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On Allyssa Wolf’s Vaudeville or My Altamont Blues, II April 27, 2015: the world to tempt the thief inside a glass ball. To tell the truth. (That Thanksgiving I made a soup from instant potatoes. I think I had. Instant heaven. Rooms grave and grainy. I tried hard. Not [...] by

Sound Is Bob Kaufman, Poet April 24, 2015: [A version of this talk was given at AWP in Minneapolis on April 10th, 2015 as part of the Neglected American Masters panel with James Allen Hall, Yona Harvey, and Richard Siken.] Every poet is an [...] by

Walt Whitman’s Specimen Days January 12, 2015: This week, Slate presents an excerpt from Leslie Jamison’s introduction to Walt Whitman’s Specimen Days and Collect, published by Melville House in November 2014. From Slate: What is [...] by

Walt Whitman & the Bohemia of Nineteenth-Century New York City November 17, 2014: At Vox, an interview with the author of Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America’s First Bohemians, Justin Martin. Writes Brandon Ambrosino: At 39, Whitman was unemployed, broke, and living with [...] by

Paris Review Presents: Election Day Reading and After November 5, 2014: Still getting all of those election day emotions off your chest? The Paris Review has got you in mind with its election day coverage and then some. Afterall, haven’t you ever wondered how [...] by

‘Magnetic Lines/of the Moment’: Barry Schwabsky Introduces Arthur Sze August 6, 2014: Today, we recommend that you hit the slopes with a hop and a skip and head to Hyperallergic, where Barry Schwabsky introduces readers to the writing of Arthur Sze, one of his favorite poets. For [...] by

NewsHour Spends Time with Andrew Hoyem at Arion Press, with Robert Hass, and with Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass July 30, 2014: Walt Whitman‘s Leaves of Grass is one of the most significant books of American poetry.. ever. Ever read it? Well, whether you have or haven’t, this feature posted by PBS NewsHour [...] by

A Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge with Poets House June 16, 2014: This year’s Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge—an annual benefit for New York City’s Poets House—nearly didn’t happen at all. The weather reports had been grim, “foretelling” (as [...] by

Stars, Poetry—Part I: Aries, Taurus, Gemini May 12, 2014: I approach the language of the stars as symbolic patterns, and use astrology and other symbolic systems as forms of advanced pattern recognition. Here is the first of four meditations where I work my [...] by

The Winter of Our Disco Tent April 18, 2014: “…the terrible and noteworthy irony…”—H.H. Bancroft. New York City during the war years was, unless you were eating sushi with the Simics, a dark and horrible place. It was as if [...] by