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Remission Rites

Paul Stoller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Stoller

Remission puts you in the indeterminate space between health and illness, a space that can be fraught with doubt, anxiety and fear -- of cancer's return.

Pepe Le-Pew's Skunk Medicine: Pointers for Courtship Today

Tara Fass | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
Tara Fass

Pepe Le-Pew is a gregarious skunk, endlessly pursuing and painfully rebuffed every time by an elusive Penelope Pussycat, who is silenced because she c...

Negative Capability

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

...Negative Capability, that is, when a man is capable of being in uncertainties, mysteries, doubts, without any irritable reaching after fact and rea...

iO and the DIA: The Debt and the Gift of Art

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 11.17.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Through working closely with writers and seeing their work in publications, it is my hope that our young people come away with a sense of their readers, a sense that there is someone there for them, like we are for Keats, on the other side of the page.

From Her to Eternity: A Playa Portrait

Tamsin Smith | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

At Burning Man 2013, Marco Cochrane's steel and wire sculpture -- "Truth is Beauty" -- is a soaring triumph. It is grace. It is humility. It is grandeur. It is poetry. And, most amazingly, it is real.

The Bronze and the Spirit: A Sculptor's Vision of Legacy

Robert J. Benz | Posted 08.31.2013 | Black Voices
Robert J. Benz

Sculptor Steven Weitzman was confronted with the same, nearly impossible, challenge that artists have faced repeatedly for thousands of years: How does one capture the eternity of a subject in a single image that allows the viewer to better understand and feel the subject?

Placet Experiri: Wayne Koestenbaum at White Columns

Filip Noterdaeme | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
Filip Noterdaeme

Wayne Koestenbaum's shift from writing desk to easel, from mind to matter, from written word to glittering images, can be admired in his first solo exhibit at White Columns, where his unabashed sweeping series of colorful male nudes make a convincing case for risktaking.

Why Keats Was Wrong

David Orrell | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
David Orrell

Most people would not associate the dry pursuit of objective scientific knowledge with a powerful sense of aesthetics. But in many areas of science there has always been a strong belief in the correspondence between truth and beauty--to the point where today some theories almost seem to be competing in a beauty contest.

Emily Pettit's 'How to Recognize a Stranger'

Alina Gregorian | Posted 10.24.2012 | Books
Alina Gregorian

In this poem by Emily Pettit, mystery is okay and it constantly happens. This state of despair is displayed when Pettit writes: "We cover our faces with our hands / to communicate our displeasure at being so / confused."

Poems: Five Songs of Spring

John Lundberg | Posted 05.25.2012 | Books
John Lundberg

In his "Ode to Autumn," John Keats somewhat cheekily asks the question, "Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?" Well, spring is back and singing again.

PHOTOS: Group Exhibition Explores Underbelly Of Transmutation

Posted 11.28.2011 | Arts

The words 'Tender is the Night' underwent a sort of linguistic alchemy as they were appropriated from John Keats' 'Ode to a Nightingale' to F. Scott F...

Finding Relief in Poetry's Icebox

John Lundberg | Posted 09.30.2011 | Books
John Lundberg

Here, for all of you fellow summer sufferers, are four very cold poems that might help you imagine some relief from the heat (and distract you from the fact that it isn't even August).

Poems That Celebrate the Summer

John Lundberg | Posted 08.24.2011 | Books
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.

Mixed Tape of the Nightingale Mom

Tamsin Smith | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education
Tamsin Smith

Uncomfortable as it may be to explain adult topics to kids, I believe it's important to respect their intellectual capacity to seek and hold information they may only partially understand.

"The Only Way To Get Rid Of A Temptation Is To Yield To It"

flavorwire.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Wooing is hard work. Inevitably all of us will be crushed by disappointment from time to time when a chosen paramour rejects us with a single, cutting...

Nabokov vs. Hemingway, Byron vs. Keats, Bronte vs. Austen: The 50 Best Best Author vs. Author Disses Of All Time

Examiner | Michelle Kerns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Yes, hell hath no fury like one author gleefully savaging another author's work. And, lucky for us, there's plenty to be had where that came from. ...

Five Things You Didn't Know About The Romantics: The Diets, Crushes, And Nicknames Of Keats, Shelley, Byron And Others

More Intelligent Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Daisy Hay's new book "Young Romantics" explores the intertwining lives of Shelley, Byron, Keats and their cohort, detailing "a web of lives, within wh...

Recession Confession: If Only I Stopped Buying Poetry Books I Could Still Afford...

The Poetry Foundation | Jeff Gordinier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jeff Gordinier The Poetry Foundation In Port Angeles, Washington, it was Tess Gallagher. I had stopped for a lunch of yogurt and fresh figs on ...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider on Jane Campion's Bright Star

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The film, in short, is sweet, sad, and moving but with Campion's astringent edge keeping the proceedings from lapsing into sentimentality. And that makes all the difference.

Bright Star Shines Brightly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Given the emotion of the love story, Keats with his Fanny Brawne, the movie is chaste, with a PG rating; no bodies writhing suggestively, and yet the screen quivers with repressed longing.

HuffPost Review: Bright Star

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Campion's film Bright Star is about the love of beauty -- particularly the ability of poetry to move the soul -- and about longing.

A Poet's Love Story Comes To Theaters

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

A soon-to-be-released movie by director Jane Campion explores the relationship between the great English poet John Keats and his love, Fanny Brawne. ...

Jane Campion's "Bright Star" Premieres at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Fanny lies alone on her bed with a white gauze curtain billowing, as her legs, slightly parted, tremble under her frock.

Beethoven and Lord Byron Need Carrie Bradshaw to Live On

Samara O'Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Samara O'Shea

On November 25th St. Martins Press will release a book that has already been published--from my quick count--at least five times. The sixth has the Carrie Bradshaw seal of approval.

Ranking The Best Poets Ever

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

In 1971, James Dickey wrote a letter listing the top ten living American poets. Slotted in third place behind Ezra Pound and W.H. Auden was...James D...