoke to him two weeks ago and he was stable, had just bought a new [...] by

The art of Poetry magazine August 2, 2012: For the first fifty-seven years of Poetry’s history, the table of contents served as the cover of every issue. In October of 1969, Virgil Burnett changed all that. Under his art direction, each new issue of Poetry had a distinctive illustration on its cover. Burnett served as the magazine’s Art Director through the December 1973 issue, and his [...] by