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Singular Voices April 22, 2014: art is (Speaking Portraits), Vol. II When for art is/poetry is/music is I first began asking poets, artists and musicians to say on camera what it— poetry, et al.—is, some people said, “How boring that will be; they’ll say the same five things in a hundred different ways.” But that’s not how it went, as I was pretty sure it [...] by

Blake, Contemporaneously April 17, 2014: [caption id="attachment_84877" align="alignnone" width="500"] "America a Prophecy" title page (1793)[/caption] For the eye altering alters all William Blake, “The Mental Traveler” Who reads Blake? The easy answer is almost everyone who reads poetry—that is, has read some Blake—and can quote something. “A rose is a rose is a [...] by

The Believer Reveals Something We Did Not Already Know About Ezra Pound And Walt Whitman May 17, 2013: -the story of Sadakichi Hartmann, a bohemian artist who befriended both Walt Whitman and Ezra Pound! Who the heck is Sadakichi Hartmann? Well friends, The Believer's Michelle Legro has done the legwork here and if you thought you knew all the crazy anecdotes there are to know about the great and powerful poets Ezra Pound and Walt Whitman, [...] by

Poetry as Oracular Radio April 8, 2013: http://youtu.be/Dn8m6GwC-jA To send or receive? That is the question. Watching Cocteau's Orpheus for the umpteenth time the other night, I was impressed, during the scene in which Orpheus is listening to the car radio, by the doubling of the figure of the poet: there is the invisible (dead?) poet whose words are heard on the radio, and the [...] by

In Which Poets Just Say Don’t!! March 1, 2013: A hundred years ago this month, Poetry magazine published Ezra Pound's "A Few Don'ts by an Imagiste," which proved to be a poetry game-changer by taking poets to task for mucky abstractions, loose verse, and Victorian cliché. We always need a refresher from Mr. Pound, that's why we keep a copy of the ABC's of Reading handy (hey, New [...] by

Guests of Space January 22, 2013: Mid-January is the time of travel in our household. We’re packed up for our annual trip across the Atlantic to visit family, friends, and poets in London. The transition from here to there—that tiny chunk of time when we become guests of space—inevitably churns up wild and wooly emotions. In addition to taking a Valium, I have the habit [...] by

Ezra Pound in Italy September 12, 2012: "On May 24 1945, distinguished U.S. poet Ezra Loomis Pound found himself locked in a special cell – a cage, really – in the United States Army Disciplinary Training Center in Metato, a few miles north of Pisa, Italy." Thus begins a long and in depth article about Ezra Pound, Italy, Pounds marriage and affair, his collaboration with the [...] by

New Pound Acquisitions at Beinecke Library July 31, 2012: Scholars rejoice! This posted today at the Beinecke Library: Recent acquisitions of Ezra Pound letters and manuscripts present new research opportunities in the Beinecke Library’s collection on Modernist literature. Fearless researchers will appreciate Pound’s letters, dense with obscure abbreviations, literary references, and [...] by

Prufrock, Adamantine Stupidity, Tennessee Williams, and Latin American Modernists July 3, 2012: We talk a lot about poets' first appearances in Poetry and one of the most influential, and most frequently mentioned, is T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” The poem appeared in the June 1915 issue of Poetry and at the time of its publication, as his biographical note observes, Eliot had “published nothing hitherto in [...] by

Transcript: Allen Ginsberg on Bob Dylan, Ezra Pound, and the American Voice June 29, 2012: It may come as no surprise that Ginsberg the scholar was just as lively as Ginsberg the poet. For the past few days, The Allen Ginsberg Project blog has been posting segments of an argument between Ginsberg and a student. The student states his frustration with Ezra Pound, reciting some Bob Dylan lyrics to support his point. Ginsberg replies, [...] by