Poetry

'Snobbery and hypocrisy when some people in the 26 counties talk about 'The North''

SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT HAPPENED last week in Ireland, and I don’t just mean the resolution on the Irish border issue. Some healing took place if you …

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Poetry on Stage: Aziza Barnes BLKS

F**ked up sh*t happens. After an unsavory wake-up call, Octavia decides to put off her troubles and have one last turn up with her friends. In poet …

This Palestinian poem on Jerusalem is finding new life

Fady Joudah memorized poems as a child, reciting stanzas in exchange for coins from his father and uncle. The poems, he would come to recognize, were …

Israel

Jad Abumrad Reads an Ode to the Glory of Tiny Creatures and Celebrates His Mother’s Scientific Persistence

In praise of the invisible heroisms and unglamorous triumphs of nature and the human spirit.<p><i>The Universe in Verse</i> was a highlight of my year — a beautiful evening celebrating the improbable yet wondrous intersection of science and poetry, raising funds for the defense of science and the arts from …

American Philosophy

Poem of the Week: ‘Ruskin’s View, Kirby Lonsdale’

London Bridge

Adrian Matejka named Indiana Poet Laureate

Adrian Matejka just might be the first Indiana poet laureate who can give you in-depth instruction in rap poetics — it’s a subject he teaches at I.U. …

Indianapolis

What to do, see, eat and drink in Belfast

<b>BUSY, friendly, welcoming and vibrant, Belfast is a city bustling with tourists and locals enjoying everything is has to offer, from its historic</b> …

Ireland

For better or verse

Sonnet Mondal remembers burning that quintessential midnight oil before most of his exams. But it wasn’t because he was studying hard.<p>“I wrote 16 …

Sweden

Village Voice: Reading Elizabeth Bishop's Poem 'The Fish' And The Shrinking Of Bears Ears National Monument

Earlier this month, in the largest reversal of national monument protections in modern history, President Donald Trump announced he would reduce the …

Conservation

Paris Review - Et Nox Facta Est

Victor Hugo<p>Issue 167, Fall 2003<p>There the sun was, dying in the abyss,<br>in a haze of shadow, no sign of resurgence,<br>cooled, and cooling, slowly, dismally<br>toward zero, disk of lesser dark<br>just visible in darkness, a further<br>diminishment in the awful silence,<br>ulcers of fire under its leprous<br>skin. Through …

20 Iconic Books You Probably Own That Are Now Worth A LOT Of Money!

<b>If you're a bookworm, you'll certainly have tons of books in your collection, right? If yes, turns out, there's also an unexpected fortune waiting</b> …

Literature

John Ashbery’s 1969 Review of Elizabeth Bishop’s Complete Poems

<i>I stared and stared</i><p><i>and victory filled up</i><p><i>the little rented boat,</i><p>Article continues after advertisement<p><i>from the pool of bilge</i><p><i>where oil had spread a</i> …

Poetry Daily

When One Has Lived a Long Time Alone<p>1<br>When one has lived a long time alone,<br>one refrains from swatting the fly<br>and lets him go, and one is slow to …

Drums

The Warmth of the Messy Page by Rachel Richardson

Congratulations! You’ve written a poem! Now what?<p>If you’re anything like me, after all the effort to get the words onto the page (or screen), you’re …

Edgar Allan Poe

The Bombs, the Church, the City, the State

What was Alabama back then? And what is Alabama right now?<p>BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA—There are certain iconic places from our history on which we can all pretty much agree—Bunker Hill, Fort McHenry, the Motown studios in Detroit and the Stax studios in Memphis. There are some iconic places from our …

Democrats

Adding Up a Prolific Poet’s Charming Weather Reports

“That’s not writing, that’s typing,” Truman Capote said about Jack Kerouac, who wrote “On the Road” on a 120-foot scroll of paper and rarely revised.<p>The poet A. R. (Archie) Ammons (1926-2001) also wrote a book on a scroll. His “Tape for the Turn of the Year” (1965) was composed on a skinny roll of …

Books

Helena Bonham Carter on the power of poetry: It’s the time for badass rebel women like us

ES Lifestyle Newsletter<p>Helena Bonham Carter and Allie Esiri have been best friends since they were schoolgirls.<p>We’ve met at Soho House to talk about …

Read Early Sonnets By Walter Benjamin, for the First Time in English

That Walter Benjamin wrote an extensive series of sonnets to mourn the death of Christoph Friedrich Heinle, a promising poet who took his own life at …

Literature

POETRY Winter PARTY

Join us for <i>Poetry</i> magazine’s seasonal party! Celebrate recent issues of <i>Poetry</i> with contributors, editors, and the poetry curious. Festivities include …

Exhibit 1

About this Poem<p>“‘Exhibit 1’ belongs to a collection of poems I’m writing about geological time. It is the first of a series of numbered ‘exhibits’ of …

Books

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet’s Voice

In July, 1947, while at summer camp in Oak Bluffs, on Martha’s Vineyard, a fourteen-year-old Sylvia Plath wrote a letter to her mother, Aurelia Schober Plath. “I am very busy, but not too much to write regularly to you,” she writes. “Last night I had three big helpings of potatoes (mashed) and …

Culture

Paris Review - Lying in a Hammock at a Friend’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota

James Wright<p>Issue 26, Summer-Fall 1961<p>Over my head, I see the bronze butterfly,<br>Asleep on the black trunk,<br>Blowing like a leaf in green shadow.<br>Down the ravine behind Duffy’s empty house,<br>The cowbells follow one another<br>Into the distances of the afternoon.<br>To my right,<br>In a field of sunlight between two …

Poet Robert Frost's original Christmas cards on display

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. (AP) — A series of Christmas cards and booklets that feature Robert Frost poems are on display at Vermont's Middlebury College for …

Christmas

'You've got to bring some kind of light to bear': Canada's poet laureate stops in Yellowknife

George Elliott Clarke sees his role as parliamentary poet laureate as a 'vox populi, a voice of the people'<p>George Elliott Clarke may be in the final …

Northern Canada

Why Sairat filmmaker Nagraj Manjule's poetry may prove to be his more powerful legacy

<i>Editor's note: Under the norms of the caste system, Dalits were denied the pen. Before the advent of Dalit literature in India, much of Dalit history</i> …

Literature

Spectator competition winners: poems inspired by the Shipping Forecast

The call for poems inspired by the Shipping Forecast drew an entry that was funny, poignant and varied, in both content — cricket, adultery, the choppy waters of Brexit — and form (haiku, sonnet, villanelle…).<p>Life-saver, lullaby, poetic reminder of our maritime heritage, the Shipping Forecast …

Sailing

Lorde of the Flies: Why College Students Reject Reason

Meet the poet who championed subjectivity and what is now called ‘intersectionality.’<p>The experience of being an outsider is central to the poetry of Audre Lorde. So it’s curious that Lorde, who died in 1992, has posthumously become the ultimate insider on American campuses, providing an ideological …

Education

Paris Review - Rondeau for the Yule

Diane di Prima<p>Issue 39, Fall 1966<p>I got away with it all summer will<br>I get away with it all fall<br>& more importantly winter.<br>Infinitesimal yearnings, the romantic<br>or western concept of love<br>(note Traheme’s)<br>familiar concept.<p>It fills<br>the cup in me with thoms<br>I am cruel to the children.<br>That is.<br>You stride up …

South Africa's Long Walk Must Continue

analysis<p>If we ever needed a more graphic example of what the ANC has become, we need to look no further than the video footage of armed men allegedly …

Nelson Mandela

The Saturday Poem: Plantar fasciitis

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