A.V. Christie reviews W.S. DiPiero’s Tombo today in Rumpus Poetry....more
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Kent Shaw reviews Harmony Holiday’s A Famous Blues / Go Find Your Father today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Jenna Le reviews Eavan Boland’s A Woman Without a Country today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Patrick James Dunagan reviews Richard Sieburth’s translation of Louise Labé’s Love Sonnets and Elegies today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Tariq al Haydar reviews Alice Friman’s The View from Saturn today in Rumpus Poetry....more
New audio preservation technology just opened a treasure trove at Harvard: thousands of recordings of influential poets reading their work, once feared too deteriorated to salvage, are now being recovered. As WBUR reports, the IRENE program takes high-res 3D photographs of old records deemed too fragile to play with an ordinary needle, which can then be digitally converted into audio without the risk of damaging the original vinyl....more
Barbara Berman reviews Mary Oliver’s Blue Horses today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Brian Turner discusses his new memoir, My Life as a Foreign Country, the Iraq War, poetry and prose, and his family’s long history of serving in the military....more
And when you report back to your own daily world after experiencing the strangeness of a world sort of recombined and reordered in the depths of a poet’s soul, the world looks fresher somehow.
To pay homage to the passing of Mark Strand last Saturday, The Paris Review opened its archive and published a manuscript page of the poet’s “A Piece of the Storm,” as well as some interview quotes and a poem from 1992....more
Sandra Marchetti reviews Kristina Marie Darling’s Fortress today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Dickinson realizes that hope shifts and flutters and changes within you....more
Kenji Liu reviews Eugenia Leigh’s Blood, Sparrows and Sparrows today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Melissa Adamo reviews Andrea Bennett’s Canoodlerstoday in Rumpus Poetry....more
Smart was known, with his “disturbed mental state,” for his loud, feverish, constant praying, and you can read some of that catatonia in Jubilate, with its litany of “for”s and its incantatory quality.
Over at the Paris Review, Dan Piepenbring introduces us to Christopher Smart, an interesting, unknown poet from the XVIII century who is featured in the Public Domain Review‘s very first print anthology, the newly published The Book of Selected Essays, 2011-2013....more
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Michael Bazzett about his new book, You Must Remember This, the malleability of memory, and humor in poetry....more
Jeannine Hall Gailey reviews Jericho Brown’s The New Testament today in Rumpus Poetry....more
“Dylan is very emotional but like a good Welshman also very suspicious. Thus when he has expressed himself very warmly, in fact exposed himself, he will suddenly react violently towards a self-sneering cynicism.”
Dylan Thomas would have turned 100 a couple of weeks ago....more
In a provocative piece for the latest issue of Lana Turner, Cathy Park Hong takes the self-appointed avant-garde movement to task for its all-too-traditional track record on race and identity politics. Park Hong writes:
The avant-garde’s “delusion of whiteness” is the luxurious opinion that anyone can be “post-identity” and can casually slip in and out of identities like a video game avatar.
Julie Marie Wade reviews Lisa Marie Basile’s Apocryphal today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Stephin Merritt, besides being the lead singer/songwriter in beloved indie band Magnetic Fields, is a talented poet. His latest collection of short poems is a trip into the world of two-letter words allowed on Scrabble. Merritt shares the stories behind the new book with Sarah Mesle in an interview for the Los Angeles Review of Books....more
They don’t usually realize that every line, every word of a poem, is there because the poet consciously chose that word instead of some other one....more
Diana Whitney reviews Cynthia Cruz’s Wunderkammer today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Christian Anton Gerard reviews Nick Lantz’s How to Dance as the Room Caves In today in Rumpus Poetry....more
Tone is an everyday kind of maneuver. It disrupts and communicates aggression, disgust, dis- respect, and humor, among a myriad of possibilities, thereby allowing language to morph into a blanket or a gun.
Kent Shaw reviews Patricia Lockwood’s Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals today in Rumpus Poetry....more
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Erika Meitner about her new book, Copia, writing about Detroit without writing ruin porn, form, and now-empty shopping malls....more
Camille Dungy discusses why she selected Michael Bazzett’s forthcoming You Must Remember This for the Rumpus Poetry Book Club....more