A conversation with Michael Chang, “the bad boy of poetry.”
Stacey Waite talks about her poetry collections BUTCH GEOGRAPHY and THE LAKE HAS NO SAINT.
Tags: A Real Man Would Have a Gun, Butch Geography, feminism, feminist, Gender Butler, Judith Butler, Julie Marie Wade, lake has no saint, LGBTQ, Li-Young Lee, Love Poem to Androgyny, Lucille Clifton, pedagogy, poems, poetry, queer, queerness, Ralph Angel, Richard Blanco, Stacey Waite, Teaching Queer, Tupelo Quarterly, Ways of Teaching, Young Writers Institute
Ellene Glenn Moore discusses her debut poetry collection, HOW BLOOD WORKS.
Tags: A Light in the Attic, Anne Carson, Annie Dillard, Ariel Francisco, At the Bottom of the River, Athena Dixon, Beth Ann Fennelly, childhood trauma, COVID, COVID-19, David Hassler, ekphrasis, ekphrastic, ekphrastic poetry, Ellene Glenn Moore, Emma Trelles, florida, Green Writer’s Press, How Blood Works, hybrid, hybrid genre, jamaica kincaid, James Wright, John D'Agata, John James Audubon, Josef Albers, Julie Marie Wade, Kent State University Press, landscape, Lia Purpura, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, lydia davis, lyric essay, Mary Oliver, memory, MFA, pandemic, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, poems, poetry, prose poem, prose poems, Richard Blanco, s.e. smith, Sally Wen Mao, shel silverstein, The Dark Edge of the Bluff, The Incredible Shrinking Woman, The Next American Essay
Literary events taking place virtually this week!
Tags: Aekta Khubchandani, Alex Richards, Alexandria Hall, Amy Brenneman, Angelique N. Zobitz, Aricka Foreman, Caridad Moro-Gronlier, Carolyn Ferrel, casey plett, Catherine Pond, Charlie Jane Anders, Chia-Chia Lin, colin barrett, Dana Levin, danielle evans, Darla Himeles, Diana Khoi Nguyen, DongWon Son, Eddie S. Glaude Jr., Emily Bazelon, Emily Mohn-Slate, Emily Skillings, Fonda Lee, Frances Cha, helen macdonald, Jaime Lowe, James Yeh, Janet Fitch, Jeanne Thornton, Jennie Keohane, Jennifer Maritza McCauley, Jessica Goodman, Jo Ann Beard, John Grochalski, Jon Wesick, Joseph Lee, Joseph Ross, Kaitlyn Greenidge, Kamran Javadizadeh, Kate Lebo, Kathleen Glasgow, Kelsey McKinney, Kenan Trebincevic, Kiley Reid, Kris Kleindienst, Lisa Wells, Lori Wilson, Lydia Kiesling, Lynn Polvino, Maegan Poland, Maggie Smith, Mandana Chaffa, Maria Andreu, Marisel Vera, Martina McGowan, matthew specktor, Megan Cummins, Megha Majumdar, Mikki Kendall, N.K. Jemisin, Nicole Cliffe, Notable Online, Omar el Akkad, P. Djèlí Clark, Paul Lisicky, Rakesh Satyal, Rebecca Watson, Richard Blanco, Rodrigo García, Rosanne Wasserman, Samantha Wekstein, Sarah M. Sala, Steven Leyva, Susan Shapiro, Tiffanie Drayton, Willa C. Richards, William Taylor Jr, Yona Harvey
Literary events in and around L.A. this week!
Tags: Alan Zweibel, Anders Carlson-Wee, Antonio Cuccu, Austin Kleon, Ben Fama, Benjamin Lord, Betsy Baker, Brett Paesel, Dave Barry, Dawn Lundy Martin, Debbie Okun Hill, Diana Khoi Nguyen, Donna Sprujit-Metz, Dorothy Barresi, Elaine Kahn, Eric Vollmer, F. Douglas Brown, Francesca Capone, heather havrilesky, Heidi Seaborn, Humble the Poet, Jacqueline Winspear, Jeff Sartain, Jeff Siger, Jonathan Yahalom, Karen Shenfeld, Kevin Prufer, Kim Dower, Kristin Bagdanov, LA, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, los angeles, Maggie Shipstead, Marala Scott, Maya Weeks, Michael Mirolla, Michelle McNamara, Michelle Tea, Mike Sonksen, Natalie J. Graham, Noah Blaustein, Notable LA, notable los angeles, Patrick Connors, Patton Oswalt, Rachel Rabbit White, RD Armstrong, Reuben Ellis, Richard Blanco, Ridley Pearson, Robyn O’Neil, Rocío Carlos, Ron Riekki, S. A. Bradley, Sophie Reiff, Steph Cha, Susan Choi, Ted Dodson, Tim Johnston, Vincent Williams
“I guess you could say that engineering paved the road to poetry for me, pardon the pun.”
Tags: Academy of American Poets, American Dream, Barack Obama, City of a Hundred Fires, Directions to the Beach of the Dead, gay, How to Love a Country, immigration, LGBTQ, Looking for the Gulf Motel, Padma Venkatraman, poetry, Politics, Pulse Nightclub, queer, Richard Blanco, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams
Literary events in and around Chicago this week!
