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Nick Cave Likes Poetry, Is a ‘Berryman Nut’ September 16, 2014: Suh-weet! Who knew?! The dashing ranconteur behind Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and a plethora of other musical incarnations LOVES poetry. Especially, John Berryman. Nick Cave is best known for his [...] by

Berryman’s Sonnets June 5, 2014: [Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Four of April Bernard’s poems appear in the June 2014 issue. Previous posts in this series can be found on [...] by

‘This is Gene Derwood speaking’ April 16, 2014: It’s still going at a reduced scale down on 24th Street at Folsom, but Adobe Books used to be a barn of a store on 16th Street in the Mission District of San Francisco, and to my mind the epicenter [...] by

Sorry I’m Late / Compared to What? April 14, 2014: I read with interest George Quasha’s recent post “Self-evidence with Difficulty,” drawn especially to these sentences: Duncan used to say that he and Charles Olson had made work that insisted [...] by

Careening Through the Birthplace of John Berryman to Get to a Reading in Chickasaw Nation April 11, 2014: Once, after deciding to quit poetry due to personal reasons, I promised myself to do non-poetry things, non-poet things. It back-fired of course. Eventually I find myself traveling to a creative [...] by

On ‘Fish’ and ‘Fallen Angels’: Book Forum Considers Olivia Laing’s The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking February 11, 2014: Book Forum introduces readers to Olivia Laing’s heartfelt glimpse at American writers whose literary prestige and alcoholism were so intertwined: John Berryman, John Steinbeck, Raymond Carver, [...] by

The Poetry of Our Youth April 25, 2013: Why can’t I hear the music of my youth with objectivity? I really don’t know if The Unforgettable Fire is a great album or not because I loved U2 so ardently in high school that the profound and [...] by

Pound’s “Station,” Lorca’s “Rider,” and Berryman’s “Traveler” May 2, 2012: In April 1913, Ezra Pound published a series of poems under the title “Contemporania” in Poetry. The final poem in the group is one of Pound’s most well-known (and frequently [...] by

Take a picture; it’ll last longer. April 21, 2011: I’m a little late to the party on this one, but Gillian Conoley, I admire your Second Questions for Poetry post, in which you ask: “What is your palette? What colors are most often present in [...] by

Don’t Wax the Poem April 1, 2010: Nerdiness is flashing a full frontal when you haven’t waxed and aren’t really an exhibitionist. by