Posts Tagged: Academy of American Poets

The Rumpus Interview with Eileen Myles

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Eileen Myles on recording her new poetry record Aloha/irish trees, the relationship between poetry and comedy, and finding safety in social media.

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Poets.org Gets a Makeover

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The Academy of American Poets is celebrating its 80th year and the end of National Poetry Month by relaunching Poets.org, one of the world’s largest databases for poems, information on poets, and lesson plans for k-12 educators. The revamped site has expanded to include nationwide resources for news on poetry events and literary organizations, articles […]

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August Kleinzahler and Alec Soth in SF

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Bay Area readers won’t want to miss this City Arts event with poet/essayist August Kleinzahler and photographer/publisher Alec Soth. They’ll be at the Nourse Theater in November, talking with award-winning San Francisco writer Steven Winn about the latest in their wide-ranging, international careers. Click here for event details, or see the poster below the jump. […]

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: The Roaring Editors

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The Academy of American Poets is featuring Terese Svoboda’s generous tribute to a relatively unknown 1920’s proletariat poet, Lola Ridge. Svoboda isn’t just knocked out by Ridge. She compares her in a single breath to H. D., Emily Dickinson, and Philip Levine. That’s some trifecta. Svoboda hails Ridge as a poet devoted to the struggles […]

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Ilya Kaminsky Interview

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In anticipation of the 2011 Poets Forum (which kicks off today in NYC), the Academy of American Poets has been conducting a “6 Poets, 6 Questions” interview series over at Bomblog. Yesterday’s conversation featured Ilya Kaminsky. “I write in lines. So the lines find their way on paper whether I overhear two boys insulting each […]

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