Tags: Anne Purky, Carolyn Forche, Chicago, Doug Wilsonv, Himabindu Poroori, Jacinda Bullie, Jaquanda Villegas, Javier Zamora, Jeffreen M. Hayes, Leslie Guy, LeVan D. Hawkins, Maya Haughton, Notable Chicago, Richard Blanco, Stephen Mack Jones, Tony Ho Tran, Wil Whedbee
Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!
Tags: Adrian Todd Zuniga, Allison Joseph, Allison Noelle Conner, Analisa Raya-Flores, Bobby Goldstein, CB Lee, Chiwan Choi, Christina Cigala, Christopher Zeischegg, Cory Doctorow, Dana Schwartz, Don Kingfisher Campbell, Donika Kelly, Eloisa Amezcua, Emily Skillings, geoff dyer, Gretchen McNeil, Henri Cole, Henry Giardina, Hilary Zaid, James Dorsey, Jen Hutton, Jennifer Brody, Jim Bell, Jimmy O. Yang, Josh Gershick, K.J. Howe, Kate Durbin, Kate Maruyama, Kaveh Akbar, Kerry Tepperman, Kim Dower, L.A., Leslie Jamison, Lissa Price, los angeles, mary gaitskill, Matt Mauldin, Maurya Simon, Meg Wolitzer, Meredith Goldstein, Michael Paul Gonzalez, Morgan Parker, Nicelle Davis, Notable L.A., notable los angeles, Patricia Smith, Peggy Shumaker, Richard Blanco, Rico Gagliano, Ron Koertge, Ryka Aoki, Saehee Cho, Samantha Irby, Samuel Sattin, Sarah Rodman, sasha grey, Sebastian Matthews, sloane crosley, Vanessa Villarreal, Veronique d’Entremont, Xach Fromson
In celebration of our Floridian friends and family, we’ve compiled a list of great books that take place in, engage with, or otherwise visit the “Sunshine state.”
Tags: Adios Happy Homeland, Alissa Nutting, Ana Menendez, book recommendations, Caprice, Continental Drift, Denise Duhamel, Emma Trelles, Felt in the Jaw, florida, How Small Confronting Morning, hurricane, Hurricane Irma, Joan Didion, Karen Russell, kristen arnett, laura van den berg, Lois Lenski, Lola Haskins, Looking for the Gulf Motel, Maureen Seaton, Miami, Richard Blanco, Russell Banks, Sarah Gerard, Strawberry Girl, Sunshine State, susan orlean, swamplandia, Tampa, The Isle of Youth, The Orchid Thief, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tropicalia, What to Read When, zora neale hurston
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
Prolific writer and Director of the FIU Creative Writing Program Les Standiford takes a look back at his career in books, including
Water to the Angels and Bringing Adam Home, and tells us what’s next. ...more
Tags: American Film Institute, Bringing Adam Home, Chinatown, creative nonfiction, Dennis Lehane, diversity, FIU, Florida International University, Havana Run, Henry Taylor, John Deal, Julie Marie Wade, Last Train to Paradise, Les Standiford, Master of Fine Arts, Meet You in Hell, memoir, MFA, Miami, MLA, nonfiction, Ohio, Renaissance person, Richard Blanco, Robert Towne, Sanders Foundation, Scott Waxman, Seven Dogs to Enlightenment, Spill, structure, teaching writing, The Center, Virus, Water to the Angels, William Carlos Williams, William Mulholland
Saturday 9/27: Dylan Landis reads Rainey Royal (September 2014). BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Anselm Berrigan, Sapphire, and Katrin Tschirgi celebrate the release of the latest issue of Washington Square. NYU Creative Writers House, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 9/28: Melissa Adamo, Alex Norcia, Melissa Swantkowski, and Dana Jaye Cadman celebrate the two year anniversary of English Kills […]
Sara Habein on the last book of poems she loved, Richard Blanco’s
Looking for the Gulf Motel. ...more
Julie Marie Wade reviews Richard Blanco’s
Looking For the Gulf Motel today in Rumpus Poetry. ...more
A funny thing happened on the way to President Obama’s second inauguration Monday. The president’s speech and Richard Blanco’s poem got reversed. Broadly speaking, one’s expectations of political rhetoric is that, at its worst, it reduces complex argument to slogans and platitudes or, at its best, that it singles out constituencies and individual citizens in […]
“I always say poetry is the only job in the world that when someone says, ‘You made me cry,’ you say, ‘Thank you.’ To be genuinely moved by the poem is the most incredible honor.” The other day, the Poetry Foundation sat down with inaugural poet Richard Blanco to talk about all things poetry and […]
As of today the question of whether President Barack Obama or former Governor Mitt Romney won the Cuban vote in Florida, traditionally a solid Republican bloc, remains in dispute. Back in early November exit polls had the president with 51%. If accurate, that was a major surprise and a major breakthrough. It’s silly, I know, […]