Barbara Berman reviews seven poetry collections to celebrate National Poetry Month.
Tags: A Change of World, A Lucent Fire, Aaron Shurin, Adrienne Rich, All the Gay Saints, Allen Ginsberg, allen grossman, american poetry review, August Kleinzahler, bodega, CantoMundo, Carl Phillips, Cathy Song, Cave Canem, Chana Bloch, Charles Reznikoff, Deer Come Down, Eduardo C. Corral, Edward Weismiller, Firsts: 100 Years of Yale Younger Poets, Ghassan Zaqtan, Good Gay Poets Collective, Gravity Assist, Hebrew Union College Press, Jane Mead, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Lambda Literary, Like a Dark Rabbi, Like a Dark Rabbi: Modern Poetry and the Jewish Literary Tradition, Love Letter From an Impossible Land, Mahmoud Darwish, Martha Silano, Maura Stanton, Milweed Editions, Muriel Rukeyser, Nightboat Books, Norman Finkelstein, Patricia Spears jones, Picture Bride, Poetry Magazine, Postmodern American Poetry, Rachel Tzvia Back, Richard Hugo, Richard Nixon, Robert Hayden, San Francisco, Saturnalia Books, Snow on Snow, Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, Su Hwang, Susan Howe, The Blue Absolute, The Dave Clark Five, The Earth in the Attic, The Paris Review, Theory of Flight, Wallace Stevens, What Runs Over, White Pine Press, william meredith, William Wordsworth, Yale University Press
A look back at the books we’ve reviewed in 2018!
Tags: A Crown of Violets, A Different Physics, A Good Day for Seppuku, A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise, Aaron Belz, Abigail Bereola, Ahsan Butt, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Aja Gabel, Akwaeke Emezi, Alex Cavanaugh, Alex Dimitrov, Alexander Chee, Alexandra Teague, Alfredo Flores, All You Can Ever Know, Allie Rowbottom, Allison Noelle Conner, Amelia Possanza, America Is Not the Heart, Amy Dresner, An American Marriage, Analicia Sotelo, anaphora, And Now We Have Everything, Anne Graue, August Kleinzahler, Back Talk, Barbara Berman, because, Best American Experimental Writing 2016, Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, Bird Book, Blair Hurley, Body Full of Stars, book reviews, brandon hicks, Brian Clements, Bullets into Bells, Calypso, Carla Bruce-Eddings, Caro Macon, Carrying the Branch, Charles Bernstein, Chelsea Leu, Christian Anton Gerard, Christine No, Christopher Soto, Citizen Illegal, Claudia Castra Luna, Coming of Age at the End of Nature, Courtney Allison, Cristina Rey, dandelions, Danielle Lazarin, Daphne Kalotay, Davey Davis, david sedaris, Dean Rader, Denis Johnson, Diamond Forde, Diane Seuss, Dirty Plotte, Doing Harm, Echolocation, Edward Derby, Eileen G'Sell, Emily Burns Morgan, Emily Pérez, emma bolden, Erica Dawson, Erica Trabold, Erin Adair Hodges, Erin Moure, Evan Coles, Everyone Knows You Go Home, Fady Joudah, Fireworks in the Graveyard, Five Plots, Flights, florida, Footnotes in the Order of Disappearance, Frank Johnson, Freshwater, Good and Mad, Good Bones, Hands That Break and Scar, Heads of Colored People, Hillary Made Up, Holdfast, How Lovely the Ruins, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, I Am I Am I Am, Ian MacAllen, Ife-Chudeni A. Oputa, ikya kandula, Inheriting the War, Inquisition, Interior States, Jac Jemc, Jaime Zuckerman, Jaimee Hills, James Davis May, Janna Klostermann, Jasminne Mendez, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Jell-O Girls, Jenny Boully, Jenny George, Jenny Molberg, Joan Morgan, Joanna Luloff, Jonathan Crowl, Josef Kuhn, Josè Olivarez, Joshua Mensch, Joy Ladin, Julie Carr, Julie Doucet, Julie Dunlap, Julie Marie Wade, Kasey Jueds, kate braverman, Kate Greathead, Kazim Ali, Keegan Lester, Kevin Goodan, Kevin Mclellan, Kevin O'Kelly, Kevin Zambrano, Killing Marias, Kings of Broken Things, Kristi Carter, Kristin Chang, Kristin Hannah, Laren McClung, Laura & Emma, Laura Thorne, lauren groff, Lauren Morgan Whitticom, Lena Khalaf Tuffaha, Leni Zumas, Let's All Die Happy, Li-Young Lee, Libby Burton, Life After Rugby, Lisa Rosenberg, Lizzie Hutton, Maggie O'Farrell, Maggie Smith, Maikie Paje, María Isabel Álvarez, Maria Dahvana Headley, Maria Qamar, Marianne Kunkel, Marvels of the Invisible, Maryann Corbett, Matthew Minicucci, Maw Shein Win, Max Ritvo, Maya Dusenbery, Meaghan O’Connell, Meghan O'Gieblyn, Melissa Broder, Micah Perks, Michael Natalie, Mike Broida, Miranda Perrone, molly caro may, Molly Fisk, Molly Spencer, Moonbrow, My Fair Junkie, Nafissa