Posts Tagged: Mark Doty

Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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Beauty Undercut by the Possibility of Terror: Afterland by Mai Der Vang

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Precariousness is an essential condition of life for the people who populate Vang’s poems, especially the Hmong refugees on whom the poet’s eye most lovingly lingers.

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Blur, Cross, Pulverize, Confront, Remember: Talking with James Allen Hall

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James Allen Hall on I Liked You Better Before I Knew You So Well, unmaking boundaries, and book titles.

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Otter

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The emblem, not the animal, mattered. We swatted mosquitoes, made no pilgrimages to Vermont to see bears and moose. I wanted to get as close as possible to my potential animal totem.

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The Rumpus Interview with Bill Clegg

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Author and agent Bill Clegg talks about his new novel, Did You Ever Have A Family, grief in fiction and in life, and why there is no finish line except the final finish line.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Ada Limón

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Ada Limón about her new book Bright Dead Things, writing love poems in an age of cynicism, and committing to places.

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Notable NYC: 4/11–4/17

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Saturday 4/11: Lisa Samuels and Stephanie Young join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 4/12: Jaime Clarke reads from his latest novel World Gone Water with Jeffrey Rotter. KGB, 7 p.m., free. Monday 4/13: Colson Whitehead, Amelia Gray, Wendy C. Ortiz, Natalie Eilbert, and Tobias Carroll launch the 7th season of the […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/19-10/25

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This week, Chinua Achebe speaks, n+1 in conversation with Reihan Salam and Ross Douthat, Jonathan Lethem reads, composer/drummer Bobby Previte with Psychedelic Furs’ Knox Chandler, photographer Jeff Wall presents more urban decay, “junkyard bohos” Huggabroomstik play, CMJ Music Marathon begins and Renée Fleming sings at the Met. MONDAY 10/19: Chinua Achebe, whose first book in […]

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Notable New York, This Week 9/21-9/27

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As the New York Bureau Chief, I thought it might be a good idea to round up some notable literary and cultural events going on around New York that I think readers of The Rumpus would be interested in. So, I’ll start with some nightly, and sometimes daily, notables for this week: Monday, September 21, […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Andrew Motion is retiring as Britain’s Poet Laureate, and he has a few words on the matter. Exoskeleton on the tension between “greatness” and the avant-garde in poetry. What do Britney Spears, James Joyce and William Shakespeare have in common? Travis Nichols distills the Schiavo-Dickman feud down a bit, and suggests the debate may go […]

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