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Think What a Poem Might Do: A Conversation with Jill Bialosky and Matthew Zapruder

What, if anything, do you think poetry can do for us in these difficult times? The post Think What a Poem Might Do: A Conversation with Jill Bialosky and Matthew Zapruder appeared first on The Millions.
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Interview with Matthew Zapruder

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog

Matthew Zapruder took part in this interview with Poetry Turned Around. Here Zapruder speaks to ending poems and the greatest difficulty he faces as a writer: Are you sick of being asked, “How do you know when a poem is finished?” I...

Matthew Zapruder in Conversation with Ryan Van Winkle, Podcast Style

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog

Check this out: Matthew Zapruder on the Scottish Library podcast, discussing poetry, OWS, and reading a poem.

Matthew Zapruder’s “Lamp Day” Animated

Writing / Poetry : Harriet: The Blog

Check out this Rumpus feature from Laura Scroggs, who wrote an animated version of Matthew Zapruder’s poem, “Lamp Day.” From the article: Matthew Zapruder’s “Lamp Day” appeared in his 2010 poetry collection Come On All You Ghosts. T...

Nonfiction: Exploring the Sources and Consolations of Poetry, in Prose

Entertainment / Books : NYTimes: Books

“Why Poetry,” by Matthew Zapruder, and “Poetry Will Save Your Life,” by Jill Bialosky, attempt to explain what readers can get out of verse.

Better Experienced than Explained: On ‘Why Poetry’ by Matthew Zapruder

Entertainment / Books : The Millions

Poetry is not the only genre that requires resident apologists, but poetry's form and function inherently require defense. Simply put, prose is our default mode. Poetry is a process of selection, of white space and rhythm. If prose ...

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