Posts Tagged: poetry
Poetry is one of the pillars of the town’s cultural policy.
There’s a new museum in the old town of Charleville-Mézières, France dedicated to Arthur Rimbaud, one of the country’s most celebrated poets. The coolest part? It’s in an old mill....more
That’s not to say being informed isn’t important—of course it is—but I suddenly felt a more important calling. I remembered the words of Marlon Brando in the wake of 9/11: “This is exactly the time for poetry!”
Over at Lit Hub, Tyler Malone writes about the recent tragic events in Paris and finding some relief in art....more
And after that, it can go into a book. Which is a great place for poetry to die, you know?
Jay Deshpande sat down with Montana Ray to discuss her book, (guns & butter), a collection of poems shaped like guns, and all the interplay of societal forces, poetic forms, and linguistic play therein—from the language regimes of the judicial system to metabolizing poetics like medicine....more
Electric Literature posted a conversation with author Sandra Cisneros, in which she talks about books and their healing power, and the importance of poetry today:
This is a time for poetry. Poets are the ones who are always called to speak the truth, to say the most courageous things and write from that room that bypasses the personal censor, which is the worst of all.
Nationally touring poet, performer, and writer Fatimah Asghar is “almost always in-between two places.” Her parents were born in Kashmir and Pakistan. They moved to the US, and died when she was five.
In Corinne Segal’s article, Asghar describes her “brokenness” as being an opportunity to use language in new ways and to address stories at the margins, including her own....more
It’s the literary equivalent of a lost Beatles track.
In 1942, Dylan Thomas published a poem in Lilliput magazine. Shortly thereafter, the magazine went defunct, and its archives were acquired by “the late porn baron Paul Raymond.” Today, the poem will be unveiled to the public for the first time in seventy years....more
One of the things I run into surprisingly often is people saying to me, ‘I’ve never heard of you before’… Yet I’ve been publishing in ‘mainstream’ journals and my book won [the Pulitzer] prize, so what is it that is making me invisible?
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club is finishing up this month’s book, Reginald Dwayne Betts’s incredible Bastards of the Reagan Era, and getting ready for our online chat with the author (my favorite part of the Rumpus Book Club experience), but I thought it would be nice to showcase what’s coming up in the next few months....more
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 poetry.
Sophisticated potentates/misrepresenting Emirates.
That couplet may not win any Griffins or Pushcarts, but it could keep the hackers at bay. According to USC computational linguists and their “Poetry Method” of password protection, Gertrude Stein and William Carlos Williams may have found a second calling as cybersecurity aides....more