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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

The Editors of Commune Editions on Gwendolyn Brooks and Opting-Out at Jacket 2 March 21, 2014: At Jacket 2, the editors of Commune Editions write about "opting out," particularly in relation to Gwendolyn Brooks. She's one of our favorite poets. The editors of Commune Editions are pretty far up there too. Learn more here! Begin reading, here: As we’ve been writing about our thinking over the last few years, we’ve been attempting [...] by

Chicago and Urbana-Champaign are Gwendolyn Brooks’s Archive’s Kind of Towns January 6, 2014: According to the Chicago Tribune, the Rare Book & Manuscript Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has acquired Gwendolyn Brooks's archive! Highlights from the archive include spiral-bound notebooks with lists documenting what she ate alongside daily notes and diary entries, letter correspondences, and issues of TV [...] by

A call for more poetry activists among the laureates March 29, 2011: In an opinion piece for The Philadelphia Inquirer, Julia Baird laments the relative invisibility of poet laureates among the general public. The deficiency isn't in the public's taste for poetry but rather the title itself, the kind of person it's bestowed upon and what it should require of its bearer. Baird recalls the efforts of Joseph Brodsky [...] by

Poetry in 1960 Live from the Future! December 6, 2010: Kelly Writers House at University of Pennsylvania will be streaming their symposium "Poetry in 1960" live at 6pm EST tonight, Monday, December 6th. Hosted by Writers House faculty director Al Filreis, the symposium invites eleven poets to each contribute a critical essay on a poem or collection to mark its 50th anniversary. This will most likely [...] by

Happy Birthday, Gwendolyn Brooks! June 16, 2009: Remember that poetry is life distilled. —Gwendolyn Brooks June 7, 2009, would have been Gwendolyn Brooks’s 92nd birthday; to join us in celebrating one of America’s greatest poets, check out the Hall Library stop on the Chicago Poetry Tour, which features archival recordings of Brooks reading from and speaking about the span of her work. [...] by