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Barbara Jane Reyes on "An Apology"

...knew personally, was fraught with questions about right. What is right. Do I ...

The Pale of Vermont

...schools. I had a romantic feeling about moving to rural New England....

Jenny Sadre-Orafai on "Queen of Cups"

...was a description of Elizabeth hearing about her father's death while she ...

Christine Kitano on "Gaman"

...book. And yet, I understand enough about Japanese American culture to sense there ...

Brittany Perham on "DP.f.30"

...I am going to tell you about this poem, and ...now I can see some things about the Double Portraits that I couldn'...

Danez Smith on "poem where I be & you just might"

...but grand seasons. I was thinking about the many loves that were never ...

Chen Chen on "The Cuckoo Cry"

...I like making people laugh. Writing about this poem, though, made me see ...realizing I had all these poems about a confrontation between mother and teenage ...

Kaveh Akbar on "Heritage"

...When I first read about Reyhaneh Jabbari, her story completely broke ...

Erica Wright on "Lola and the Apocalypse"

...pleas. My friends and I quipped about not paying our student loans....

Douglas Crase on "True Solar Holiday"

...The trouble with talking about a poem is that what you ...

Angela Veronica Wong on “Elsa, Stick Your Finger In The Pie”

...Most immediately, elsa is about a fictional 18th-century courtesan within ...

Why Poetry: An interview with Matthew Zapruder

...a firmly held and incorrect idea about poetic language: that whatever is on ...

Carolina Ebeid on "Punctum / Sawing a Woman in Half"

...nbsp;You Ask Me to Talk About the Interior. That muteness is not ...

Allison Titus on "Oh Little Fox"

...architecture: by which I was thinking about the stations human and non-human ...

TEN NEW-GENERATION AFRICAN POETS

...We invited about thirty-five poets to submit manuscripts ...

An Interview with Dara Wier

...editor, to ask a few questions about the special issue of the magazine ...

Anaïs Duplan on "The Room Is Not Cold & It Is Not Dark"

...I've been embarrassed about this poem for a long time. ...

Eloisa Amezcua on The Shallow Ends

...taken on too much. I thought about what I could do with the ...

Dana Levin on "Fortune Cookie"

...I'm about to devote a host of words ...

Tommy Pico on an excerpt from "IRL"

...get sleepy) and thinking a lot about my competing desires to go to ...

Chloe Garcia Roberts on Li Shangyin

...loss, but more concretely they are about the disillusionment of being a ...

Anselm Berrigan on "...official sustainable wobble provider..."

...This one's about fourteen poems from the back. I ...

Dream Delivery Service: An Interview with Mathias Svalina

...nbsp;Dream Delivery Service. I take about forty subscribers a month then write &...

Megan Levad on "Auto Tune"

...Dark Ages, a collection of poems about how we talk ...

EIGHT NEW-GENERATION AFRICAN POETS

...try to offer some definitive statement about what African poetry is, but this ...

Kenji C. Liu on “So that you are always sir, dear sir”

...United States usually know very little about what's happening in other countries, ...

Patrick Rosal on "Ars Poetica: After a Dog"

...a Dog" is a parable about sound. I imagine there are many ...

Abdul Ali on "Holy"

...on words. I wanted to riff about words and how they haunt us ...many audiences would rather not hear about, such as racialized violence?...

Derrick Austin on “Blaxploitation”

...night: two black gay men talking about fraught and humiliating sexual encounters they'...

Monica McClure on an excerpt from "Tender Data"

...started thinking of what to write about this poem, attempting to formulate cogent ...

Morgan Parker on "Apology with Pearls On"

...poems never aspire to. I write about disappointing one night stands, peeing on ...

Shane McCrae on "Community"

...I can think of to write about writing, my writing, is to write <...

Communication

...Communication I am talking to you about poetry and you say when do ...

Confusion

...her— and not the other way about: When confusion reigns I too, my ...

Primitive

...I have heard about the civilized, the marriages run on ...

The Love Poems of Marichiko (excerpt)

...You ask me what I thought about Before we were lovers. The answer ...didn't have anything to think about. * * * "The Love Poems of Marichiko&...

The Sloth

...something in his Ear, He thinks about it for a Year; And, then, ...

The Sloth

...something in his Ear, He thinks about it for a Year; And, then, ...

Belted Kingfisher

...was that racket in the orchestra about?"— hauling down the Firebird, harum-...

Tree Swallow

...coming in to worry too much about what it looks like. I have ...

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Double-crested Cormorant

...December. Give up what you guessed about a whirring heart, the little beaks ...

In The News

...article from the New York Times about the state of the Poetry in ...Praise for New York City Article about "The Words of My City,&...daily in 14 American cities Article about the Poetry in Motion® program's ...Auden Gets in the Subway Article about the selection of poems for Poetry ...gives a lift to commuters Article about the positive reception to Poetry in ...poem proves to be winner Feature about joint PSA-Times Square Alliance contest ...The Book Bench: Extravagant City Report about Bright Lights Big Verse, paying tribute ...

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Rusty Morrison

...mirrors splay We must stop arguing about the planning of rocks to fill ...

Visiting Poets Program at Harlem Academy

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Alice Jones

...hadn't filled up, our sorrow about how many euros per bottle at ...

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Alan Michael Parker

...to say: fear. So many poems about the next life. To make the ...

Lynn Knight

...lungs. * The child forgets almost everything about this. She is told stories bearing ...

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Wayne Miller

...the monuments into disrepair,—we knew about the body and the soul that ...

Brian Henry

...and the moon does not care about the bodies there in that field ...

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...the photographs. Followed by a discussion about their process, moderated by Catherine Talese. ...

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Laura Ruffino

...your legs underwater—how I dream about you naked in the hallway asking ...

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...00pm Long Island City, NY Poems About Sculpture  Join us at The ...Noguchi Museum to celebrate Poems About Sculpture (Knopf, 2016) with sculptor Murray ...

Paul Hendricks

...nbsp; of the City Paper, whispering about those more than two hundred killed &...

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Zachary Hertz

...relatives cackle over suicides And talk about that awful Aeneas, I am awful, ...

Kevin Prufer

...eye of glass and not think about it overturned in a field, the ...

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...m Trying to Write a Poem About a Virgin and It's Awful&...

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...WNYC's Mary Harris, to talk about 25 years of Poetry in Motion.&...

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Alice Jones and Jeffrey Franklin

...sometime when we're vis à vis about the ease of memorizing dynasties, how ...

Julie Sheehan

...you truly. Truly I do. Everything about me hates everything ...

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...Space Museum, joins Smith to talk about astronomy from a 19th century perspective. ...

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...public. Visit the website for information about the 2013 festival: www.chapbookfestival....

Poetry Contests: Single Poems

Brenda Coultas

...birdhouse is empty say something beautiful about it....

Jennifer Michael Hecht

...that they have forgotten to worry about tomorrow. Somewhere, people have entirely forgotten <...

Maxine Kumin

...page. Pause between poems. Say something about the next one. Otherwise the audience ...

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...full-page New York Times story about his upcoming departure from the Garden ...

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Sean Singer

...and think there's a myth about what unfolds from the pupa: Southern ...

The Envelope Project: How It Works

...other. Ask each group to talk about the experience—how did the original ...surprised them? And they can talk about what ideas they had 2008 Winners

...uncle's ashes to a poem about love, heartache, movie theaters and Ella ...

Lyn Hejinian

...giving birth to a stone egg, about as big as a football. In ...morning this morning. I say it about the psyche because it is not ...

Matthew Zapruder

...me saying, the most touching thing about him is he's so human. ...

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Poetry For Children

Ralph J. Mills

...each stone bridge. We speak too about your beloved Max Jacob, who saw ...

Teacher's Resource: Sample Poems

...into my bed. The funniest thing about him is the way he likes ...

You travel a path on paper

...in a city you only thought about before. It's a Sunday marketplace.&...

1999 Frost Medalist Barbara Guest

...honor to say a few words about a poet whom I admire enormously ...idea belonged to Picasso, who says about subject matter: "You have to ...

2003 Frost Medalist Lawrence Ferlinghetti

...what the late November's saying about the disturbance of the spring. Poems ...is walking on water and always about to sink. It gives voice to ...

2006 Frost Medalist Maxine Kumin

...insisted that writers in America have about as much impact as a pancake ...how to write tellingly and intimately about modern-day acts of depravity so ...page. Pause between poems. Say something about the next one. Otherwise the audience ...

2012 Frost Medalist Marilyn Nelson

...poets equally deserving. Then I thought about how my mother would say this ...over dinner that no one cares about what we write; that if we ...year old reader will still care about formal poetry.  I hope that ...

2016 Frost Medalist Grace Schulman

...consulting Frost, I still had questions about this "lifetime achievement" dilemma: ...of common objects and their lines about dawning. For Frost's adherence to &...time there was a burgeoning excitement about poetry in translation, as well there ...Neruda, Milosz, and Gorbanyevskaya were still about. New translations were featured by the ...

A (indef. article)

...no idea what you're talking about. * A hypothesizes and speculates, enjoys abstractions, ...because it's racked with uncertainty about its place in the world. Like ...s ceaseless explorations. But he worries about the spider, too, fearing that with ...

A.E. Watkins on “Allerton in Winter IV”

...remembering asking my mother – I was about twenty-six at the time – when ...

A. James Arnold and Clayton Eshleman on the original 1939 translation of Notebook of a Return to the Native Land by Aimé Césaire

...single-word and we-will-forget-about-Queen-Blanche-of-Castille,* a word-...

Aaron McCollough

...entails conglomerating a number of truisms about what America means. This would be ...Southeastern United States where clichés about bigotry (racial, religious, sexual) are often ...in private schools where clichés about American ambition and ruthlessness are often ...human experience. Again, the clichés about the tensions or traumas that have ...I would say the same thing about American painting or film. So, yes, ...think there is anything formally distinctive about American poetry. It is organic, and ...an inductive leap to anything American about those idiosyncrasies [e.g., "these ...re stuck with approximate, received notions about what is American from which we ...from a host of clichés about American omnivorousness. It's a privilege ...are the Elgin Marbles English? What about Keats' poem about

Aaron Shurin

...may be the most American thing about me....

Aaron Smith on "After All These Years You Know They Were Wrong about the Sadness of Men Who Love Men"

...You Know They Were Wrong about the Sadness of Men Who Love ...Years You Know They Were Wrong about the Sadness of Men Who Love ...Years You Know They Were Wrong about the Sadness of Men Who Love ...celebrate his birthday. I was anxious about spending the weekend as an outsider ...what gay people like to perpetuate about the notion of community, we don'...Since the poem is so much about the speaker listening, it's appropriate ...I realized then the poem was about arriving at something (both in the ...

Abdul Ali on "Holy"

...on words. I wanted to riff about words and how they haunt us ...many audiences would rather not hear about, such as racialized violence? I let ...

A CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL POETRY: ELIZA GRISWOLD, I AM THE BEGGAR OF THE WORLD

...by a conversation with the translator about the significance of landays in contemporary ...

A CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL POETRY: Tomasz Różycki and Matthew Rohrer, with Mira Rosenthal

...s poetry, followed by a conversation about their role as young voices in ...

A Conversation: Jean Valentine & Eve Grubin

...writing a poem do you think about someone you are writing to? Jean ...Valentine: I just think about the poem. Sometimes in the past ...it has helped me to think about writing a letter to a close ...done that for years. I think about how the poem is communicating later ...it. I might have been writing about a certain relationship, for instance, and ...quot; EG: Are you writing poems about the World Trade Center? JV: I ...written a couple. I am actually about to take part in a reading ...readings and people wanted to write about it. I could be missing something, ...piece sent to me this summer about my work being more political than ...began to feel certainly very concerned about Vietnam, very anti-war, but I ...couldn't write about it with any directness. So then ...I kind of calmed down about it, and I thought, "Well, ...been able to write more obliquely about the things I care about, it matters how they write." ...now has to try to talk about the unseen." This is true ...God. Dreams and the unseen are about the mysterious rather than the daylight ...daylight world you couldn't write about the unseen world. JV: If you ...are writing about anything you have to start with ...we can speak to each other about or through. EG: Your work doesn'...is just what you are talking about: to get past the secrets, to ...happen when women tell the truth about their lives? The world will split ...you read Pat Barker's novels about the poets who refused to serve ...heart of what we are talking about. And she presents a good therapist. ...beginning. But I didn't know about many women who were writing poetry. ...I was very late finding out about Muriel Rukeyser. Jane and Adrienne were ...Sappho had a daughter; she wrote about her. But it was hard to ...

A Conversation: Marie Ponsot & L. B. Thompson

...Thompson: What's the best thing about turning eighty? Marie Ponsot: Oh practically ...and they're satisfying. That's about it. I'm very interested in ...could chat quite cheerfully with myself about the idea that I was doing ...I would never have to worry about money. At forty-five I worried <...At eighty I don't think about it any more at all. ... When ...publishing at all or even thinking about publishing because I couldn't, it ...fed your poetry? MP: I wonder about that sometimes... I did twelve years ...the biggest effect that knowing anything about a foreign language has had on ...French Verse, there's a story about André Gide at Oxford, sitting next ...the thing that is most wonderful about French poetry is the way that ...History of Literature! Ha ha! How about that! I'm interested in lyric ...at Queens College affect your thinking about language? MP: In a hundred ways, ...Thompson: What's the best thing about turning eighty? Marie Ponsot: Oh practically ...and they're satisfying. That's about it. I'm very interested in ...could chat quite cheerfully with myself about the idea that I was doing ...I would never have to worry about money. At forty-five I worried <...At eighty I don't think about it any more at all. ... When ...publishing at all or even thinking about publishing because I couldn't, it ...fed your poetry? MP: I wonder about that sometimes... I did twelve years ...the biggest effect that knowing anything about a foreign language has had on ...French Verse, there's a story about André Gide at Oxford, sitting next ...the thing that is most wonderful about French poetry is the way that ...History of Literature! Ha ha! How about that! I'm interested in lyric ...at Queens College affect your thinking about language? MP: In a hundred ways, ...

A Conversation: Richard Howard & Priscilla Becker

...m working on a piece now about George Eliot and Cosima Wagner who ...at all. But one more thing about self-expression: I'm against self ...idea that we can only talk about Jorie Graham or Anne Carson is ...and I would like to talk about Charlotte Mew. Because there was a ...Mew was trendy. When you talk about being an actor or a director ...things to life and we forget about someone like Jed Harris, who was ...or recognition, identification, because I know about them, these other efforts. It sometimes ...like doing that. But I wonder about the acting part of it. Yes, ...say I have a certain reluctance about the voices taking over from the ...I enjoyed doing. One woman wrote about the "Irish Oscar Wilde," ...I tried to write this play about Cavafy. I still have the first ...and I like to address that. About sentences: I love sentences and although ...the thing one likes to talk about in prose, I think there are ...think we like or know anything about. Learning is uncomfortable, and there But ...and so arduously and so hostiley about it that, of course, it would ...of the things I've written about photography and painting and other arts ...memoir which will be in prose, about the first twenty-five years, which ...translations overwhelm me. The horrible thing about translations is of course that publishers ...since—maybe once or twice, something about Harold Brodkey. I won't review ...book before Talking Cures, the poems about Milton's daughters, "Family Values,&...quot; I was thinking about him and those girls and him ...realized that I was really talking about this whole body of energies that ...

A Conversation: Sherman Alexie & Diane Thiel

...Thiel: Can you say a bit about working in different genres in your ...is my crime. DT: And what about the fusion of poetry and story ...you tell me a bit more about crossing those barriers? Not many writers ...the genres, and I'm curious about your decision to collect thestories and ...together as you have. And also about your path towards the novels and ...first non-fiction, a big book about four generations of Indian men in ...DT: Could you speak a bit about converting literature for the screen? What ...feel as if you are writing about past selves, past injuries? Can you ...is a sestina says a lot about my varied ambitions. My earliest interest ...That's exactly how I feel about using form—that it has the ...the subconscious. I've actually thought about Roethke's poem when reading your ...music is a form of denial about the terror contained in the poem, ...s poem, I think, is all about the unpredictability of the alcoholic father. ...want them to feel as strongly about the work as I do. I ...your poetry. How do you feel about humor in poetry, in general? SA: ...example because it's not directly about a dream, and yet it feels ...

A Conversation: Shirley Kaufman & Eve Grubin

...of 2002 we began a conversation about her move to Israel over thirty ...this spring (2004) where she spoke about topics ranging from translation to politics, ...prize, My Little Sister. It's about a child hidden in a convent ...translation critic. I have learned more about the richness of the Hebrew language ...PLEASE. I never feel comfortable talking about myself as a translator. It seems ...mothers. And not working. I heard about a poetry workshop, an evening class ...in their annual report! It was about the consequence of helplessness in a ...Objectivists whom I should speak more about. I used to feel, during that ...reading tour. When he found out about my Kovner translation, he permitted me ...from? SK: Too many to talk about! The Swedish poet, Tomas Tranströmer, ...being stripped bare. There's something about the light and the mountains looming ...life and her poems. EG: What about the feminist movement in Israel and ...writers are being published and talked about. I'm marveling at poets now ...Israelis. I'll always feel sad about it. I also used to visit ...and writer. I wrote a poem about that in Claims. "It's ...Some of our finest poets write about these concerns, out of a deeply ...urgent. We can't just write about our personal memories and heartbreaks, conflicts ...I published Claims, my first book about living in Israel, I was searching ...of Palestinians we meet or read about, of Israelis whose families are killed ...smoked his corncob pipe and talked about his memories and ...both, and learned much from them about living and creating, along with political ...also. EG: Can you tell us about Stanley Kunitz in Jerusalem?   &...Can you say some last thing about what poetry means to you? SK: ...

A Conversation with Amanda Johnston, BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Austin, TX curator & BlackPoetsSpeakOut Co-Organizer

...police in Austin in 2013, spoke about the need for support locally and ...

A Conversation with Jonterri Gadson, BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Bloomfield curator & BlackPoetsSpeakOut Co-Organizer

...staff, and guests from the community about what to do and how they ...feel about police brutality and other injustices that ...

A Conversation with Rachel Busnardo BlackPoetsSpeakOut: Boulder curator

...acknowledging race exists—which makes conversations about race hard to come by. BPSO: ...believe white writers shouldn't write about race. What I am saying is ...every time I see a poem about race created by a white poet ...poets or when I see books about race written by a white poet ...any art form then just writing about race isn't enough to help ...will I maybe attempt to write about race and join the movement. Right ...to get better at having conversations about racism both within my community and ...

Ada Limón

...What's American about American Poetry 2010? I suppose what'...s American about American Poetry is its continual swing ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...not the best person to talk about definitions. I like that there are ...want to observe things, and think about them, and then write about American poetry? I don't see ...idea if it talks to you about a few things you know. Like ...

Adam Robinson on Publishing Genius

...nbsp;Our Primary Focus, an eBook about small press culture as described in ...and started contacting small book publishers about how to do this. The process ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...read 8000 times. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...book-books? One thing I love about chapbooks is how much they inspire ...

Adrian Matejka

...door some day. Tommy Johnson, forget about air. Ignore the wind, shimmying with ...

Alan Gilbert’s “Dark Waters”

...bun hijinks, because it's all about the slow sizzle       &...sense of what it will be about. I don't use preexisting forms (...life, I do tend to think about a whole manuscript while I'm ...

Alex Bishop

...anything for Halloween; it's thinking about what underwear you're wearing before ...

Al Filreis on William Carlos Williams

...game itself, thus justifying a poem about baseball that only glancingly mentions what ...

Alice Notley on Philip Whalen

...York Times Large Type Cookbook. Reading about food was almost as good as ...

Ali Power on A Poem for Record Keepers

...plastic. I find the hardest part. About talking. Is the part about what we remember and how we ...remember. It's a story about a poet writing things down. You ...and terror. It's a story about suffering against this American landscape, against ...

Alison Pelegrin

...the storm poetry notebook. It was about halfway filled with drafts and notes. ...and I begin to get frantic about pine trees and family photos, my ...

Alissa Quart on "Palm Springs At the End of the Mind"

...was now gone. The poem is about this old guard, both those who ...Party. It is, by implication, also about the post- 9/11 new guard ...ill-conceived interventions. It's finally about the wish that collectivity would have ...

Allison Hedge Coke

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...it. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? Poetry in the United ...the American scene as well. How about Billie Holiday for that matter?   ...to catch up. If we think about it, we're already there. I ...

Allison Seay, selected by Joshua Poteat

...I sit stilland tell once more about the spines.   No book can ...stained. This is how I learned about love. She did not mind at ...asked before I went to Italy about the way landscape affects my work, ...I would have explained about my world-view being an interior ...

Allison Titus on "Oh Little Fox"

...architecture: by which I was thinking about the stations human and non-human ...colored Siberian afternoon. I was thinking about those foxes, brought so close to ...But hunting's tradition is not about the pursuit of trapped animals: it'...to get the lawmakers to care about the foxes. But they were always ...

Alli Warren

...to have a sense of humor about my desperation. And to sing-along.&...receptive ear to my constant whining about the album being out of print, ...some time on the island learning about these other old white guys. So ...

Alyson Pomerantz on New Delta Review

...Tell me about the creation of New Delta ...then questions humanity's misplaced focus about what is important.  Our poetry ...who just wrote a thoughtful piece about what a poem is, published in ...someone submitting work to NDR know about the site? One of the best ...And that's what it's about, isn't it, getting more eyeballs ...

Amanda Nadelberg, selected by Chris Martin

...she says, "I'm not about / to lecture you on anything," ...

Amy Gerstler

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...language poetry? One specifically American thing about past and present American poetry (for ...titles are particularly interesting to think about in terms of what makes American ...

Amy King

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...through pop culture, whether it be about a philosophical issue or as a ...

Ana Božičević

...was fixing to sing a poem about the multiverse so green, the stars ...J'ACCUSE/I REFUSE But enough about me. Let's talk about the movement with our words that ...soil," and CA Conrad reads about fags and guns. Diane di Prima ...war crime. This is where talking about you gets tricky. In 1993, you ...bemused soldiers. You never told anyone about it. You watched a whole Atlantis ...you were to write for people, about things, then you should be the ...

