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Single Work Appreciation Day: 'Nautical Twilight,' Carolyn Marks Blackwood

Daniel Maidman | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Blackwood joins in here with the rich history of landscape painting. Landscape is not an easy genre: nature is unruly, and does not wish to order itself into compositions pleasing to our sense of proportion. It is thematically difficult as well. Why do we look at landscapes? Because they are beautiful?

Who's Writing the Real "Ballad of Ferguson, Missouri"?

Annie Finch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Books
Annie Finch

Barber is not the only poet I know who was offended by The Paris Review's decision to publish a convoluted, emotionally detached poem by a white male under the title "The Ballad of Ferguson, Missouri."


Francis Levy | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In "The Secret Auden," (The New York Review of Books, 3/20/140 Ed Mendelson quotes the following passage from a lecture Auden gave on Shakespeare's so...


Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 05.07.2014 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

Works of art in dark times have often reminded us of our best. It is important to document and reinforce the human spirit when there seems to be so little of it in the world.

'Project Runway' And Poetry

The Poetry Foundation | Stephen Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen Burt The Poetry Foundation If you follow contemporary poetry but you haven't been following "Project Runway," the popular cable TV show now i...

Poetry Of Loss

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

My grandmother passed away last week, and my family asked if I would read a poem during the service. While I wanted to do it for them, I didn't want to do it.