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Climb Up Sure But Do You Know Where You Are Going January 22, 2014: [caption id="attachment_80172" align="alignright" width="500"] Barnett Newman: “The Stations of the Cross.”[/caption] Israeli settlers are apparently entering the grounds of the Temple Mount and climbing on top of the structure of the Dome of the Rock. When I went to Israel, we entered the grounds through various of the gates in the [...] by

Celebrate with Them: Two Poets House Exhibitions November 25, 2013: We’re always on about our gallery space here at the Poetry Foundation, where we’ve just featured an exhibition of artwork inspired by Emily Dickinson and a copy of Emily Dickinson’s only surviving dress. But the highlight of our week was a visit to Poets House in New York, where two excellent exhibitions are up until March 14th, [...] by

Sylvia Plath Is My Friend December 12, 2012: Lauren Quinn at This Recording has posted a bunch of vignettes of what it'd be like to be friends with famous (dead) poets. She talks about bad poetry readings with Jim Carroll, cooking with Lucille Clifton, hating on Octavio Paz with Roberto Bolano, and then this little gem with Sylvia Plath: I’m fifteen when I send Sylvia an [...] by

The New York Times Reviews The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton October 15, 2012: The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2010, edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser, was released last month from BOA Editions. And The New York Times has reviewed it! Beautifully, Dwight Garner notes Clifton's evident spareness: Her verse was spare, plainspoken and shorn of rhyme, so much so that when she placed the words [...] by

Lucille Clifton Exhibition at Emory August 28, 2012: Great news for all the Lucille Clifton lovers out there! From Emory's website: Treasures from the archive of the late poet Lucille Clifton, including rare unpublished poems and some of her earliest children's books, will be featured in upcoming exhibits from the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) at Emory University. [...] by

According to Beauty April 28, 2011: Photo Credit: Rachel Eliza Griffiths Soon April will end and I’ll be as guilty as the editors behind the fashion shoot in O Magazine’s April poetry issue. I spoke with a few of the featured poets, raising expectations that I’d write about what the O issue left out—their poetry and their experience of the shoot. Many felt set up by the [...] by

In Memoriam: Lucille Clifton 1936-2010 February 15, 2010: The Baltimore Sun reports that poet Lucille Clifton died over the weekend at the age of 73. She will be deeply missed. In addition to being awarded the Ruth Lilly Prize by the Poetry Foundation in 2007, Clifton was a National Book Award winner and was twice nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. You'll find an interview with Lucille Clifton, [...] by