Ana Božičević

...I had written an epic poem about revenge starring Slaving deities. In the ...Lady Gaga Died." I wrote about my dead dog. I took Brodsky'...to terms with being and writing about being queer. For a long while ...

Anaïs Duplan on "The Room Is Not Cold & It Is Not Dark"

...No. She knows I am thinking about flowers. I can tell because she ...nbsp; I've been embarrassed about this poem for a long time. ...Hunger (Motivational State)," I write about an anxiety over losing my "...external and more sinister societal clues about how black folk and women ought ...to be 'felt-about.' In the poem, the girl-in-...to mention the speaker's fears about having no grounding in this world, ...which is caught in this metaphor about love as a loss and a ...

Andrea Baker

...small shelves of the poetry section, about half of the books are for ...

Andrei Codrescu

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...of my contemporaries any day. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...in America (Heaney, Walcott, Milosz)? what about them? the americans who lived in ...

Andrew Seguin

...accord, as love is as much about a person      as ...nbsp;   No one ever asks about figments of reality      ...

AN EVENING WITH VERA PAVLOVA

...interview Pavlova after the reading. Read about Vera Pavlova and her new book ...

Angela Veronica Wong on “Elsa, Stick Your Finger In The Pie”

...Pie" Most immediately, elsa is about a fictional 18th-century courtesan within ...responds to how we often think about the French Revolution and the Enlightenment ...the whole book—as is thinking about the knowledges produced and assumptions perpetuated....

Angelo Nikolopoulos on "Rear Stable: Auditions"

...than anything that might be said about it. Now that that's out ...way, what's there to say about Rear Stable: Auditions? Perhaps that I ...wanted to write a poem about things that thrill and baffle me: ...something else entirely when we write about it? We can't replicate experience ...doing when we write from memory, about experience? Document. Witness. These don't ...s naughty, I know, to talk about the ass, but why should the ...I wanted to write a poem about that mansion, high up there where ...

Ange Mlinko's "Bliss Street"

...It was the potato we were about then: The famous Cypriot, grown ...I sit, stuck in a thought about potatoes He stands there a minute ...Street" was written in and about Beirut, where I lived for about a place like Beirut. I'm ...

An Interview with Alex Dimitrov

...book. Christopher Soto: When I think about your work, I think about the self in relation to my ...least, for myself). Can you talk about your relationship to California and how ...the late 70s, Susan Sontag talks about the idea of dropping out and ...a terrible lie. There's something about the light in LA that puts ...The other day we were chatting about an upcoming reading that you have ...Rita Dove. Can you tell us about this and other upcoming events that ...been slowly working on it for…about a year and half. That's ...you tell us a bit more about that project and any future projects ...don't like going into detail about it because it was such a ...lives with me. Night Call was about finding intimacy on the page and ...completely avoiding being reviewed or talked about or judged. I just thought, I'...wanted to review it and write about it, really great places, but I ...no. We're back to thinking about freedom I guess. Maybe Night Call ...was about freedom. Christopher Soto: Any closing thoughts? ...

An Interview with architects Chris Parkinson and Tessa Kelly, of THE MASTHEADS

...look inward. Similarly, this project is about the environment that surrounds each studio, ...toward the banal. This project is about envisioning an alternative to that trend, ...and Architecture. How did you go about designing the studios so that they ...learned as much as we could about the structures these writers physically inhabited ...in the written work. And thinking about the writers who will be working ...you tell us a little more about this programming and its goals? The ...visitors realize that you can think about a familiar place in new ways. ...bring two people who could talk about the importance of place for writers, ...

An Interview with Dara Wier

...editor, to ask a few questions about the special issue of the magazine ...we'd probably rather not talk about it yet—it was that awful ...of those things. Politics is all about words. Even when the words in ...not a dream? What surprised you about putting together the issue? A specific ...I sense what the poet thinks about poetry, and I sense what the ...poet thinks about me. Likewise, when encountering politics—to ...sense what politics believes about politics (what is it for) and ...to sense what it believes about me—that is what I gather ...Ashbery's sentence makes me think about one difference between poetry and politics. ...help promote the politics they care about? Work for all the good groups ...that the Trump Administration is serious about radically reforming the federal budget," ...

An Interview with Farnoosh Fathi of YALDA

...House. Joshua Edwards recently interviewed Farnoosh about YALDA. If you'd like to ...nbsp;   *** Joshua Edwards: Tell us about the name YALDA. Farnoosh Fathi: The ...Joshua Edwards: Can you tell me about Yalda's mission? Farnoosh Fathi: It'...Eliot's novel, and she talks about the young Teresa of Avila making ...Rimbaud or Lautréamont, but what about those of the young women visionaries—...Can you tell me a little about the nature of the program itself? ...that if a student's writing about dark or complex themes; or if ...and binding their chapbooks; in thinking about "How do I want to ...do. Belkhyr, for example, speaks brilliantly about how she has co-evolved with ...but what I think is special about something that YALDA does is that ...might approach something and be inspired about it and learn from it. For ...sort of a notion people have about teens, and I find that untrue ...Can you tell me a bit about how the program developed? Farnoosh Fathi: ...and deserve. Joshua Edwards: We talked about the impact of these young authors ...a poet; can you say something about the impact their work can have ...

An Interview with Farrah Field and Jared White of Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop

...costumes. I've heard a lot about their enterprise--the press I direct ...real estate web sites and calling about FOR RENT signs looking for a ...This Saturday we brought as usual about ninety titles with us to Fort ...in the morning and set up about sixty of them on our tables. ...weekend we did a little thinking about books that would make special presents. (...end going home together. Has talking about contemporary poetry with people in such ...to hear comments like who cares about poetry or that kind of thing. ...poem and what do poets write about, but we've very rarely been ...those who stop are really curious about what it's all about not having looked at poetry in ...read. I usually have people talk about an author they like or a ...inventory so that we can talk about them and hopefully sell them. So ...I'd read something and talk about it with poets I know, or ...thoroughly and be able to talk about it in a way that makes ...with Adam Tobin of Unnameable Books about his great chapbook published by Mondo ...long-form.) In any case, thinking about communities, books, commodities, aura, advocacy: all ...at our table recently was joking about judging our books by their covers ...an editor, a book artist—cared about what was inside of it, and <...creative avenues of exploration for thinking about poetry visually and phenomenologically but also ...the other. Jared and I joked about Horace stopping by to recite a ...see what all the fuss was about. And of course, our Brooklyn Heights ...wonderful to meet them and talk about what they're reading and that ...of thing. We often tell people about readings happening around town or we ...

An Interview with Guy Pettit of Flying Object

...About five miles as the prompt, executive ...that some of what excites her about the place is that everyone involved ...for a moment! I enjoy thinking about aliens and spacecraft and now more ...over 100 years old: it's about the size of an orange: a ...number. Can you talk a bit about tradition and the contemporary community in ...possible? I think one important thing about tradition is that it can help ...yourself. Can you talk a little about how your work with Flying Object, ...to friends who get really excited about it. and I get really excited <...span> it, too. can actually talk about poetry with the poets in the ...

An Interview with Jamie Falkowski and Ethan Weinstock of The Newstand

...and project manager at The Newsstand, about The Newsstand's evolution and its ...something with that space. We laughed about it, but kept discussing it further. ...a larger audience. When we thought about using the space to offer independent ...who comes in and really knows about zines and the zine culture and ...the word hipster in a headline about us. It's also just the ...characterize something you don't know about. We knew that was going to ...get a lot of people talking about it, but of course it's ...

An Interview with Joni Wallace

...Restricted Area." There was talk about Acid Canyon, an area so contaminated ...made some early attempts to write about the Project; I didn't consider ...films. Those recordings got me thinking about the whole spectrum of record-making, ...Like a Strange Balloon, you talked about the suspension of time that occurs ...would you like readers to know about Oppenheimer—a name some younger poetry ...readers might not recognize? And what about his wife, Kitty Oppenheimer? Is she ...one). He's quoted as saying, about the making of the bomb, "...As with all ghosts, he goes about with his unfinished business: maybe an ...them? Can you talk a bit about "Grass, Detail"—one of ...

An Interview with K.T. Billey

...m interested in how you thought about spacing and lineation here, and how ...mine is so interesting—mine is about my mother, land, and 21st century ...bodies, hers is about her father in Chile, moving from ...visited Columbia I recall her speaking about physicality and the writing process. She ...

An Interview with Matt Nelson of Mellow Pages

...loaning library manifesto, you guys talk about having a "vibe," and ...share them either by just talking about books or actually by physically giving ...A lot of people who read about us have either published work for ...more attention. It made people excited about being members when the saw a ...one of the things I loved about the other space was that it ...between reading a book and knowing about a book, and so I will ...know about a lot of books, and I'...s actually good, but it's about camp and sounds like it would ...at non-profit stuff and thinking about calling a pro-bono lawyer that ...knows more than we do. Like, about the shelving system—if you asked ...Which would be another cool thing about becoming a not-for-profit with ...

An interview with Rachel Zucker on her Commonplace Podcast

...Tell me about the creation of Commonplace? When and ...lavender. My intention was to think about the question "which way should ...my friend, the poet David Trinidad, about his most recent book for Washington ...still wanted to talk with him about, and I wished that the interview ...if you could talk a little about the difference between an interview and ...attentive way. What have you learned about making a podcast from your first ...a podcast. I care a lot about the sound quality a lot!  ...lessons I'm learning not just about how to make a good podcast ...but about everything in life. The most important ...Every episode teaches me something new about myself (what kind of personality types ...and of course many new things about the person with whom I'm ...but I'm a bit superstitious about sharing the names with you in ...

An Interview with Tim Johnson of the Marfa Book Company

...a secret, but I was curious about some of the behind-the-scenes ...Can you talk a little bit about your vision for the bookstore and ...way that Caitlin and I think about the Marfa Book Company. There's ...because that's what interests me about what we do on a daily ...here. Overall, I think we receive about 10,000 visitors annually, which is ...Can you talk a little bit about the programming, shows, and exhibitions you ...that there's this general curiosity about what's going on out here, ...Can you talk a little bit about the gallery space, and that show ...trying to elude my own presumptions about what a poem is or does, ...can you talk a little bit about what you've got in stock? ...horizon that you're really excited about, either at the store or in ...with Cass McCombs and Laura Gibson about shows in January and February, respectively. ...ve been talking with Shabazz Palaces about a show for some time, which ...words. And, we're extremely excited about an exhibition that we're presenting ...

An Interview with Timothy Liu and Hansa Bergwall

...you please say a few words about your meeting, and how you came ...a space for us to speak about the fears, yearnings, monsters and visions ...what we shared. I am curious about the chapbook's title, for its ...Could you say a few words about its development? HB: "Hudson" ...Could you say a few words about this opening text, and why it ...these collaborations. We talked a lot about these themes and these authors between ...

An Interview with Todd Colby

...nbsp;I'd like to talk about your heroes, or the poets who ...Fred Sasaki: When we talk about destruction can we count you out ...Todd Colby: It's all about destruction. Not just my art, but ...All of my creative endeavors are about play and joy and often ...quot; Fred Sasaki: Tell me about your first mischief experience. Todd Colby:&...sentimental and performative, maybe exhibitionistic, about postcards. I think they're usually&...of the sticker messages you leave about town, too. How do you&...nbsp;I share the same feeling about blind faith and sending a ...x 3.5". They provide about the same amount of space ...reply period is astonishing to think about. I think about

Anna Moschovakis

...and poetics in your work; what about the reader or listener who doesn'...

Anne Boyer on "Science Fiction”

...poet?" Gone are the parts about the mindfuck of internalized political violence, ...too." I deleted the parts about being a corpse in the streets ...sheets. There was once a lot about Linda Zerilli's Feminism and the ...deceptive. It's a formal fiction about political science, also trying to exist ...

Anne Shaw on "Shatter and Thrust as a Series of Silver Gelatin Prints"

...she wakes   (Don't tellus about the heart you beg  Tell ...us about the flesh  Because everyone ...quot; One of the interesting things about the poem--to me, anyway--is ...otherwise overwhelming emotions. At any rate, about this time, I stumbled onto the ...

Anne Stevenson

...approved social attitudes? I am pessimistic about the future of poetry, not only ...

Ann Lauterbach

...What's American About American Form? "Lists," the ...the question, "What's American About American Form?" keeps wanting to ...said. The students are darkly cynical about American hegemony. I asked him how ...sure. I suggested it might be about variation within extension, in which the ...Modernist idea the fragment was really about the lament for the lost whole ...innovation. This little notion I have about the fragment as a structural idea—...it's really exactly about the possibility that in any given ...

Announcing the 2011 Frost Medalist, Charles Simic

...serves as Professor Emeritus.  * * *  About the Award and The Poetry Society ...

Announcing the 2013 Frost Medalist, Robert Bly

...international bestseller Iron John: A Book About Men and his ongoing leadership in ...

Announcing the 2015 Shelley Memorial Award, D. A. Powell

...old as time. Even while writing about the California landscape of his childhood, ...

Ansel Elkins on "The Girl with Antlers"

...t know what else to say about them. Yes, there is strangeness and ...

Anselm Berrigan on "...official sustainable wobble provider..."

...Come in Alone This one's about fourteen poems from the back. I ...

Anselm Hollo

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...interior scenery, poetic and otherwise. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Anthony Hecht

...When my youngest son was about five, he fell giddily in love ...

Anthony Madrid, selected by Timothy Donnelly

...it can possibly teach me something about what and when and why I ...the Fifth Decad of THE CANTOS about to begin, I must find a ...you are—or as shallow. Write about bees. Think hard ...

Anthony McCann

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...is like asking what's green about grass. Or maybe it's like ...asking what's green about green paint. Or maybe it's ...like asking what's wood about trees.  But my short answer ...very hard to do. To talk about poetry exclusively in those terms (of ...poem. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? It seems to me ...

Anthony McCann on "Mouth Guitar"

...seem to me to be, directly about any of these events, it is ...ve found myself thinking and writing about Dorner again. He seems to have ...it has led me to think about men, my fellow American men, gym crafted masculinities, and about the male persons and bodies crafted ...the police. I've been thinking about bodies made to be the bodies ...In the manifesto he tells us about how he had believed in America ...like this can make you wonder about writing—what is it really?  ...taught and written quite a bit about the relation between the the imaginary ...a searing poem by Eileen Myles about language and death and the place ...

A Painter Among Poets: Trevor Winkfield

...in social terms). What I liked about John, and all the other New ...

Aracelis Girmay

...the world. I have been thinking about how this is a perpetual lesson ...amp; life. I have been thinking about this in the context of nation &...New Orleans? I have been thinking about this in relation to the body ...of writing poems always teaches me about the world, myself, relationships between things. ...

Arda Collins

...of this now, I am unsure about whether this happened, even though I ...the components of reality.  Language about these and all things comes from ...quot;wild dust" then ask about the car park, something he says ...

A report from the Poem Forest

...and Heraclitus' "People have talked about the world without paying ...

Ari Banias

...told you to write a poem about pockets but now I want to ...this isn't what's important about pockets pockets are dreams of negative ...there's something sweet and forlorn about a pocket with a hole in ...

Arielle Greenberg

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...

Arif Gamal, selected by Idra Novey

...poems in this debut explains, or about eighteen thousand years.  That ancient ...most elegant, understated tone. His lines about complex emotion are equally spare and ...mother fine and each asked all about each one although they didn't ...million of them with the oldest about fourteen years old arriving in Khartoum ...softly 'rash-ash' every dawn for about half an hour   On "...

Arthur Vogelsang

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...the carrots in a stew. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

As(we like it)

...s email, as I ask her about as.  "As" does ...first century, I tried to write about this as enchantment with library dust. ...

A toasty room on a wintry-cold February evening…

...Piece and a one-woman show about her life as a poet, The ...

A Tribute to C.D. Wright

...favorite poem and a few words about C.D. Wright. With musical performances ...

Barbara Jane Reyes on "An Apology"

...knew personally, was fraught with questions about right. What is right. Do I ...no one in our community knew about Norife Herrera Jones, who was a ...

Ben Doller

...of such struggle. Are we speaking about "The Man," or the ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...question. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? Certainly. All American poetry ...else. Certainly there's plenty fascinating about the ways it has been perfected ...

Ben Fama on "Conscripts of Modernity"

...to give less when speaking publicly about their work. frank ocean's debut ...of an international city. i was about to start a job at that ...there thousands of years. i thought about chelsea manning for a long time ...in 2007. I tried to write about it for years after in a ...transcribed it. That language indicates more about the experience than any more direct ...work in story blocks after thinking about how narratives are drawn from meta-...affect I was navigating and thinking about (obsessing over, truly) in daily life. ...his biography he was impossibly coy about) and had escaped into the cozy (...I don't want to think about them now. The subject of David ...L'ouverture, and I often think about the Virginia Tech shooter as a ...

Ben Lerner's "Dedication"

...nbsp;  For Ari.     About the Poem This is the first ...

Ben Marcus on C. D. Wright

...daydreaming, so that the poem was about whatever filled my head, boring or ...by privileged information, unafraid to speculate about religious questions in a way that ...get anthropological and categorical when talking about Southern writers, even if we're ...to be, from knowing anything substantial about what we might be talking

Ben Mirov on "A Kiss on the Purplish Light"

...shadow on the rime. I thought about Papa who died half-naked with ...audience. The line, "I thought about Papa / who died half-naked with ...quot;Oh boy!" like someone about to take the initial drop on ...I recently realized this poem is about my personal experience breaking up with ...thought of it as a poem about someone else. Now, I view both ...

Beth Bachmann on "wild"

...Do Not Rise is a book about survivors of massive, violent loss. I ...feeling. I was writing a book about soldiers and post-traumatic stress, but ...thinking about my sister's murder. I was ...thinking, too, about the comfort of army buddies – the ...

Betsy Fagin on "new old forest: infrastructure"

...anything old can be recreated. What about old growth forests? How shall we ...street market. This is not judgement about religious beliefs or practices, as much ...

Bianca Stone on Monk Books

...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...know and love. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...

Bill Carty

...calls. I knotted a delicate serge about my neck. Wind battled heat again. ...

Bin Ramke

...that have troubled the country, are about the authority of the magistrates and ...justification. Often what is most American about American poetry is the self-reflexive, ...existence as poem. What is American about American poetry is the curious oddity ...viz. Pound AND Eliot. Also American about our poetry is our love of ...

Bob Holman

...mongrel child of a mongrel nation, about as American as you can get, ...United States of PoetryI kept worrying about the rich diversity of these 50 ...I grew up in New Richmond, about twenty miles upriver from the Queen ...Poets guided us—so we set about finding the poets and poems that ...

Bonnie Costello on Marianne Moore

...expatriate Ezra Pound the following year, about life in the New York avant-...

Book Launch for Mark Seth Lender

...first book, Salt Marsh Diary, essays about his passionate engagement with the wildlife ...

Brenda Cárdenas

...really separate the political from just about anything else we do. I can'...me, which means it's partly about wandering, but even more about learning new ways to listen, see ...connection. Ultimately poetry, for me, is about inter-connection, and that's political ...poets named above) may be less about a political subject than it is ...intense intertextuality and erasure of just about any boundary one might fathom, casts ...of the uprising. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...can't say that I write about politics frequently, but much of my ...called upon not only to speak about the political issues at hand, but ...Although there exist thousands of poems about labor and class oppression, I could ...only recite "A Little Song about Charity" so many times, so ...Perhaps it is best to think about various manifestations of poems existing in ...poetry that might be called tactical, about some immediate thing: a strike, let'...writer trusts himself enough to write about whatever comes along, with the assumption ...way, but the events they were about have moved out from under them… ...and whether we are consciously thinking about our own politic or not. But ...that I'm much more concerned about the responsibility of artists and scholars ...if they are going to write about the strike, dammit! Yet, the more ...I think about this, the more I realize that ...perhaps what I said earlier about being forced to artistically engage one'...my answers up to this point about various U.S. poets and poetries ...family to California when he was about 16, and whose two full-length ...of the interconnected many, Whitman writes about the multitudes of the self, and ...nothing self-reflexive and little imaginative about it. Poetry—even the poetry you ...I think we should be concerned about and remain vigilant against censorship in ...Street outside of the Capitol with about 150,000 others. A tractorcade of ...an oddly joyful desperation. It's about as surreal—or, rather, hyper-real—...

Brenda Hillman

...it have a mall? The decision about what music I would take to ...

Brenda Hillman

...but it's baffling to think about what "political" is in ...poetry. I think a lot about this. Even Hopkins is a kind ...intertwined with myth; when she writes about the bombing of London, she deploys ...political poetry.   If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...organizers don't sit around talking about the fine points of language like ...mostly they don't theorize poetically about syntax; they have a lot of ...and to assemble people. They talk about how difficult an action is going ...subtle than the ways we think about success as poets. Did people show ...t mean we should feel bad about poetry or put it aside as ...non-violent active resistance and learned about different strategies. I was amazed at ...life. These women are not shy about entering official places and resisting business ...don't think you can know about tactics until you are in a ...only to visible results, to think about the long haul and try not ...it has a lot of specificity about women's experience and it uses ...I would have thought your question about censorship was irrelevant. But Congress has ...narrow but to open the conversation about poetry's relationship to the environments; ...

Brenda Marie Osbey

...now, I have refused to write about any of this—out of a ...

Brenda Shaughnessy

...own reasons for writing, avoid thinking about it altogether, or have one two-...that she is writing to or about a real person. What cracks it ...

Brent Cunningham

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...what, to me, is structurally American about our literary debates. What role do ...free. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? Nope.  (See above). ...

Brian Henry

...in / with American English, often write about / in / through American landscapes (primarily Georgia, ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? The ...Carruth. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? It's increasingly in ...

