Poet Matthew Olzmann discusses his work with Julie Marie Wade.
Tags: Alan Shapiro, Alice James Books, arrested development, Ars Poetica, Arthur Sze, Brooks Haxton, C. Dale Young, Chef’s Table, Contradictions in the Design, David Baker, David James, Derek Walcott, Donald Justice, Elizabeth Bishop, Heather McHugh, John Berryman, John Crowe Ransom, Jon Pineda, Julie Marie Wade, Karen An-Hwei Lee, Kimiko Hanh, Martha Rhodes, Mary Jo Firth Gillette, Matthew Olzmann, metaphor, Mezzanines, myung mi kim, Natasha Trethewey, patrick rosal, poems, poetry, Prageeta Sharma, Robert Lowell, Stephen Dobyns, Steve Orlen, Tom Sleigh, Vievee Francis, WH Auden, William Carlos Williams, Yusef Komunyakaa
Malcolm Tariq discusses his debut collection, HEED THE HOLLOW.
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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
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As we wait for the latest Trump crisis-slash-scandal to shake out, here is a list of great books about terrible families.
Tags: Aimee Bender, Bible, Derek Walcott, Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Erin Shields, Everything Is Flammable, family, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Gabrielle Bell, If We Were Birds, Jamie Attenberg, Jennifer Whitaker, Jesmyn Ward, jonathan franzen, Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, King Lear, leland cheuk, Omeros, On Beauty, one hundred years of solitude, reading list, reading recommendations, rick moody, Salvage The Bones, The Blue Hour, the corrections, The Ice Storm, The Middlesteins, the misadventures of sulliver pong, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake, Trump, What to Read When, william shakespeare, zadie smith
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. ...more
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Barbara Berman reviews
The Poetry of Derek Walcott 1948-2013 today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more
This past Sunday Teju Cole reviewed in the New York Times Derek Walcott’s The Poetry of Derek Walcott: 1948-2013, selected by Glyn Maxwell and published by FSG. The book is over 600 pages and traverses more than 50 years with one of the world’s great living poets. I can see why the Times asked Cole […]
It’s been a long week, what with the Haiti blogging and my return to classes, but there’s still been some noteworthy poetry blogging this week. A sarcasm punctuation mark? I wonder how audiences at poetry readings would be able to tell when the poet used one? A Compulsive Reader has a thoughtful post on, well, […]
The Irish Times reports on Seamus Heaney’s Irish Human Rights Commission lecture, in which he argues that the work of writers has been crucial in keeping alive the spirit of freedom. I’m looking forward to seeing a transcript of this speech, because I’d like to see how far he pushes the comparison. Kenneth Goldsmith links […]