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American poetry tends to commemorate the ordinary, striving to use plain language and to avoid references to things readers may not know. Gjertrud Schnackenberg's 'Heavenly Questions' breaks out of this mold with breathtaking grandeur and breadth
14:47 Jul 26, 2011
The 9th Annual All Out Arts' Fresh Fruit Festival presents Pears, Prose & Poetry, Monday, July 11, 2011, at The Center, 208 West 13th St., NYC. Showtime: 7pm. 17 poets read. Free. Hosted by Roxanne Hoffman & Robert Urban.
00:07 Jul 11, 2011
Why does a poet write poetry? For recognition, the praise of contemporaries, the money [just kidding here], or something else? Djelloul Marbrook, a prize-winning poet, says it's for something else as far as he's concerned.
13:45 Jun 18, 2011
A stroll down the main street of Hudson, New York, prompts prize-winning poet Djelloul Marbrook to meditate on our culture's values. Here in the midst of this famous antique venue a book fair was also underway.
17:38 May 23, 2011
Today we witness a similar situation. Greed is good, society says. This is a madhouse, our poets respond. Greed is Christian, our society says. Didn't you hear what the man said? our poets ask.
06:29 May 22, 2011
Call me crazy, but writing for money has never sat well with me. I joined the American Newspaper Guild to fight for better wages and conditions, and I worked most of my adult life as a newspaper reporter and editor, but in my old age my native crazi
18:49 May 20, 2011
At boarding school every Sunday he encountered a banner saying, 'Suffer the little children to come unto me,' but he never thought that meant him, and here he tells why.
18:47 May 7, 2011
One of the beauties of the Internet is that it encourages writers to retrieve works of literature that have blossomed for a season and then fallen into neglect. Here poet Djelloul Marbrook revisits an exquisite chapbook of poems by Gretchen Primack
12:34 May 5, 2011
When another author, Dan Baum, called Djelloul Marbrook's novel, 'Saraceno,' a prose poem, Marbrook began meditating on the nature of prose and poetry and arrived at some provocative conclusions, expressed here.
12:01 Apr 30, 2011
Good fiction, says prize-winning poet Djelloul Marbrook, is about creating that one character without whom your world mcan no longer exist, a person indispensable to your imagination. That's what he tried to do in 'Artemisia's Wolf,'
06:05 Apr 26, 2011
National Poetry Month offers a moment to ask ourselves whether we're also celebrating dangerous, subversive, ball-breaking poetry. Or are we just celebrating safe, anecdotal, 'accessible' poetry?
08:20 Apr 17, 2011
Frida Kahlo painted with a unique brush. Now British poet Pascale Petit gives the great Mexican painter a unique voice in 52 poems that eerily resonate with Kahlo's vivid way of painting.
13:52 Apr 15, 2011
Powerful, sometimes subtle emotions, Leo's images strike sparks into the imagination, and wonder leaves us yearning to see more. Beautiful things we are or wish to become, freedom in bronze, crystal, silver and oil paint, you may rise lightly, read
20:33 Apr 14, 2011
Poetry isn't about recognition and the praise of readers, it's about saying one thing so essential that the world can no longer be imagined in its absence.Here are two poets whose work illustrates the point: Environmental scientist Paul Clemente a
16:12 Apr 4, 2011
To reflect its global perspective, the Montreal Prize has assembled an editorial board of accomplished poets from Australia, Canada, England, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Malawi, Nigeria, Northern Ireland and the US.
07:11 Mar 25, 2011
Her collections of poetry, plays, essays and recitations during 'mushairas' are among of the list of her achievements. It will take a while before we begin to fathom the extent of her understanding and vastness of her vision.
06:18 Feb 28, 2011
'I just don't trust the authorized version of anything,' he says, and reading the wrong way strips out whatever sanctimony there is in a piece of writing.
12:32 Feb 24, 2011
Why does a poet do what he does, and how does he do it? These questions are explored. No self-respecting library should be without 'Poetry In Person,' edited by Alexander Neubauer.
08:20 Feb 12, 2011
The Fifth New York Nepali Poetry Festival of N & J Entertainment Inc. USA's main attraction was the book launch of the Artiste Mr. Alex Gargilis.
17:04 Feb 1, 2011
I was still in high school when I noticed, or thought I noticed, a similarity between photographs of the Parisian poet and the Ohio soldier.
13:14 Jan 19, 2011
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