Thompson-Spires, Nasty Women Poets, natalia sylvester, Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer People of Color, Nicole Chung, Night-Blooming Jasmin(n)e, Nina Riggs, nvisible Gifts, Objects from a Borrowed Confession, Oceanic, Olga Tokarczuk, Ornitheology, Past Lives Future Bodies, Planetary Noise, Porochista Khakpour, R. O. Kown, Raina K. Puels, Rebecca Traister, Red Clocks, Remind Me Again What Happened, Renée Vivien, Risa Denenberg, Robin Becker, Rummage, Ryan McIlvain, Sally Bliumis-Dunn, Samantha Pious, Samantha Zighelboim, Same-Sexy Marriage, Sandra Allen, Sara Goodman, Sara Rauch, Sarah A. Chavez, Scott Beal, Shahriar Mandanipour, She Begat This, She Would Be King, sick, Sidney Wade, Siham Karami, Simone John, Soft Volcano, starfish, Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl, Susan Cohen, Susan Jackson Rodgersv, Tajja Isen, Tayari Jones, Taylor Larsen, Testify, The Black Bear Inside Me, The Bright Hour, The Devoted, The Dream of Reason, the earthquake room, The Ensemble, The Fat Sonnets, The Final Voicemails, The Great Alone, The Grip of It, The Half-Finished Heaven: Selected Poems, The Incendiaries, The Largesse of the Sea Maiden, The Mere Wife, The Pisces, The Radicals, The Souls of Yellow Folk, The Undressing, Theodore Wheeler, There There, this shouldn’t be beautiful but it was & it was all i had so i drew it, Together and by Ourselves, Tom Griffen, Tomas Tranströmer, Tommy Orange, Torrin A. Greathouse, Tracie Morris, True Love and Other Dreams of Miraculous Escape, Trust No Aunty, Unearthings, virgin, Wayetu Moore, Wendy Chen, wesley yang, When Rap Spoke Straight to God, Whitney Beber, Yasunari Kawabata, Zakiya Harris, Zoey Cole
Barbara Berman’s 2018 Poetry Shout-Out!
Tags: Agnes Lhermite, Allen Ginsburg, andre breton, August Kleinzahler, Barbara Berman, BAX 2018, Benjamin Péret, Bury It, Carmen Giménez Smith, City Lights Spotlight Series, Clara Cohen, Claude Cahun, Cruel Futures, dadaism, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Gabriel Gudding, holidays, Jessie Damiani, Julia Wick, Leon Wieseltier, Leonard Cohen, Mary Ann Caws, Mina Loy, myung mi kim, new directions, poetry, Rene Char, Sam Sax, Seth Abramson, surrealism, Susan de Muth, Suzanne Malherbe, The Flame, The Milk Bowl of Feathers, Wesleyan Poetry Series, Wesleyan University Press
Be stunned by Kleinzahler’s poetry in the far ports of your body. ...more
Tags: August Kleinzahler, beats, charlotte bronte, Christopher Sawye-Lucanno, ee cummings, Farrar Straus and Giroux, Golden Gate Park, H. L. Mencken, james merrill, James Merrill: Life and Art, Langdon Hamme, London Review of Books, New Jersey, Sallies Romps Portraits and Send-Offs, San Francisco, San Francisco Chronicle, Stephen Spender, Steve Winn, The London Review of Books, The Mamas and the Papas, Thom Gunn, W H Auden, William James
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: Andrea Lawlor, Annabel Graham, August Kleinzahler, Benjamin Krusling, Bill Zavatsky, Cara Hoffman, Charlotte Whittle, Chase Berggrun, Cheryl Pearl Sucher, Claudia Steinberg, david sedaris, Elizabeth Rosner, Elizabeth Zuba, Emily Holleman, Emily Schultz, Gini Alhadeff, Greg Ames, Helen Benedict, I.S. Jones, Irving Sandler, Jake Bernstein, Jeannine Pitas, Joan Farber, Kim Liao, Kyle Lucia Wu, Melissa Ragsly, Michael O'Brien, Minna Zallman Proctor, New York City, notable new york, Notable NYC, Phong Bui, Precious Okoyomon, Rex Renee Leonowicz, Rob Spillman, Sarah Gambito, Sarah Gerard, Tanwi Nandini Islam, Valeria Luiselli, William Corbett
Tuesday 5/9: You Can’t Kill a Poet: Three Year Anniversary Compilation. Featuring: Berry Grass, Emma Sanders, Jessica Levine, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, Lauren Yates, Alina Pleskova, Zach Blackwood, and Julia Perch. 8 p.m. at Tattooed Mom. Sundrunk: Show & Tell. Featuring: Angelo Colavita, Lindo Yes!, and Jo Vito Ramirez. 7 p.m. at Crime and Punishment Brewing. Chinese Lantern […]
Tags: Alina Pleskova, Angelo Colavita, August Kleinzahler, Berry Grass, Emma Sanders, Esther da Costa Meyer, Felix Burrichter, Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, Jessica Levine, Jo Vito Ramirez, Julia Perch, Lauren Yates, Lindo Yes, Notable Philadelphia, Zach Blackwood
Saturday 5/6: Jennifer E. Smith presents Windfall. McNally Jackson Books, 6 p.m., free. Carmen Giménez Smith and Aldrin Valdez join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.
