Posts Tagged: Tracy K Smith

Notable NYC: 9/15–9/21

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable Twin Cities: 4/29–5/5

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week!

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What to Read When 2018 Is Just Around the Corner

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While we can’t promise that 2018 won’t find us facing more political upheaval, we can assure you that there will be great literature to offer moments of escape and inspiration.

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On Joy: Three Poetry Anthologies

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With impermanence and “praise for the devil” all around, it’s a gift to rediscover joy, no matter how fleeting.

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Notable San Francisco: 10/25–10/31

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Iris Dunkle

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Iris Jamahl Dunkle on her new collection Interrupted Geographies, writing against the pastoral tradition, the power of persona poems, and the town of Pithole.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #92: Bud Smith

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It’s hard to say when I first became aware of Bud Smith’s writing. I’m sure it was online; his work is fairly ubiquitous here—an essay here, a poem there, a short story someplace else. He’s got a few books under his belt to boot, the stellar F-250 and Calm Face, as well as the most […]

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Corinne Lee and Finding an Antidote to America’s Toxicity

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Poet Corinne Lee on writing her epic book-length poem Plenty and finding new ways to live in a rapidly changing world.

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Notable Chicago: 1/27–2/2

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Friday 1/27: Visit Women & Children First to celebrate the launch of Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing by Marie Hicks. 7:30 p.m., free. Saturday 1/28: The fourth installment of the Chimera Reading Series is happening in Logan Square. 2421 W Medill Ave, 7 p.m., donations to 826CHI […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Yaa Gyasi

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Yaa Gyasi discusses her debut novel Homegoing, growing up in Alabama, the multiplicity of black experiences, the legacy of slavery, and her writing process.

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Does Poetry Matter?

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Yesterday’s New York Times posed this question to poetry superstars Tracy K. Smith, Martin Espada, William Logan, Paul Muldoon, Sandra Beasley, Patrick Rosal, and our own David Biespiel. Whether by “educat[ing] the senses,” combatting irony, or “ritualiz[ing] human life,” suffice it to say, the answer is Yes.

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Poetry Book Club News

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Our April poet, Carmen Giménez Smith, was featured on NPR’s NewsPoet series. (NewsPoet has featured Rumpus Poetry Book Club poet and recent Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith as well.) Check it out. And if you’d like to become a member of the Poetry Book Club–we’re talking about Rowan Ricardo Phillips’s collection The Ground right […]

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“Newspoet” Kick-off

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NPR’s All Things Considered is starting a monthly project that brings poets into the newsroom before unleashing them to write a poem “reflecting on the day’s news.” Their inaugural poet is Rumpus Poetry Book Club author Tracy K. Smith. You can read or listen to her poem here.

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