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First Denise Riley Publication in Over a Decade

News from Ken Edwards at the Reality Street blog: Denise Riley has published her first poetry since Reality Street’s Selected Poems more than a decade ago. “A Part Song” is an elegy or lamentation in different modes, following the death of her son in 2008, and appears in the London Review of Books (9 February). [...]
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Robert Pinsky poetry discussion: When poets compose under pressure.

Writing / Poetry : Slate - Poems (4 years ago)

A few days before his public torture and execution, Chidiock Tichborne (1558-86) wrote a memorable lament, or elegy, for himself. (Anthologies of English poetry tend not mention the torture, but Tichborne was in fact "drawn and quar... Read Post

‘Poetry Doesn’t Shield You From Grief’: Edward Hirsch on NPR’s Morning Edition

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog (4 months ago)

Visit NPR to listen to this wonderful, honest, and bittersweet sound-nugget: Edward Hirsch reads from his new book-length poem, Gabriel: A Poem. Hirsch’s poem is an elegy to his 22-year-old son, Gabriel, who wandered into a storm an... Read Post

Barry Schwabsky’s Honest Take on Denise Riley’s New Work

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog (3 years ago)

We are so grateful for Barry Schwabsky! For Hyperallergic, he’s just written at length about Denise Riley’s newest publications in over a decade–we told you about the nine-part poem, “A Part Song,” that appeared in the London Review... Read Post


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