Posts Tagged: Rita Dove

Reinforcing the Resistance, Aiding the Anxious: Three Poetry Anthologies

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Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.

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Barbara Berman’s 2017 Holiday Poetry Shout-Out

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Barbara Berman offers gift recommendations for the poets on your holiday shopping list.

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Notable San Francisco: 12/6–12/12

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Make America Great Again

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Here is a list of books that help remind us what actually makes America great (hint: it’s not tax cuts).

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Saying What Shouldn’t Be Said: A Conversation with Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel, Marlena, why writing about teenage girls is the most serious thing in the world, and finding truths in fiction.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Julie Buntin

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Julie Buntin discusses her debut novel, Marlena, the writers and books that influenced it, tackling addiction with compassion, and the magic of teenage girls.

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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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The Rumpus Interview with Erik Kennedy

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Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems.

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Notable Chicago: 1/27–2/2

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Friday 1/27: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday 1/28: The fourth installment of the Chimera Reading Series is happening in Logan Square. 2421 W Medill Ave, 7 p.m., donations to 826CHI […]

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What Poets and Writers Want

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The staff at Poets & Writers put out a call to writers—“some of our most thoughtful and articulate citizens”—to share their perspectives on important issues for the next US president. Fifty writers weigh in, including Javier Zamora, Mira Ptacin, and Ocean Vuong. Rita Dove writes: “If we are ever to attain our forefathers’ aspirations for ‘a […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #9: We Shall Overcome?

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Last year on our way to and from getting married in New Orleans, my now husband and I went on a civil rights pilgrimage. We went to Montgomery and Birmingham; we went to Selma. We drove the Pettus Bridge there in Selma a dozen times, imagining, feeling a weighty sadness all over. I want to […]

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Toni Morrison, Resplendent Orchid

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Toni Morrison was honored at this year’s National Book Critics Circle award ceremony, and Rita Dove’s remarks capture Morrison’s ongoing legacy beautifully. Dove describes her own joy in discovering The Bluest Eye, the first book in the University of Iowa’s library that spoke to a black American experience outside of the deep south or inner […]

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