Posts Tagged: the poetry foundation

Notable Chicago: 12/16–12/22

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Friday 12/16: Women & Children First’s annual Recommended Reading Night is back! Rebecca Makkai, Deborah Jian Lee, Emily Gray Tedrowe, Jasmine Sanders, and Thea Goodman will be discussing their top two favorite books of 2016, followed by a Q&A and book signing. 7 p.m., free. Saturday 12/17: Head to Bow Truss Coffee for the third […]

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Moore for the Digital Age

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There’s a way in which poets are always ahead of their time, if they’re good enough to be universal. At The Poetry Foundation, Alexandra Pechman describes how Marianne Moore’s poetry was always in play, never finished or frozen: “Her habits of research and revision presaged the far-reaching sourcing and pliability that defines writing made in […]

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Rembering Wanda Coleman

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Known as the “L.A. Blueswoman” and “the unofficial poet laureate of Los Angeles”, Wanda Coleman passed away at the age of 67 on November 22, 2013. There are some very lovely tributes to Coleman at the LA Times and at The Nation. The Poetry Foundation has a great rundown of Coleman’s life and career with […]

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Happy Birthday, T. S. Eliot!

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Don’t let that Oxford education and British citizenship fool you: 125 years ago today, Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He went on to become one of the defining voices of the modernist movement with poems like The Waste Land and plays like Murder in the Cathedral—oh, and that children’s book that eventually became the […]

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Presidential Poetics

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“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 […]

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