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Reading List: February 2014 February 11, 2014: The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the February issue share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Mark Ford I’d like to recommend a wonderful little book called The Marvel of Biographical Bookkeeping (translated from the German by Katy Derbyshire, and [...] by

Poets Gather to Remember Seamus Heaney November 13, 2013: The New York Times reports on the ongoing remembrances and events celebrating Seamus Heaney, who died in August at the age of 74. When Seamus Heaney died in August, at 74, he was hailed as a poet of unusual grace and humility, an ambassador for poetry whose reach stretched far beyond the rural Ireland of his most famous verse. And [...] by

Academy of American Poets NYC Summer Poetry Series July 17, 2013: If you’re in NYC this sweltering summer and can bear to temporarily venture outside of air conditioning, the Academy of American Poets will make it worth your while. The Academy is continuing its free annual summer poetry readings with a varied lineup of award-winning poets sharing their work at historic New York City locales—from the High [...] by

The Prose Poem as Mysterious Man with an Accent April 26, 2013: Like many immigrants, the prose poem arrived in the U.S. too late in its development to ever pass as wholesomely American. Something in its tone, in the weight of its silences, will always give it away as having come here from somewhere else. It will never entirely lose its accent. In anthologies and magazines, it makes other poems feel [...] by

Seven Questions for Matthea Harvey December 12, 2012: Over at A Public Space is a short interview with poet and children's book author Matthea Harvey! Apparently, Harvey secretly takes pictures of identical twins in airports! But there's also poetry: ...I spend a lot of time writing poems, thinking about writing poems, freezing miniatures in ice cubes and photographing them, and making [...] by

Boston Review Announces 2012 Poetry Contest Winner October 4, 2012: Hooray for Sarah Crossland, winner of The Boston Review's 2012 poetry contest! Crossland's poems, chosen by judge Matthea Harvey, will be featured in the Review's November/December issue. Head over to the Boston Review website for a sample poem! by

Matthea Harvey on Telettrofono July 30, 2012: We reported on Matthea Harvey's audio walking tour of Staten Island recently. Now, Artlog offers this feature, including interviews with Harvey and her collaborator Justin Bennet. A sample: Artlog: How did you become involved with this project? MH: [stillspotting curator] David van der Leer asked Justin Bennett to do a soundwalk [...] by

NPR’s Morning Edition and LARB Celebrate the Olympics with Poetry July 27, 2012: Happily, the Poetry Parnassus seems to have inspired a wellspring of poetic events. First, NPR's Morning Edition is hosting a poetry competition every morning next week, somewhat in the style of the original Olympics in ancient Greece: From the far reaches of the globe, we've invited poets to compose original works celebrating [...] by

Check out Poet Matthea Harvey’s Walking Tour of Staten Island July 12, 2012: “Humans, let me tell you something. Mermaids, sirens, shipwreckers, whatever you call us on a particular day; we don’t abandon the sea for love or legs. We fling ourselves onto the shore for sound.” So begins sound artist Justin Bennett and poet Matthea Harvey’s audio tour of Staten Island, which combines history with fantasy to tell [...] by

A Glass Glass Factory July 1, 2009: Hi again, Harriet! By the way, I’m the media assistant here at the Poetry Foundation. I’ll be posting until the end of the summer, when I’ll leave to begin a PhD program in Comp Lit at Northwestern, where I’ll work on classical and contemporary poetry. When I began taking poetry workshops in college and forming an inkling of what [...] by