Poetry

The Astro Poets share their ultimate astrological love guide

Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov blend poetry, pop culture and astrology for their latest project, ‘The Signs In Love’<p>Dorothea Lasky and Alex Dimitrov are the Astro Poets: “actual living poets” that provide the world with daily bursts of profound, astrological advice through their Twitter account. …

Flannery O'Connor

Poem hails 'Melania the fair,' 'the handsome Trump clan'

5:24 p.m. ET<p>Esteban Santiago, the man charged in the Jan. 6 shooting at Florida's Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, claims he was …

Donald Trump

Second Acts: A Second Look at Second Books of Poetry: Robert Pinsky and Tess Taylor

EVERY GENERATION probably feels a certain climactic fin de siècle sense of doom at the turn of the year — a mesh of culpability, worry, and …

Possible Consequences of Writing Poetry

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Cool Stuff

Seamus Heaney's "Storm on the Island"

Poetry became my passion, after I fell in love with Walter de la Mare's "Silver" in Mrs. Edna Pickett's sophomore English class, circa 1962.<p>Joined: …

Seamus Heaney

Fake Inaugural Poem Is A Puzzling Ode To Trump’s ‘Purpose And Strength’

Fake news, fake folders, and now, a fake inaugural poem.<p>Donald Trump is having a tough time securing performers for his inauguration.<p>Earlier this week, the Bruce Springsteen cover band slated to play an inauguration gala nixed its plans; before that, Broadway singer Jennifer Holliday withdrew her …

Art

Kerrie L. Hughes on Gathering Shadowed Souls with Jim Butcher

<i>Shadowed Souls</i> was a labor of love for me.<p>I started the anthology in 2012 as an urban fantasy project using writers I knew and loved. Why? Because …

Edna St. Vincent Millay's "I will put Chaos into fourteen lines"

Poetry became my passion, after I fell in love with Walter de la Mare's "Silver" in Mrs. Edna Pickett's sophomore English class, circa 1962.<p>Joined: …

Translation Tuesday: Two poems by Shubham Shree

Indian poet Shubham Shree – who recently caused controversy with her bold use of slang and English words, considered a desecration of the tradition of Hindi poetry – presents two poems, about femininity and young love<p>By Shubham Shree and Daisy Rockwell for Translation Tuesdays by Asymptote, part of …

When politics gets out of hand, turn to this poem

People protest against U.S. President-elect Donald Trump as electors gather to cast their votes for U.S. president at the Pennsylvania State Capitol …

What is Burns Night and what can you do to celebrate the anniversary of the Scottish bard?

Most of us have probably celebrated it at some point by having a ‘wee dram’ of whisky or tentatively tucking into some Haggis.<p>But the origins behind …

Robert Burns

There’s a New “Inaugural Poem” As Bloated and Empty as the President Its Written For

The internet has discovered an (uncomissioned, it should be noticed) “inaugural poem” that is truly worthy of our future President. Bad rhymes, …

Poetry in Many Languages: Ganbaro! | Poets and Writers

<i>Robin Lampman is a published poet and an educator with thirty-five years of experience teaching in universities, high schools, and elementary</i> …

Education

Williams, C.K.: On Whitman (eBook and Paperback).

In this book, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet C. K. Williams sets aside the mass of biography and literary criticism that has accumulated around Walt …

Literature

Change The Way You See Yourself, To Beat Creative Block

The best thing when you're feeling creatively blocked, in my experience, is anything. Leave your immediate surroundings and make yourself act on an idea immediately. Don't hold yourself to a high standard of idea at this point; 'going for a walk' or 'buying a sandwich' count as ideas, but there are …

Creativity

Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks In Form: An Interview with Peter Kahn

In writing about the formal innovations of Terrance Hayes here on The Kenyon Review blog, I noted the soon-forthcoming The Golden Shovel Anthology: …

Anthologies

A Butterfly Poem in NZSL

https://youtu.be/RXUfO66PA6w<p>A poem which I signed in NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language)<p>The Gracefulness of a butterfly<p>How gentle,<p>and fragile they …

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T. S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

Poetry became my passion, after I fell in love with Walter de la Mare's "Silver" in Mrs. Edna Pickett's sophomore English class, circa 1962.<p>Joined: …

T.S. Eliot

Poetry Daily

Fiddler Crabs<p>They look too busy to retire.<br>Or else some government has cut their pensions<br>and they have no option but to remain industrious,<br>whatever it …

Touts 'struggling to sell Trump inauguration tickets'

Ticket scalpers are reportedly struggling to sell on spaces for Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony due to a lack of demand.<p>The 20 January event has …

Donald Trump

Kathleen Rooney & The Art of the Stroll

The author of ‘Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk’ discusses New York in the 80’s, a proto-feminist in advertising and the joys of flânerie.<p>Kathleen …

New Year's Eve

A Poet’s Tale from Obama’s First Inaugural

This is a story about eight years ago this week. President-elect Barack Obama had asked me to compose and recite a poem for his first Inauguration. It was the fourth time in history that a poet would speak at a Presidential inaugural. I wrote the poem and travelled by train with my family from …

2016 TS Eliot prize won by Jacob Polley's 'firecracker of a book'

Jackself, described by chair of judges Ruth Padel as ‘incredibly inventive and very moving’, takes prestigious £20,000 honour<p>Jacob Polley has won the 2016 TS Eliot prize with Jackself, a collection described by the judges as “a firework of a book”.<p>The loosely autobiographical poems use the “Jack” …

Literature

Exploring the life of Rumi, America's most-read poet

Human warmth and starry spiritual breadth resonate in the work of the Sunni Muslim mystic<p>The most widely read poet in the United States isn’t Walt …

Five Poems, by Jess Williard

Everyone you don’t know knows everyone you don’t know<p>Jess Williard’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in <i>The Hampden-Sydney Poetry</i> …

Dreaming of Uncommon Languages: An Interview with Poet Jordi Alonso and Illustrator Phoebe Carter

By Lauren Kessler I met Jordi Alonso at a writers’ conference in New York in the summer of 2013. At the time, he was working on a series of erotic …

Language

Capturing the Memory of a Fading Homeland Through Poetry

NPR’s Alice Fordham travels to Cambridge to meet Nineb Lamassu, a researcher who is studying the traditional epic poetry of the Assyrian empire, …

Middle East

Non-Fiction by Non-Men: Eula Biss

<i>Eula Biss</i><i> is the author of</i> On Immunity: An Inoculation, <i>which was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2014 by the</i> New York Times Book Review<i>, and</i> Notes …

Creative Writing

Expanding Horizons: Poetry Prompt

The idiom, “Expanding Horizons” means to gain experiences, and to learn about different cultures and ways of living. Have you mentioned in …

Poem of the week: The Attraction by John Riley

From the last years of the 60s, this is a startlingly even-handed depiction of personal and social promise – and its inevitable dangers<p>The attraction of well-washed hands and young words.<br>Hands eyes emotions in confined spaces.<br>The hill seems clean, the houses on top of it we ignore.<p>Smoke in the …

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