Jacques Rancourt discusses his new collection, BROCKEN SPECTRE.
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Michael Prior discusses his new collection of poetry, BURNING PROVENCE.
Tags: Benjamin Voigt, British Columbia, Burning Provence, Cambodian, canadian, collective memory, Diaspora, ezra pound, family history, family trauma, form, generational trauma, grandfather, grandmother, grandparents, historical memory, historical trauma, identity, inherited trauma, intergenerational memory, internment, internment camps, Ishion Hutchinson, Japanese, japanese internment, Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship, landscape, memories, Michael Prior, mixed race, Model Disciple, modernism, oral history, pastoral, Patrick Kavanagh, poems, poetry, Racism, Shakespeare, sonnets, war propaganda, William Carlos Williams, World War II, WWII
What we’re reading in our Poetry Book Club next month!
Tags: Book Club, feminism, feminist, Jericho Brown, pastoral, poems, poetry, poetry book club, Red Light Lit, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, The Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Thea Matthews, Unearth [The Flowers]
David Baker discusses SWIFT: NEW & SELECTED POEMS.
Tags: After the Reunion, Arthur Sze, climate change, David Baker, Denison University, ecopoetics, ecopoetry, environmental crisis, fathers, fathers and sons, John Shoptaw, Jonathan Farmer, Kenyon Review, Linda Gregerson, natural world, nature, nature poet, pastoral, pastoralism, poems, poetry, polyphonic, Robert Lowell, Susan Howe, Swift, Swift: New & Selected Poems, The Kenyon Review
Jericho Brown discusses his third collection, THE TRADITION.
Tags: Candace Williams, capitalism, democracy, Duplex, gay, ghazal, Jericho Brown, Lauren Ralphi Burgess, LGBTQ, Moonlight, natural world, nature, pastoral, pedagogy, Please, poetry, queer, Racism, sonnet, teaching writing, The Tradition
Peter Mishler discusses his debut collection,
Fludde, the effect of ritual on poems, and childhood psychology. ...more
Tags: A.R. Ammons, Benjamin Britten, Bible, brian spears, child psychology, children, Dean Young, dystopia, Emily Dickinson, environmental crisis, Fludde, Kimiko Hahn, Layli Long Soldier, Letters to a Young Poet, Lycidas, Middle English, Milton, Moonrise Kingdom, Morton Prize, mystery plays, natural world, parenthood, pastoral, Peter Mishler, poetry, poetry book club, religion, Rilke, Robert Frost, Rumpus Book Club, surrealism, Surrealism and the Art of Crime, Toni Morrison, Wes Anderson, Whereas, william blake
Iris Jamahl Dunkle on her new collection
Interrupted Geographies, writing against the pastoral tradition, the power of persona poems, and the town of Pithole. ...more
Tags: Atsuro Riley, Book clubs, Charmian Kittredge London, Clarion University, earthquakes, Elizabeth Bishop, Everybody's Son, geography, ghost town, Ghost towns, Hundred-Year Wave, hunger, Interrupted Geographies, Iris Dunkle, Jack London, landscape, motherhood, Octavia Butler, oil, oil boom, pastoral, Pennsylvania, persona poems, poetry, poetry book club, Rachel Richardson, Romey's Order, ross gay, Roxane Gay, Rumpus Poetry Book Club, Susan Briante, Tayve Neese, Thrity Umrigar, Tracy K Smith, Trio House Press, William Carlos Williams
André Alexis discusses his latest book
The Hidden Keys, puzzles, chance, divinity, and the Toronto literary community. ...more
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Pastoral. For a long time we’ve thought of that simply as pastures, poetry about streams and paintings of lush, lime green grass. Cows. Works by Virgil. A certain longing for the countryside. Shepherds. Hills rather than towns. Yes all of that is pastoral, but the notion runs deeper.
Tags: Anna March, aural fixations, billie holiday, Jimmie Rodgers, mixtape, Okkervil River, pastoral, Poi Dog Pondering, Robert Deeble, Ruth Brown, Seapony, singer songwriters, the national, Tiny Vipers, Van Morrison