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The New York Times asks, “Does Poetry Matter?” -- Poetry News

In response to David Biespiel’s essay in this month’s Poetry Magazine, Gregory Cowles investigates whether or not poets have a place in civic life: I had some fun substituting “pipe fitter” for “poet” throughout Biespiel’s essay (“As go America’s pipe fitters, so goes American democracy”), because, really, shouldn’t everyone be more engaged? And I’m not sure [...]
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Lyric Poetry is the Imprint of the Poet’s Mind

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog (2 years ago)

David Biespiel, in this week’s Poetry Wire, is taking on lyric poetry. He offers up ten observations, and then asks for yours, dear reader, in the comments section. ‘ A Sample: I know, just by titling this piece — “What Is Lyric Poe... Read Post

David Biespiel Stirs the Pot -- Poetry Foundation

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog (5 years ago)

The Huffington Post picked up Biespiel’s feature in this month’s Poetry magazine, “This Land is Your Land,” and some of the HuffPo readers have taken issue with his claim that “American poetry and America’s poets remain amazingly in... Read Post

Honoring Poet & Dance Critic Edwin Denby

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog (10 hours ago)

At Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets blog, Andrew Epstein helps promote The Poetry Project’s upcoming tribute to poet and dance writer Edwin Denby (1903-1983), “Dancers, Buildings, and People: A Reading for Edwin Denby” (pro... Read Post

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