Brian Teare

...I studied the flute, and for about five years during that time I ...out I knew next-to-nothing about popular culture or non-classical music, ...ve chosen could, of course, be about a dozen others, and I've ...figure out what I liked best about contemporary music: dissonance, rhythm, and timbre, ...Greenaway's really excellent 1983 documentary about her work—one in a series ...this make me think a lot about what non-semantic elements writers overlook ...conventional referentiality. What I still love about this album is the way her ...think that's what I like about her work: it suggests that musical ...don't remember a whole lot about. Both before and after I dropped ...s Literature? I needed a text about the ambivalence of lived sexual experience; ...Castaneda—but I understood being ambivalent about my sexuality and sexual power. It ...quot; which articulated my own fears about love and never leaving Alabama:  &...semester that I got curious again about rock music—likely because I'd ...there's something deviant and debonair about Doolittle—it's swanky kink, all ...kamikaze vocals, while a sad song about tearoom trade, "Here Comes Your ...her discography. Though most fans rave about Hejira, my favorite of these albums ...really odd writer—a pop song about Wilhelm Reich?— but every time I ...have doubts about the lyrics, the music quickly convinces ...

Brian Teare

...experiment lingers on in our anxieties about continuity and tradition, ...joiner or a loner. But what about the citizen-poet who is less ...than a dissident? If I worry about anything concerning poetry being written within ...asked to be. I also worry about the attendant conflation of market value ...we have punched a hole in about." In the case of my ...own work, the "hole in about" is as much a critique ...democracy. Perhaps this is merely ambivalence about political power in the democratic state, ...

Brian Teare on Albion Books

...interest? Brian Teare:  To talk about my interest in chapbooks, I have ...to talk about my love of printing done on ...that time, I was seriously smitten. About a decade later in the Bay ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...the shop without having to worry about time—if I needed to re-...t pretend not to be bummed about this, since running a press of ...is in the end always more about the dispersal of energies rather than ...a creative practice. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...

Brian Turner

...by it. Augmented. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...of witness Forche speaks so eloquently about in her introductory essay to Against ...

Bridgette Bates on an excerpt from What Is Not Missing Is Light

...idealize. Recently, I've been thinking about what it means to hold on ...has been in this world for about 650 days, and we probably have ...by, but have yet to write about how our new ability to instantly ...

Brittany Perham on "DP.f.30"

...I am going to tell you about this poem, and ...now I can see some things about the Double Portraits that I couldn'...had to do with my ideas about the fundamental situation of lyric poetry. ...book. Let me begin by talking about content, and the idea of the ...stands in relation." I thought about this phrase all the time as ...of others, and then asking questions about this experience. Some of the broad ...content questions. Once I started thinking about the self and the other, the &...quot;you," I started thinking about the idea of the address. And ...once I started thinking about the address, I started thinking about obsession and obsessive thought. One of ...by someone or something; we think about that person or idea or fear ...you have ever had obsessive thoughts about someone or something, you know what ...other poets have long been thinking about how to do this, I had ...that I need to say much about this poem's situation. I hope ...I will tell you a bit about the title. The numbered title is ...formal strategy. I began to think about the way visual artists work in ...a series, we reveal something else about what it means to stand in ...

Brooklyn as a Bottomless Cup

...And yet another: I remember hearing about Brooklyn as a young kid growing ...see what all the fuss is about. But to generate a true consensus ...stops being Brooklyn. I could talk about the abnormal density in the quality ...organized and intelligent and super freaked about a lot of stuff.   &...before I could write a poem about the time I sat trying to ...wrote and published a short article about the occurrence a week later, replete ...any poetic fashion. Same for writing about the homeless folks I've met ...passage from Dell Lemmon's poem about sculptor Robert Gober, striking at the ...

BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

...209 Joralemon Street For more information about other poetry events at the Brooklyn ...

Bruce Covey on Coconut Poetry

...Tell me about the creation of Coconut Poetry. ...year, but now we're doing about 14.  How would you describe ...to Coconut Poetry know about the site? We receive a LOT ...

Bruce Smith

...are free to be evermore certain about our God and the war.  ...

By Design: 15 Poetry Book Covers

...Emil Braun Jargon Society, 1990 Note about the cover: "The jacket ...Nameth in the 1960s. His current whereabouts are unknown."       ...

BY POPULAR DEMAND

...Metropolitan Transportation Authority's press release about the relaunch of our joint—and ...York City. (You can read all about the ceremony at Grand Central Terminal ...like to say a few words about the choice of the poem, Dorothea ...poem also reflects Tanning's wistfulness about beginnings—in her case, her childhood ...

C. K. Williams

...spring of 1963, I was chatting about poetry with my then new and ...and constantly thinking, brooding, going crazy about. I'm sure I still hoped ...d essentially come not to think about it any more. On that afternoon ...in Tlaquepaque, I was telling Bruce about Rilke's Duino Elegies, which I'...quot;My Mother's Lips," about what happened with that book: how ...

C.L. O'Dell on The Paris-American

...Tell me about the creation of The Paris-...The Paris-American know about the site? If you write poetry ...

CAConrad

...There's always so much talk about politics and poetry, and a politics ...much want peace. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties,...one of the things I talk about is my anger at the lesbian ...politic? Whenever I hear a conversation about how much the wars are costing ...colleagues, because the big dialogue is about keeping the world safe, whether through ...United States we are currently spending about 2 percent of our budget on ...

CAConrad

...withstand the filter? When I think about what poetry excites me, and has ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...what I say to your questions about specifics. What role do historical and ...nbsp; Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? It's not something ...

Caki Wilkinson on “Third Standoff”

...want, it doesn't change a thingabout your perm, how even as we ...it doesn't change a thing about the rain,the pistol in your ...

Camille Rankine

...say      about you.     Nobody knows &...

Camille T. Dungy

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...painting. I would argue as broadly about the places in which we can ...poems. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? Sometimes yes. Sometimes no. ...culture. Plenty of us still write about the same things Dickinson wrote

Campbell McGrath

...to me. Thematically, I write primarily about American culture, history, and landscape; but ...even when I'm writing about parenthood or palm trees I understand ...

Cara Benson

...at a reading and told her about the class—that we were reading ...that's what you're writing about you might as well have your ...while eco-devastation is underway. Something about using a lyre with broken strings. ...deny anyone the right to write about or from or of anything let ...we recopy the NY Times? Write about the moon? Sleep with the dictionary? ...entirely of lines from other poems). About a month or so after Vermont ...for form to reveal some things about the ways that form reveals some ...things about the way language works at the ...project. We spoke in the room about expression and voice as terms that ...nbsp; We spoke in the room about how some of them didn't ...their hands. And yet everything is about time. Movement between buildings can only ...Spicer poem.) And then we talked about language as a social construction, how ...politics. We will always have questions about institutional gangsters wanting to expand and ...

Carl Annarummo on Greying Ghost

...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...head. Maybe I'll make notes about layout or covers. But mostly I ...a lot of time just thinking about the works themselves. Like an ungodly ...fun as hell. What is unique about the chapbook form, or ...

Carl Phillips on Thom Gunn

...levis, the tattoos—these weren't about affect, it seemed to me, as ...especially appreciated and learned from Thom about the seductiveness of security, the dangers ...t even know if he thought about me much, if at all, after ...

Carmen Giménez Smith

...ve wondered for a long while about my motivation for writing – Why do ...

Carolina Ebeid on "Punctum / Sawing a Woman in Half"

...amp; it purrs out a line about Juliet. She's a bright golden ...me. I care less & less about being beautiful. I care everyday About the Interior. That muteness is not ...written in prose. They speak obliquely about a NYT photograph of a Palestinian ...rock will travel—which is a roundabout way of saying I am interested ...

Carol Muske-Dukes

...admire. So the reading was not about a living poet's ego, it ...quot;. (And I'm not talking about theory-ridden Identity Politics here. What ...I'm talking about is a little closer to a ...popular coup. Isn't poetry always about contradiction?...

Carolyn Kizer

...no idea of what it was about, but I was enthralled by Shaw'...I found it delightful. (I was about eight when I discovered Shaw, according ...didn't you ever tell me about Pope and Dryden?" They were ...women. I was so often queried about that last line that I had ...

Cate Marvin

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...to calm down when I think about it. I've never worried about the movement of our literature is ...being a poet in America? Everything about my life (which happens to be ...there. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? I think American poets ...

Catherine Barnett on Emily Dickinson

...who knows a thing or two about both. She told me that the ...re lost and a little excited about being lost, not at all sure ...me stop and think more deeply about the distinction. It also highlighted three ...myself, looking for illumination, and am about to go to the cafe and ...

Cathy Linh Che on "Pomegranate"

...composing this, I'd been thinking about mythology and archetypes. I'd been ...impulse to continue looking at darkness. About what it means to eat in ...have desire. I'd been thinking about hunger and consumption. What it means ...

Cathy Park Hong on "A Little Tête-à-tête"

...must practice everyday. She practices, everyday. About the Poem This poem is a ...

Cecily Parks

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? I took fiction workshops in ...language and, most thrillingly, to write about subjects other than myself. Is there ...When I spoke, my story was about picking skulls clean.  I wanted ...

Cecily Parks on "The Hospital at the End of the Forest"

...the courtyard, I was most curious about the indigenous women who'd come—...

CELEBRANDO CHICANA POETRY Diana Garcia, Maria Melendez, and Emmy Pérez, with Robert N. Casper

...Admission is free. For more information about the Festival, visit http://readraza.com/...

Charles Bernstein

...to language." If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...is my role model. I am about as capacious as the next guy. ...

Charles Bernstein on Haroldo de Campos

...most resonant work was his writing about, and his practice of, translation, what ...and trepidation, for what I know about Brazil is determined, to a great ...it, without knowing Portuguese or anything about Brazil, or, indeed, anything Charles Martin

...is poetry? What is really American about American poetry is that it so ...the ways in which they write about them. That choice also affects a ...

Chelsey Minnis

...already for me to get excited about reverent back-looks. Although I readily ...much… I can't be sentimental about fruit such as peaches, plums or ...t be critical of being sentimental about fruit such as peaches, plums, etc… ...I have to forget about all that… * * * Preface #4 by Chelsey ...You can say many nasty things about poetry if you like... But Chelsey ...

Chen Chen on "The Cuckoo Cry"

...I like making people laugh. Writing about this poem, though, made me see ...realizing I had all these poems about a confrontation between mother and teenage ...inability to talk to the son about what he's going through. The ...he is talking to other boys about strange likes and unnamable looks? How ...The mother likes telling the son about what she's going through, as ...

Chloe Garcia Roberts on Li Shangyin

...loss, but more concretely they are about the disillusionment of being a poet. ...poetry, Li Shangyin, usually so opaque about his subject matter, becomes uncharacteristically transparent ...

Chris Martin

...continental philosophy, trying to discover something about the ontological necessity of song.  ...

Christian Hawkey's "@ 0.068 quans..."

...farther from our command module.   About the poem In the summer of ...his consciousness the Author continued for about three hours in a profound sleep, ...

Christian Schlegel on "Peter" and "St. Peter's Hymn"

...I tell many plausible-sounding stories about the composition of each? I ...think so—and I was chatting about that, just today, with my friend ...a possibility.) I'll talk, briefly, about two poems in the book, "...wouldn't say either is "about" my father and/or my ...I could go on and on about my religious beliefs . . . I am, pretty ...vessel. I hesitate to write more about Peter or the Bible, because of ...

Christine Hume

...s agitations, an audible ghost clanking about in the attic. The sure, insistent ...nous. They have a saying here about your duct-taped boots or They ...

Christine Kitano on "Gaman"

...book. And yet, I understand enough about Japanese American culture to sense there ...

Claire Donato on "The Second Body"

...texting: I am writing an essay about a poem. 5. 6. Struck implies ...s flesh. (Amina Cain: "Write about the arm when the whole body ...survivor of domestic violence, she writes about the ways "ubiquitous media representation ...read (past and present tense) books about the couple-form, a container I ...

Claudia Keelan On “Continuous Acts”

...as the book was published.  About half through Kora in Hell William ...

Clint Smith on "what is left"

...and control. When I write something, about the death penalty for example, I ...fulfilling. Still, there is something unique about the space a poem affords – it ...

Cole Heinowitz on the poetry of Mario Santiago Papasquiaro

...Económica published an anthology including about one tenth of this work, Jeta ...

Colette Inez

...Library. But I was also curious about my identity and studied French literature ...

Communication

...Communication I am talking to you about poetry and you say when do ...

Communication

...Communication I am talking to you about poetry and you say when do ...

Confusion

...her— and not the other way about: When confusion reigns I too, my ...

COOKING WITH THE MUSE: AN EVENING OF WORDS, MUSIC, FOOD, AND DRINK

...and Kornfeld themselves—can teach you about eating well and wisely and getting ...

Corinne Manning on The James Franco Review

...Tell me about the creation of The James Franco ...to write. This got me thinking about the kinds of stories and poems ...know that much of editing is about what gets taken out, but I'...that you need to hide something about yourself in order to get published, ...intermediary readers, I get really excited about the idea that the editors are ...to The James Franco Review know about the site? Submissions are blind, so ...

Cortney Lamar Charleston on "The Hood"

...what I was trying to convey about how Black neighborhoods—due frequently to ...

Crane Giamo on Delete Press

...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...into the analogue. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...book-books? I'm not sure about the chapbook form in general, but ...

Cynthia Cruz

...question of "What's American about American poetry" from the question ...of "What's American about America." The issues that haunt ...to me that what is good about America is also what is good <...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...a huge part of marketing is about naming the newest whatever. In the ...hybrid nation so when I think about what is American ...

Cynthia Lowen on "Hibakusha"

...prejudice, a man who deludes himself about his own motives, a man who ...the hibakusha were not well informed about the health impacts of radiation exposure. ...understand the Japanese people's wariness about the effects of the radioactive leaks ...

Cyrus Cassells

...written in the Civil Rights era, about the immense legacy of great 19th&...

D. A. Powell

...I've thought very carefully about what I would need to sustain ...

D. A. Powell on Thom Gunn

...Thom could manage. Nights he went about the city, restless: "I gave ...

Dana Goodyear's "Quail"

...ice heaving, frostbit, in the chest. About the Poem This poem arose from ...impulses. There was also something recognizable about the way a wounded bird will ...

Dana Levin on "Fortune Cookie"

...quot;Fortune Cookie" I'm about to devote a host of words ...

Dan Beachy-Quick

...t know how to fully think about it) I am an American poet ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...of what I find so intriguing about the notion of being American is ...which is not to be written about, that is excluded as an appropriate ...voice. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? If by "formally ...American poetics? I suspect I think about these poets, this tradition, in very ...

Dan Chiasson

...t bore you with my theories about why poets my age tend not ...ll just say a few things about why I find his late, little-...sketched and abandoned. The poem is about a couple in bed, but its ...half so beautiful, so wised-up about the world, so simultaneously severe and ...

Danez Smith on "poem where I be & you just might"

...I know what our people think about me, or maybe us. I know &...nbsp;  made up a rumor about your body &wants to prove ...but grand seasons. I was thinking about the many loves that were never ...

Daniel Borzutzky on “Lake Michigan Merges Into The Bay of Valparaiso, Chile”

...of the Americas). The panel was about translation and distance, and Zurita offered ...nbsp;Lake Michigan that is about a prison-camp/torture zone on ...

Daniel Brian Jones on Folder

...beginnings of Kit Schluter's novella about Pierrot. Jeremy Allan Hawkins, whose beautiful ...someone submitting work to Folder know about the site? We want to read. ...

Danielle Pafunda

...anxiety.  All the bad feelings about how big and beyond my control ...nbsp;   There's something distinctive about the way we adapt forms.  ...it.  Say what you will about the capitalism, American poets are all ...buzzkill will continue to flip out about the dangerous volume and difficulty of ...nbsp; Poetry will still be written about everything about ...is already written, but also everything about which it has not been written.&...

Danniel Schoonebeek on "Nectarines"

...family identity. And what is it about Billy Corgan's face, the canine ...with a pony. What's terrifying about Ike Snopes fucking a cow is ...

Dante Micheaux

...you like. I tell another lie about wanting to be Jewish when I ...

Dara Wier

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...It's part of life. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Darren Jackson on Translating Michaux’s “The Sack Session”

...to drag on and I dawdle about my life-blockers.      &...

David Berman

...or dead, to write a poem about a subject of your choice, who ...what would you have them write about? I'd take Wallace Stevens out ...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? I tried to write high-...

David Gewanter on Thom Gunn

...said "Who wants to learn about Lowell's furniture?" But after ...radically satiric "Troubador" lyrics about Jeffrey Dahmer. There was some sense ...

David Lehman

...One thing that is distinctive about American poetry is the largeness of ...

David Ray

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...making the book more marketable. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

David Rivard

...scene."  Having just read about 400 manuscripts by younger writers, in ...realized individuality, though they are actually about conformity.  In the face of ...nbsp; The irony I'm talking about is the kind used by those ...

David Tomas Martinez on "Shed"

...name, a neighbor in my curiosity about the body. Before we did it, ...quot;Shed" is a poem about transitions: childhood / adolescence / teenager / adulthood, innocence / ...to say that my poem is about it all. And ...about nothing. About love and about

David Yezzi

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...adapt Robert Lowell's famous line about Ford Maddox Ford) "the finest ...in America? I tend to write about places I've lived in and ...love. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? Anything goes in American ...distinctly American poetics? I sometimes think about different traditions, but I'm not ...

Dawn Lundy Martin

...think, he has never told me about the war. I am trying to ...poetic through the difficulty of writing about my father. To show how death ...into. I wanted to ask questions about utterance (how does one say anything ...at all?), about the body that attempts speech but ...makes no attempt but speaks, and about the consequence of this very moment—...But I also wanted to write about liberation, about ...

Dear Johnny, In Your Last Letter

...t know when i became gunshy about kissing boys--now when i feel ...deals online. let's not worry about the other side of the bed. (...

Debora Kuan's "Pastoral"

...gears. Chao begins another story, the oneabout the opaque formagainst its opaque field....Beuys's work and was learning about his symbolic interest in materials like ...an ekphrastic poem, although not one about any specific painting or work of ...visual art, rather about visual art itself. Chao's story ...narrative at all. It is instead about the concept of figure and ground: &...I wanted the poem to be about exile and migration—my parents' and ...Western canon, I know very little about Chinese poetry and literature, classical or ...University of Iowa, and has written about contemporary art for Artforum, Art in ...

Demolition

...s an epiphanic wistfulness I feel about the fall, something that reminds both ...

Denise Duhamel

...My poems about Barbie, the doll, from my book ...I think not. The interesting thing about the Romanian translations of my Barbie ...

Derrick Austin on The Offing

...Tell me about the creation of The Offing. ...nothing but good things from people about our social media presence. Shout out ...Die Ashley. The way they write about Catholicism, gender, and trauma remains with ...to The Offing know about the site? Follow the submission guidelines, ...

Derrick Austin on “Blaxploitation”

...comedy or a foreign flick. How about Black Orpheus? On the news, another ...I'm feeling Blax- ploitation. How about Coffy? I am black but beautiful, ...night: two black gay men talking about fraught and humiliating sexual encounters they'...must have been newly out or about to come out. I listened to ...would be. One particularly insidious thing about being black in a white supremacist ...never forget this—I felt embarrassed about even thinking that these lines might ...

Diane Wakoski

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...the poet. American poetry is always about defining oneself individually,claiming one's ...of cultural traditions, it is usually about the ways in which they discovered ...popular culture into serious aesthetics. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...and all of a sudden in about twenty years the PC stuff will ...

Dilruba Ahmed, selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil  

...as possible.  There's something about the look of a font—any ...

DJ Dolack on "NYC Postcards (In Dollhouse Leather Jackets)"

...in the background. Tourists often mill about in the new pedestrian plazas and ...concrete for a good half-hour, about how long it takes to get ...

Dorothea Lasky

...nbsp; Why?  Because it's about animals, love, and the universe.  ...and "Sara," a song about homecoming, which would be painfully ironic ...CD is sad, yes, it's about heartache.  I can imagine listening ...on the island, I would think about his eyes searing through me while ...would be worth it to think about this comparison. *It is important to ...

Douglas Crase on "True Solar Holiday"

...Holiday" The trouble with talking about a poem is that what you ...human chat, anybody would think twice about bestowing more waste no landfill will ...

Douglas Crase on the poems of Donald Britton

...himself, Though as yet somewhat queasy about What the Fire-God had told ...his work would have to come about, instead, as a pure instance of &...Tribeca. The first thing one noticed about Donald, having registered already at a ...

Douglas Kearney

...equipped to deal with examining questions about the desire for power, grappling with ...of the political. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, ...nbsp;conducting such negotiations? I write about violence, though rarely on the scale ...of war. I write about race quite frequently and how we ...political, of course. When I write about race, I am interested in how ...and obsession. I am often angry about these things, but witnessing a black ...even when she isn't talking about black stuff directly. I value that ...doesn't want to talk about and so wants to change the ...

Dream Delivery Service: An Interview with Mathias Svalina

...About the Dream Delivery Service In 2014 ...a Dream Delivery Service. I take about forty subscribers a month then write &...to ask me a few questions about the service. Thanks so much to ...This round, I have been thinking about the roles of undoing and futility ...generating, for instance, the right questions about one's future child for a ...s something frighteningly profound and apropos about the impossibility of those questions, about generating narrative frameworks that are likely ...Mathias Svalina: One thing I love about dream logic is that nothing comes ...bulb just lit up for me about fiction writing: perhaps this is one ...in the infancy of my thinking about how fiction works, but one thing ...writing dreams has taught me anything about fiction's functions it's in ...interest in, might not even know about. And don't those things appear ...s also something mysterious & scary about sending some peculiar affront out to ...dreams every night. Sometimes you dream about buying aspirin or waiting in line ...SRM: What excites or daunts you about taking Dream Delivery to new cities? ...productivity & creativity. I'm excited about exploring different cities through this routine, ...

Dreams of Unhappiness

...You Go To Rehab I think about the day we snorted Oxys in ...

Drew Scott Swenhaugen on Gramma

...Tell me about the creation of Gramma. When and ...someone submitting work to Gramma know about the site? Anything goes! Send us ...

Drive Through

...a bit of what she loves about them. "The way chrome ...rather like what Roland Barthes talks about in Mythologies when he writes about cars, too. I love the ways ...

