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Archived Since:June 16, 2009

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Holland Cotter Reflects on Jane Freilicher’s Life and Legacy

On Friday night, The Poetry Project celebrated Jane Freilicher’s life and spirit. At The New York Times, Holland Cotter meditates on her life and art career, and who her many folowers are today. Jane Freilicher, a painter of gauzy Long Island marshes and floral still lifes perched, like observing angels, in windows high above Manhattan, […]

Water, water, every where: Harmony Holiday’s A Famous Blues / Go Find Your Father Reviewed

At The Rumpus, Kent Shaw takes a look into Harmony Holiday’s latest dual book A Famous Blues / Go Find Your Father and finds a poetics of water flowing: “Look at a river, read a poem about a river, feel the river while the river’s current guides the poem, impels the poem, insists the poem. […]

The Durbins, Together (in Conversation) at Last

Over the weekend at The Believer Logger: Durbin X Durbin! For those of you who don’t know your Durbins from atom, that’s Kate Durbin and Andrew Durbin (no relation [or: “it’s unspeakable”). “[B]oth [are] writers and artists of precision and abundance who have each published books in the past year (Mature Themes (Nightboat) and E! […]

From the Poetry Archives: Larry Eigner

George Hart and Jennifer Bartlett edited a wonderful portfolio of Larry Eigner’s letters in our December 2014 issue, and it prompted us to dig into our own archives to see what we could find! Take a look: Larry Eigner first appeared in Poetry in September 1962. For his first publication, Eigner filled out the blue […]

Treats for Bookworms! Ugly Duckling Presse Presents Holiday Box Sets

Oh come all ye bookworms, Ugly Duckling Presse has a wish list item for you! This holiday, season UDP is offering holiday box sets of five books for $25. The holiday box sets are organized under the following themes: “Performance,” “Excavations,” and “Hard-core Poetry.” The sets even come wrapped in leopard-print paper, with red tissue […]

‘this is truly dreadful stuff’: Paul Muldoon on Beckett’s Letters and Poetry

We’re always hoping for some unearthed treasure to add to the Beckett canon, as we’ve pointed to here and here. And how joyed we’ve been as Beckett’s Selected Letters have been rolling out in three volumes, and now add to the shelf a new critical edition of his Collected Poems with previously unpublished material. At [...]

Kerouac and Cassady Estates Say ‘Not So Fast’ to the Auction of Infamous Joan Anderson Letter

An auction house in Southern California, Profiles in History, planned to sell the infamous “Joan Anderson” letter written by Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac on December 17th: until both the Cassady and Kerouac Estates halted the auction over disputed ownership of the artifact. The letter, which inspired Kerouac to make drastic revisions to his first [...]

Yoko Ono to Perform at MoMA for First Time in 40 Years

Yoko Ono will have her first official show at MoMA since her debut performance in 1971, “when she hosted a one woman show that came with an accompanying catalogue entitled ‘The Museum of Modern FArt,’” as Gothamist notes. The show, “Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960-1971,” will run from May 17 to September 7, 2015. [...]

‘The Ranks of Mediocrity Run Deep:’ Julien Poirier at City Lights Blog

On a nightly basis, residents in Oakland, Berkeley, and beyond have been protesting a wave of violence inflicted by police officers on young, African-American men. At the City Lights Publishers blog, Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here, Julien Poirier, a resident of Berkeley, responds. Of course, it’s useful to learn first-hand what police brutality [...]

From Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program

The Interrogation and Detention of Abu Zubaydah 1. On April 15, 2002, per a scripted plan, the same CIA interrogator delivered what a CIA cable described as “the pre move message” to Abu Zubaydah: that “time is running out,” that his situation had changed, and that the interrogator was disappointed that Abu Zubaydah did not [...]

Warscapes Introduces Readers to Nathaniel Farrell

Nathaniel Farrell’s newest full-length book is a book-length poem! Newcomer appeared this year from Ugly Duckling Presse. At Warscapes, poetry editor Noam Scheindlin provides a insightful introduction to Farrell’s work with an excerpt from the poem below. Show More Summary

Time Out New York Recommends 10 Chapbooks!

Time Out New York adores chapbooks, who knew. The weekly finds them to be “pocket-sized gems” “favored by poets” that often offer “exceptional lesser-known writing talent.” TONY’s recommendations for the holiday season include some greats:...Show More Summary

‘Ave Maria’: Frank O’Hara at the Movies

According to Locus Solus, there’s a nice reference to the Frank O’Hara poem, “Ave Maria,” in A.O. Scott’s article about kissing at the movies. The article appears in this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. Here’s a preview via Locus Solus: In his article “A Brief History of Kissing in Movies” in this upcoming Sunday’s New [...]

A Portrait of Nathaniel Mackey by Chris Vitiello at Indy Week

Nathaniel Mackey has been teaching at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina for the last five years. This year, he received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, awarded by the Poetry Foundation, for his contributions to literature. At the Durham, North Carolina–based publication, Indy Week, Chris Vitiello introduces readers to Mackey’s work. Mackey’s body of work [...]

At Aperture: Poets on Photographs

The Paris Review Daily points us to Aperture magazine’s winter issue, which features four poets discussing their favorite photographs in a piece called “Collectors: The Poets.” The piece features John Ashbery, Ann Lauterbach, Richard Howard, and Ben Lerner, who wrote about the stills from Chris Marker’s La Jetée, 1962, below. Read them all at the [...]

Get Your Blake On

According to Hyperallergic, 21 engravings from a series by William Blake about the Biblical figure of Job are now on view at the Museum of Biblical Art in Manhattan. Here’s a glance: One of the last series William Blake completed was on the woes of Job, that biblical figure tormented through a bet between God [...]

Jane Freilicher, 1924-2014

We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jane Freilicher, a rare artist whose intelligence, wit, and gift for friendship will be sorely missed. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite images of Jane below, as well as one of my favorite paintings from our exhibit of her work earlier this year: Parts [...]

The New York Times Reviews Erin Belieu’s Newest Collection: Slant Six

Slant Six, Erin Belieu’s newest collection of poems, arrived in bookstores this season. At The New York Times, Dwight Garner takes a look at Belieu’s most recent accomplishment, which he describes as having “more smoke, more confidence, more wit and less tolerance for obscurity.” More: The poet Erin Belieu was born in Nebraska. It’s a [...]

Joseph Mosconi’s Fright Catalog Movie Will Blow Your Mind, Sayeth VICE

Over at VICE, writer Kim Kelly came across the movie for Joseph Mosconi’s book Fright Catalog (Insert Blanc Press 2013). Kelly was blown away: “It was so mesmerizing, and so wholly unsettling, that I just had to track down its creator and find out what the fuck was going on. The extreme metal angle is [...]

‘A language organically unpredictable, yet always internally balanced’: Will Alexander at the New Directions blog, Now That it’s Now

New Directions published Will Alexander’s adventurous book, The Sri Lankan Loxodrome, in 2009. At New Directions’s blog, Now That it’s Now, Elizabeth Bryant interviews Alexander about his writing practice. Elizabeth Bryant: You were born in Los Angeles and have chosen to live your life there. How often, if ever, do you have Los Angeles in [...]

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