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Posts Tagged ‘Lucille Clifton’

Yes! National Book Foundation Awards Cave Canem for Service to the American Literary Community September 20, 2016: Congratulations to one of our favorite literary organizations, Cave Canem, for being honored with the National Book Foundation’s prestigious Literarian Award. The nonprofit organization, which [...] by

Row Beyond: On giovanni singleton July 25, 2016: One of the problems with writing about poems, and especially with writing about poems that are trying to reach something that isn’t articulable in language, is that it’s impossible. & [...] by

Bustle on the ‘Seven Feminist Poets You Need in Your Life’ December 21, 2015: They are a rather convincing bunch. For Bustle, Anna Szilagyi proclaims the seven necessary goddesses on your bedside table: Whether you need a metaphorical shoulder to cry on or just need some extra [...] by

Rubyfloetics: A Period Poem Mixtape April 29, 2015: I wrote the poem Ruby Flo one summer during my undergraduate years. I was staying at my boyfriend’s family home because my mom and I were steady fighting. His mother didn’t really want me there. [...] by

Abdul Ali Responds to Lucille Clifton’s Call March 27, 2015: Abdul Ali reads at Busboys and Poets on May 17th. To prepare Washington D.C. audiences for Ali’s reading, Washington City Paper’s, Tanya Paperny reviews Abdul Ali’s debut book of [...] by

THEY KEPT KILLING HIM, EVEN THOUGH HE DOES NOTHING TO THEM December 2, 2014: 1 In Don Mee Choi’s new and excellent pamphlet Freely Frayed,ᄏ=q, & Race=Nation (Wave Books, 2014), she says the following about her work translating the amazing Korean poet Kim Hyesoon: [...] by

Confessionalism & Feminism at Coldfront September 15, 2014: Coldfront has an up essay today about Confessionalist writing rendered in feminism, beginning with Adrienne Rich for whom: “…the traditional domestic goals of a woman’s life conflicted [...] by

Climb Up Sure But Do You Know Where You Are Going January 22, 2014: Israeli settlers are apparently entering the grounds of the Temple Mount and climbing on top of the structure of the Dome of the Rock. When I went to Israel, we entered the grounds through various of [...] by

Celebrate with Them: Two Poets House Exhibitions November 25, 2013: We’re always on about our gallery space here at the Poetry Foundation, where we’ve just featured an exhibition of artwork inspired by Emily Dickinson and a copy of Emily Dickinson’s only [...] by

Sylvia Plath Is My Friend December 12, 2012: Lauren Quinn at This Recording has posted a bunch of vignettes of what it’d be like to be friends with famous (dead) poets. She talks about bad poetry readings with Jim Carroll, cooking with [...] by