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Feel Space: Poets 4 Orlando June 24, 2016: All the way from Myrtle Broadway to Broadway Lafayette to 72nd Street and from Strawberry Fields to Sheep’s Meadow, I hoped I’d run into anyone looking like me who might be headed to Poets 4 [...] by

The Vanishing Act March 10, 2016: I have been thinking of ways in which writers have vanished—the way they have vanished themselves from the literary world and from the world itself. I have been thinking, specifically, of how [...] by

To Be Asked for a Kiss February 1, 2016: Suicide’s Note           by Langston Hughes The calm, Cool face of the river Asked me for a kiss.   The desire to be dead and the desire not [...] by

Today or a Million Years Ago: An Interview with Raúl Zurita March 24, 2015: This interview took place on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the lobby of the Washington Square Hotel in Manhattan. I had spent the weekend talking and working with Raúl; two nights before, on Friday, [...] by

C’est la Ville!: Urban Voices from Paris and Chicago January 19, 2015: This past fall during Open House Chicago, the Poetry Foundation and La Maison de la Poésie collaborated on an audio installation that brought together 6 poets from Paris and Chicago, respectively. [...] by

Adjuncts Speak Out: Stephanie Young, David Buuck, and Christian Nagler in Conversation December 4, 2014: At the end of summer, I went back to school and sat down with three Bay Area Adjunct Writing Instructors (*and poets!) who are leading the charge locally toward better working conditions for adjuncts [...] by

Surrealism Is a Romantic Critique of the Avant-Garde from Within November 25, 2014: [Editor’s Note: Garrett Caples delivered a version this talk at the Poetry Foundation on November 6, 2014 as part of the Harriet Reading Series. Other “Open Door” features can be [...] by

Thousand Times Broken: Gillian Conoley on the Works of Henri Michaux November 18, 2014: Henri Michaux (1899–1984) was a Belgian writer and artist (later a French citizen) of startling originality. Associated with the surrealists, he charted an independent path into the unknown, [...] by

Adam Fitzgerald Talks About The Miami Book Fair International November 14, 2014: [Editor’s Note: The Miami Book Fair International opens this weekend. This year the Fair is partnering with the Poetry Foundation to present a generous gathering of contemporary American poets. [...] by

Disingenuity November 12, 2014: [Editor’s Note: Lucy Ives delivered a version this talk at the Poetry Foundation on October 9, 2014 as part of the Harriet Reading Series. Other “Open Door” features can be found [...] by