DéLana R.A. Dameron

...When I talk about African-American poetry, I offer a ...dramatic I, right?). I think speaking about my own poetry making can point ...what I believe is African-American about my own African-American poetry. The ...had helped raise me, or cared about me (& now, poetry!) because of ...to read poems from the book about family, about ...Olds had just finished telling us about how she had once written poems ...lauded with similar sentiment, I think about my grandmother, & the people my ...how they sparked their own memories about their own family. How they connected. ...

DéLana R.A. Dameron on "Cartographer"

...transfer, to Marble Hill to see about this guy, this musician of whom ...love you better?, I was thinking about the ways a map gives you ...information you need. I was thinking about how my growing distance from him ...

Eamon Grennan

...exactly why, the way one wonders about the "meaning" of a ...t be shaken. What was it about Longfellow's "Chaucer" that ...it, and there was something comforting about the fact that he listened to ...it was. Which is true too about one of the Wordsworth pieces in ...and at the same time immense about what was going on here. If ...I loved the Longfellow poem about Chaucer because it gave me a ...no way of thinking such thoughts about these poems then. But I feel ...

Eavan Boland on Thom Gunn

...and any of our brief conversations about his English origins, his American arrival, ...and knew I was hearing about a progress which would never happen ...

Eavan Boland on William Wordsworth

...surprisingly, their neighbors are deeply uneasy about them. One wrote that Wordsworth must ...shadow of his own deep conflicts about order and disorder. The conflicts had ...famously, "whatever might be thought about the poem, his face was a ...from the blessed power that rolls About, below, above, We'll frame the ...No one who reads this poem about a woodland walk can doubt that ...

Edwin Torres

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...evolve without burden. As I think about it, there is a definite pointedness ...edges. But isn't all poetry about survival? Am I allowed to ask ...a million questions? American Poetry is about a million questions! Right? What role ...in America? America is so much about work—has always been about American poetry?  I don't ...I love)…it's so much about itself while embracing the world. And ...American poem, while a slam poem about a reality show like "The ...

EIGHT NEW-GENERATION AFRICAN POETS

...try to offer some definitive statement about what African poetry is, but this ...poem African, I certainly am enthusiastic about observing that African poets are writing ...and subject matter. I am enthusiastic about the ways in which the varied ...I mean there is nothing unusual about this series, as series go. Editors ...Chielozona Eze I know a thing about memory: It's a blind dog ...

EIGHT NEW-GENERATION AFRICAN POETS

...reinforce what we have been certain about since this project began, that African ...

Eileen Myles

...the streets. What shall we do about this dilemma? Listen, I have been ...educated. I have learned about Western Civilization. Do you know what ...in a way. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...politic? I think you're talking about being responsive. I pray to always ...peace prize. Then he can talk about us. He should help us first. ...battles. I love to say things about other poets and work I hate ...who or what the poem was about but finally he took that out. ...

Ekoko Omadeke

...Her sister eyes children strangely, dreams about overweight ones for breakfast with grits ...

Elaine Bleakney on “For Another Writing Back”

...what they're feeling, Paul says about the notes. I hand them back ...in me: I had to write about my life. I wrote fast—it ...within the question. I'm writing about my life. This is and is ...

Elaine Equi

...very specific and old-fashioned ideas about what is acceptable behavior for men ...I do write a great deal about popular culture, aboutabout these things, I'm not sure ...

Eleanor Wilner

...produced it. What is most characteristic about our poetry, then, is that it ...

elena minor

...nbsp; It exists because you are about to read are reading have readied ...something.  Fade it up to about 80%—no, dim that down to ...and release them into a tornado about to happen.   Wait to ...work—it's all it knows about life, despite the many eyes of ...is provoked by a basic curiosity about the mystery, paradox and possibilities of ...

Elisa Gabbert on "Jack always feels like someone is watching."

...experience into something I could write about. Then one night, at a poetry ...I carry. I had been thinking about surveillance—which is particularly relevant to ...I was also, as ever, thinking about happiness; my husband had a strange ...

Elizabeth Robinson

...that there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present?  ...that book now and often think about the ways that a very poor ...

Elizabeth Zuba on Marcel Broodthaers

...sequel to paintings exhibited? It's about finding the point where the image ...

Ellen Welcker on "This Day in History"

...pestilences, clouds of spores. Things were about to get real, my friends. I ...in a deceptively lighthearted blog post about finding language for the "sense ...with knowing a bit too much about climate change." I tried to ...

Eloisa Amezcua on The Shallow Ends

...Tell me about the creation of The Shallow Ends. ...taken on too much. I thought about what I could do with the ...work to The Shallow Ends know about the site? Poets submitting work to ...I get to learn so much about the craft of poetry from writers ...I've only dreamed about working with, so these are a ...

Elsbeth Pancrazi on "We were watching the Clouds That Look Like Horses Channel"

...So what happens to a poem about the future once the future arrives? ...s a message from the past about how I thought the future might ...

Elyse Fenton, selected by Rachel Zucker

...Fenton Elyse Fenton's poems are about something. That is, the poems in ...and recognizable characters. The poems are about a woman waiting for a man ...to return from war and about what life is like for her ...part of what the poems are about is the inability to translate experience ...the word, any word, from or about the beloved matters so very much. ...insist on specificity and are always about this war and this time, this &...a practice in futility. We talk about it as an attempt to speak ...

Emerson Dameron on Weird Deer

...Tell me about the creation and evolution of ...speakers intended. The site isn't about poetry per se—comedians, improvisers, musicians, ...podcast 99% Invisible, which is ostensibly about design and tech but makes such ...plug! Contentsmagazine.com is all about the potential of creative constraints and ...

Emily Brandt and Alex Cuff on No, Dear

...back to this form. We chatted about it with the brilliant Jen Hyde ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...in for visuals. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...

EMILY DICKINSON TRIBUTE TRACY K. SMITH with Dr. David DeVorkin

...Space Museum, joins Smith to talk about astronomy from a 19-th century ...

Emily Hunt on "I Was Very Angry"

...by the sea  I think about when it was gone and night ...

Emily Skillings on "Matron of No"

...This new space got me thinking about some images I've always loved ...

Emmalea Russo and Michael Newton on Ugly Duckling Presse

...book happens. I have been excited about the expanded field of the chapbook ...and screeds really impacted my feelings about the possibilities for creating alternatives to ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...helped strengthen the text. We think about design decisions in terms of how ...be very slender. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...

Eric Amling on "Ill Estates"

...of the previous year I thought about Clift When I was drinking in ...into a V every afternoon. Something about the tub made me uneasy. The ...not be taken very seriously. Learning about his death and ...

Erica Wright on "Lola and the Apocalypse"

...pleas. My friends and I quipped about not paying our student loans. I ...your front steps. I once read about a woman who woke up in ...

Erica Wright on Guernica

...Tell me about the creation of Guernica. When and ...and why? I'm always excited about what's most recent, so I'...someone submitting work to Guernica know about the site? At a recent publishing ...some risks. Have I told you about the time we got censored by ...Google?  Tell me about it! We received something like a ...while challenges ensued, we also laughed about the situation during meetings. Joel Whitney ...

Eric Baus

...Guest's poem makes me wonder about the ways the absence of sound ...

Erika Meitner on “Porto, Portare, Portavi, Portatus”

...graffitied tiles, the toilet seat, asks about the condom machine bolted to the ...and I stumble through some answer about adult things, about protection. He does not ask about the soldier with no legs. Portant. ...are easier for me to write about, and feelings or experiences that are ...I talked to almost no one about the painful injections, the hours of ...

Erin Belieu

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...needs to have so many conversations about the dated notion of the confessional. ...

Err to Narrow

...blue eyes for something to talk about whose retainer     whose condom ...

Eugene Ostashevsky on Alexander Vvedensky’s “Snow Lies” and the meaning of its form

...God, life what are you talking about what O noon do you know ...public and massive. A few words about "Snow Lies," untitled in ...Pushkin or through Pushkin: a conversation about human limits, unknowing, oblivion, incertitude. ...

Eugenia Leigh on "Psalm 107"

...the Lion must really be sorrier about his Mother than he was himself.&...

Eva Heisler

...nbsp; I have tried to write about the lake in upstate New York ...

Eve L. Ewing on "what I mean when I say I'm sharpening my oyster knife"

...can't spell anything I talk about with that sorry alphabet you have ...luminaries. There's something so enthralling about the sense of intimacy coupled with ...the potential for violence– to think about how it could serve as a ...

F. Douglas Brown on "How to Tell My Dad that I Kissed a Man"

...Tell him you were half asleep—about to leave to the dunes just &...I had not written a word about his death, and that I was ...existed. Defy all that you know about sexuality, family rules, pedigree. Forget all ...

Fady Joudah

...without echo? If anything is American about poetry today, it is the question. ...I ask myself the same question about Arabic poetry, what is "Arabic&...quot; about it, other than what is inherently ...

Fady Joudah

...adjudicated by it? If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...one. In one sense the conversation about literature is still a ping-pong ...for confusing tradition with authoritarianism; chauvinism about one's language is a delusion ...American poet is lauded when writing about empire, and which poet is reprimanded, ...

Falconer, Melendez, León, Murillo: A Latino Quartet

...nuance (getting the poets to talk about each others' art) was brainstormed and ...aspired toward something else: poets talking about their work, of course, but also ...talking about each others'. As I mentioned in ...of it, oh, in 2009-10 thereabouts. More recently, Charif Shanahan, the PSA'...that's inescapable? Also, when writing about loss, there seems to be an ...your poems without becoming too emotional about it?  Also, when you recognize ...s ever written is really somehow about his father, though his father isn'...say it another way, in writing about his father, my former professor may ...gain some new understanding about their relationship, but the aim isn'...left his lover and is thinking about his father's absence, how his ...one's muse. Lauren, your question about whether loss is "important to ...do—I'm glad you asked about when/whether we feel an author ...into something shapely. When you write about loss, Blas, I'm touched by ...loss itself and the careful writing about it.     John masters this ...status quo. But Lauren, your note about feeling exhausted or taken care of ...don't think much at all about either exhausting or taking care of ...it's too much to worry about. Nor do I trouble my mind ...too much about being too emotional.  Seems when ...for engaging loss, I'm all about that life.  Though I do ...to both enact and instruct us about suffering.  We learn "that ...maybe this is what I love about the elegiac.  How can one ...nbsp;When I read your prompt about a poem's "sustained tension&...prose page-turner. Lauren's probing about what imbues a poem with urgency (...

Farid Matuk, selected by Geoffrey G. O'Brien

...damage. It's why a poem about Richard Pryor and race relations can ...sympathetic and I watched a show about plane crashes last night. A girl ...maybe that's what Scott said about his reading but he didn't ...in commerce. So what's special about people then?  I tried one ...nbsp;      Tell me about the furniture in your parents' house– ...Dale Smith and Jeffrey Walker talk about a "transpersonal lyric" that ...

Favorite Lines

...quot; – Ginsberg (also loved by @ciggy_lighter) @askjohnabout: Fly, mares! Scatter the milky stars, ...touched me" - Pablo Neruda (writing about his first experience with poetry) @natemarkelliott: &...

Fernando Pessoa & His Heteronyms

...mind(s), there was nothing disorienting about it. "I've divided all ...was very, very good. Some things about him can be said for sure. ...sadness consists in not knowing much about myself. But then my happiness consists ...explained, "but the essential thing about my life, as ...his heteronyms—he was quite transparent about the fact of their (separate) existence. ...was never able to draw conclusions about himself one way or the other. ...writing you, I'm not thinking about you. I'm thinking about him is so limited, it is ...said not to have cared much about). He is also regarded as one ...

Filip Marinovich

...skull     I had dreamed about since I was twelve." The ...and solitary writing. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...problem is with the word "about." Poetry ideally does not write &...quot;about" things, it is the thing ...quot; How do the dead feel about their names being used to wage ...

Fiona Sze-Lorrain on "Towering"

...existence unaffected by seasons. So much about an unfathomable life. A round universe ...

Four poems by Kajal Ahmad, translated from the Kurdish

...up operation. No one must know about the fallen button. There is much ...together, Darya and I got talking – about womanhood, our separate struggles to understand ...myself? Recently, a rumor circulated about a girl, her father's favorite, ...says? What have other readers said about this text? How are they talking ...

Frances Justine Post on “Self-Portrait in the Body of a Whale”

...is why I feel so strongly about this. I took the trip with ...

francine j. harris, Khadijah Queen, & Natasha Marin

...ducts, and what does that say about you.  it lives by the ...been seem too late to talk about.  all is gray that storms, ...

Francisco Aragón

...I might answer it—I thought about how two poets I love might ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past or present? Is ...to assume that what I'm about to describe is particularly American, but ...I've always been enamored with about the American scene, as I have ...Biedma (1929 – 1990). The curious thing about Gil de Biedma is that he ...by saying: "My work is about  the passage of time, and ...nbsp; Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? The American poetries that ...that perhaps what's formally distinctive about American poetry is its formlessness.   ...who has been writing great poems about zombies. When you consider your "...

Frank Bidart

...What's American About American Form? Modernism in English poetry ...Talent," T.S. Eliot talks about an ideal order made by all ...the panel, when we first heard about the panel on form, rued the ...one more rehearsal of the arguments about free verse versus formal verse. That'...

Frank Lima

...I, as a poet, purposely write about. Those poets that do so, are ...writing about a nationality, promoting some exclusive, fictive ...levels of thought and process. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...the universal interpreter of human emotions. About the elegant expatriates, one would think ...and anti American diction in poetry. About Heaney, Walcott, and Milosz, although they ...of expression (I am not talking about perversion), limiting the creative process to ...

Friedrich Kerksieck on Small Fires

...still didn't know too much about the independent publishing world—I had ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...verse and image. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...

Further Resources

...their poetics; 2. lecture and learn about aspects of Latina/o poetics currently ...publisher, has promoted literature by and about Latinos and Native Americans for more ...

Gabriel Jesiolowski on "entry for the median strip"

...wrote this poem I was thinking about the way that bodies hold memory, ...

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

...one of the things I talk about at readings and lectures when people ...

Gail Mazur

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...

Gale Marie Thompson on Jellyfish

...Tell me about the creation of Jellyfish. When and ...because it ended up being all about how jellyfish will eat anything they ...stuck with me, and when thinking about the name for my magazine, I ...internet? One of my favorite things about working on Jellyfish is that, with ...In the first question I talked about that moment in the poem when ...someone submitting work to Jellyfish know about the site? That we are a ...reads every submission, and our conversations about poem submissions can go on for ...

Garrett Caples on Philip Lamantia

...I visited Michael McClure to talk about their friendship at the turn of ...

Gary Jackson, selected by Jennifer Chang

...human complexities, the difficult ugly truths about ourselves that we'd rather ignore, ...a snapshot). Jackson expertly intersperses poems about Stuart with poems from his comic ...poems into something of a Bildungsroman about two black kids growing up in ...body and an ordinary man fantasizes about being for Wonder Woman the man &...

Gary Miranda on Translating Rainer Maria Rilke’s Duino Elegies

...praise. Praise, but tell the angel about the world, not the indescribable. You ...and in our eyes. Tell him about the things. He'll stand there ...seemed silly to me to talk about a "definitive" translation. Definitive ...the things that I most admire about Rilke, his fierce determination to find ...nbsp; Praise, but tell the angel about the world, not the indescribable. . . .   &...nbsp;      Tell him about the things. From angels to things—...

Gary Young

...said, the children were asking him about death, and where children go when ...

Genevieve Kaplan's "The landscape"

...quot;heart" that is always about to become a clichéd symbol ...

Geoffrey G. O'Brien

...Yet precisely because of these disagreements about it, many poets don't feel ...flowers need to be self-conscious about their ground or learn floral code? ...

Geoffrey Hilsabeck on "Riddle 6"

...of music When I'm busy about the rooms it's secret portable ...its 94 riddles, most of them about everyday objects, several months earlier, and ...

George Herbert

...of his admirers began to grow about one hundred years ago, and it'...has written a very perceptive book about Herbert—I mean of course Helen ...various misfortunes.  We may complain about them, but put in the right ...

Gillian Conoley

...the next century? The best thing about American poetry is that there will ...

Gillian Hamel on OmniVerse

...Tell me about the creation of OmniVerse. When and ...space where we could share news about Omnidawn as well as feature work ...someone submitting work to OmniVerse know about the site? Unfortunately, we're actually ...

Ginger Ko on "The afternoon, and other places too"

...How could I be so severe about a voice that's ridiculous because ...emoting. And with them I wrote about the unavoidable casing for it all: ...

giovanni singleton, selected by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

...and breath for me—all being about gestures, physicality, visuality. Letters are wings, ...

Glenn Shaheen's "I am a Wall in a House and I have a Duty to Remain Erect"

...breath could topple me. I worry about wrong turns. I worry about a rerelease of Lucio Fulci's ...

Grace

...my stop, There is nothing awkward about it. * * * "Grace" from Alibi ...

Grace Schulman

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...songs? Church hymns? Of course. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Greg Wrenn

...One daddy and then another's about to whip me. Their blond beards ...temple's dome, are they motherships about to harvest our bodies then colonize ...

Hadara Bar-Nadav on "Blur"

...wasn't yet ready to write about my father (though my newest book, ...

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib on "Ode To Kanye West In Two Parts, Ending In A Chain Of Mothers Rising From The River"

...only so many ways to dream about a corpse before you find new ...myself toward it. A funny thing about grief is that our reactions to ...and then a wave of anxiety about what this would mean for his ...hung." There's something terrifying about what it is to not blink ...was interested in speaking out loud about what my own sadness has driven ...

Hannah Brooks-Motl on "Of Friendship"

...soul "Nothing bitter or stinging about it" We plunged the mixture ...later, and without talking to her about it, I decided to call my ...But this poem, which is assuredly about my women friends, is also, indisputably, <...

Hannah Gamble on "Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast"

...I would like to tell you about the wall eaten up by the ...I guess that really only addresses about half of what's going on ...mode of seduction is to talk about how the speaker has experienced unasked-...

Harmony Holiday

...What's African American about African American poetry? Fragments/(pieces of ...the quiet come some shy verses about inside feelings that earn you a ...

Harvey Shapiro

...through daily. But this is only about langauge. Is there a substratum of ...

Heather Altfeld

...in the house you never knew about, hidden behind the closet, beneath the ...

Henri Cole

...were by a homosexual often writing about love. I read them at a ...ecstatic voice, to begin to write about the social and domestic life I ...

Henri Cole

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...is no hierarchy of significance. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Hilary Vaughn Dobel on translating Carlos Pintado's "Mudras"

...was over before I could fret about what mistakes I'd made, and ...

Hossannah Asuncion on "26 Monroe Street, Buzzer 6"

...support their fucking, because she asked about the stability of my bookshelves, to ...it French circus? Tell me what about their boundaries, tell me the detailed ...

How to Be Perfect & The Mind-Body Problem: Padgett and Pollit Reading Report

...Hass: "I have been thinking about how to 'provide prepublication copy' for ...Read what Ron has to say about his poem "Method" * * *   ...Read what Katha has to say about her poem "Lunaria"...

HR Hegnauer, selected by Eric Baus

...writes: "Is this a project about remembering what losing your memory means? ...interrogating gender: "My favorite thing about the word human is that it'...way I feel when I write about how the word and is different ...I want to know these things about another human.   The house that ...her body is. Sometimes I think about what it is like to live ...I was working on a text about phenomena when I noticed that something ...SIR is an attempt at thinking about what it means to be a ...

Iain Haley Pollock on "Violets for Your Furs"

...s just agree Georgette, I went about it all wrong. The garbage men ...Cave Canem Retreat, Natasha Trethewey speak about her poems drawn from Mexican Casta ...Guerrilla Girls and started me thinking about the overwhelmingly male gaze of fine ...ideas, I sat down to write about "Dancing Girl with Castanets." ...I wanted to write a poem about art that took the piece out ...

Idra Novey

...on a train, I like thinking about where else I might go if ...

Ilya Kaminsky

...be political is also political.)

 Writing about blackbirds, in our day and age, ...is political. Writing about vodka bottles, also. Writing about politics? 

 I write about very dramatic events, wars, politics, etc. ...also be shallowness in writing poems about cats, kisses, bread, other writers, and ...tell something unexpected or deeply moving about human condition. We don't get ...it.

 * * *

 When these sort of conversations about "poetry and politics," or &...or her hand and asks: what about Stevens? What aboutabout the lyric poet's position in ...there exists a more moving piece about a civilian's response to the ...world some of the greatest poems about the place of a poet in ...read them. It is, after all, about poetry....

image

Indian Education Blues

...crowded classrooms learn how to read about dick, jane & spot but I ...

In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney

...at people, You shout and laugh about the revs, you keep old roads ...

In remembrance of June 4, 1989, and the events of Tiananmen Square, poems by Liu Xia and Liu Xiaobo

...Awakened," dated April 1997, is about her isolation while Liu Xiaobo was ...Xiaobo wrote for her in 1991 about himself being in the rain. Of ...Xiaobo is more passionate and outspoken about his feelings toward "Little Xia&...on the stairs. The building was about to fall down.   I sat ...

Interview with Jill Bialosky

...s a treat, Jill. to talk about your new book Poetry Will Save ...poetry really save lives? I think about William Carlos Williams' statement that, while ...of a life we're talking about. And obviously, there's is a ...level, I realized collecting and thinking about the poems in Poetry Will Save ...want to hear when I read about poetry, too, the voice of a ...poem I kept returning to, thinking about, when as a young person we ...thinking matured. I could have written about Elizabeth Bishop's "In the ...across it then. What I admire about the Frost poem is how one ...And why I chose to write about it and my experience with it ...followed me long before I knew about it and I wanted to make ...s poem "Pot Roast" about the speaker eating pot roast and ...a poem. A poem can be about Pot Roast! The language of the ...No academic scholar would dare say about a James Wright poem that it &...In the short paragraph you write about his poem, you clarify Wright's ...pastoral story about horses in a field even as ...defense of an art I care about. Perhaps young poets are schooled to ...s what is unique to me about poetry. How close it is at ...from a poet's psyche. Think about it in Frost's terms. "...only way I wanted to write about poetry, at least now. And therefore, ...poetry criticism, deconstructing poems and thinking about the form's progression over time ...when did you begin to think about writing this book?  Which poems ...poems. I've read many books about poetry, some that are books geared ...their names? Can you say more about the role of women here—in ...nbsp; DB: I feel that way about your whole book, Jill. It's ...thank you taking time to talk about Poetry Will Save Your Life. As ...fighting a battle we know nothing about. I'd like for a reader ...of this experience, let me think about that moment again. Why do I ...

