Posts Tagged: Iranian poetry

David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: A New Poetry Emerges from Iran

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If war is a defeat for poetry, what is diplomacy? Like poetry, diplomacy involves craft and discretion, finesse and poise, skill and subtlety. It requires canniness, deliberation, presence of mind, and shrewdness, as well as providence and wisdom. I’ve been thinking about what poetry might tell us about the landmark deal the United States and […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Jim Murdoch’s piece on the reader’s responsibility to breathe life into poems is fascinating. At the very least, it’s a good metaphor for people who teach poetry to those who don’t read it much. Here’s a look back–way back–at some really early poetry. C. Dale Young gives you a little taste of Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s new […]

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