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Could Poetry Start an Educational Revolution?

Travis Nichols | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Dorothea Lasky is a force of nature. Not only has she published three full-length books and numerous chapbooks of magnificent poetry, she is also a fierce advocate for placing creativity at the core of childhood education.

Into the Vortex: An Interview with Paul Killebrew

Travis Nichols | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Once you read Paul Killebrew's meditative, funny, and often strikingly lyrical work, it is very hard to stop thinking about it. With so much forgettable poetry in the world, this memorable strangeness is a minor miracle.

"Perpetual Delight": 10 Questions for Poet Ron Padgett

Travis Nichols | Posted 12.07.2013 | Books
Travis Nichols

Ron Padgett is a national treasure. He's published, edited, and translated dozens of collections of poetry and prose, and over the past fifty years he has been an influential and necessary force in American letters.

On Peter Covino's 'The Right Place to Jump'

Bobby Elliott | Posted 11.21.2012 | Books
Bobby Elliott

I think the kind of poems Peter Covino writes more often than any other are good poems. This was the case in Cut Off the Ears of Winter and it is again in The Right Place to Jump.

Major Museum Hosts Gay Marriage-Themed Exhibition

Posted 01.09.2012 | Arts

Art museums are so often understood as sanctuaries in which to preserve the past, so it's rare to experience a museum show instead devoted to understa...

Words and Pictures: at Tibor de Nagy and Condo's Subversive Art at The New Museum

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

On a random Friday afternoon between snowstorms, visitors to Tibor de Nagy's midtown gallery for the "Painters & Poets" exhibit marveled at the small ...

Literary Food Fight:

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

The question of influence is a tricky one in the literary realm, but surely, if there are undeniable progenitors of today's collective poetry output, these are the ones.

Book Prize: Poet John Ashbery To Be Honored At Brooklyn Book Fest

Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The office of the Brooklyn Borough President has announced that John Ashbery, the Pulitzer Prize winning poet, will receive the annual Brooklyn Book F...

Poetry And Ruthless Careerism: How To Become The Most Famous Poet In America Overnight

The Poetry Foundation | Jim Behrle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

24/7 Relentless Careerism: How you can become the most important poet in America overnight Jim Behrle The Poetry Foundation [Editor's note: Thi...