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The Seventh Annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival: March 31-April 2

It’s that time of year again! Best book event of the year! Year ye year ye! The Seventh Annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival is happening from Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2. If you are in New York and like yourself some small presses, you are in luck. “THE NYC/CUNY CHAPBOOK FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE CHAPBOOK […]

RIP Richard O. Moore

From Garrett Caples at the City Lights blog, we learned the very sad news today of the death of Richard O. Moore at the age of 95. Moore was a pioneering television broadcaster and a long-time contributor to Poetry magazine, with his most recent poems appearing in this month’s issue. His latest, and only his […]

‘What Is All This Doing to Chinese Poetry?’ PRI Visits Chinese Poets of the 21st Century

For PRI’s “Soundworks,” Alina Simone visited the contemporary poetry scene in China. Simone writes that, while, in the United States, few suggest “to really understand America, read some modern poetry.” However, in China, “where it seems like everyone is writing poetry, that might be just the thing to do.” From PRI: In the US, where […]

Poetry Mixtape V

I don’t think I’ve written any poetry since 2008 that Ally Harris hasn’t edited, annotated, crossed out, or signed-off on. We were in school together at Iowa and wound up taking the same workshop all four semesters. I remember the first poem of hers I ever read had some line about the untwisting lipstick of […]

Futurepoem Launches Unique New Website!

After 10 years of publishing, Futurepoem Books is super present: The press has launched a brand-new website–designed by Everything Studio (who also design for the likes of Cabinet and BOMB)–that reflects a point of view elaborated on their blog here: “From the beginning Futurepoem finding and celebrating daring new literary voices with unique points of […]

Clive James’s ‘Japanese Maple’

At The New Republic Jason Guriel considers Clive James’s career in poetry and television–and James’s most recent writings, which address his mortality. From The New Republic: For a certain demographic last September, the breaking news was all about five stanzas. News outlets, from the Guardian to Slate, were reporting the existence of a poem on […]

Big Questions: Travis Nichols Interviews Editors of Robert Creeley’s Selected Letters

Travis Nichols talked with the editors of Robert Creeley’s Selected Letters for Huffington Post! “[E]dited by Peter Baker, Kaplan Harris and Rod Smith, [works like Selected Letters] offer new opportunities for deep engagement,” writes Nichols. From Smith and Harris’s mouths to our eyes, read on: [Travis Nichols]: One thing that makes [Creeley’s] work so important […]

‘Dangerous, Cutesy Idea’ Susan Howe & R.H. Quaytman Collaborate

Mother and daughter, Susan Howe and R.H. Quaytman collaboratively produced Tom Tit Tot, an art book produced for The Museum of Modern Art. Quaytman calls the prospect of continuous collaboration ‘a dangerous cutesy idea.’ Quaytman and Howe’s unique oeuvres are private, mysteriously averse to revealing the intimate details of their biographies. The New York Times […]

‘A poem is never about one thing… you want it to be as complicated as your feelings': Terrance Hayes at NYT

Wow! The New York Times Magazine hosts this very comprehensive, thought-provoking profile of fantastic, Pittsburgh-based legend Terrance Hayes (by Stephen Burt). If you haven’t ever read Hayes’s work, Burt’s article is a uniquely insightful opportunity to learn more. From NYT: Fifty students sat at bright white desks in concentric rows in the sterile new computer […]

Poetry Cover Arts: Volume 205

[Note: This begins a semiannual series in which we highlight Poetry’s recent cover artists. These posts are a collaborative effort with Art Director Fred Sasaki and the artists themselves. For other recent posts on Poetry’s covers, see...Show More Summary

Chris Nealon Essay on Infinitude & Dana Ward Now at Mediations: Journal of the Marxist Literary Group

After three years and change of working on an essay about Dana Ward’s The Crisis of Infinite Worlds (now in its second printing, we hear!), Chris Nealon has published it in the Spring issue of Mediations: Journal of the Marxist Literary Group. “Infinity for Marxists” “opens up a confrontation between recent critical articulations of infinity […]

Kicking Off National Poetry Month 2015

One week from today we kick off National Poetry Month with our annual blogging extravaganza. We know, dear reader, you’ve been waiting all year to see who the 20 poets will be for 2015. Wait no longer! Join these poets in April for conversation, insight, and a celebration of our favorite art. Andrew Zawacki Ariana […]

The Knight Foundation to Digitize Vast Archive of African-American Poetry

At The Knight Blog (the blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation): “A rich library of African-American poetry goes digital”! Turns out that a Knight Arts Challenge grant will enable Detroit-based press Broadside, the nation’s oldest African-American publishing house, to digitize and share a collection of work from the 1960s that includes […]

Belfast Honors Michael Longley

The BBC reports that Irish poet, Michael Longley, has been granted “freedom of Belfast.” Longley’s influences include William Butler Yeats, Wilfred Owen, and D.H. Lawrence. His poems frequently address the troubles in Northern Ireland. From BBC News: The acclaimed poet Michael Longley has been granted the freedom of his native city of Belfast on Monday. […]

Today or a Million Years Ago: An Interview with Raúl Zurita

This interview took place on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in the lobby of the Washington Square Hotel in Manhattan. I had spent the weekend talking and working with Raúl; two nights before, on Friday, April 11, I was scheduled to do a reading for Thom Donovan’s series at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn. That afternoon […]

The Guardian Visits Claerwen James

The Guardian brought to light Claerwen James’s recollections of her father, the poet Clive James. Claerwen’s recollections are of an isolated childhood, without her father. She is an artist, the subjects in her paintings are melancholic young girls. James, who is 75, and Claerwen’s family recently separated leading to his most recent “groundbreaking” book: Sentenced […]

Mark Nowak Talks About His Poetry Activism at Split This Rock

Poet and activist Mark Nowak is interviewed at Split This Rock! Talk about a good perception of the poetry workshop. In response to a question about the role of dialogue in his poetry activism, Nowak responds: “To me, the poetry workshop is such an important tool for use in progressive organizations like workers centers or […]

R.I.P. Howard H. Guttenplan, Who Bridged Poetry and Film in the Lower East Side (1934 – 2015)

Howard Guttenplan directed the Millennium Film Workshop from 1971 to 2011. It emerged from the same initiative, a federal anti-poverty program, that helped create The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church. Millennium Film Workshop’s objective, “to offer ‘very personal films by individuals working without large crews or budgets with the same kind of independence as […]

Poetry Mixtape IV

While hunting down the poems for D. Scot Miller’s playlist, I remembered that we were housemates for a brief period in 2008. Along with Doug (as I know D. Scot), I lived with the artist Tân Khánh Cao, the musician Danny Cao, and Doug’s son, Tre’ in a big flat in SF’s Japantown. Although I […]

Starry Messengers: Milton, Celestial Events, and More at Hyperallergic

In her review of Starry Messengers: Signs and Science from the Skies (now on view at Harvard University’s Houghton Library until May 2), Allison Meier approaches celestial events through the lens of literature, including Milton’s Paradise Lost. More: When Milton was writing Paradise Lost in the 17th century, a comet grazed through the sky, inspiring […]

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