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Tell Me Again Polar Vortex How Bodies Change Into Other Bodies January 9, 2014: And these days anyhow I am reminded more often that usual about my cold childhood in Jenpeg, Manitoba. The cold polar air crashes down the latitudes to meet us! Normally it circles the pole but because of the warming Arctic Ocean it presses southwards. I don’t know much about science but I know this snowy friend is the tail end of a [...] by

Kwame Dawes Wins Shestack Prize September 5, 2013: The University of Nebraska reports that one of their own, Ghanaian-born Chancellor’s Professor of English and editor of Prairie Schooner Kwame Dawes, has earned the American Poetry Review’s Jerome J. Shestack Prize: The award recognizes the authors of the best poems published by the APR’s magazine during the past year. The winners [...] by

Instead of Reading This, You Should Be Reading David Markson (Part Two) April 22, 2013: As promised in Part One, here are excerpts from the postcards and letters David Markson sent me from 2003-2010: I still regret that inadequate answer to your letter. (Whatever it is, here—age, the rotten weather, my 97 sundry infirmities, etc.) I will try, try, try to get off my butt and set up a drink or whatever. (I cannot [...] by

The Poet’s Ear April 15, 2013: We’ve all heard it said that a given poet has (or doesn’t have, as the case may be) an “ear.” This is not the same thing as having a distinct “voice.” Although both terms are centered around the notion of speech, “voice”—oddly—does not usually have much to do with the actual sound of the voice, but rather with the set of [...] by

Constantly Bathing in the Semantic Folds of the New Lana Turner Content November 21, 2012: Issue #5 of the always-revelatory Lana Turner is out, and contains among its gemlike wonders some poetry from Catherine Wagner (also featured maintenant at PEN, but we digress), Claudia Rankine, Sandra Simonds, Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Jackqueline Frost, Joe Luna, Jorie Graham, Douglas Piccinnini, Cole Swensen, and Daniel Tiffany; and plentiful [...] by

‘I Start with Music:’ Jorie Graham Talks Composition with Big Think October 10, 2012: In this video from Big Think, Jorie Graham, recent recipient of the UK's Forward Prize, talks about finding "a new music" and using it to create her most recent book, P L A C E. by

On Jorie Graham Winning the Forward Prize and the Different Verse Styles of the U.S. and Britain October 9, 2012: We reported on Jorie Graham winning the UK's Forward Prize, here. Now, see this article in The Daily Beast on Graham being the first American woman to win the prize, and the differing styles and levels of influence between American and British verse. Here's a sample: Set up in 1992, the Forward Prize has never been an exclusively [...] by

2012 Forward Prizes Go to Denise Riley and Jorie Graham October 2, 2012: The Guardian has just announced the winners of this year's Forward Prize, and they include the first American female winner ever--that would be Jorie Graham! And Denise Riley takes the prize for best single poem, for her first published work in a decade, "A Part Song." We pointed to that when it was first published. Congratulations to all. [...] by

Jorie Graham and the Author of Why People Like Meatballs Are Among Those Shortlisted for This Year’s Forward Prize July 18, 2012: The shortlist for the potential £16,000 Forward Prize (that's approx $25,000) has just been announced, reports the New Statesman (check out more on last year's all-male contenders for the Forward Prize here). More on the 2012 list, which includes Jorie Graham: ...Among the nominees for this year's prize for Best First Collection [...] by

Six Reviews for the Price of One: HuffPo on Dawn McGuire, Jorie Graham, Michael Ryan, and More… June 26, 2012: Setting aside the question of whether politics has something worthwhile to say about poetry, Carol Muske-Dukes at the Huffington Post posits that poets have something worthwhile to say about politics. Inspired by a letter composed by President Obama during his grad-school years, Muske-Durkes surveys six recent books, placing them within the [...] by