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“Stand in the rubble of your life and wait”

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“The fact that a marathon was still going to be held on this borough, when we were still finding bodies in the marshes surrounding the area where the marathon would begin –  it solidified everything that Staten Island felt about being apart of the city.”

At the Poetry Foundation’s NewsHour, Jennifer Fitzgerald poeticizes on Sandy’s destruction of Staten Island, and delivers a tragic report on the city’s efforts to clean up the borough.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Why I’m Quitting Ezra Pound

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Ever heard that gobsmacking troubadourist Ezra Pound read his elaborate, funkified sestina, “Sestina: Altafore,” in a voice that is one part American-as-European, swilling-with-the-rolling-R’s accent and cantorian swoons and another part a sort of goofy Hailey, Idaho carnival barker? The nifty Open Culture website is featuring a recording on its blog right now.

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Congratulations!

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W. S. DiPiero has been awarded the 2012 Ruth Lilly Prize by the Poetry Foundation. From the Poetry Foundation website: “Presented annually to a living U.S. poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize is one of the most prestigious awards given to American poets.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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It’s Saturday night and it’s poetry time. Who else is excited?

I always figured the Irish got excited about poetry. Roddy Doyle says otherwise.

I’m late to the game in discovering the Poetry Foundation’s podcasts, but I’m having some fun listening to them.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Hi everyone. I sort of took today off along with everyone else here at The Rumpus, but there was a lot of good stuff in the po-world this week and I wanted to pass it along.

For starters, Memorious launched their blog today, and their first official post is “what books we’re looking forward to in 2010,” which is a wonderful change from all the retrospective lists that pop up this time of year.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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Here’s some interesting reading from the world of poetry this week.

Michael Schaub at HTMLGIANT picks up where the Poetry Foundation left off a little while ago about martinis and poets. You’ll like their entries.

This is a little dated by internet standards, but it’s still worth looking at: Calvin Trillin versifies about the Roman Polanski apologists.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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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.

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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1155_ddiggesThe poet Deborah Digges died April 10, and there’s been a number of remembrances posted online, along with stories and selections from from her work.

Ron Silliman notes the passing of Franklin Rosemont, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, and Henri Meschonnic.

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