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Writing Poetry about Art April 12, 2013: I’m a member of the tribe who likes to write poetry about art. The first moment of ekphrastic poetry we have comes from Homer when he halts the battle action in The Illiad to describe the stunning [...] by

CodeUnknown: Reading Writing April 11, 2013: Christopher Ricks’s Keats and Embarrassment and Robert Gittings’s John Keats: The Living Year are like good slide lectures on the poet and his works. Both writers quote meaningfully from Keats [...] by

Bringing John Wieners Back: Revisiting 707 Scott Street April 2, 2013: In 2001 I printed a small book, Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners, an outtake from my thesis for the Poetics Program at New College of California. I wanted it to look like a [...] by

Did Keats Get It All Wrong? November 14, 2012: That’s what David Orrell thinks, over at the Huffington Post. He’s, of course, referring to Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” where Keats writes: "Beauty is truth, truth [...] by

Ladies, Fifty Shades of Grey has NOTHING on This: Benedict Cumberbatch Reads Keats October 19, 2012: Fellow poetry lovers and “Cumberbitches”: Let us give hearty thanks to Poetry International Web Magazine for posting this YouTube video of Benedict Cumberbatch (of BBC’s [...] by

Keats was an Opium Addict September 24, 2012: Or so Nicholas Roe, author of a new Keats autobiography, says. From The Guardian: John Keats, the poet of “beauty”, a devotee of aesthetic isolation who swooned at the thought of his [...] by

No Longer Out of Print! W. J. Bate’s Negative Capability: The Intuitive Approach in Keats July 30, 2012: HEY KEATS FANS! Keep your eyes out for this book, we’d say. Long out of print, but not for long, Negative Capability: The Intuitive Approach in Keats by Walter Jackson Bate is coming soon in a [...] by

The Huffington Post invites you to play Rate! That! Prodigy! March 2, 2011: In The Huffington Post’s continued domination of the phlisticle genre (that’s the combination of a photo gallery and listicle, which is already a combination of list and article, for [...] by

Keats lives! (for a while) September 18, 2009: Poor fellow! His was an untoward fate:— ‘Tis strange the mind, that very fiery particle, Should let itself be snuffed out by an Article. —Lord Byron Keats didn’t actually die because of a [...] by