A poem a day from Knopf

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Poems Out Loud (not to be confused with Poetry Out Loud) from Norton

Poets spotlight their faves for April

The New Yorker's Rebecca Mead on the Dickman twins (registration required)

Abraham Lincoln knew a little something about poetry

The Poets & Writers poetry challenge

Wynton Marsalis, Joan Baez, Maggie Gyllenhaal, poetry, and the creative mind

American Hybrid: "no camp and all camps at once"

Is there too much money in poetry?

John Giorno: "Unheralded visionary of the New York Scene"

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Originally Published: April 2nd, 2009

Travis Nichols is the author of two books of poetry: Iowa (2010, Letter Machine Editions) and See Me Improving (2010); and he is the author of two novels: Off We Go Into the Wild Blue Yonder (2012) and The More You Ignore Me (2013). He has contributed to The Believer, Paste, The...

  1. April 2, 2009
     Lemon Hound

    For a little Canadian content check out Seen Reading, in which Julie Wilson will feature a Canadian poet every day this month. \r

    Yours truly up today as it happens.\r

    http://www.seenreading.com/30in30/

  2. April 2, 2009
     Aaron Fagan

    The Stella Adler Studio of Acting\r
    Harold Clurman Arts Series\r

    The Harold Clurman Poetry Reading Series presents Martha Rhodes and Aaron Fagan\r

    Martha Rhodes and Aaron Fagan\r
    Monday, April 6, 2009 at 7pm\r
    @ The Stella Adler Studio of Acting\r
    31 West 27th Street\r
    This event is free and open to the public\r

    http://www.stellaadler.com/poetry.html\r

    http://www.stellaadler.com/pressroom/rhodes.html

  3. April 2, 2009
     thomas brady

    Travis,\r

    I'm glad Lincoln (happy 200th) is mentioned. Lincoln was a reader of Edgar Poe (happy 200th)\r

    http://lincolnbuff2.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-200th-edgar-allan-poe.html\r

    Thomas

  4. April 2, 2009
     Aaron Fagan

    I guess this might fall under the Poetic Justice category:\r

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/us/politics/02web-baker.html?hp

  5. April 6, 2009
     thomas brady

    Aaron,\r

    "Redefinition Accomplished" is kind of scary.\r

    Maybe this is why Plato didn't trust poets. \r

    If 'how we say it' is the essence of poetry, and 'how we say it' distorts the truth, was Socrates not on to something when he said, "whoa, let's examine this a little bit"?\r

    The poets' knee-jerk reaction is usually, "politicians are not poets!! We are the poets, and we are good, if not harmless."\r

    Well, not quite...\r

    Politics is about persuasion...and so is poetry...\r

    Thomas