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cento for love April 3, 2014: written for a performance with Dohee Lee and Simon Pettet on March 28, 2014 Poetry is not for the passive. It is, as Mayakovsky knew, at its very heart tendentious. Even the love poem agitates the beloved to fall in love with the poet. Like the first time I ever heard “Crazy in Love” is the only time I’ll ever understand. Once [...] by

Afaa Michael Weaver Wins 2014 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award March 12, 2014: Congratulations to Afaa Michael Weaver: recipient of this year's Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award—and three cheers to the award's runners up, Brenda Shaughnessy for Our Andromeda (Copper Canyon Press) and Brian Teare for Companion Grasses (Omnidawn). Way to go! More about Weaver and the history of the annual award, here: “We are thrilled to [...] by

A Story We Can Really Get Behind: ‘Why You Should Buy Poetry This Holiday Season’ at Huffington Post December 4, 2013: Kelly Forsythe of Copper Canyon Press reminds readers (and us, frankly) why poetry books make excellent gifts (even, yes, for non-poets) this holiday season. While it may seem obvious that the term holiday implies one of the few moments of our year during which we can truly relax, shutdown our conceptual brains and tune-in to the [...] by

An Incomplete Guide to the Poetry Books I Currently Have on Tap (or, When and Why Networks Work) April 29, 2013: All the “best of” or “holiday gift” lists come out in December and January, when books that had our attention in the early (still chilly, here in New Jersey) days of spring have gotten buried beneath . . . let’s say autumn leaves and winter snows.  Here’s a quick list of newish poetry books currently or very recently on my mind, for [...] by

Yahoo! Commissions Alternative Inaugural Poems January 21, 2013: If you haven't been able to get enough of all the inaugural poem hoopla (we certainly haven't had our fill yet!) then surf over to Yahoo! News for five other inaugural poems by the likes of James Tate, Paul Muldoon, Brenda Shaughnessy, Kevin Young, and James Franco. What's it all about? This: Surveying the short history of presidential [...] by

Interview with Brenda Shaughnessy September 24, 2012: Brenda Shaughnessy took part in this interview over at the Academy of American Poets website. Her newly minted book, Our Andromeda, was published last week by Copper Canyon. Here's a snippet: Poets.org: What do you see as the role of the poet in today's culture? Shaughnessy: Not that the poet's work makes it all the way out into [...] by

Mother-Poet: The New Yorker reviews Brenda Shaughnessy’s Upcoming Book July 5, 2012: New Yorker reviewer Hilton Als all but gushes over Brenda Shaughnessy’s forthcoming collection, Our Andromeda. “It is a monumental work, and makes a hash of those tired superlatives that will no doubt crop up in subsequent reviews,” writes Als. In this collection, the reviewer explains, Shaughnessy struggles with her identity as an [...] by