Interview with Peter Conners

...his eyes sparkled when he spoke about poetry. He was enthusiastic about 13 years. You initially brought in ...with lyrical free-verse poetry. What about now? In addition to its continued ...otherworldly glow. I could wax rhapsodic about the unique qualities of every author ...nationally-known press. Could you talk about your years as an enthusiastic citizen ...collection The Rooster's Wife. Talk about a singular poet! Our first fiction ...thing many people don't know about BOA is that it not only ...since the beginning. Can you talk about some of the ways BOA accomplishes ...As a result, there's been about 40 BOA books published with covers ...end-product and be as passionate about it as she was about poetry, he has dedicated his life ...I think she's really good about generating excitement around the press in ...They are both wonderful, both passionate about BOA's mission. Now Jenna is ...thought of? Al was incredibly passionate about poetry. I never got to meet ...him, but everything I know about him, everything I've heard

ire'ne lara silva on "shame: a ghazal in pieces"

...s discourse.  It wasn't about self-care being inspired by love ...building a caring community—it was about the fear of blindness and kidney ...

Iris Cushing & Elizabeth Clark Wessel on Argos Books

...catch your interest? Iris: I learned about chapbooks in high school, and was ...objects. However, I kind of forgot about the whole concept of the chapbook ...with all aspects of production). Everything about the process and the form seemed ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...chapbook's author. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...Those are distinct qualities I love about chapbooks. Do you have recent favorite ...Liz: Lately, I'm very excited about how the chapbook is being used ...

Irish Arts Center's 3rd annual PoetryFest

...a special tribute to (and film about) the distinguished and influential Thomas ...

J.D. McClatchy

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...American poet: not how we write about ourselves but how we imagine ourselves. ...

J. Hope Stein on Poetry Crush

...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...chapbook  5) Hannah Gamble —poems about childhood. What is unique about the most darling thing you can ...

Jack Gilbert

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...of American poetry? Only incidental. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...H. Auden was talking to me about a survey like this back in ...if you want to know something about the poet you should ask him ...poet. Additional Comments: What is American about the best American poets cannot be ...those who thought they were writing about something else have changed the world—...

Jackie Clark on "I Live Here Now"

...no one near us knows anything about unless we tell them, and even ...Sometimes despite how you may feel about it you have to rebuild, you ...

Jackson Mac Low: Lines–Letters–Words

...impression. Jackson first talked to us about how his own pacifist-anarchist-Buddhist ...words. He asked us to think about the spaces between the letters, the ...and influential cultural figure for me. About two years ago, I decided to ...concerns intersected with his radical ideas about poetry and performance. These are the ...of hours. If the camera is about to run out of film, substitute ...

Jacqueline Osherow

...mind when I try to think about what distinguishes American poetry; above all, ...friends missed more than they acknowledged about many great American poets I would ...exist at all. A poet writing about the psalms in Bombay from a ...my idealistic talk a paragraph ago about the universality of poetry. It was ...to answer these questions: the question about non-English language American poetry. Lately—...and funny poets, poets who talk about Manhattan and Arizona in their poems, ...

Jacqueline Waters on "All Ears"

...what's your most memorable story about a laundromat? What humorous comment ...do you have about foreign menus? You may as well ...intrude into the present. A story about the taking of a trip.The ...luggage after the trip. A story about a funeral? I pictured a bigger ...

James Cummins

...are the same thing. Poetry is about emotion, feeling, sentiment, and the brain'...if he's so damn concerned about the end of culture? Justin Kaplan? ...give these books as gifts, write about these books. So we should spend ...

James Laughlin, Publisher & Poet

...five-year period. A mere sentence about his relationship with each of the ...there is a fair amount here about dollars and even pennies in sales ...Ezra Pound. The best-known tale about Laughlin portrays his giving up poetry ...joke. He hardly ever invented calumnies about others, although he often did <...where there was a little girl about five feet high, struggling with   &...

James Shea, selected by Sarah Gridley

...In other words, some people write about things that have happened to them. ...Some people write about things that they can imagine happening ...to them. And some people write about things that have happened to them, ...

Jana Prikryl on "Benvenuto Tisi’s Vestal Virgin Claudia Quinta Pulling a Boat with the Statue of Cybele"

...without words. Did Tisi have doubts about the expressive power of his art ...s something very poignant to me about this kind of bad painting, which ...

Jane Wong on "Twenty-Four"

...She told me a story once about washing dishes and her sister-in-...to smash cockroaches). I obsessively think about her life then—what it was ...t help but feel this way about poetry. I can't stop. Everything ...often signal something uneasy or unpleasant about the self, i.e. crickets raving ...to reverberate with that uneasiness, thinking about the potential violence of my parents. ...

Janice N. Harrington

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? A steadily growing passion. My ...now, I'm preoccupied with writing about folk artist Horace H. Pippin and ...

Janice N. Harrington on "Newly Discovered Portrait of America's First Black President by Horace H. Pippin (1888-1946)"

...poem also asks readers to think about forgeries. The imagined painting is a ...viewers study the background to think about the back stories that gird the ...

Janice N. Harrington on Robert Hayden

...readers overhear an old man wondering about a sound in the night.  ...

Jared Stanley

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? The ...water. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? The ambition to contort ...

Jason Koo

...own. I'm starting to worry about myself. Am I getting jaded and ...their songs, how they always wrote about each other, Mom & Dad Katis, ...where Peter still lived. Peter wrote about living with his parents in "...I really connected with this line about medical school. But after the Philistines' ...the original soundtrack for a film about their friends Paul & Dave Danehower ...disappear—they couldn't keep writing about themselves, could they?—and then they ...Incredibly, the Philistines are still singing about themselves—from the first track: "...musings on the mundane. They sing about their cats fighting and band practice ...

Jasper Bernes on an excerpt from We Are Nothing and So Can You

...much later, no one could agree about when the disturbances began. A dozen ...in the zone; there were rumors about secret flights, nocturnal renditions, people with ...

Jeff Clark

...or dead, to write a poem about a subject of your choice, who ...what would you have them write about? Arthur Symons on Boards of Canada. ...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? There is no path of ...

Jena Osman on "Dark Star Confit"

...the target with infrared. Heaven.   About the Poem This poem was one ...

Jen Benka

...there will always be something energizing about music from that scene. And, for ...

Jennifer Chang

...nbsp; Lately, I prefer to write about "you." I saw a ...other.  I became very concerned about what two things were doing what ...

Jennifer H. Fortin on LEVELER

...Tell me about the creation of LEVELER. When and ...strikes me as different and lovely about LEVELER, on a personal . . . level . . . , is ...submitting new work to LEVELER know about the site? Send us your best ...

Jennifer Kronovet

...and aesthetically, that when I think about influence, I am reminded of a ...

Jennifer Kronovet on "The Future of Writing in English"

...matter how many books I read about the camps, how many photos I ...in all languages." I learned about Bliss in the terrific book In ...say. I have been. I think about. Now you know. With a feeling, ...

Jennifer Michael Hecht on "The Spider"

...odd translations. I have long thought about how poetry in other languages gets ...and men's eyes" is about independence verses timeless loyalty. "The ...to, the poem is freaking out about the existence of this awesome, terrifying ...creature and marveling about the creative power and the moral ...

Jennifer Scappettone

...What's American about American poetry? First thought: provincialism. Second ...ask "what's North American about North American poetry?"—or "...what's U.S. American about U.S. American poetry?" This ...

Jennifer Tamayo on the opening of YOU DA ONE

...own rendition of Rihanna, then talking about consumption disorders, then pouring a gallon ...A CHEMISTRY I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT LIKE HOW YOU ARE MIXED IN ...

Jenny Browne

...our daughter read a news story about one who walked months     &...recalls learning something      about where to build the fire so ...

Jenny Sadre-Orafai on "Queen of Cups"

...was a description of Elizabeth hearing about her father's death while she ...it became a poem for and about my father. But, even broader than ...that, it's about the ways in which we mourn ...

Jenny Sadre-Orafai on “We Can Be Anything We Couldn’t Be”

...of ideas. I found myself thinking about the abandoned piano while teaching The ...face a lot of my anxieties about getting older and eventually dying. I ...think I might have been angry about how and when death is shown ...some hope. And, there's something about the piano in that bay that ...

Jericho Brown

...What's African American about African American Poetry? African Americans write ...very many African American poets writing about very different kinds of subjects in ...get too excited.  While writing about black people is probably of use ...to you, poems about black people are not necessarily African ...not there is anything African American about your poetry and/or hoping that ...finished now.  That question was about as exciting as it always is.&...well write just a little bit about something else… What you think about it. I hope next year the ...of every ethnicity how they feel about African American people, how they see ...nonblack poets what's African American about American poetry and that they publish ...asks white poets what is white about white American poetry. Now that this ...

Jericho Brown

...I imagine she's been right about these things, aboutabout to make for myself by attempting ...what I believe to be American about American poetry. Instead of getting some, ...Talent," and I'm thinking about Eliot—of all people—having said ...wracked.  Poems need not be about trees.  Poems can be about those multitudes Whitman saw himself containing.&...

Jessica Baran on "On Dissonance"

...e. rendered dissonant) my usual assumptions about documentation. When I discovered these photos, ...spent the past few years writing about contemporary art, I enjoyed connecting Stieglitz ...

Jessica Fjeld

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? It was sixth grade, and ...ask the question. The question is about continuity, about ...

Jhumpa Lahiri on Edward Hirsch

...speak to me, saying nice things about my writing. By the end of ...was eventually to be my husband, about my time at Breadloaf. I talked <...prose. But there is nothing parenthetical about Edward Hirsch's poetry. It is, ...It is a fairly brief poem about a boy going to sleep in ...

Jibade-Khalil Huffman

...African-American Literature." I think about what makes these stories and novels ...to not simply American. I think about Sarah Palin talking ...writing poems since eighth grade, from about the time my (soon-to-be) ...my middle school and told us about a new writing program at the ...All the while I kept thinking about Carl Andre. Before moving to (my ...the outskirts of a town of about 2000 residents. The Judd works are ...response because you've educated yourself about minimalism. But there is, unlike the ...the most part) don't talk about how a certain kind of work ...getting all bent out of shape about, say, a particular type of performance ...eyelash. After visiting Marfa and thinking about my own poems and the poems ...you know, standing around and talking about LaMonte Young. Or something like that. ...

Jill Alexander Essbaum

...least. I write a lot about religion.  I also write a ...on me that I'm writing about acts that just a few centuries ...

Jillian Weise on "Semi Semi Dash"

...of these opinions. My one complaint about the poem is that science fiction ...

JIMMY'S BLUES: THE POETRY OF JAMES BALDWIN

...this poetry event will feature conversations about and readings from Baldwin's only ...

Joan Houlihan

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...retains an air of the parlor about it. Poe, Whitman, Dickinson, Hopkins, Crane, ...voice. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? Distinctive, yes. Formally? No. ...non-sequiturs, but I am optimistic about poets working in deeper territory, those ...

Joanna Klink's "Aerial"

...that has not yet been lost About the Poem   There was a ...

Joe Pan on Brooklyn Arts Press

...9 Reaper," a hybrid work about drones, was previously excerpted & praised ...quickly of what a poet's about. When I decided to start producing ...trying to decide what we liked about the better designed ones. Since I ...be off-kilter enough. We talked about covers made from different materials, serrated, ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...any other book. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...

John Beer

...Abstract Series"?  The part about mythology is finally over. What replaced ...the less there is to say about it, except for maybe, "Look ...

John Deming on Coldfront

...Tell me about the creation of Coldfront. When ...Wilson, Graeme Bezanson and I talked about making it into a sort of ...Poets Off Poetry–where poets write about music and supply an original poem ...entry. I also was very enthusiastic about all of the reviews that we ...I thought Mark Gurarie's piece about Sampson Starkweather's book was really ...work to Coldfront know about the site? We are looking for ...

John Estes

...her hair, pouring another cup Thinking about a lover of indeterminate nature The ...of God We worry so much about offending a thing That can take ...

John Felstiner on Paul Celan

...Crossroads, Fall 2000, Felstiner's writes about the act of translation, and specifically ...

John Murillo

...Sing America" When we talk about America, we tend to speak in ...be displaced, decimated, or enslaved. Talking about this makes us uncomfortable. Messes with ...that we not get too bummed about the whole enterprise, the voices of ...

Jonathan Safran Foer on Paul Muldoon

...glasses. "He has a poem about a paunch," one person said, ...him. I've forgotten nearly everything about my college experience, but strangely, I ...the wrong word. I became passionate about them. I fell in love with ...after reading, to perpetually bloom. Something about Muldoon's writing seems just outside ...could create. There's something uncanny about it. It's more energetic, more ...poet could design. Whenever I think about his writing, I think about Muldoon's art. It didn't ...nbsp; That's how I feel about Muldoon's art. Before I left, ...

Joni Wallace on "I touch the grass I find a Hank song"

...last summer. My kids were reading about nightjars on the Cape and discovered ...d been talking to a friend about the idea of "mercy" ...in another context, about what it means and how to ...define it. About a year after I wrote this ...

Jonterri Gadson on "In My Rush"

...affirmed. This poem was almost about that joke I had with myself, ...as essential. This is a poem about desire and desirability. I gave ...

Jordan Davis

...for them. Why? Easier to talk about. "These posters gave them more ...reasoning. The more the subjects thought about which poster they wanted the more ...Paula Poundstone maybe ought to forget about making a poem pivot on a ...In other words, what's American about American poetry is that it's ...will be even easier to talk about than to read, you are in ...it is for people to talk about them, and how little you need ...

Jordan Davis, selected by Katie Degentesh

...How much worse than being talked about/ is it to be painted?"[...t notice how much it talked about pain, loss, confusion, suffering, and ...

Jos Charles on "Seagull, Tiny"

...boys living on sulfur and talking about feelings and memory   The united ...father in me   They talk about anything a limit allows   There ...poetically. Likewise I don't know about I's, aboutabout its object and limits, in addition ...

Joseph Bruchac

...mean "What is United Statesish about U.S. Poetry?" Are there ...of Europeans. The more I learn about the Algonquin languages spoken by my ...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...the same. But not always. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...as a poet? The primary thing about my life which has created my ...also make a pretty good guess about the origin of a poem by ...respectful of others and more sensitive about the things we write and say ...

Josephine Jacobsen

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...poetry? Inevitable but not basic. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Joseph Mains on Octopus

...submitting new work to Octopus know about the site? That it's pretty, ...

Josh Bell, selected by Mark Bibbins

...Federal law requires anyone who writes about No Planets Strike to mention Ramona, ...appears and still understand something new about her power, and ...

Joshua Clover

...that what's perhaps most interesting about music listening these days is the ...The album had its rule from about 1963-2001, the Beatles to Britney, ...album. The carefully ordered bundle of about a dozen songs was invented by ...sinuous, polymorphous perversion: the restless inventions about where in the arrangement the rhythm ...Market Clash. Enough has been written about the band that I haven't ...left stance, it called them to about twenty-five of the greatest rock ...I think: whatever the thing is about hip-hop — the relationship, going both ...how it succeeds in knowing things about globalization that Davis's empiricism leaves ...Didn't Have This to Sing About, is newly published by University of ...

Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr

...ever). And this tells us something about this moment and also about California. We hope this is true ...to believe, more poets thought seriously about making massive, substantive changes than they ...and at moments alone and talked about this on the steps of various ...Certainly these people we are talking about, some of whom are us, are ...quot; and then people made evaluations about the presence of poets in politics, ...A lot of your questions are about that thing that sometimes gets called &...an empty speech balloon, bugging us about whether or not we should fill ...kind. And instead begin any conversation about politics and poetry and their hypothetical ...moment: we want to joke here about how everyone who is a poet ...

Joshua Corey

...if we are going to talk about influences on my own writing I ...

Joshua Corey

...boundaries of my original suburban Americanness about as thoroughly as possible without living ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...time. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? While as I intimated ...there's something invidious and false about the raw/cooked distinction—or at ...

Joshua Corey on "Trying to Translate Ponge"

...Ponge speaks very well for himself about and along that tantalizing margin where ...being able to do a thing about it. Ideology is the same. It ...

Joshua Edwards, selected by Srikanth Reddy

...who have taught me the most about poetry, Anthony Robinson, Robyn Schiff, Nick ...

Joshua Marie Wilkinson

...Lochia, or Blipsoak01. Maybe it's about company, in Creeley's sense.  ...bad subject, I was made curious about that which I was warned against: ...

Joshua Marie Wilkinson on Meadow Slasher

...I stay awhile? I'm thinking about retreating to no trapdoor, no transom, ...with the woman I was dating about two weeks before I'd promised ...their song "Silver Soul" about one hundred times saved my life. ...offer the reader some clever witticism about what led there—they just keep ...leads me to consider what thinking about the past actually is. Which ...That little gem probably haunts just about everything I write these days, too. ...by blabbing to my therapist Garry about it. Then my old friend Solan ...on the road that fall—for about twenty readings from Atlanta to Seattle—...

Joshua Marie Wilkinson on The Volta

...Tell me about the creation of The Volta? The ...contributing editors, to send us ideas about what and who we should publish. ...you, and why? We are just about to run an audio recording of ...Nealon, Juliana Spahr, and others talking about poetry, audience, avant-gardism, and accessibility. ...run an essay by Eileen Myles about Perloff and Conceptualism. I'm really ...excites me the most: poets writing about how and why they write what ...new work to The Volta know about the site? Well, we publish lots ...things. We get most charged up about stuff that doesn't ...work. It seems like most do about 3 or 4 issues and go ...

Joshua Marie Wilkinson on “Fortnight’s Insignia”

...when he asked, in curious perplexity, about the origins of the book, the ...ve been at work on for about eight years now. This book, in ...

Joyelle McSweeney on "The Contagious Knives"

...Trecartin. Thematics:  An important fact about the ocean right now is that ...Swan—but wait a minute, what about Bradley Manning? Did the farce forget <...

Joy Katz on “Excuse Me, Where is Varick Street?”

...person. And I am. Yet something about that is slightly intolerable. I kept ...at work on a new project, about race. In writing poetry as a ...doesn't mean I understand anything about your experience. So any impulse I ...

Julia Anna Morrison and Catherine Pond on Two Peach

...Tell me about the creation of Two Peach. ...to Two Peach know about the site? We value emotional depth. ...

Julie Carr

...together: Is there something specifically American about American Poetry? In what ways do ...a slightly newer story in thinking about American poems. In 1962 at the ...specifically American pleasure. But this is about style, about ...form and formlessness, about attitude and curiosity. Content too drives ...white, always Jewish), I can think about it as I cannot honestly think <...

Julie Carr on an excerpt from "Rag"

...s how you want to think about it If that's how you ...want to think about it In the blue dusted dawn ...

Justin Goldberg

...honesty of a man who is about to vanish from the world"...

Justin Goldberg

...clothes, & every day, classmates complain about his smell. Moreover, his evaluations document ...

K. Silem Mohammad

...extent that my poetry is "about" anything, it's often about being American, about what being American entails. This includes ...up. I try to be honest about that by allowing my poetry to ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...replaces the landscape with an infomercial about the landscape, replaces the motherly love ...aesthetics. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? In addition to what ...do is repeat the old commonplace about breaking form, one of the most ...a lot of American poetry is about ruin (moral, economic, national, global), and ...

Kamilah Aisha Moon, selected by Brenda Shaughnessy

...understand" or have strong emotion about. It takes on some of the ...mis-heard? She emerges with answers about the rest of us, those who ...Moon suffers with those she writes about, and readers are admitted into this ...language and continuous revision to write about everything human, my version of the ...I may have planned to write about. My charge is to sit in ...responses—what to "do" about it all, how to be. The ...

KANKEDORT.

...disclosure?  Was he not worrying about the right words to say, the ...

Karen Anderson on "FINAL SALE ($245.94 Lord & Taylor)"

...illuminates the oddness of our judgments about the world, the sources of our ...

Karen Swenson

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...cummings, Elizabeth Bishop, Sylvia Plath. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Karen Weiser, selected by Prageeta Sharma

...of the things I like best about poetry. The mystery, in my mind, ...Principles of Psychology William James writes about the large inexplicable unknown at the ...there is some topic or subject about which all the members of the ...Light Out I had been thinking about communication with the unknown, in part ...quot; So here I was thinking about these ideas and then I became ...Affect, a lovely work that talks about the way the Western conception of ...

Katha Pollitt's "Lunaria"

...shining in the fallen leaves.   About the Poem I wrote "Lunaria&...working on another poem, which was about Judas and was not going well.&...garden -- and the most interesting thing about it is not its Danish-Dutch ...it helps to know it's about a plant , not a planet or ...clear. Maybe too clear. The poem about Judas remains unfinished.   BIO   ...

Kathleen Rooney on René Magritte's Selected Writings

...glimpses into what goes into thinking about images and the visual world to ...that is, there is nothing poetic about it". In the same letter, ...

Katie Degentesh

...Scale also comes from online articles about the test. Apparently the MMPI has ...the toy gun. He really cared about us. Maybe he had no feelings ...

Katie Peterson on "Spring"

...up drinking red wine, and talking about the tropics. Thought there might be ...play, maybe the way he talks about the button on his coat before ...poem is also a love poem about reading, which is, I think, the ...memorable students, I cursed my optimism about my own healing when I had ...

Katy Lederer's "The Heaven-Sent Leaf"

...s finger oh so cautiously in. About the Poem This is a John ...

Kaveh Akbar

...nbsp;  angels don't care about humility     &...

