Posts Tagged: Poetry Magazine

Interrogating the English Language with Safiya Sinclair

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To be forced to speak in the language of the colonist, the language of the oppressor, while also carrying within us the storm of Jamaican patois, we live under a constant hurricane of our doubleness.

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Happy Birthday, T. S. Eliot!

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Don’t let that Oxford education and British citizenship fool you: 125 years ago today, Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to become one of the defining voices of the modernist movement with poems like The Waste Land and plays like Murder in the Cathedral—oh, and that children’s book that eventually became the […]

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Poetry For Free

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If you just can’t wait until National Poetry Month happens in April, you can start preparing now. Sign up here, and Poetry will send you 10 free copies of their April issue so you can spread the joy of poetry to your friends, family, or students. A PDF version of the issue is also available.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Naming Names

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Michael Lista nails it with his review of The Open Door: One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine, the anthology celebrating 100 years of Poetry, edited by Don Share and Chistian Wiman. University of Chicago hails the collection as a “new kind of anthology.” But it is less an anthology than a curatorial enterprise. It’s less […]

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Lou Reed, the poet

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Lou Reed, member of The Velvet Underground, wrote a poem, “O Delmore how I miss you,” to his college professor Delmore Schwartz in Poetry Magazine. “Reading Yeats and the bell had rung but the poem was not over you hadn’t finished reading—liquid rivulets sprang from your nose but still you would not stop reading. I […]

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Poetic Lives Online: Links by Brian Spears

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A confluence of politics and poetry: Senate Sotomayor votes explained in haiku. No great surprise, but poetry is disappearing from B&N bookshelves in Chico, CA. And pretty much every B&N, for that matter. Sometimes I feel like I should just put a link to Mike Chasar’s blog in every one of these posts. This one […]

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