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Voicing Counterpoint

Poetry Foundation | Posted 05.09.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Tyehimba Jess brings 19th-century black musicians back to life. By Kyla Marshell Tyehimba Jess's new book, Olio, is big in size and grand in scale....

Interview with Anis Shivani on Experimental Poetry, His New Books, and How to Make it as a Literary Writer

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.05.2016 | Books
Anis Shivani

Austin poet and photographer Cindy Huyser, author of Burning Number Five: Power Plant Poems, talked to Anis Shivani, Houston poet and fiction writer, ...

Anyone Can Be A Shakespearean Player At This Inclusive Sonnet Slam

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts

Imagine yourself striding confidently on stage, all eyes on you as you adjust the mic and take a deep breath. It’s a warm spring day in New York Cit...

Immortal Beloved

Poetry Foundation | Posted 01.27.2017 | Books
Poetry Foundation

On the missing persons of love poetry. by Austin Allen Immortalizing the beloved is supposed to be one of the poet's supreme powers. What journal-tot...

Poets and Lawyers: Birds of a Feather

Harold Lloyd | Posted 12.15.2016 | Arts
Harold Lloyd

Good lawyers, like good poets, wrestle with world and word. Good lawyers, like good poets, fuse theory and practice in a craft of language.

I'm With Stupid: Demand Anniversary Gender Equality Now

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.03.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I know this is a little off-topic, but I'd like to revisit a subject from last month that I think deserves more time, and that's my anniversary -- or, more specifically, anniversaries in general.

Cathy Galvin's Gorgeous Sonnets

Diriye Osman | Posted 05.05.2015 | Books
Diriye Osman

Amongst these achievements, Galvin has branched out into poetry, and her new pamphlet of sonnets, Black and Blue, is a perfectly formed masterclass in poetic risk-taking. These poems are filled with vivid imagery and ideas that run the gamut.

The Poetry Of Travel

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.28.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Poetry. Poetry and travel. Do they go together? Are they secret lovers -- or at least good pals?

Keeping Up With the Brownings

John Lundberg | Posted 04.20.2012 | Home
John Lundberg

The romance of Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning got a lot of attention last week when scans of their love letters, previously available for viewing only at Wellesley college, went online just in time for Valentine's Day.

Poetry As a Bridge Across Cultures

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Marilyn Hacker, who splits her time between Paris and New York, is one of our greatest exponents of poetry written in traditional forms, using sonnets...