Poetry

Paris Review - These Anemones, Their Song Is Made Up As They Float Along

Laurance Wieder<p>Issue 48, Fall 1969<p>In 1954, in June<br>I saw a total eclipse of the sun by the moon.<br>I saw the flowers fold up, the birds<br>Stopped singing to the morning, the grass<br>Grew wet, and it was dark.<br>I was awake, but when I was awake<br>A while longer I woke up and said<br>“I have slept until now,” and now<br>I …

3 Reasons Why Poetry Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

Pick up a book of poetry to expand your possibilities for disruption and innovation.<p>Before you start a company, read a poem. Founding a company is a Herculean task in which you must envision possibilities, deal with ambiguities, disrupt conventional wisdom, and even question ambition.<p>The poet, like …

The Academy of American Poets Announces the Recipients of the 2017 American Poets Prizes

New York, NY (August 21, 2017)—The Academy of American Poets is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 American Poets Prizes, which are among …

Books

Why Ruth B loves Rupi Kaur's poetry

<b>Canadian singer-songwriter Ruth Berthe, better known as Ruth B, was launched to stardom when a six-second video she posted of herself singing an</b> …

Jorie Graham Wins Wallace Stevens Award, Writers Auction Art for Planned Parenthood, and More | Poets & Writers

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Creative Writing

Rejecting Claude McKay: An author’s lost, and last, novel | Library of America

Back <b>Rejecting Claude McKay: An author’s lost, and last, novel</b><p>News August 21, 2017<p>Rejecting Claude McKay: An author’s lost, and last, novel<p>Our guest …

Literature

'Rawyards bard' poet publishes latest book inspired by nostalgia of Airdrie

Tony Wilson's new volume contains nearly 30 poems about the people and places of his hometown.<p>“Rawyards bard” Tony Wilson has published his latest …

Modern haiku poems

Haiku poems have a long Japanese tradition. It can be dated to centuries ago, so what makes <b>haiku poems</b> so relevant to the post modern area? How come …

Poet Jorie Graham wins $100,000 Wallace Stevens Award

NEW YORK — One of the country’s most honored poets, Jorie Graham, has received a $100,000 lifetime achievement award.<p>The Academy of American Poets told The Associated Press on Monday that Graham is this year’s winner of the Wallace Stevens Award for “proven mastery” in poetry. Graham’s books …

Poetry Daily

Invisible Visitors<p>All through August and September <br>thousands, maybe<br>tens of thousands, of feathered <br>creatures pass through<br>this place and I almost …

The State of Us: Irish identity is no longer fit for purpose

Ireland’s old markers of land, nationality and religion fail to reflect changes in society<p>about 8 hours ago<p>If we were looking for a single number …

Seamus Heaney

Poem of the week: One day he came back with news … by Kenneth Steven

This poem, taken from the Scottish poet’s reimagining of the tale of Naoise and Deirdre, sees the doomed lovers enjoy a timeless day at an Argyll beach<p>One day he came back with news<br>of a white strand that ran for miles.<p>They sped there and broke out into the sea:<br>the delicious cool of it, the …

Does Teaching Poetry Get In The Way Of Enjoying It?

Support the news<p>Poet and professor <b>Matthew Zapruder</b> (@matthewzapruder) says that the way that poetry is taught often gets in the way of enjoying and …

When the Beasts Spoke: Thoreau and the Sound of America

If I could teleport myself to any moment in American literary history, I would set my controls for the crisp fall day in November 1856 when <b>Henry</b> …

Literature

The Emily Dickinson of China, Eclipse Reading, and More | Poets & Writers

Every day <i>Poets & Writers Magazine</i> scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that …

Emily Dickinson

Paris Review - Portfolio

Pavel Tchelitchew<p>Issue 14, Autumn 1956<p>Gertrude Stein’s notion, expressed in the 1930’s, that someone other than Picabia would prove likely to find the sought-after “vibrant line”, seems corroborated in the latest paintings of Pavel Tchelitchew. For “the russian” (as she called him, thinking of …

MOMA

Selina Tusitala Marsh: Warrior poet

Selina Tusitala Marsh is a Waiheke Island-based poet of Samoan, Tuvaluan, Scottish and French descent whose latest collection of poems, Tightrope, is …

New Zealand News

How misogyny and rejections shape poet Nabanita Kanungo’s approach to her art – and her audience

Nabanita Kanungo’s poetry is also informed with her other passion, which is geography.<p>For poet Nabanita Kanungo, words are a way to keep discovering …

Washing Machines

A guide to Canadian literary magazines and journals open to submissions

There's a lot to be gained from publishing in a literary magazine. Beyond cred among your peers, submitting to journals can help you to hone your …

Publishing

Delmore Schwartz and the Biographer’s Obsession

On a late afternoon on Christmas Eve, 1974, I sat alone at a long wooden table in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, at Yale. On the table were six large cardboard storage boxes. I took the top off of one and peered inside: chaos. Manuscripts, letters, loose papers, and manila …

T.S. Eliot

Milosz: A Biography review – Polish poet’s journey to Nobel fame

Andrzej Franaszek recounts the life of Czeslaw Milosz, an exile from Europe who rose from obscurity to being feted by Seamus Heaney and Joseph Brodsky

Seamus Heaney

Fighting racism with poetry in Thunder Bay

<i>Willow Fiddler</i> <i><br>APTN National News</i> <br>A group in Thunder Bay is encouraging people to come out and read poetry at various locations to address racism.<p>One …

Racism

Current Obsessions: The Poet and the Surfer

The week in finds:<p>Inside the Paris house of the founder of Merci. (“The rooms look like 19th-century paintings,” Margot says.)<br>• Wish we could be there: …

Sri Lanka

The Limits Imposed on Reform: Reginald Dwayne Betts

<i>Poet and literature professor Kyle Dargan appeared on Moyers & Company in 2013, and in April of this year helped us celebrate National Poetry Month</i> …

Prufrock: Cambridge Bows to Beijing, Monet's Gardens, and Meeting Robert Lowell

<b>Reviews and News:</b><p>The man who keeps Monet’s gardens growing.<p>Cambridge University Press removes academic articles at the request of the Chinese …

Conservative View

Sylvia Plath: Life of the Talented Tragic Poet Through Amazing Photos

Beautiful Sylvia Plath during a beach holiday, three years before she met Ted Hughes, 1953<br>Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was an American poet, novelist, …

A Chinese Poet’s Unusual Path From Isolated Farm Life to Celebrity

HENGDIAN, China — The woman who has become one of China’s most-read poets — even hailed as its Emily Dickinson — spent most of her 41 years in a brick farmhouse tucked away behind trees and surrounded by wheat fields.<p>Most days she would limp down a dirt lane to a pond to feed the fish. She cut …

World News

Two poems by Vasilis Steriadis, translated by Yannis Livadas

The Greek poet Vasilis Steriadis [Βασίλης Στεριάδης] was one of the leading figures of Greek poetry during the period 1970-2000. Steriadis was born …

A Poet’s Garden: Edna St. Vincent Millay at Steepletop

It is a conversation you often hear in New York City, people saying the noise and the crowds are driving them crazy and that they need to move away. …

Gardening