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D.A. Powell Wins the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry March 4, 2013: Congratulations are in order for D.A. Powell, whose Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys is the winner of this year's National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry. To quote from the NBCC's website, we'd like to cut right to the chase and just hear about the poetry: On Thursday, February 28, 2013, at a packed ceremony in the New [...] by

Win A Copy of D.A. Powell’s New Book November 26, 2012: Head over to Goodreads and enter to win a copy of D.A. Powell's Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys. Go! by

What are You Reading, D.A. Powell? August 30, 2012: Well, let him tell you! Head on over to Drunken Boat to see what D.A. Powell's been reading these days. A couple samples: If contemporary life seems at times troubling, Carrie Oeding’s OUR LIST OF SOLUTIONS (42 Miles Press) offers solace against the bright ennui of suburbs. “They have traded fortunes, exchanged reason to live,/ [...] by

Stephen Burt Reviews D.A. Powell’s Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys June 14, 2012: Stephen Burt writes about sex in the poetry of D.A. Powell for the Boston Review (guess he's done musing on the adept fictions of @TweenHobo). Powell's newest book, Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys (Graywolf 2012), "might turn out to be the most affecting, as well as the most disturbing, book of poems published this year," writes Burt. [...] by

IOWA-PART TWO: THE REVENGE April 12, 2012: PREVIOUSLY, ON IOWA PART ONE… Back To The Lecture At Hand.... It was Saturday night and poets Derrick Brown, Beau Sia and I were performing at The Mill in Iowa City during The Mission Creek Festival.  Beau opened with a killer rendition of his famous piece, "Deep" and ended with What Must (really for real) Be Said a poem [...] by

D. A. Powell Has “Summertime and the Living…” Stuck in His Head March 23, 2012: At the Paris Review Daily, D. A. Powell's got a Robert Hayden poem stuck in his head. And what a poem it is! Powell recalls reading Hayden's "Summertime and the Living" when he was younger and reflects on the ways he failed to register the nuances of the poem: I first read Robert Hayden’s “Summertime and the Living...” at an age [...] by

“Excavating the History of Words”: On D.A. Powell’s New Collection February 20, 2012: D.A. Powell's new collection, Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys, gets a nice write-up from Craig Morgan Teicher over at the NPR Books blog. Teicher states: Today's poetry is packed with unpoetic stuff: dirty words and references to disposable pop culture. So, how do you tell great, lasting poetry from the ephemeral? For an [...] by

introductions at poetry readings April 16, 2011: Tonight, I am introducing D.A. Powell at the Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival. Since I am blogging, I will share what I came up with. For the record, I am a big admirer of Doug's work, so praise came easy. I would love to see a fellow blogger talk about the challenges of introducing a writer at a reading whose work you don't connect with, or even to [...] by

“This is not a book about AIDS” June 22, 2010: Kevin Prufer compares D.A. Powell to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the Cincinnatti Review: Powell does not aim to be merely a confessional poet; rather, beyond the framework of this narrative is a larger identification at work—not one between lover and betrayer but between lover and a natural landscape that cannot help but become a sort of [...] by

Myself: The Exclusive Interview! September 22, 2009: Each of us contains multitudes, but, as we all know, the multitudes can be pretty dull. Thank heavens, then, for Myself, who arrives on the scene via By Myself, a sort of Everybody’s autobiography by the poets D.A. Powell and David Trinidad. It begins: To put it in two words: disaster struck.  I was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, [...] by