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A Conversation with Jim Jarmusch at Cannes: "Paterson" as "A Quiet Cinematic Poem"
Associate Professor of Cinema and Theater in Paris
Poets and Lawyers: Birds of a Feather
Wake Forest Law Professor
Good lawyers, like good poets, wrestle with world and word. Good lawyers, like good poets, fuse theory and practice in a craft of language.
A Weekend at the Waldorf
A writer, constant traveler, and daydreamer.
He felt like Marlon Brando, and I like Audrey Hepburn. But in the pristine white marble lobby of the grand 1893 Art Deco building, what we looked like, really, was out of place.
Poem of the Day: "A Woman on the Dump"
Publisher of Poetry magazine.
Schools That Teach to the Arts, Not to the Test
Washington Post contributor, children's book author.
With all the pushback these days against standardized testing, and with so much talk about how kids from different backgrounds learn differently, you'd think we'd have a country sprinkled with schools that dedicate themselves to injecting the arts into education.
The Irresistible Music of Wallace Stevens
Composer and Foreign Policy Analyst
My fifteenth song cycle,
Domination of Darkness
, is also one of my strangest works. For this piece I chose to revisit an old poetic friend, Wallace Stevens, and set five of his early poems to music.
A Mother's Advice to Her Graduating Son
Host of Finding Rebecca podcast and multi-dimensional freelancer.
I received a text from my son in the middle of the night. It read, "I love you." My first thought was to text back: "Are you okay?!" And then I remembered. He's on mile 26 of a marathon.
Prisms of Possibility
One can look at the dance between hard facts and daring fancies as the locomotive of great art -- and of great science. Knit together, the common and the impossible make a web of sense, which creates a fresh universe by adding us to it.
What greater love exists than that? Don't throw away your chocolates and your rose bouquets, but also take a moment to spread wide your embracing arms to the soul mates who see the things you yearn for and feel the amazement that is true freedom.
2013 Ways of Looking
Pardon the interruption, but my phone has just rung. My friend Michael asked what I was doing. The response: "writing." "About what?" said he. "Don't know yet," said she, "I just throw down twigs and keep weaving until a nest appears."
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On Peter Covino's 'The Right Place to Jump'
Poet and writer living in Portland, Oregon
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
A Conversation With Award-Winning Poet Matthew Zapruder
Poet, cultural critic, professor, University of San Francisco
Matthew Zapruder is one of the Bay Area's most interesting poets. He and I recently had an interesting conversation about poetry, poetic craft, and the reader.
Finding Relief in Poetry's Icebox
Writer, Poetry teacher
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).
Literary Late Bloomers: Great Authors Who Took A Little Longer To Get Started (PHOTOS)
Literary Fisticuffs! Flying Fists And Zinging Words: Nobody Fights Like An Angry Writer (PHOTOS)
A Poet's Christmas List
Writer, Poetry teacher
David Starkey of the Santa Barbara Independent listed ten poetry books he finds fit for giving this season. The new Wallace Stevens collection stands out for me.
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