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How to Read Like a (21st Century) Poet

Josh Lefkowitz | Posted 06.17.2015 | Books
Josh Lefkowitz

What works for one person may not work for another; you alone know what kind of reading experiences will excite and/or move you. But I do think you have to read, to become a (better) poet; and I do think the internet can provide some remarkable avenues to do said reading.

PHOTOS: Poetry Mag Marks 100th Birthday With Loop Installment

Posted 10.19.2012 | Chicago

As far as milestones go, there's nothing quite like a 100th birthday celebration. This month, Poetry magazine, with help from the Chicago Loop Allianc...

Lou Reed Writes Poem About Teacher Who Gave Him B

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Books

From Poetry Foundation: O Delmore how I miss you Dreams from his teacher. By Lou Reed O Delmore how I miss you. You inspired me to write. Y...

Poetry Out Loud Makes Beautiful Noise

John Lundberg | Posted 07.20.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

It was a long road for Kristen, who had to advance from her classroom to a school-wide competition, then on through regional/state competitions, just to make the finals in Washington, D.C.

Jarmusch Narrates AWESOME Tour Of Village's Poets (And Other Great Walking Tours)

Posted 03.06.2012 | New York

With Spring and walking-weather approaching, a reader tipped off EV Grieve to a great new audio tour of the East Village. According to UnionDocs: "...

Plums and Wheelbarrows: When Poets Disagree

John Lundberg | Posted 09.09.2011 | Books
John Lundberg

Williams' red wheelbarrow poem, in fact, can be read as a direct challenge to Eliot, who had a far different view of the direction that poetry should take in the early 20th Century.

Former Book Publishing Employee To Launch Own Book-Selling Site

The New York Observer | Posted 09.05.2011 | Books

The Transom recently learned that Emily Gould—former employee of publishing house Hyperion, blogger at Gawker, memoirist, and New York Times Magazin...

Weekend Plans: Pride, Taste And Trolls

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 08.24.2011 | Chicago

Well, Chicago, the first month of "summer" is almost up and what do you have to show for it? No awkwardly-positioned tan lines, yet? For shame. This w...

WATCH: Dante's 'Inferno,' The Stick Figure Edition

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When you're too lazy to read an entire book ... and even lazier still not to read the CliffNotes ... then you can turn to this hilarious, shabbily ani...

Lemony Snicket, AKA Daniel Handler, On WHERE To Read Poetry

Poetry Foundation | Daniel Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Happy, Snappy, Sappy There's space in the living room for poetry. by Daniel Handler If you were to walk into my living room on some weekend night, ...

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Poetry Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Celebrate the Season A wintry mix of our favorite poems from the archive. The Poetry Foundation A Visit from St. Nicholas BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE...

Robert Lowell

The Poetry Foundation | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Robert Lowell's Lightness A daughter considers her father's lifelong friendship with the poet he once called "the most unlovable man ever". by Dian...

Thanksgiving Poems

poetryfoundation.org | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Thanksgiving is America's harvest festival--a time to acknowledge the help of family and friends, and a reminder of what a gift it is to be alive. It'...

What Is The Point Of A Poem?

Poetry Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Poetry Foundation Here are two well-known descriptions of what a poem is, and does, one by Wordsworth, one by Stevens: type a: Poetry is...

Celebrating Ramadan: Poems of Muslim Faith and Islamic Culture

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Celebrating Ramadan: Poems of Muslim Faith and Islamic Culture Becca Klaver Poetry Magazine To mark the beginning of Ramadan, the ninth mont...

Gerard Malanga's Journey From Andy Warhol's Stage Dancer To Factory Poet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Screen Test Superstar: How Gerard Malanga's poetry defined the early Andy Warhol era Chelsea Weathers Poetry Foundation By the time Gerard Malang...

'Poetry Is a Dumb-Ass Spider'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Poetry Is a Dumb-Ass Spider: A cartoonist in the house of dust Lynda Barry Poetry Magazine Chicago hotel room, September 2009, fourteenth floor. H...

Poetry And Food

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

My Dinner with Dubie: Secrets from the Iowa Writers' Workshop Cookbook Matthew Gavin Frank The Poetry Foundation Recently my wife, Louisa, and I...

Take Me to the Intersection of Poetry and Journalism

Jane Dwyre Garton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jane Dwyre Garton

Journalists today are often stressed rather than inspired. Bring on the poetry. Bring on new voices. Tell us something that matters with words that tell us about the world, about the human condition.