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Gerard Manley Hopkins: Great Poet, Awful Teacher

Gerard Manley Hopkins: Great Poet, Awful Teacher

At the Irish Times, Simon Edge remarks on Gerard Manley Hopkins’s innovative verse and metrics, his woes while living in Ireland, and his inability to maintain control over a hostile brood of [...]

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Found: Two Previously Unknown Poems by Sylvia Plath

Poetry News

To our delight, the Guardian reports that scholars have unearthed at least two previously unknown poems by Sylvia Plath. The poems were buried in a notebook and deciphered from a sheet of carbon [...]
<em>Literary Hub</em> Interviews Vera Pavlova

Poetry News

At Literary Hub, Peter Mishler corresponds with Russian poet Vera Pavlova as part of his series of interviews with contemporary poets. Pavlova’s the author of 20 collections of poetry; her [...]
In Memory: Chana Bloch (1940–2017)

Poetry News

We’re saddened to learn that poet Chana Bloch has died after a long battle with cancer. Based in Berkeley, Bloch revered the writings of Shakespeare as much as her “Jewish cultural [...]
Manchester Poet Responds to Tragedy

Poetry News

At the New Yorker, Ed Caesar applauds Manchester poet Tony Walsh’s poem, written and performed as a tribute to the concert-goers who died at the end of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester on [...]
A New Biography Examines John Ashbery’s Youth

Poetry News

At Harper’s, Matthew Bevis reviews a new John Ashbery biography that focuses on the revered poet’s childhood. The Songs We Know Best: John Ashbery’s Early Life, by Karin Roffman, looks [...]
2018 Federal Budget Seeks to Eliminate Everything That Makes America Great

Poetry News

It’s been posted elsewhere but we’ll pick up with Hyperallergic’s coverage of the proposed 2018 budget, which, yes, seeks to eliminate the National Endowments for the Arts and [...]
National Endowment for the Arts Interviews Barbara Jane Reyes

Poetry News

On the National Endowment for the Arts’s Art Works blog, Rebecca Sutton hosts an Art Talk with poet Barbara Jane Reyes. Reyes is based in Oakland; her poetry blends “multiple languages, [...]
A Vote Cast for David Larsen’s Literary Stardom

Poetry News

Wave Books recently published a new edition of David Larsen’s cult-classic translation, Names of the Lion, and at Arabic Literature, in her review of the text, Sarah Irving writes, [...]
Jen Hyde Reads Jennifer Nelson’s <em>Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife</em>

Poetry News

At Coldfront, Jen Hyde introduces the online periodical’s readers to Jennifer Nelson’s 2015 Ugly Duckling collection, Aim at the Centaur Stealing Your Wife. Hyde writes, “in many [...]

Poetry News

Elizabeth Flock speaks with Egyptian-American poetry and prose-writer Yahia Lababidi on the latest episode of PBS NewsHour. Humor, timing, and the current moment are some subjects at hand. His new [...]
Reading List: May 2017

From Poetry Magazine

The Reading List is a feature of Poetry’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the May 2017 issue share some books that held their interest. Moniza Alvi From Vita Sackville-West to Virginia [...]
A New Anthology Confronts the Current Administration

Poetry News

Knopf unveils a new anthology of 50 poems by poets wbo oppose the current administration; at the Washington Post, Elizabeth Lund takes a look at who (and what) is inside. Lund: “The slim [...]
Firecracker Finalists Announced!

Poetry News

Hurray! CLMP announced the finalists for this year’s Firecracker Awards! Each year, the literary organization applauds exceptional new collections in the fields of Fiction, Non-Fiction, and [...]
Johanna Drucker Reviews <em>A Quiet Passion</em>

Poetry News

Johanna Drucker is not a fan of the Terence Davies’s new Emily Dickinson biopic. In this her Los Angeles Review of Books review, she compares A Quiet Passion to the classic, macabre, What Ever [...]
Maria Damon Reviews Melissa Buzzeo’s <em>The Devastation</em>

Poetry News

Maria Damon recalls a childhood dream, at the beginning of her LARB review, in which she and Artaud saved each other from terrible institutions: Artaud, from a psychiatric hospital, and Damon, from [...]
Larry Eigner & <em>The Maximus Poems</em>

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As I mentioned in a previous post, among Eigner’s research materials I found his annotated copy of the first installment of Jargon Press’s The Maximus Poems. Of Eigner’s most [...]
Poet & Novelist Maggie Nelson Featured at <em>The Guardian</em>

Poetry News

Maggie Nelson’s newest novel, The Red Parts, moves onto U.K. bookstore shelves this week. At the Guardian, Rachel Cooke discusses two of Nelson’s newest books, The Red Parts and The [...]
On Hayim Nahman Bialik

Poetry News

Mikhail Krutikov reviews a new biography of the poet Hayim Nahman Bialik at Forward. The biography, Hayim Nahman Bialik: Poet of Hebrew, by Avner Holtzman, published by Yale University Press, is [...]