Posts Tagged: Harriet

Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Austin Kleon’s Newspaper Blackout site (along the same lines as his book) is worth checking out. He’s also a more than fair Twitterer. Via Harriet, Andrea Lingenfelter talks about “teaching Bay Area children to translate from Chinese and do concrete poetry—at the same time!” I’ve just recently (like, hours ago) seen some very similar work, […]

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Tara Betts found herself attacked by a particularly ignorant political blogger named Debbie Schlussel over her class at UrbanWordNYC. Betts’s response is elegant, measured, and powerful, everything the attack was not. Update: I have been told that Schlussel’s attack was directed at the idea of hip-hop pedagogy and the associated program at the University of […]

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Happy 121st Birthday, T.S. Eliot. Edward Byrne talks about Eliot’s careful control of where and how his poetry appeared, especially as regards anthologies. Joel Brouwer explores the concept of the speed review. What I want to know is why I’m not getting more books in the mail. I organize the poetry reviews here, people! (poetry-at-therumpus-dot-net, […]

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Britain’s Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has commissioned some war poetry for today as the Afghan war rages and the official inquiry into the Iraq War begins. Joel Brouwer commemorates the 25th anniversary of the “What Is a Poet?” symposium held in Tuscaloosa Alabama in 1984. A. S. Maulacci: “To be quite candid, I don’t […]

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Starting off, I want to thank Jeremy Hatch or subbing in for me last week, both on this column and as Saturday Editor. Great job, dude. Seth Abramson writes a lot about MFA programs and, by extension, the PhD in Creative Writing. It’s hip to criticize these programs, but Seth does a hell of a […]

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Barbara Jane Reyes has a good response to the New Yorker article on MFA programs I posted earlier. At Harriet, Don Share takes on poetry reviews, even though he’s tired of the whole story. I took his post as an opportunity to expound on my own reviewing policies, both as reviewer and editor. Sam Witt […]

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A movie about poets? I’m amazed that it got made in the first place. We linked to it earlier this week, but I think it bears relinking–Martin Earl’s observation on how women seem to be the real groundbreakers in contemporary poetry. Robert Archambeau is trying to help save Salt Publishing. Ruth Padel has been elected […]

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Poetry is good for your face, but you need to make sure you rub it all the way in. Harriet, the Poetry Foundation’s blog, is having some problems with commenters. I wonder why we don’t? Steven Fama has a few choice words for the Pulitzer Committee. John Ashbery on the importance of poetry: “Its beauty […]

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Harriet wants to know what stereotypes you associate with poets. This could get funny. Speaking of funny, the comment thread in this piece about Ugly Duckling Press is wonderful, especially the suggestion that the press is being funded by the CIA. From Mark at Culture Industry: Allen Ginsberg: “First thought best thought.” Me, to workshop: […]

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I guess it just took a little time for the poetry blogs to realize that David Orr had been in the NYTBR smack-talking about the lack of greatness in poetry today, because this week, there were lots of responses, from suggestions for Orr to add to his reading list to negations of the importance of […]

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