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Poets Gather to Remember Seamus Heaney November 13, 2013: The New York Times reports on the ongoing remembrances and events celebrating Seamus Heaney, who died in August at the age of 74. When Seamus Heaney died in August, at 74, he was hailed as a poet of [...] by

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

Yahoo! Commissions Alternative Inaugural Poems January 21, 2013: If you haven’t been able to get enough of all the inaugural poem hoopla (we certainly haven’t had our fill yet!) then surf over to Yahoo! News for five other inaugural poems by the likes [...] by

Hungry for Poetry? October 22, 2012: If you are, you might want to check out The Hungry Ear, Kevin Young’s latest poetry anthology of food and drink. Dwight Garner offers this review over at the New York Times, where he provides [...] by

The Dark Room Collective reunites May 3, 2012: The Washingtonian covers the most anticipated poetry reunion of the year, that of The Dark Room Collective. Abdul Ali reports that the group collectively rocked the house at a recent reading at the [...] by

Kansas City Star’s New “On Poetry” Column Reviews Jordan Stempleman, Kevin Young, and others March 27, 2012: KU basketball ain’t the only thing going for Kansas right now. And we must note new poetry sections in newspapers! So good on you, Kansas City Star. Written by former Kansas Poet Laureate [...] by

The Grey Album Drops March 16, 2012: Kevin Young’s first book of nonfiction is reviewed over at the New York Times Books. Dwight Garner tells us this marvelous mashup is “Equal parts blues shout, church sermon, interpretive [...] by

Rap doesn’t define hip hop, but should its anthology? November 15, 2010: In a form like hip hop, where stylistic differentiation, competition, and the pursuit of precision advance the craft at such a rapid pace that whole genres and sub-genres will emerge and evolve into [...] by