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On Downsizing: Paul Muldoon, Jean Hanff Korelitz, and the Fine Art of Simplifying the Everyday December 20, 2013: Paul Muldoon and his partner, novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz, talk to the New York Times about their experience downsizing from a home in New Jersey to an apartment on the Upper West Side. “Of course, coming from New Jersey and in my case from Ireland,” said Mr. Muldoon, 62, the poetry editor of The New Yorker and a professor at [...] by

Chicken Scratch December 5, 2013:   “Land is connected intimately to bodies, bones, and ghosts. A place, inhabited in a body and psychology, and in their symbols, waits to hear its own voice and to experience a homecoming." Jessica Mason McFadden   1. On writing narrative: Years ago someone said “Keep it simple.” Years later someone said “Make it [...] by

Work. Part Two April 12, 2013: To follow up on my previous post, I've gathered some thoughts on work from a few of my favorite poets living here in New York, all of whom happen to have interesting and demanding full-time jobs. I chose to interview NYC poets because of how extraordinarily difficult it is to live and work and write here, due to the high cost of living. See [...] 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

Ninjas now the best hope for New York’s subway literature January 27, 2011: In the midst of all the various debates on how to reach the public with poetry, the sticker graffiti community has been unusually quiet, preferring to leave forays into literature to the academics. Until now. The bloggers at The Kensington Prospect have uncovered the work of what they've termed, somewhat incorrectly, "the ninja poet." This [...] by