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Jim Jarmusch's Paterson: Poetry for the New Year

Regina Weinreich | Posted 01.03.2017 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The quiet charm of Jim Jarmusch's Paterson, his latest movie, about a poet evoking the time and place of predecessor wordsmiths William Carlos William...

The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty

New England Conservatory | Posted 06.13.2016 | Arts
New England Conservatory

The Rhythmical Creation of Beauty By Ruth Lepson The history of the lyric and of the separation between poetry and music in the Western world is co...

A Conversation with Jim Jarmusch at Cannes: "Paterson" as "A Quiet Cinematic Poem"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Paterson is a Jim Jarmusch film in its most denuded form. The story of a bus-driver named Paterson (Adam Driver) who is happily married to a happy w...

Daily Meditation: Blizzard

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

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?

"All My Poems Are Social Crucifixions": A Conversation About Robert Creeley's Letters

Travis Nichols | Posted 05.24.2015 | Home
Travis Nichols

It is impossible to conceive of post-modern poetry without Robert Creeley. And poetry -- in whatever iteration it is in right now -- has not been the same since Creeley died in 2005.

The Good News of Poetry That Can Win the Day

Barbara Mossberg | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Barbara Mossberg

Poetry can keep our spirits resilient and able to sustain us -- literally, for a happy life -- even to live at all.

When Cancer Isn't Just A Word: Translating Medicine's Native Language

Hippo Reads | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Hippo Reads

What's in a word is more than just language -- there's assignment of culpability, patient personhood, a world of feeling that is often, and for critical reason, removed from the linguistics of medical speak.

Daily Meditation: Seaside

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.14.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Why the New York Yankees Are America's Team

Aristotle Tziampiris | Posted 05.03.2014 | Sports
Aristotle Tziampiris

As baseball season is about to commence, the annual ritual of Yankee vilification is in full throttle. The complaints are by now well rehearsed: The N...

T.S. Eliot, John Lennon, and Bob Dylan: Masters of Allusion, or Plagiarists?

David Galenson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

All art is allusive, connected more or less visibly with earlier works of art. But in the modern era a number of artists have gone beyond earlier uses of allusion, in not only referring to other works, but quoting them precisely, and doing so with a frequency that exceeds earlier practice.

Poems in the Wake of the Storm

John Lundberg | Posted 01.04.2013 | Arts
John Lundberg

I don't know that one can sum up the dumb fury of a hurricane better than American poet William Carlos Williams once did. His short poem "The Hurricane" gleaned a simple message from a massive storm.

Starving Artists: Why Authors Write Books About Being Poor

John Marsh | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
John Marsh

Among the modern poets who reinvented poetry in the early decades of the twentieth century, nearly everyone, and especially the poets whom people think of when they think of modern poets -- Gertrude Stein, Robert Frost, Carl Sandburg, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes -- wrote about the poor.

Plums and Wheelbarrows: When Poets Disagree

John Lundberg | Posted 09.09.2011 | Home
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.

Disgruntled Poets Channel William Carlos Williams

guardian.co.uk | Alison Flood | Posted 09.05.2011 | Home

Disgruntled poets channelled William Carlos Williams yesterday when they delivered a red wheelbarrow carrying members' signatures to the Poetry Societ...

Poems That Celebrate the Summer

John Lundberg | Posted 08.24.2011 | Home
John Lundberg

Spring officially left us this past Tuesday. So to help us get off on the right foot with the season, I've collected some great poems that celebrate the joys of summer.

Random Variations On William Carlos Williams 'This Is Just To Say'

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 06.10.2011 | Home

It's a simple and beautiful confession written by William Carlos Williams. The original is below. Take a look at the random versions here, with everyt...

Ilan Stavans' Magnum Opus: After 13 Years, The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature Is Here

Joshua Kors | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joshua Kors

I make my books for elite audiences, mainstream audiences, families in the barrio. That's not a contradiction. It's a full life.

'Project Runway' And Poetry

The Poetry Foundation | Stephen Burt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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...

Harold Norse, R.I.P.

Jan Herman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jan Herman

He said he was a poet, too. I no longer recall what we talked about, but it didn't take long for him to invite me back to his room at 9 rue Git-le-Coeur, the so-called Beat Hotel.

A Little Poetic Gluttony

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

I once heard a nutrition expert claim that no matter how much you eat, it's impossible to gain a pound during a meal. Well, on one day a year, all of...