Posts Tagged: poetry
At The Fanzine, Lucy Tiven reviews Micah Ling’s recent collection of poems, Flashes of Life. She focuses on the use of song in Ling’s poems, and how it allows Ling to play with the dichotomy of reality and fantasy:
I believe sort of a cheesy thing: that poetry can create, or at least test out worlds that aren’t possible in ours.
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