Sheila Squillante shares a reading list to celebrate MOSTLY HUMAN.
Tags: Antebellum Dream Book, Aubrey Hirsch, carmen maria machado, Catherine Moore, Catie Rosemurgy, charles simic, Elizabeth Alexander, Fiolet & Wing, Her Body and Other Parties, Jennifer Givhan, Landscape with Headless Mama, Mostly Human, Sheila Squillante, Stacey Balkun, The Stranger Manual, The World Doesn't End, What to Read When, Why We Never Talk About Sugar
Marika Lindholm discusses WE GOT THIS: SOLO MOM STORIES OF GRIT, HEART, AND HUMOR.
Tags: amy poehler, ana castillo, Anne Lamott, anthology, Asha Bandele, audre lorde, Cheryl Dumesnil, divorce, Domenica Ruta, Dorianne Laux, Elizabeth Alexander, Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere, ESME, Evie Peck, gender inequality, Janet Rodriguez, Jen Waite, Katherine Shonk, Marianne Peel Forman, Marika Lindholm, motherhood, mothers, parenting, poverty, single mother, single motherhood, sociologist, sociology, solo parenting, We Got This
Barbara Berman reviews three social justice oriented poetry anthologies today at The Rumpus.
Tags: A. E. Stallings, Alicia Ostriker, Ami Kaye, Annie Chagnot, Barbara Berman, Books, Bullets into Bells, Carrying the Branch: Poets in Search of Peace, Claude McKay, Connie Post, Denise Levertov, Diane Frank, Dorothy Subow Nelson, e. e. cummings, Elizabeth Alexander, ellen bass, Emi Ikkanda, Fred Marchant, Glass Lyre Press, Gloria Mindock, Grace Bauer, How Lovely the Ruins: Inspirational Poems and Words for Difficult Times, Inheriting the War: Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Refugees, J. C. Reilly, Jane Hirshfield, Jenn Givhan, Julie Kane, Kazim Ali, Langston Hughes, Lois P. Jones, Lost Horse Press, Marge Piercy, Mark Doty, Maya Angelou, Melissa Studdard, Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse, Neon Vernacular, No More Masks!, Ocean Vuong, poetry, Rebecca Foust, Reviews, Rita Dove, Robert Frost, Robert Pinsky, Rochelle Spencer, Rustin Larson, social justice, Spiegel and Grau, Veterans of War Veterans of Peace, Yusef Komunyakaa
Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!
Tags: A.J. Lees, Adeeba Shahid Talukder, Aisha Mirza, Alisson Wood, Ananda Lima, andrew solomon, Aparna Nacherla, Ariel Schrag, ben loory, Coe Booth, D. Foy, Dana Schwartz, David Levithan, Ed Hamilton, Eddie Joyce, Elizabeth Alexander, Emma Straub, Erica Wright, Hannah Beresford, Hannah Ingran, Hiola Jones, Ira Silverberg, isaac fitzgerald, James Kimbrell, Jennifer Firestone, Jessica Bruder, Jodi Savage, John Freeman, K.R. Miller, Kaila Philo, Karen Rinaldi, Kathleen Alcott, Katie Willingham, Kim Kelly, Kyla Marshell, Lawrence Joseph, Lucinda Rosenfeld, maria popova, Mark Bray, Marwa Helal, Matthew Thorburn, Melissa Febos, Michael Ausiello, Michael Chabon, Miller Oberman, Miranda Field, Nelson George, New York City, Nick Flynn, Nicole Cooley, notable new york, Notable NYC, Paul Lisicky, Ricardo Maldonado, Roshan Abraham, Ruby Brunton, Ryan Dzelzkalns, Sarah Bridgins, Sarah Gerard, Sarah Perry, Sean Doyle, Sigrid Rausing, Stephanie Perkins, Timothy Liu, Tress Congo, Wren Hanks, Yuxi Lin, zadie smith
A visitation is how I describe the past weeks walking with Gwendolyn Books. It is like she is just around every corner. ...more
Tags: A Street in Bronzeville, A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Son, AI, Angela Jackson, Annie Allen, Antoinette Brim, biography, BOA Editions, carolyn kizer, Copper Canyon Press, Cris Williamson, Danez Smith, death, Donald Hall, Elizabeth Alexander, Elizabeth Bishop, feminism, Gail Mazur, George Kent, Georgia A. Popoff, ghosts, girlhood, Gwendolyn Brooks, Haki Madhubuti, he Whiskey of Our Discontent, James Allen Hall, Jehanne Dubrow, Julie Enszer, June Jordan, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Lucille Clifton, Major Jackson, marilyn hacker, Mary Oliver, Maud Martha, Maxine Kumin, motherhood, mothers and daughters, Patricia Smith, Patricia Spears jones, Peter Kahn, poetry, Poets, Quraysh Ali Lansana, R. J. Eldridge, Ravi Shankar, Reginald Gibbons, Robert Lowell, Sandra Beasley, Sharon Olds, Sonia Sanchez, tara Betts, Terrance Hayes, The Golden Shovel Anthology, Theresa Trull, Toi Derricotte, Vicki Randle, womanhood
We poets do not believe the world belongs to us. Our existence is a miracle, and yet we know our world is limited. ...more
Tags: autocrat, brian spears, community, David Biespiel, David Biespiel's Poetry Wire, Donald Trump, Elizabeth Alexander, hate, hatred, Inaugural Poems, Inauguration 2017, Julia Alvarez, Maya Angelou, Miller Williams, poems, poetry, Poets, Politics, Richard Blanco, Robert Frost, Trump, Vaclav Havel
I love memoirs about difficult times that don’t sugarcoat it, that don’t pretty it up. I love a memoir that finds the beauty—there is such an unbelievable amount of beauty in this world—without handing out a Hollywood ending, without dipping the pain in glitter, without pretending we all get held all night, every night by […]
The Rumpus Poetry Book Club talks with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Alexander about her poetry collection,
Crave Radiance . ...more
Rumpus Poetry Editor Brian Spears on why he chose Elizabeth Alexander’s Crave Radiance as the third selection of the Rumpus Poetry Book Club.
Blogging in the poetry world tends to slow in the summer months in my experience, but we’re not quite there yet, so there’s plenty of bloggy goodness from this week. Here’s a taste. Charles Bernstein asks if art criticism is fifty years behind poetry. Mark Scroggins revels in A. O. Scott’s takedown of “Angels and […]
As a poet, I appreciate the gesture made toward the arts when the President-elect asks a poet to present a work at his or her inauguration.