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The New York Times Profiles Anne Carson as ‘Someone from Another World’ March 15, 2013: The New York Times has profiled Anne Carson, with a piece titled "The Inscrutable Brilliance of Anne Carson," and check out that photo; she's looming. But it's more than a profile: Anne Carson was uncomfortable with the idea of a traditional profile: a journalist following her around for a few days, like a private detective, noting her [...] by

New York Times Profiles East Harlem’s Jesus ‘Papoleto’ Melendez February 13, 2013: The New York Times City Room blog takes a close look at the life of Nuyorican Poets movement founder Jesus “Papoleto” Melendez, whose life in the East Harlem is steadily becoming unmanageable, even while his poems have been translated into Spanish for a new collection of poems that stretch back 40 years, Hey Yo! Yo Soy! More: “We [...] by

NYT Books Reviews C.K. Williams and Cynthia Cruz January 3, 2013: Over at the New York Times books section, Dana Jennings is getting positively morbid with a dual review of C.K. Williams's Writers Writing Dying and Cynthia Cruz's The Glimmering Room. Jennings focuses the review on the way both poets approach death: The poets C. K. Williams and Cynthia Cruz, at first glance, couldn’t seem more [...] by

Code Coda April 25, 2011: The letter to the New York Times Book Review that Ange Mlinko mentions in her post caught my eye too, but for different reasons. “Give me code cracking any day” wrote the letter writer, Allen Benn, in response to David Kirby's review of David Orr's new book of criticism, Beautiful and Pointless. Benn then went on to say that, for example, [...] by

Poetry may find its way back to New York’s subways after all March 29, 2011: The New York Times' City Room reports that the MTA has begun talks with the Poetry Society of America to bring back Poetry in Motion. The program ended in 2008 and was replaced with Train of Thought, which met its own demise earlier this year. Since then, the New York subways have been devoid of the literature and philosophical quotes that had [...] by

“Poet,” the fashionable look for Spring 2011 March 17, 2011: (Photograph of Terrance Hayes by David Armstrong from the NYT style magazine) Could it really be? Or is it just that poetry (and poets) have become such curiosities in American culture that those outside of poetry circles don't know what else to do with them but put them on display (and put giant paper wigs on them)? In the past week [...] by

Lorin Stein and The Paris Review: The personal is professional is literary is a party February 28, 2011: Because it's a Fashion & Style piece, let's get a few things out of the way in The New York Times' profile of Paris Review editor Lorin Stein. Who makes his suits? Kirk Miller. What exclusive bar does he frequent? The Wooly. What literary figure's photobooth portrait keeps watch over his office bathroom? Frederick Seidel. There are also the [...] by

New York Times snow haiku seriously lacking in yetis January 25, 2011: The only thing worse than bad winter weather is that it's all that anyone talks about for months. Well The New York Times has come to the rescue, or rather, its readers have, by providing creative haiku on the subject of snow to make any awkward small talk a little more entertaining. Anwar Ragep sums up the mundane wintry conversations nicely with [...] by

New Poetry Pairings at the New York Times June 24, 2010: The Poetry Foundation and American Life in Poetry have started a partnership with the New York Times Learning Network. Each week, they'll pair a poem with content from the paper. This week's Poetry Pairing features Alicia Ostriker and Krista Tippet--host of public radio's "Speaking of Faith". by

In memoriam: William Safire, a gem of a wordsmith September 29, 2009: Was William Safire a poet? No. He was a Nixon speechwriter, a conservative pundit, a four-time novelist, and a funny, fastidious observer of English usage. But can we detect his influence, however great or small, on such dextrous manipulators of contemporary verse as Matthea Harvey, Heather McHugh, and Paul Muldoon (among others, [...] by