Kaveh Akbar on "Heritage"

...nbsp;  angels don't care about humility     &...quot;  When I first read about Reyhaneh Jabbari, her story completely broke ...you." I wanted to write about it, right then and there. But ...and moved on into my grieving. About a year later I was in ...unconsciously processing my grief and horror about Reyhaneh's story, my brain and ...soul were finally ready to write about her. I realize now my clumsy ...me so queasy. I still think about Reyhaneh all the time. No poem ...

Kay Murphy

...nbsp; Don't you worry none about them." That evening we heard ...

Kazim Ali

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry? If the strength of ...River's Edge," she writes about the fragmentation inherent in being separated ...glorious forms of creative expression. And about nations and languages that have disappeared ...the original "What's American About American Poetry" symposium in 1999 ...the question "What's American About American Poetry?" Nye said, "...have: we are free to write about tiny "insignificances" any time ...we want to…We write about personal lives, minor idiosyncrasies, familial details, ...suggest a new way of thinking about the American poetic landscape: Jane Austen, ...I think the way I think about it, Mahmoud Darwish is a most &...translating Darwish, writes a beautiful essay about his first and only meeting with ...together first time, sharing stories, talking about poetry. That's the key, isn'...time to tell the whole truth about you and us./ The whole truth <...about us./ The whole truth about you." What are your predictions ...

Kazim Ali

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? I first thought I could ...that? Nearly too many to talk about here, but to talk about architecture, particularly the vexed architecture of ...

Kelly Forsythe on Phantom Limb

...Tell me about the creation of Phantom Limb. ...for an online journal to care about aesthetics as it is for a ...print journal to care about aesthetics. It's really about the poem. I'd also say ...Abba Belgrave, who is incredibly vigilant about the newest publications to hit the ...to Phantom Limb know about the site? We appreciate when folks ...

Ken Chen

...and I:  WHAT'S AMERICAN ABOUT AMERICAN POETRY? FRIENDS OF WALT Walt ...deep. He wanted to tell me about all his friends, the whole gang ...of them. He told me about his secretary, the poet Sadakichi Hartmann, ...OUR SKINS"? What's American about American poetry? You know already the ...thought I'd been scribbling gossip about my parents' divorce!) I grew up ...fact, what I think was hilarious about the Bush administration is that it ...typical second generational immigrant may feel about her own American identity. The politics ...myself struggling to tell the truth about this history of so much land ...stays news. What one often forgets about this maxim is how it defines ...of these poetics are largely apathetic about the poet's role as a ...citizen, rarely curious about the subject matter of the world, ...just made up). WHAT'S AMERICAN ABOUT AMERICAN POETRY IN BLADE RUNNER? Pragmatism ...serious question. Have you ever thought about the American poets in Blade Runner? ...How about the poets in Star Trek: Deep ...Space Nine—what do they write about? Would these dystopic bards care about the legal rights of two imaginary ...

Kenji C. Liu on “So that you are always sir, dear sir”

...United States usually know very little about what's happening in other countries, ...

Kenneth Goldsmith

...actually all divas once you think about it. In every case, ...

Kerri Webster

...of you, for instance, or move about the kitchen opening packages of flour ...

Kevin Young

...as he's here to sing about it. Records to be smuggled in: ...

Kiki Petrosino on "This Woman's Face is Your Future"

...too, have hated it. Something off about the teeth. Long & long, I'...There was a sense of doom about the whole enterprise; somehow I knew ...I know that everything I believe about physical beauty is a cultural construction. ...

Kim Addonizio on "Penis Blues"

...blues since I started playing harmonica about ten years ago, and since this ...was stuck on the ending for about a year. I'd pull "...

Kim Addonizio on "The Givens"

...death and taxes but he was wrongabout the taxes but then again, right <...I played around with language talking about what's given and what's ...I wrote, which led to lines about redwoods, my cat, a gold squirrel, ...an attempt to write a poem about rain. That was the end of ...saved draft, started trying to write about the anatomical Venuses, the eighteenth-century ...into the world.  Maybe one about an anatomical Venus is going to ...

Kimiko Hahn elected President of the Poetry Society of America

...board list can be found here. About the Poetry Society of America The ...

Kit Frick on Black Lawrence Press

...our workshops. What I loved most about chapbooks right from the start was ...it. They were everything I loved about books: you could tell they were ...press. There was something immediately special about them. What made you first decide ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...made limited editions. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...the public. I get to talk about our chapbooks every year at major ...

Kristi Maxwell on "Plaisir Minus +/-"

...for—to make without. Without thinking about, but the taste.   *   If ...Plaisir Minus +/-," I was thinking about meaning as a process of addition ...into a poem. (We often hear about the "heart" of the ...

Krystal Languell on Belladonna*

...Press in 2009, I first learned about chapbooks through Noemi's publishing catalogue. ...found out (through 2009's AWP?) about Ugly Duckling Presse, and got Dodie ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...our website.  What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...s also a record of/for/about the person who is reading and ...running feminist chapbook series I know about, and it's a one-woman ...

Kyle Dargan on "Fool's Therapy"

...no plans nor desire to write about Peace's death. It's a ...

Lara Glenum

...come and come. "And what about Lady Liberty," asks Will Burke. &...

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

...the pluck is this glitch talking about?  Long ago, when watching the ...to this question: What is it about Af-Am poetry? Truthfully, I want ...nbsp;poet thinks is Af-Am about Af-Am poetry.   * * *  Works ...

Latino/a Poetry Now: 2 poets, 3 countries

...reason why I should not write about the miners in Potosí. I became ...Archila Inadvertently, my grandparents taught me about the extended metaphor as a way ...know what was going on, the whereabouts of my parents, and why around ...can keep us sane. And what about when our native country is other ...betterment of the world. It's about naming the truth. However, I don'...ignored either. After all, poetry is about constructing a new language, but I ...What did this creative process reveal about you as a person, a poet, ...question. Inadvertently, my grandparents taught me about the extended metaphor  as a ...know what was going on, the whereabouts of my parents, and why around ...I had a lot of assumptions about myself, El Salvador, and the world ...reason why I should not write about the miners in Potosí. I became ...foreign, but the more I write about these two places, the more they ...I'm trying to discover something about myself and the world around me. ...it's all right to write about this topic now or how to ...write about this topic, but more about your work, the act of writing, ...detachment are very important when writing about a time of terror or natural ...I find it hard to write about the war in El Salvador without ...There's something noble and courageous about that intention. I'm thinking of ...gets to the moment of writing about the aftermath of 9/11 only ...there's the discourse that writing about September 11 is a cliché because ...you so. I've had conversations about this issue with different poets at ...nbsp;and/or sexism; an intolerance about complexity and range of a human ...publishing, writings, promoting. What William says about writing for himself resonates with me. ...of writing, it has revealed something about the writer or object or a ...

Latino/a Poetry Now: 3 poets discuss their art

...Girmay   What I especially like about these gems I've plucked from ...the roundtable your're about to read is this:  if ...At its core, Latino literature is about the tension between double attachments to ...we're going back and forth about what the content on PSA's ...participants to talk to one another about their art. Shortly thereafter, in a ...felt a risky topic to write about, and so have breastfeeding, becoming a ...happening simultaneously, and there's something about the centrality of the body in ...each of these experiences and writing about them difficult is that while they ...been useful to me in thinking about these things).  The poems I'...acceptable or not acceptable to talk about. Fear/disinterest/dislike of some of ...performance more fully. There was something about the way he read that was ...what happens when I'm writing about what we've been asked to ...to relive memories or to learn about the specific background of the poet. ...to what you've written, Rosa, about the risky topic. I'm somehow ...carrying your words about risk & pushing my hand toward ...truth. In thinking of you writing about the mother's aging body, which ...the ways people, writers, poets write about or toward some scene or life ...to what we've been talking about) by asking Eduardo ...dialogue or homage. Can you talk about this? Eduardo C. Corral: I'm ...to us, and to get excited about art as but one site for ...is something both defiant & reverent about the elegiac epistolary poem, which  ...quot; Aracelis and Rosa, in thinking about who has read and responded best/...your books, what would you say about this? And excerpting one of Rosa'...revealed a strange bewilderment or confusion about race dynamics, references. The position I ...a failure to try to talk about race kept people from talking about these differences, or trying to. Asking ...may understand it as writing "about family." For me, the key ...In other words, I see writing about family as a way to write <...contains its own histories. This complexity about family, our origins, you would think ...them can also mean not writing about them, but instead writing about speaking. My English shifts & is ...wired my brain to think deeply about language, to dwell on fragments, to ...uncles, heart. Rosa Alcalá:  Thinking about my work as a kind of ...nbsp; So, when Maria asks us about these words culled from my work, ...how much they conceal or reveal about this process of correspondences, how many ...here, the lines help me think about language & help me articulate ...something about my relationship to language. What constitutes ...animals, the small things. But what about words? If we think of the ...acceptable or not acceptable to talk about." In this case, Rosa is ...

Latino/a Poetry Now: roundtable 3 featuring 3: Candelaria, Duarte, González

...Lorena Duarte I am very deliberate about what I set out to do ...Lauro Vazquez: What I particularly like about the lines I've plucked above ...out and silenced." When writing about stories that are not our own, ...to confront my fear of writing about women, through the eyes and lives ...inspires the reader to think deeply about history and the possibilities for a ...me wrong, I get plenty angry about injustice and was moved to tears ...Children." But what I love about that poem is that it tells ...in choice of topic: I write about women because it genuinely concerns and ...on the woman I'm writing about (myself, others) and strip away the ...describes. I have always admired this about Hopkins and have attempted to use ...of brings me to another issue, about where we find our teachers on ...healing, commemoration. I am very deliberate about what I set out to do ...Thing I Imagine Luz Villa Admires about Her Husband's Gun—," "...work? What did this encounter reveal about yourself, your craft and your relationship ...to understand that I am writing about the beauty of scars, stretch marks, ...to latch on to frightening narratives about loss, death and violence, which I ...quot;twisted psycho-sexual" poems about women. I simply said to her ...quot;twisted psycho-sexual" poems about men. My reaction was flippant, I ...I'll just write more poems about it. Xochiquetzal Candelaria: I can't ...is why I write a lot about miscommunication and multiple meanings. I do ...These conversations have got me thinking about an idea that is not my ...tone). What do these bridges reveal about the line or the line break? ...inspires the reader to think deeply about history and the possibilities for a ...on the women I'm writing about (myself, others) and strip away the ...places/objects/events you are writing about. As poets, this kind of language ...sudden you realize you're reading about some pretty heavy shit ("Sastrugi&...Even when what I'm writing about is difficult. So associative language is ...I observed: Empire is a book about the woman as historical figure and ...

Latino/a Poetry Now: roundtable 4 featuring: Martínez, Smith and, Tejada

...important, and we all have spoken about this, is that this work (as ...these three books we're talking about (GF, FF, and H), I see ...And how does witnessing and writing about such life experiences/events/points of ...take on bearing witness, I think about the war photographer and her competing ...looking at cultural production and thinking about how it might be read in ...poet, I also think a lot about the terms of subjectivity and how ...with JMM who I believe writes about the formation of cultural identity through ...so I'm thinking a lot about the work of my colleagues, my ...inclination—a gift—cared deeply enough about the craft, and surrendered yourself to ...certain incantatory quality. Daniel Tiffany writes about this in his amazing book, INFIDEL ...these three books we're talking about (GF, FF, and H), I see ...s urine from the carpet is about a house in no specific order, ...important, and we all have spoken about this, is that this work (as ...inclination—a gift—cared deeply enough about the craft, and surrendered yourself to ...

Laura Cronk's “Having Been an Accomplice”

...I was intent on writing seriously about death. The Iraq war was just ...on my mind. I was thinking about my own lack of power and ...to my poet friend Wende Crow about a book she introduced me to: &...make a project out of writing about death seems foolish to me now.&...been asking a lot of questions about death lately. She wants to know ...gotten alarming details out of me about nails in hands when I tried ...I wish every time she asks about death that I had a theology (...in the dark. We were talking about outer-space. The conversation took a ...

Laura Sims on "Staying Alive"

...of the Worlds. I also read about the socio-political effects of climate ...almost impossible to read and think about—but I like to think about them for a while, from a ...

Lauren Shapiro on "The Conversation"

...ways, my collection Easy Math is about how hard basic communication can be, ...girl I knew when I was about eight. She had a single father ...several places that I've written about the Australian Minimalist artist Dale Hickey ...and then go online and learn about a new artist. Poetry takes us ...

Lauren Shufran, selected by Rebecca Wolff

...because I selected this book from about 450 others to win a prize, ...like o- Ver-exposed lovers. Skeptical about my own         &...nbsp;        Ing about sintering the powders of Opponents when ...of Ovid's Amores. I wondered about the relationship between breaking form and ...and the figure of the scapegoat. About force-feeding and reading; About all the ways that poetic form ...has run through it.' I think about this, invariably, when I think about the violence of language, about Islamic culture; this recent work wants ...poetic. So the book is thinking about credit and deficit and obligation, about the enormous problem that is History. ...

Laurie David on the poems of Peggy Freydberg

...I had been hearing mysterious whispers, about a local elderly woman who wrote ...in 1908. She told us stories about growing up in a rigid protestant ...

Lawrence Joseph

...an American poet? What is American about my poetry is that it's ...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...English language poetry? What is American about American poetry is the American language, ...part of an American poem. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Lee Yew Leong on Asymptote

...Tell me about the creation of Asymptote. When ...The other thing that's different about us is that we usually offer ...and why? We're very excited about every single issue we publish, of ...asked them all kinds of questions about poetry, translation, and their collaboration. Another ...work to Asymptote know about the site? They should know that ...

Li-Young Lee

...essentially human.  If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...powers of representation and our ideas about representation in one quarter influence the ...unexamined or inadequate or incomplete ideas about personhood?  What are the consequences ...and difference? Can what we say about poems be said ...span> persons? Can what we say about persons be said ...and a rugged individualist? And what about Shakespeare, who found a place for ...moments, no thoughts I've worried about before reading your question. My own ...

Lightsey Darst on "Paradise"

...children or a career I cared about or a big love—was a ...child, who comes out needy, vulnerable. About the book, what can one say? ...witness, who will go on wondering about the edge between ecstasy and suffering, ...way, I had to think deeply about my marriage in order to choose ...

Lily Brown

...open my bones. I could go about it differently, but what good   ...

Lindsay Illich on "Snowbound: An American Idyll"

...heaven, sky so big we thought about it all the time, the weather ...

Line

...I am wondering about this request to say something

Lisa Lubasch on "The Situation/Evidence"

...nbsp;  I notice three things about this place.      The ...

Lisa Steinman on "Rainy Afternoons of the Soul"

...Go figure. All night I think about fishing as a better sign of ...truth. About how fish are in motion, threatened, &...was never sure I was correct about what his signs were signs of, ...finding I had begun a poem about the various, flexible or malleable ways ...

Lise Goett

...unseen, the fulcrum of some event about to tip in her direction: her ...

Liz Countryman on "Fireworks Phobia Formation"

...We were together, and we cared about something— long sheen of a hospital ...

Lizza Rodriguez

...fly all that often anymore something about the cockpits and being small inside ...

Lizzie Hutton's "Northern Baroque"

...stake" I'm not talking about how the poem resolves, or what ...really know. I'm talking instead about a felt presence, a tension, a &...quot; emerged out of my thinking about visual art, and wondering how certain ...

Lloyd Schwartz

...an especially American way of thinking about poetry. Which may be why poetry ...point of view. Even my poems about traveling abroad come from the starting ...consciousness— influence of Henry James?). Writing about contemporary life, how can one be ...poetry—the desire to write directly about the most intimate personal situations (rather ...a deeply ingrained way of writing about American life (as opposed to late-...short lines, and teases our expectations about where the rhymes are going to ...write against the grain of assumptions about what poetry should be). I don'...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...homes), and the daily news. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Lo Kwa Mei-en on "Aubade for Non-Citizens"

...but also anger and fear. Reading about the standards of physical, social, and ...

Lorine Niedecker and the Obstinacy of the Particular

...the Particular I want to think about Lorine Niedecker and her 1967 poem &...believe I need to say something about the question of the particular. Obviously ...one I found myself first uttering about the writing of Marguerite Duras, most ...specifically about her prose work "The War&...lineage. However, rather than generalizing further about Imagism and Objectivism, how does Niedecker, ...Nothing supra-rock      about it           &...poem. One quality that is striking about the quoted passage is its willingness ...what is. Famously, Niedecker once wrote about Black Hawk Island, near Fort Atkinson, ...

Louise Labé: A conversation with translator Richard Sieburth and editor Jeffrey Yang

...Translations, talks with the master translator about Louise Labé. * * *  Jeffrey Yang: ...Labé to readers who know nothing about her? Richard Sieburth: Louise Labé ...to her poetry: he first writes about her in his Notebooks of Malte ...in this project: we could talk about that more. Jeffrey Yang: As ...that it's not just been about inhabiting other identities or languages but, ...more vitally, about dwelling in other places:  Hö...might talk a little bit more about some of the concrete ways you ...translating her.  George Steiner talks about this in After Babel, noting that ...me" Sonnet 18 you talk about is one of my favorites, Labé ...Overall, though, the love she writes about and elegizes and warns of to ...

Lucas Klein on Xi Chuan and translating "Written at Thirty"

...have remarked that they learn more about artistic concept in his classes than ...

Lucy Ives and Molly Kleiman on Triple Canopy

...Tell me about the creation of Triple Canopy. When ...magazine. And so we spoke often about working "with and against the ...digital publishing—and to think more about what bearing this relationship might have ...line. And we're really excited about Speculations ("The future is ______&...new work to Triple Canopy know about the site? Molly Kleiman: We're ...

Luis J. Rodriguez

...readings on "What is American about American Poetry?" My response is ...every occasion thing. What is American about American Poetry? I'm a poet ...

Luke Bloomfield on "White Sky"

...The last thing I'll say about this poem is that grilled cartilage ...

Lynn Emanuel

...Baldwin, Giovanni's Room I think about my childhood fascination with my father ...a book which is an allegory about the sentence and the page, an ...delectation and consumption. I know enough about the mythologies of America to know ...except with respectful irony. Jabes writes about the landscape of the word and ...is America, no one can write about white and black, the page and ...the word, without also writing about the skin. That's why Jabes ...

Lynn Melnick on "Town & Country"

...But I also can't think about those years without thinking of my ...Beach. When Tyree was first diagnosed, about a month after John was diagnosed, ...in a hospital room. I thought about my life in Santa Cruz, which ...wrong decisions. And then I thought about being in John's giant blue ...was written is that I had about a novel's worth of feelings ...stories from those two years, and about those locations and people, but then ...those ideas. I wanted to write about hope but I also wanted to ...write about how AIDS killed my friends and ...I wanted to write about loneliness, and it all came together ...

Lynn Xu, selected by Cathy Park Hong

...nbsp; Here, no longer romantic about its romanticism, the poem enters a ...

Lyrae Van-Clief Stefanon

...first time I read "Poem about my Rights," but the fact ...was a story I'd heard about the Ibo, during the Middle Passage, ...country. For many years, "Poem about my Rights" was the only ...now, writing Open Interval, a manuscript about my name, preoccupied with the universe ...is a place I go, thinking about the world/all of it disclosed ...Entwines me Rooted Mute.   * * * Poem about My Rights by June Jordan   ...a walk and clear my head about this poem aboutabout God/or thinking ...about children or thinking about the world/all of it disclosed ...the hell is everybody being reasonable about and according to the Times this ...my soul and whether it's about walking out at night or whether ...it's about the love that I feel or ...whether it's about the sanctity of my vagina or ...permission of the author. "Poem about My Rights" by June Jordan ...

Maggie Nelson on Eileen Myles

...I taught a class at CalArts about the great artist and writer David ...the streets. What shall we do about this dilemma? Listen, I have been ...educated. I have learned about Western Civilization. Do you know what ...These workshops—I must've taken about 10—constructed a loose community of ...me, in retrospect, a tremendous amount about poetry, affidamento, and the power and ...mine): "What was so great about meeting this bunch of punky girls ...I want to talk a little about Eileen's particular brand of exhibitionism, ...provided me a way to think about the personal in public—how to ...not for what they tell her about herself but for what they tell ...us about the culture." This formulation has ...

Magnanimous, Magnificent: A Marie Ponsot Tribute, with remarks by Sapphire

...currently swept up in conversation everywhere about the new film, "Precious, Based ...the poet and writer David Lehman) about Marie's virtues as a teacher ...at Knopf,  felt as passionately about her work as I did, publishing ...

Major Jackson

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? Encountering poetry at the nascent ...Fringe Festival. What was positively persuasive about the artists that came through the ...For once, we won't talk about the end of the world or ...

Malachi Black, selected by Ilya Kaminksy

...is right:  The supreme question about a work of art is out ...

Marcella Durand

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...or a painting sold. I worry about older poets who have no health ...there. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? There are some poetic ...and just something to be thought about) about "...

Marcus Wicker on "Self Dialogue Watching Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip"

...of construction, and cataloging first ideas about poetry. I remember switching off the ...I stripped them. I liked thinking about the octave as the set up ...

Margaret Ross on "A Timeshare"

...Alphabet, Inger Christensen's great poem about the relationship of the one to ...

Maria Melendez

...of an age to deeply care about grown-up writing, APR impressed me ...

Maria Melendez

...ready soil. What was so unright about him? We watch "August Rush&...

Marilyn Chin

...be precise; and what is American about my poetry is my muse's ...

Marilyn Hacker

...What's American About American Form? It is, to me, ...on what is "poetry" about "form," or what is &...

Mark Doty

...have led me to think more about what it means to be an ...the poet's right to speak about his or her own life—of ...one evening when we were talking about American poets, and the conversation turned ...our strength. Through its bold curiosity about the self, its willingness to investigate ...

Mark Strand on Donald Justice

...Don Justice would want much said about him. He was a fastidiously private ...the theatrical. He could be cutting about the claims others made for themselves, ...There was a dignity, never forced, about the way he treated our poems, ...