Tags: Ada Smailbegović, Aldrin Valdez, Alex Dimitrov, Alexandra Kleeman, Alice Sola Kim, amber tamblyn, Amy Saul-Zerby, Angelica Baker, Anne Corbitt, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Arianna Rebolini, August Kleinzahler, Austin Grossman, ben greenman, Bill Corbett, Bonnie Huie, Camille Perri, Carmen Giménez Smith, Chris Nealon, Christopher Salerno, Clare Beams, Collier Meyerson, Cynthia Weinercelebrate, Dan Chan, Dana Spiotta, Daniel Poppick, David Kushner, Deborah Emin, eileen myles, Elizabeth Crane, Elizabeth Frost, Emily Ruskovich, Emily Witt, Emma Straub, Erin Chack, Esmé Weijun Wang, Gabriella Paiella, Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, Garnette Cadogan, hannah tinti, Helen Holmes, Hillary Jordan, J. Courtney Sullivan, J. Robert Lennon, Jackie Wang, Jami Attenberg, Jana Prikryl, Janiori Goldman, Jennifer E. Smith, jessica valenti, Joel Hinman, Joshua Cohen, Julie Buntin, Kathy Acker, Katie Heaney, Kay Sorin, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Koren Shadmi, Kristin Sanders, Larissa Pham, Lesley Dormen, Lidia Yuknavitch, Lisa Bellamy, Lisa Ko, Liz Bowen, Liz Kingsley, Lori Adelman, Lucinda Holt, Lynne Tillman, Mark Peterson, Martha Cooley, Mary Gordon, Megan Burns, melissa yancy, Mensah Demary, Michele Filgate, Michele Herman, Morgan Jerkins, Moustafa Bayoumi, My Spatter, Mychal Denzel Smith, Nancy Matsunaga, New York City, niina pollari, notable new york, Notable NYC, Odette Heideman, Paige Taggart, Patricia Spears jones, paul la farge, Peter Krass, Peter Straub, Philip Schultz, Qiu Miaojin, Rebecca Gee, Richard Bausch, Richard Russo, Robert Repino, Roy Scranton, Saachi Koul, Salamishah Tillet, sam allingham, Sarah Gerard, Scaachi Koul, Sonya Chung, Susannah Meadows, Terry Blackhawk, Therese Eiben, Tom McCarthy, Tommy Pico, Tony Tulathimutte, Tracy Jeanne Rosenthal, Victor Lodato, Wendy Zu
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Thorpe Moeckel about his new book
Arcadia Road, the challenge of writing long poems, raising twins, and camo thongs. ...more
Tags: A.R. Ammons, Arcadia Road, August Kleinzahler, Brian Teare, Citizen, Claudia Rankine, ecopoetry, Etruscan Press, Faulkner, Fernando Pessoa, Henry Taylor, I Married a Communist, James Salter, John Williams, Lara Glenum, Lesley Wheeler, Light Years, parenting, Philip Brady, philip roth, poetry, Radioland, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Saeed Jones, Sphere, Stephen Colbert, Stoner, Thorpe Moeckel, Twins
I love it when well known people agree with me, especially when they time it to go with a piece I am working on. Super-agent Andrew Wylie did just that, taking on Amazon in an interview in The New Republic that’s gotten some traction and deserves more. For my purposes, he said: Through greed—which it […]
Bay Area readers won’t want to miss this City Arts event with poet/essayist August Kleinzahler and photographer/publisher Alec Soth. They’ll be at the Nourse Theater in November, talking with award-winning San Francisco writer Steven Winn about the latest in their wide-ranging, international careers. Click here for event details, or see the poster below the jump. […]
Gunn’s work is imminently teachable in the form of Selected Poems, but it is derived from a world that now no longer exists: the Metaphysical poets drawn through the intermingling bodies of the Summer of Love: biker leather, drug haze, and the destructive tragedy of death sought without irony or deconstruction.
Congratulations to Juan Felipe Herrera and August Kleinzahler on their shared National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry for 2008. Barbara Jane Reyes has more on Herrera. Ron Silliman on on anthologies: “It is all but impossible to even characterize the map of poetry today. If this were the 1950s, a quarter of America’s poets […]