Posts Tagged: poetry foundation

The Rumpus Interview with Jacqueline Woodson

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Jacqueline Woodson discusses her latest novel Another Brooklyn, the little deaths of lost friendships, and her work with children across the country as the Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate.

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Beware of Dog

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At the Poetry Foundation, Sara Ivry interviews a host of poets on the occasion of Cave Canem’s twentieth anniversary. Robin Coste Lewis points to the brilliance of founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in situating Cave Canem above the fray: We’re here to write and to write about our own experiences, our own cultures, sometimes, sometimes […]

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Podcatcher #3: Poetry Jawns

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Emma Sanders and Alina Pleskova charm us with their affection for each other, DIY ethos, and belief on Poetry Jawns, what matters is the work.

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On Getting Over Your Fear of Poetry

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For some, poetry can seem out of reach. It’s like a different language. I don’t understand poetry very well, and I have to re-read everything several times before I even begin to understand it. Jacqueline Woodson’s “Lift Every Voice” at the Poetry Foundation’s website echoes those feelings, but also offers relief: I used to be afraid of […]

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Dear Wislawa

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We could all use a little guidance down the artist’s path now and then, and today’s helping hand comes from essential Polish poet and Nobel laureate Wisława Szymborska. The Poetry Foundation gathered some of her greatest hits from the poetry advice column she used to write for Polish litmag Życie Literackie (Literary Life). Here’s one to get you […]

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Happy Labor Day!

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Celebrate the workers of the world with the Poetry Foundation’s list of “poems reflecting on work, responsibility, and the end of summer.” The post includes links to audio recordings of readings and interviews, as well as a few analytical articles, for a full appreciation of labor, both literary and not. Here’s hoping you have the day […]

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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 […]

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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. Check it out. […]

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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. At $100,000, it is also one […]

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Poetry Mystery

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The discovery of a 500 year-old poem pasted in the back of a a 1561 edition of works by Geoffrey Chaucer sparked an investigation into the poem and its author, Elizabeth Darce. “On the one hand it’s not brain surgery. It’s not a major discovery like DNA or something. But I think I’m right in […]

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The Bell Jar Turns 40

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“It’s always interesting when a very strange book is also an enduringly popular book.” This Poetry Foundation essay is appreciating The Bell Jar, which is embarking on its 40th year of publication. Initially unnoticed for its literary prowess in Britain, it’s been sustainably successful here, and most likely had a profound presence during your teenage […]

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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. I liked Ron Silliman’s discussion of writing a poem with an eraser, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. I organize the poetry reviews here, people! (poetry-at-therumpus-dot-net, […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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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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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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The 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. Travis Nichols has more on Deborah Digges and Franklin Rosemont. Congratulations to Fanny Howe and Ange […]

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