Martha Serpas

...leveled Grand Isle.) I soon heard about the levee breaks. No one could ...of the city—I began reading about the extent of the flooding and ...Bridge seemed like a B-movie about sadistic law enforcement in the South. ...only poem I've written directly about the storm's events. I was ...damaged homes. Some of my poems about the dying marsh have been read ...as if they were written about Katrina. They are ...about loss of home and about elitist disregard for people and nature ...

Mary Ann Caws on Pierre Reverdy

...the Cubist There was nothing boring about the texture of Reverdy's early ...

Mary Jo Bang

...can tell, I'm lacking objectivity about this CD. That's what happens ...

Mary Jo Bang's Dante

...Writing about Mary Jo Bang's new ...

Mary Jo Bang on “Compulsion in Theory and Practice: Principles and Controversies”

...film sent me back to articles about and by Spielrein and from that ...

Mary von Schrader Jarrell on Randall Jarrell

...He didn't deign to speak about this, but I knew from his ...at the transformance of my feeling about England, thanks to you; and we ...amusement is reading, writing, and thinking about things." Thus, by his own ...of what he thinks and feels about Kitten, Johnny Unitas, Wimbledon, Tanaquil LeClerc, ...

Matthea Harvey

...ya. On t.v., a documentary about bees—yet another box in a ...

Matthea Harvey & Justin Bennett's Wave Metronomes & Stone Pianos

...weekends. Below Matthea and Justin write about working on the project. * * * Poetry has ...birthday. When I started to write about this, I realized I knew nothing <...In total, I wrote fourteen lines about Esterre's handiwork, so the stitches ...

Matthew Dickman

...sit down and attempt to write about my "poetics" when I ...as a person. I feel better about things when I read a poem ...listening to The Vasalines, and thinking about Breytenbach again. He wrote that poetry ...The white world I'm talking about. The Kennedy brothers and snowball fights ...he lets it die. We talk about how high the winds are until ...for me and there is something about winter and sibling rivalry  I &...

Matthew Shenoda

...American poetics. What excites me most about this is the amount of fluidity ...

Matthew Zapruder

...FOR JOHN MCCAIN Today I read about the factory where they make the ...at least there is something shameful about how clearly I can see it ...t know if I knew anything about the wars besides what I have ...politics. It's something I think about all the time, as much as ...into my writing. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...down to write, I do think about making art that will be meaningful ...peripherally, this question makes me think about the poem "Responsibility," by ...fact, his real name) is talking about. Climbing inside his Engdahlian brain with ...

Matthew Zapruder's"Kingdom Come"

...monks cry anciently on the radio. About the Poem I wrote this poem ...quot;she" asks the narrator about the meaning of the apocalyptic scene ...

Maxine Kumin

...nineties. So much is still unsaid about our inner lives, our place in ...

Maxine Kumin

...quot; were equally foreign to me; about thirty years later I discovered, picked, ...section, I went back and set about learning by rote the stanza that ...

Maya Pindyck

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? I set my left foot ...find myself searching for new discoveries about the human condition and spirit.  ...

MC Hyland on DoubleCross Press

...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...for cover design—I like thinking about the book materials and shape, and ...other similar events. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...covers. For me, the chapbook is about a few things: attention span (mine ...

Meena Alexander's "Closing the Kamasutra"

...the Kamasutra– They embraced not caring about pain or injury, All they wanted ...known as milk-and-water.   About the Poem How did I come ...the time I got to know about insects in the keyboard I was ...were  wondering, the last bit about milk and water is straight from ...

Megan Kaminski on "My syntax shift"

...am not sure what it says about me that my imagined world, my ...resurrectionless forests. There is something sad about that world, but I still felt ...sadness, the poem is very much about the possibilities of memory and language—...

Megan Levad on "Auto Tune"

...Dark Ages, a collection of poems about how we talk ...poems are so colloquial, so much about how language actually works and sounds, ...can begin to have a conversation about representations of consensual sex from Blake ...Tune" and Auto-Tune mean about how we listen? I think it'...

Meghan O'Rourke

...It's hard to say anything about one's own poems that seems ...s statement that he wrote poems about the "experience of experience." ...from it. Walter Pater once talked about "the splendour of our experience ...this, too, is what interests me about writing them. As Andy Warhol once ...

Meghan O'Rourke

...world, when I met it, lay about in broken pieces— a neglected toy. ...love— unmercifully. Do not be sentimental about mercy. It leaves so much up ...Life as a Ruler" are about national power and civic complicity.)  ...their aesthetic project. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...poets have expansively and imaginatively written about the social world they find themselves ...political —if we see her writing about belief and God as political (which ...

Meghan Privitello on "The Problem is How"

...If I say I am anxious about death, that is not quite right. ...fear something that cannot be talked about, where language disappears as if into ...

Mei-mei Berssenbrugge on "Hello, the Roses"

...meaning. When I began to read about communicating with plants, I was curious <...calling me. I begin to think about this plant, and I walk by ...

Melissa Broder's "De Forest Station"

...learn to say I know nothing about forests. It is the geniusest thing ...

merritt k on "Gay High School AU"

...part of the title is also about fanfiction, at least partly. I used ...

Micah Towery on THEthe

...a literary journal—just a blog about poetry. There is no editorial vision. ...do publish poetry it's less about a vision of poetry or finding ...week feature, but that's more about monthly curators showcasing the work of ...Australian writers, but that was mostly about showcasing the work of The Red ...is one thing that is unique about THEthe is that it's driven ...friendship than by any particular ideas about poetry. Or perhaps it's that ...community is an idea about poetry. What is something that you ...sampled. The selections say a lot about the monthly editor—their community, their ...new work to THEthe know about the site? THEthe is always looking ...poetry, but writers who like writing about poetry. If someone is interested in ...submissions. Some people have gotten angry about that, but they misunderstand what THEthe ...

Michael Dickman

...they were made of leather. Thinking about that tree just now I can ...

Michael Earl Craig

...yet the more I've thought about it I'd say that yes, ...

Michael Flatt, selected by J. Michael Martinez

...me—after seeing a poet speak about love poems with solicitudes like, "...

Michael McGriff on “Early Hour”

...lost in the creek. When the whereabouts of the azaleas become uncertain, the ...to him (nude and asleep) was about to re-enter when she woke ...

Michael Morse on “(What the Admiral Saw from the Air)”

...playful and speculative: I was reading about polar exploration and became intrigued about achievement and honor, which in real ...I hope, that propels a meditation about what we seek and what we ...

Michael Robins on "Pseudonymously Yours"

...feel," I type Adam, "about continuing this through May?" "...final day of May: "What about tomorrow?" Some habits hold tighter ...

Michael Schiavo on The Equalizer

...Tell me about the creation of The Equalizer. When ...was it conceived? The Equalizer came about after I'd finished editing and ...submitting work to The Equalizer know about the site? If there's a ...

Michelle Taransky

...for objects, states, acts, interrelations, thoughts about them."  American poems continue ...And still, this projection, this ever about-to-emerge "American Poetry" ...quot;American Poetry" may be about to be figured.  During a ...This American poetry I am writing about coming to understand here is really ...

Michelle Tudor on wildness

...Tell me about the creation of wildness. When and ...someone submitting work to wildness know about the site? That we're open ...

Mike Young on Magic Helicopter Press

...s when I first started learning about their identity as currency and artifact ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...they're pretty. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...bet. A better way of thinking about chapbooks is the way New Englanders ...think about candlepin bowling. Regular bowling, they insist, ...New England probably have a point about bowling and—by extension—Miller Williams

...very likely to write a poem about, or in the voice of, a ...cultures, where poetry tends to be about the world the poet lives in. ...

Misty Harper

...effect on everyday speech? How? Thinking about this question, I kept turning instead ...

Molly Brodak on "The Flood"

...and many other poems I wrote about two years ago is about something other than "myself" ...their own souls and I think about that still. I have seen even ...to see beneath. This isn't about death. Death is pretty clean, a ...with a hole for a face about to club a black blob, a ...

Molly Peacock's "The Cup"

...looked so little like porcelain.   About the Poem At first the poem &...poem.  Originally it was only about how the cup smashed, the pieces ...nbsp; It was in the thinking about the breakage of something minor (the ...

Monica Fambrough on "Request"

...like a ski lodge. But at about 15 feet wide, it ran the ...

Monica McClure on an excerpt from "Tender Data"

...started thinking of what to write about this poem, attempting to formulate cogent ...started having, again. The old dreams about dead friends returned, having never really ...poem, which in early drafts was about 60% copy and pasted one-sided ...

Monster Theory

...are a patchwork she can fold about her at night. Here, afloat above ...

Montana Ray on "(soulville)"

...palm of my hand and something about an Ethiopian nanny, I got out ...

Morgan Parker on "Apology with Pearls On"

...poems never aspire to. I write about disappointing one night stands, peeing on ...So much of my writing is about challenging definitions—of femininity, of Blackness, ...is that it is as much about redefinition as it is sarcastically about improvement, or elegance, is that its ...

Movie Marquee Poems: An Interview with Saint Flashlight

...pictures. How did the project come about? Molly: Drew and I have been ...show for which we wrote haiku about tools, using electrician's tape to ...of a timing issue) then talked about approaching the business again but never ...pet peeve. Could you tell me about the reactions you have received from ...as a child. Which is a roundabout way of saying that you never ...to name a few. Favorite movies about poets? Molly: I'm thinking of ...quot; (1966) by Věra Chytilová about two rambunctious young women creating creative ...

Naomi Replansky

...About Not Writing Tongue-tied, I stand ...

Naomi Shihab Nye

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry?...along ...have: we are free to write about tiny "insignificances" any time ...of a sesame seed.) We write about personal lives, minor idiosyncracies, familial details, ...in "what we may write about" with very few constraints imposed ...

Naomi Washer on Ghost Proposal

...Tell me about the creation of Ghost Proposal. When ...and publishing (you can read more about GP's beginnings here). We finally ...met and began the conversation about creating a journal just days before ...1. It was Thanksgiving Day: talk about something to be darn grateful for. ...submitting work to Ghost Proposal know about the site? That we're open ...

Natalie Diaz, selected by Adrian Matejka

...At its center, this collection is about the transformation of traditions—the traditions ...of the magician.)
 The mariachis complained about the bathtub acoustics.
 I told the ...bring some form of bad news about my brother might one day bring ...when he said what I wrote about my brother was fukd up, he ...led to some of the poems about my brother also lights up the ...

Natalie Eilbert on “Imprecation”

...on what I didn't say about my history, and then on what ...I might embellish about that history. I embellished or omitted ...I knew, was going to be about the "Venus" of Willendorf, ...

Natalie Shapero on "Flags and Axes"

...conversation among my friend's colleagues about deficiencies in their office emergency kit, ...on hand, my friend remained blasé about its absence. He later told me ...time, I couldn't stop thinking about Macduff's son, having seen him ...

Nate Pritts on H_NGM_N

...the core of what H_NGM_N is about. What should someone submitting new work ...to H_NGM_N know about the site? A person looking to ...

Never Too Much Emily Dickinson

...array of the flowers she wrote about blooms outdoors  at the Garden ...

New American Poets on the Newsstand now

...site with a brief prose statement about their work and a poem from ...

New York Magazine's 21st Reason to Love NY

...article to see just how passionate about poetry we are, and consider making ...

Nick Carbo

...an artist or poet can say about his or her being. The love ...

Nicole Sealey on "Unframed"

...reading and rereading art books, thinking about the process of art making, and ...obsessing about the act of art handling. For ...years I'd been curious about art handling and likened it to ...

Nina Puro on "Prescription"

...s going well, the scraps are about to coalesce into comprehensible piles. Sometimes—...world—it makes all my gripes about poetry worth enduring—but impossible to ...lessons eclipse language. I am curious about whether one medium can both rupture ...are perhaps incurable. I'm curious about love and mourning in the  ...

Noah Eli Gordon on “The Next Year: did you drop this word”

...neural pathway from too much thinking about Alice Notley's wonderfully vitriolic, fearless, ...another? What was going on? Talk about the materiality of language! Here I ...do you know      about renting DVDs?   How many original ...nbsp;  refuses another poem   about them & refusal blossoms into haywire &...

Notes from our Annual Dickinson Evening in D.C.

...mid-1980s—Lucie and I corresponded about her debut collection, and as the ...a few, too. She is eloquent about her own methods. Here are three ...statements she made to Carole Maso about The Master Letters, which I quoted ...t resist a wayward-wending conversation about "truth" in poetry: …in ...

Oliver Bendorf, selected by Natalie Diaz

...desired.  —Natalie Diaz Queer Facts About Vegetables Oliver Bendorf  In 1893, ...

OMG

...Holman's adorable letter to us about the opening night of our exhibit, &...

On "Wild Nights"

...and out, I read the books about her as they emerged, each more ...nbsp;     I've thought about what Mabel said and Austin did ...on the basis of the poems, about the meaning of her life.   &...nbsp;    I have notions about what it might have been, but ...

On Anne Bradstreet

...for a simple, if moving, poem about the way faith in God might ...complex poem engaged with unanswerable questions about theology and mourning.  It's ...all—I articulated for myself something about the power of poetry in a ...

On Anonymous

...poet. Part of what I loved about my first favorite poems are a ...

On Beauty: Carl Phillips

...that's easy. Curious only; unseductive. About beauty, as aboutabout beauty that all has been said <...dead: low, across it. The point about beauty is to see it. The ...poem is not to say anything about beauty, but to enact the vision ...As for statements, in a poem, about beauty: that's precisely where, if ...

On Beauty: Charles Altieri

...and powers as subjects. Finally, thinking about beauty helps preserve a melancholy but ...the universalizing aspect of our theorizing about beauty has the tendency to invite ...amorally ecstatic in art. Because talk about beauty tends to stress only those ...her case that risk making talk about the arts even more vulnerable than ...skeptical of any kind of idealizations about the values they promulgate. Here I ...so eager to connect her observations about beauty to assertions ...on to several pages of hymning about the importance of treating beauty not ...possible type of heroism. Critical talk about beauty simply will not be able ...responder to beauty. Certainly Odysseus' rhetoric about the palm-tree invokes beauty's ...thinks that this rhetoric is more about her than it is about need than it is about beauty? Or does she use the ...by his rhetoric, then his assertions about beauty are in fact manipulative. Moreover, ...embodies for the characters by talking about inventiveness and pointedness and responsiveness to ...to counter her "three features about beauty" with three assertions about the values embodied in such performances ...So there is something deeply wrongheaded about presenting the aesthetic as if it ...

On Beauty: Fanny Howe

...quot;The Tennessee Waltz" is about having heard "The Tennessee Waltz&...true—the poem or its statement about beauty? —Well, I guess the two ...same name. There is something illuminating about that. —Why? —Well, think. . . Why else ...way that makes a huge assumption about all of us. —You're right, ...she is making a strong statement about what we all agree on where ...

On Chapbooks: Aaron Kunin's "Cold Genius"

...comes to reviewing, so a word about them, my limitations. At this point ...to reviewing things I already know about, which is very little (more on ...I also want to say something about review copies. I'm happy to ...reminded me of what someone said about pantoums, twice the poem at half ...a title that gives something away about what's going on.) That's ...

On Chapbooks: Greta Goetz's "Dendrochronology"

...English at all and adult conversations about books, I would commit   &...interesting poems here resist being "about" those conditions.  Another way ...

On Christopher Marlowe's “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”

...thing that all his fans talk about, his living-dead hand? But Marlowe ...

On Christopher Smart's "Jubilate Agno, Fragment B"

...like that. The poem—a litany about the poet's cat—is really ...sweet, eccentric, reverent series of observations about the poet's cat–a catalogue ...spiritual gravity. There is something fascinating about a religious vision located, figuratively, in ...death, by brisking      about the life. For in his morning ...For I perceived God's light about him both wax and fire. For ...

On Complexity: Bob Perelman

...the ante-bellum preacher, is talking about "today"—1845 and 1895 ...

On Complexity: C. D. Wright

...mr. donald judd's work until about ten years ago; then i started ...too; but it isn't just about keeping it interesting for the Author ...or Dear Reader; it is about how differently things actually are if ...

On Complexity: David Rivard

...neither. There is something faintly laughable about the whole question of complexity in ...some people need to feel reassured about the existence of complexity. As with ...father used to say, that's about the size of it. --Originally published ...

On Complexity: Marge Piercy

...be gotten at straight on. Poems about what is holy or otherwise ineffable ...

On Complexity: Susan Mitchell

...keep changing as we learn more about them, people who ultimately elude us. ...because there is ultimately something unknowable about them. Chaucer created characters the way ...of complex. Even Shakespeare's thinking about comedy was complex since this play ...Midsummer Night's Dream, was thinking about how much that is essentially non-...is even more to be said about the narrator and his emotional state. ...

On Dread, Love, and Poetry

...hers and in the process bringing about unforeseeable transformations.    Helen's ...nbsp;  —from "Five Poems About Poetry"[12]   Poetry attunes ...number of important questions and concerns about Heidegger's reading of Antigone are ...

On Emma Lazarus's "The New Colossus"

...a lesbian, who recently has written about losing her long-time partner, Molly ...

On Form: Greg Williamson

...light a hundred years of bickering about free verse and form, the open ...

On Form: Kevin Young

...Nonetheless, the poems are, in part, about an American light that is not ...

On Form: Rachel Wetzsteon

...I would like to tell you about a lovely stanza form I've ...and one trochee. I first learned about this form in the fall of ...I'd resolved to Get Serious about my writing and even made a ...

On George Oppen's "Of Being Numerous"

...in "the oldest buildings/ Scattered about the city / In the dark rooms / ...and yet there was so much about it that was still true in ...and subject, is a public poem about cities and ordinary people and their ...movement I've been rabbiting on about lately. As civic poetry, "Of ...is not precious or otherworldly but about the stuff of life: money, gender, ...of humanity without having to write about it ultimately improved his work. It ...

On Gerard Manley Hopkins' “Spelt From Sibyl’s Leaves”

...enemy" and more directly here about terror as a collective and personal ...

Oni Buchanan

...I don't really have ideas about how this work influenced my own, ...

On John Donne

...nbsp;A bracelet of bright hair about the bone,         &...which tree the poet is talking about. That tree. How to explain ...

On Lalla

...still interesting to try to think about the relationship between "matter" ...

On Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Evening, Ponte Al Mare, Pisa"

...drama. One thing that fascinates me about Shelley, and which is probably an ...line in this poem I'm about to show you that is unfinished, ...driven up and down, And whirled about the pavement of the town. 3. ...

On Philip Levine (the newly selected U.S. Poet Laureate)

...books. Yet, what was most important about this class was that Phil gave ...was. He encouraged us to write about what mattered most to us and ...wonderful poem "Coming Close," about a factory, "Make no mistake, ...still gives me—permission to write about Louisiana or Queens or any place ...me. "Stop worrying so much about being a writer." (I was ...seriously.) He told me to write about people I knew, ...had been, and to quit thinking about where I would publish my poems.&...after talking for a few hours about our terrible drafts, he thought to ...can trust poetry to teach us about ourselves and our world. And even ...can trust poetry to teach us about ourselves and our world. * * * UPCOMING READING ...

On Politics: Allen Grossman

...pleasant Land.   This poem is about KNOWING FOR SURE at last and ...unexpectedly. And what to do about THAT. This poem is about us, "Yes, yes those feet ...HERE . . . FOR US." "True about us" is the bitterly CONTESTED ...FOR SURE and what you do about THAT, is the gigantic (POLITICAL) subject ...

On Politics: Karen Volkman

...imprisonment and death, his "Conversation About Dante" is a fascinating document ...

On Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Biographica Literaria

...giving me a way to think about the creative process. There were no ...

On Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

...brain, but it makes me think about sound. The obsession of poets; the ...Latino movements. I didn't learn about her in poetry class, not as ...a graduate student; instead, I learned about her in Chicana Studies. We studied ...

On The Song of Roland

...slab (fiertre) against which Roland is about to die. Moreover, ferit also denotes ...

On the Vulgate Bible

...words mean. I'm not talking about Christian doctrine, mind you; I'm ...talking about the mechanics of the Latin. In ...setting, I wanted to know everything about it. The desperate, irrational faith and ...

On Virgil's Georgics

...me are fascinating subjects. Margaret, knowing about my gardening and my work with ...tillers. But I'm still talking about Virgil! Hard to stay focused when ...

On Yu Xuanji's "To Wen Feiqing On a Winter’s Night"

...verbal storms. What fascinated me most about her poems was the tension between ...

Our Common Home: Celebrating Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change and Social Justice

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Paige Ackerson-Kiely's "My Love is a Dead Arctic Explorer"

...nbsp;two cogent things to say about its origin.  My Love is ...what was I trying to say about these books that had moved me ...

Paige Taggart on an excerpt from "Sorry As The Flame For No Other Fire"

...the topical. I don't care about fire. The already smudged-out history. ...Fire" The poems are largely about love, and destroying the past experiences ...anew. The prose poems are often about memory and recollection and the desire ...

Patricia Lockwood on "Old Green America Says I Grew a Law Last Night"

...the states I knew. There were about ten. Rhode Island was NOT one ...quot;I'll just make it about—the states when they were just ...states." I couldn't think about the land so I thought about drawing, cartoons, ink, paper. Ink seemed ...boundaries chasing themselves westward. I read about a settler who built a tiny, ...on the roof; the house was about the size of a sheet of ...book things happening in something just about the size and the shape of ...

Patricia Smith

...wanted to talk to the undertaker about just what he had to do ...powerful, something else. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties,...starkly when I chose to write about the devastation wreaked by Katrina. I ...I'm not going to preach about the responsibility of artists, because that ...for a payday, and that's about it. Some are crisscrossing the country, ...

Patricia Spears Jones

...What's African American About African American Poetry? Since I am ...African derived words that spoke volumes about the ways in which those words ...

Patrick Rosal on "Ars Poetica: After a Dog"

...us who want to know something about everything we've outlived. By hullaballoo, ...a Dog" is a parable about sound. I imagine there are many ...

Paula Bohince on "Mountain and River on the Kiso Road"

...of writing poetry, for me, is about surprise, and the mid-poem phrase &...

