Corina Copp at PEN
Little Lady of My Heart Shoe polish before News from home Up to the drawn- In knee where your Eye socket trusts Off-shade On purpose, don’t They read…it concerns People who are close, I enjoy myself a Bit with a twig be- Guiled by your Curls noncompetitive With hides in quo- Tation and bla, further A 17th-cen. tureen Emptied of am ex- Pands there, remorse But not so much...
Sina Queyras on Lisa Robertson's Nilling
It’s funny that this should arrive the very week we’ve had the pleasure of hosting Lisa Robertson in Denver. Many satellite members of The Volta and our Denver community have had the great honor of listening and learning from Lisa by way of workshops, exercises, films, lectures, and conversations. Last night she enlightened us on reclamation of the etymology of “ruthmos,”...
Ana Božičević At The Rumpus
“14 Fragments/10 Muses [Re:Sonnet #38] We’re with James Baldwin in a lofty basement room, with a narrow strip of windows close to the ceiling revealing a moving stream of star-sky. There’s a loud high-pitched sound in the room. “Oh that?” James says. “That’s just the stars howling.” Me and Sampson Starkweather are making a poem. It goes: “Beauty is just a series of essays proving that...
New Issue of Horse Less Review
featuring work by Paige Taggart, Jess Rowan, kathryn l. pringle, Curtis Perdue, Jesse Morse, Rob MacDonald, Valerie Loveland, Mike Gross, Kit Frick, Megan Burns, Maurice Burford, Ark Codex, Stephanie Anderson, Kimberly Alidio, and Kristin Abraham. Cover art by Dagan McClure-Sikkema.
Julie Carr on Craft & Time
over at Harriet: “when I think about crafting or making, I want to know why I’m doing it. I want to have some sense of charge behind the desire to make something in a particular way, since in my view, anything at all is possible. There are no rules in art, no rules in poetry—there is no reason you should write in any particular way—no reason to justify left, no reason to write a book, no...
SPD Reading Room Grand Opening
If you’re in SF you can get a free book of poetry and listen to these poets read silently to themselves in the SPD Reading Room: Reading Room Schedule 11:00 Michael Cross 11:30 Hugo García Manríquez 12:00 Andrew Kenower 12:30 Michael Nicoloff 1:00 giovanni singleton 1:30 Norma Cole 2:00 Charles Legere 2:30 Chris Chen 3:00 Brian Ang 3:30 Christian Nagler 4:00 Samantha...
The Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival Starts Today!
Get your schedule here Caroline Bergvall Monica de la Torre Craig Dworkin Farrah Field Nikky Finney Vievee Francis Suzanne Gardinier Rachel Eliza Griffiths Ben Lerner Bernadette Mayer Rachel McKibbens Kevin Pilkington Mathias Svalina John Whitworth Joshua Marie Wilkinson Li Young Lee
On and On Screen: Noah Eli Gordon/Marcus DeMaio
Read a really stunning poem from Reviews Editor, Noah Eli Gordon, and watch the video response from Marcus DeMaio at ON AND ON SCREEN.
MEDIUM: Christina Mengert
Author of As We Are Sung, Christina Mengert, reads from her work at MEDIUM.
FRIDAY FEATURE: Peter O'Leary on Kintsugi by...
“That Meyer is not more widely or enthusiastically read is one of the repeated petty crimes that make up life in the poetry world of contemporary America.” Read O’Leary’s review at FRIDAY FEATURE to understand why not reading Thomas Meyer is a crime.
C.D. reads a poem inspired by John Weiners
She might not remember which Weiners poem inspired it, but it’s extraordinary nonetheless. Watch it HERE.
9th Annual Sarah Lawrence Poetry Festival
If you’re nearby, perhaps you’re already there? See the lineup HERE.