Paul Hoover

...the Mennonites. There's something appealing about the sobriety of our ancestral garb. ...in the mind. The poem is about a glove, its fingers curled toward ...

Paul Legault's "In The Zone"

...nbsp;    and to think about what roses would do     &...do some shots. The morning's about to happen. Sun + Decapitation = ON "...

Pelican

...wide buoyant wings. The best thing about pelicans is the way they feed, ...

Peter Cooley

...relied on God. I began writing about the storm immediately. I did not ...really want to write about Katrina but  found I had ...

Philip Levine

...write in, the world I write about. When you consider your own "...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...films has clearly influenced poetry. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...in America (Heaney, Walcott, Milosz)? What about them? I read them all, they'...

Poems About Sculpture

...nbsp;Museum to celebrate Poems About Sculpture (Knopf, 2016) with sculptor&...

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Poems Could Be Pop

...negative. The lecture was actually more about looking at song lyrics from a ...non-lyricist perspective, than it was about song lyrics themselves. So for example, ...mean that there's something catchy about a word or phrase that's ...mispronounced?"  I talked about repetition, refrains. "Why don't ...kid, but I don't think about it much anymore." It's ...I'll make you so sure about it. Okay, that's really not ...at – then how can you go about writing without knowing ...is writing," I'm talking about the paradox of that Brian Wilson ...kid, but I don't think about it much anymore." That could ...say, "Well the big thing about lyrics you're not talking about the poems in the Pink Thunder ...have a work of art made about it. I agree it's a ...hard question to talk about, because then you get into the ...SP – Can you talk a little about how you picked the poems, (given ...to be nostalgic and melancholy and about birds – all the things that are ...this reflect some understanding of yours about the difference between song lyrics and ...made a point of not caring about the sound very much. I just ...not going to drive myself crazy about whether I'm getting a 'tasty' ...I'd say it's really about the words. Once the words are ...hanging out with your friends, talking about poetry; the music is the spaghetti ...the Pink Thunder project teach you about lyric writing? MZ –. I'm sure ...in them. Something I've thought about is how hard it is to ...you?" And when I think about it that way, I realize, "...for another piece, have a dialogue about this stuff, work on a volume ...

Poet Novelist: An Interview between Andrew Durbin and Lucy Ives

...new ends. I'm always thinking about travesty, in a literary sense, and ...book but I'm quite serious about what it does at the level ...of whom wrote great novels (usually about narrative), then I could see MacArthur ...my book is, on some level, about writing a book. In the end, ...not-me) with like-minded concerns about art and community in the age ...a little melancholy. Can you talk about the prose of Impossible Views and ...Ives: I think your point about the novels of New Narrative being &...quot;about narrative" is a good one. ...a second before I start talking about Stella, because I think it's ...of art are usually making arguments about various things, and I like to ...idea how right he was. But about Stella: There is a sense in ...That she be able to talk about sex and clothing and class and ...Can you tell me a little about the title of MacArthur Park? I ...way that makes me feel weird about it also being the name of ...Can the title tell us something about how you think ...raise a number of backend issues about my status as a viewer or ...that Donna Summer recorded a song about the park that he loves. (Him ...claim, in some way or another, about something or somewhere that belongs to ...decision for Stella. Can you talk about some of the way your novel ...of action. There's something, too, about the insoluble strangeness of being seen; ...

Poet Novelist: An Interview with Ben Lerner

...Press. The Poetry Society asked him about the experience of being a poet ...fellowship money. Adam grapples with doubts about the usefulness of poetry—and art ...the medium of poetry to talk about that medium? And what made you ...Poetry is pretty good at talking about the medium of poetry, can't ...not talk about it on some level, so I ...the medium of poetry to talk about poetry was a way of keeping ...in the novel Adam Gordon talks about how he finds poetry most beautiful ...think.  My thinking and language about all of this was very influenced ...maybe because of Adam's anxieties about poetry's fraudulence in general and ...course, and Adam's internal argument about mediation and communication spins along behind ...been warned in workshops against writing about writing, as though mentioning that the ...Are there special difficulties in writing about art? I don't think you ...can not write about writing, or paint ...about painting, or make films about films—if the work is recognizable ...that if art is always already about art the risk is redundancy or ...this novel because it's largely about that worry—it's interested in ...think. Your narrator Adam's anxieties about language are highlighted by the way ...all of these really basic realizations about novel writing with the force of ...t always have a strong opinion about which of two grammatical formulations was ...the "spell" we talked about earlier—how to make the language ...quot;New Sentence" is all about arresting the dematerialization of language into ...of meaning. (Maybe writing a novel about art is a way to have ...that some of the sweating was about the inapplicability of a set of ...syntax is something Adam Gordon talks about, and thinking through the difference between ...

Poet Novelist: An Interview with Eileen Myles

...this. I am fascinated by novels about poets and have read as many ...with so much force I think about the poet's life. It's ...high at all, but clarity is about seeing where you are, not a ...writing so if they say anything about my process I can't improve ...or frankly I don't care about the difference—only that I don'...book,  Afterglow,  which is about the afterlife of a dog ...at Columbia in our shared office about to go "teach" it. ...

Poet Novelist: An Interview with Forrest Gander

...nbsp;The Poetry Society asked Forrest about his experience as a poet writing ...to ask you a few questions about classification: what makes this a novel ...I wonder what you are implying, about poetry and poets—that a sort ...a reader want to keep reading about them. I had no sense of ...

Poet Novelist: An Interview with Leigh Stein

...On your blog you talk openly about a prejudice that exists against poetry, ...Can you talk a little bit about how reactions to Dispatch From The ...I've gotten more fan mail about my poetry collection than about poetry, but he came to an ...but I've never been asked about Esther's identity as a theater ...have a lot of conflicting feelings about this.   What are you working ...working on a non-fiction project about grief and mourning in the digital ...

Poet Novelist: An Interview with Rebecca Wolff

...Books. The Poetry Society asked her about her experience as a poet writing ...perfect time for it. I wrote about 150 pages of what was then ...I found Lolita when I was about 13, and read it probably a ...on. If you think too much about your reader's needs as a ...

Poet Novelists: An Interview with Travis Nichols

...Press. The Poetry Society asked him about his experience as a poet writing ...episodes years ago and now talks about those episodes as if he knows ...what he's talking about. Am I a novelist? I probably ...not the best way to talk about these things. Well, I couldn't ...

POETRY IN MOTION SPRINGFEST

...art or www.poetrysociety.org/events About MTA Arts for Transit & Urban ...visit www.mta.info/art.   About Poetry Society of America The Poetry ...please visit www.poetrysociety.org.   About New York State Poet Marie Howe ...State Poet Laureate since 2012.  About Gabriel Barcia-ColomboGabriel Barcia-Colombo is ...

Poets Translate Poets: A Hudson Review Anthology

...Ezra Pound, and others, and speaking about the difficulties and pleasures of translation.&...

Prageeta Sharma

...culture and speaks freely or obliquely about civilization; all poems do this. To ...how I was taught to think about poetry: Perhaps in finding poetry as ...from these spaces. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...I can't help but think about Fanon again, the poem is its ...that question—and to quote Whitman about the body: "Each has his ...editorial censorship, except if I think about a poet like Amiri Baraka who ...

Prageeta Sharma

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...or American film? I like thinking about the traditions that make up the ...his traditions, say for example, writing about the natural world and/or place. ...West. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? The multiple poetic turns ...I guess I'm still thinking about this and where I am and ...

Prageeta Sharma

...or dead, to write a poem about a subject of your choice, who ...what would you have them write about? I would ask Thomas Hardy to ...write a poem about the urban landscape of New York ...visual so that editing becomes more about the musicality of images. Did you ...kind of stance rather than speak about it. If I want to talk <...

PSA's Annual Spring Benefit

PSA 101st Awards Ceremony

...lifetime achievement in American poetry, spoke about his evolving response to Frost's ...

PSA PRESENTS AT THE BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL

...209 Joralemon Street For more information about other poetry events at the Brooklyn ...

PSA PRESENTS WITH THE BRYANT PARK READING ROOM: Celebrating Poetry in Translation with the New York Review of Books

...Silvina Ocampo (Spanish), sharing their insight about, and experience of, the process of ...

Quan Barry

...said title, I began to think about the lyric in more critical terms. ...

Questions of Faith: Chana Bloch

...the High Holidays—and mixed messages about Jewish observance. Every Friday evening my ...but in essence he was writing about the conflicts of the inner life, ...day.   DB: Please tell me about your experience of translating The Song ...nbsp; The Song is a poem about erotic love, but the rabbis read ...it as an allegory about God and the people of Israel—...most helpful advice I ever received about writing. A translator needs to know ...time for everything. / . . . Ecclesiastes / was wrong about that" ("A Man in ...

Questions of Faith: Coleman Barks

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...

Questions of Faith: J.D. McClatchy

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...when I was young went on about "Wonder bread." Nowadays, it ...question so much as a curiosity about if you "believe" that ...

Questions of Faith: Martha Serpas

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...I grew up in southeastern Louisiana, about 80 miles south of New Orleans, ...of my half a dozen memories about elementary school is the principle, Sister ...in the ER don't care about religious differences, but I try to ...no mediation. DB: Once we talked about the idea of confessional poetry switching ...Of course I'm not talking about witness in the Carolyn Forché sense ...brutality and injustice. I'm talking about witnessing everyday life events and the ...I'm going to tell you about my experience I have to convince ...go into this space to talk about your wrongdoings and ask for forgiveness, ...the chance to have these conversations about where we are and what we'...I'd like to know more about your work as a chaplain and ...

Questions of Faith: Meena Alexander

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...stone. I am writing some poems about the experience. One is called "...terrible human conflict? DB: Tell me about your time as an Elector of ...the Divine. How did that come about and what were some of the ...spend reading her work and thinking about her. I composed a few lines ...

Questions of Faith: Nick Flynn

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...anymore, which was when I was about eight. I liked that we got ...red in the sky. I write about Jesus quite a lot, he's ...collective imagination. Everyone sort of knows about the liver and the rock; Sisyphus ...Prometheus represents a proto-Christian statement about knowledge. But if you steal fire ...more compelling to me—I learned about him from Stanley Kunitz who said ...s mythological figure. Proteus is all about change and transforming and entering into ...your fear. He's about staying with your fear so that ...Nick Flynn: Well he's about change and about

Questions of Faith: Nikky Finney

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...didn't learn a great deal about the Bible when I was a ...to. I did learn a lot about the power of the human voice, ...age of 16, becoming very disillusioned about religion. I still loved the ritual ...one another and working to care about someone other than ourselves. I seek ...to enter? NF: You are right about the sacred, but its not the ...

Questions of Faith: Richard Blanco

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...levels, even though I'm talking about cultural issues, I'm really examining ...something like: it's not about what's said but about this, thinking aboutabout is getting rid of the ego, ...

Questions of Faith: Richard Wilbur

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...for anyone, would you talk briefly about the role organized religion played for ...church with fair regularity. We lived about seven miles from Montclair, New Jersey, ...which he was saying kind things about me. He kept saying I was ...in it. One thing I know about this is that, for most of ...most strenuous feeling I ever had about placing myself in the world of ...person who said that fancy thing about how the spirit killeth but the ...DB:  You've sometimes talked about how writing poetry can be lonely ...And so there's something congregational about that. I'm sure that's ...

Questions of Faith: Spencer Reece

...Divinity School. The poets were queried about their religious upbringing, current practices, and ...and some with a personal narrative about becoming a priest. I wrote the ...write them down anymore, I think about them all week, make an outline, ...

r. erica doyle

...mouth sputters over documents.  Something about obstruction and leaning.  You crease.&...

r. erica doyle, selected by Simone White

...crave and think all the time about writing that treats sexuality as a ...abstract, but often confused with ideas about consciousness. r. erica doyle is running ...

Rachel B. Glaser on "The World of Manet"

...books in Brooklyn there was one about Titian too, and another I can'...stuff I wrote on the train about wanting two statues on either side ...writing a poem in my head, about a person paralyzed, unsure if they ...train, I wrote down some lines about the books and my mini-adventure, ...to my poet friends I was about to send the poem to. Referring ...

Rachel Eliza Griffiths

...to contribute to a larger conversation about poetry in America and elsewhere and ...an ancient, fluid, and ongoing conversation about the human condition.   * * * Poem and ...

Rachel Hadas

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...is probably something "distinctly American about past and contemporary American poetry," ...work than in the work of about 90% of American poets now at ...sexual preference, and other such markers about as literary as blood types. The ...folks explaining what I found hard about their (and your) questions, and then ...answer of sorts to your question about the consequences of political correctness for ...

Rachel Zucker

...of daily suspicions. I have looked about with awe and suspected the real ...

Rachel Zucker on [taking away taking away everything]

...but is there  something lesser about the paintings if the process is ...I had a completely different feeling about the exhibition and found I could ...I felt no sense of irony about this at the time). Several drafts ...memoir, MOTHERs, which was, in part, about my mother), but the tercets and ...

Rae Armantrout

...they are antagonists. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...I don't exactly write "about" politics. I don't stand ...other material. If my poems are about anything, they're ...That's what's so attractive about them. You get to have your ...

Rafael Campo

...poetry along with pills, who educates about HIV in Spanish and writes villanelles ...the question "What is American about American poetry?" I must question ...our pounding hearts. What's American About American Form? American poetic form, like ...narrative. What is so distinctly American about any of these poets, a quality ...how seemed capable of explaining everything about us, reducing empathy almost to the ...

Randall Horton on "When Winter is a Transitional State"

...Etheridge Knight, which is a poem about a man in love with a ...

Randall Potts on "Fable"

...quot;Fable" is a song about reversals and useful paradoxes. "Fable&...work. I also spoke with her about her process and technique; she provided ...

Rebecca Morgan Frank on Memorious

...Tell me about the creation of Memorious. When ...poetry that I am genuinely excited about– it feels impossible to pick any ...And I'm always really excited about Kiki Petrosino's work. I could ...work to Memorious know about the site? Our poetry submissions are ...

RESISTANCE, REBELLION, LIFE: 50 Poems Now

...and son of immigrants—Amit Majmudar. About RESISTANCE, REBELLION LIFE: 50 Poems Now ...

Richard Blanco

...have passed over. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...my poetry is apolitical, but thinking about it more carefully here, instead I ...something. For me, it's not about finding blame or solutions; it's ...produce any particular kind of work about any particular subject. Art by definition ...painters, sculptors, musicians are ever asked about the responsibility of their "politic&...

Richard Wilbur

...class a poem I had written about Columbus, could not help laughing when ...

Richard Wilbur

...that's the most recognizable thing about our work. We were for a ...

Rich Smith on "OkCupid"

...OKCupid" I had many reservations about joining OKCupid. Half of my brain ...

Rika Lesser

...translated poetry which tell you everything about the original poems, even how to ...poets who often know very little about the original languages. Having been born ...

Robert C.L. Crawford and Stu Watson on Prelude

...Tell me about the creation of Prelude. When and ...that is all criticism is—thinking about and discussing poetry. So we emphasize ...online. Our yearly print issue is about 300 pages and is carried by ...Co (Paris). There is something wonderful about print, and we are glad to ...you, and why? We're excited about the work of Angel Nafis ...someone submitting work to Prelude know about the site? Our editorial approach is ...

Robert Creeley on Denise Levertov

...Hard to believe we met about fifty years ago in New York, ...to Mexico, as I also shifted about to Black Mountain--then to New ...I wanted to talk to her about--[Robert] Duncan, for example; my own ...

Robert Fernandez and Blake Bronson-Bartlett on Another Mallarmé

...to remain faithful to his beliefs about Mallarmé's rhyme scheme. And yet ...that we feel is most important about Mallarmé's work and perhaps even ...

Robert McDowell

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...poetry? Sauce for the goose. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Robert Polito's "Hollywood & God"

...years behind painting, thinking no doubt about abstraction, collage, fragmentation, his cut-ups. ...media theory      about it – so that if I put ...nbsp; constructions, the way to think about God might be to disobey God, ...you to be in my movie. About the Poem   "Hollywood & ...that encounter with my Aunt Barbara about Lourdes went exactly that way, and ...

Robin Richardson on the Minola Review

...Tell me about the creation of Minola Review. When ...that they talk to one another about something other than men. These are ...this test. When I really think about the impact this disparity has had ...goofy, angry, and bewildered without worrying about censoring for or pandering to the ...submitting work to Minola Review know about the site? We are open to ...the opportunity to talk a little about Minola Review. Please read and submit. ...

Rob MacDonald on Sixth Finch

...challenges some of the common assumptions about both poetry and art. Roberto Montes ...for readers who are just learning about the current landscape. There are a ...new work to Sixth Finch know about the site? I just want people ...their best work. Let us worry about the rest. I do think it'...s important for poets to think about the power of online journals. It'...s not about competition, but I'm not sure ...journals say that they're reaching about 10,000 people in a year, ...

Rob Schlegel on The Catenary Press

...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...book's success. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...

Robyn Schiff

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? My second grade teacher, Mrs. ...me at the time to be about the great liberty of the imagination— ...tells me what my poems are about. Are you interested in the relationship ...

Rodney Koeneke on "I Should Feel Happy"

...on-the-fly survey. They wrote about roommate troubles, homesickness, test stress, loneliness, ...in Chinese. It got me thinking about how simple it is to express ...

Rodrigo Toscano

...on topic." If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...So speaking somewhat clearly and accurately about lines of analysis and action in ...off topic." It's also about having a near-lunatic commitment to ...been a Latin American poet since about 1900. There's been excellent efforts ...the streets. The CPT was always about the raw desire to slough off ...

Rodrigo Toscano

...What's American About American Poetry 2010? In what ways ...2010...what's... What's blue about blue? That's one way to ...talk about things, right? Kind of tautological sounding ...to the quandary, what's blue about blue. And also, what's blue <...class="highlight">about red? Think about it ("what's blue about purple? Good! Good thinking. See how ...ask might be what's purple about red? Strange, huh? "What's ...purple about red?" I rarely think about American poetry past and present? Is ...quot;American Poetry", it's about the time-honored initial struggle and ...the stream-of-things it's about a "time-honored" struggle ...nbsp; Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry?   Yes, all ...

Rodrigo Toscano on "May Be!"

...now poetic acts or critical projects about Occupy that contain nothing of the ...

Roger Reeves

...what's "African-American" about African-American poetry because the question ...instance, recently, I have been thinking about how Terrance Hayes in Wind in ...Trethewey makes a meta-poetic statement about poets of African descent engaging with ...might be "African-American" about African-American poetry is the engagement ...find most interesting, fascinating, and salient about poetry by folks of African descent ...

Ron Padgett

...to large buildings. Also for talking about absence. The red and gray sky ...

Ron Padgett's "Method"

...is all you need to know about Snowflake Bentley Who else would you ...like to know about? Whom! Whom! not Who! There actually ...is all you need to know about Wang Whom Now for some commentary ...in. Or maybe not, for what about when you don't know what &...poem grew out of my thinking about a new dishwashing soap that I ...

Ron Silliman

...nbsp;  Talking with the room about news.           &...s Tenderloin.  If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...

Ron Silliman

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...in the vulgar sense, be "about" it. One test of a ...that of Frank O'Hara. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Rosa Alcalá

...message and viewpoint. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...been working on a long piece about Occupy Wall Street. One of the ...difficulties is that everyone is writing about Occupy Wall Street. Someone mentioned that ...is becoming older, and I worry about things like Medicaid and Medicare. All ...efforts at home, or who wrote about it. But I'm also interested ...

Rosa Alcalá on "This Is Not the End of My Film Career"

...visit where my mother told me about a textile factory beneath the nursing ...often wondered whether talking to her about my findings "inserted" this ...itself. In any case, these poems about my mother's dementia were weighted ...

Roundtable pt 1

...of other Latino writers? Give details about your own processes/products! Raina Leon: ...say that there is something beautiful about sharing the company of other Latino ...to write in Spanish or talk about the particularities of my family life ...occasion. Sometimes I want to write about a tree, not the jacaranda on ...Snyder. Interesting. Clearly, I feel ambivalent about being labeled as a Latina poet. ...what topics they choose to write about. Initially I had a strong resistance ...I've become more open-minded about mixing languages in order to give ...school that I began to think about the fact that I had hardly ...hard work and sacrifices. I think about the older generations and how hard ...1993, there was not much talk about being a Chicano or Latino poet. ...that, though. I was feeling incensed about being the lone Chicano in Dayton, ...class of Los Angeles. He sang about desires and discontent, too, in the ...also vital, and I've written about it too. But this blend of ...US today and trying to write about one's experience as a Latino, ...I also regretted knowing so little about "the work of poets whose ...me, but until now, until reading about your experiences, I don't think ...is not easy. I'm curious about the moments, quotations, people, etc. that ...when I feel myself floundering. What about you?...

Roundtable pt 2

...tired of questions egging you on about being Latino/a, I do care ...and I do want to hear about it! So: tell me about their work. There's the reading ...right to fret. Concerning your question about internal expectations or external barriers that ...did not start to become curious about US-born Latino writers until I ...well-known American poet once commented about one of my poems that it ...though we are engaging in conversation about Latino poets and we all seem ...to be in agreement about the fact that Latino and Latina ...this why we know so little about each other? In 2005 I met ...and would certainly not be thinking about our deepest fears and insecurities as ...curriculum. Mark and I already talked about that. I had to prove I ...dead writers—I never even thought about living writers, working in the present. ...and Albino, I learned a lot about writing and aesthetics from punk rock, ...Perhaps this ties into the questions about barriers to finding US-born Latino ...but I share Hope's concerns about burnout and neglecting our own work. ...Pueblo is a small school with about 5,000 students, and it is ...quot; Keats wrote, and I think about that kind of truth as I ...learn about why elena minor launched PALABRA or ...when I read Hope's post about the melding of idioms. In English, ...dream" would have been "about," yet in Spanish the word ...I preferred to the clunky "about." And, finally, I like the ...recently for a story I wrote about contemporary Latino poetry for The Miami ...

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

...What's "African American" about African American poetry?   A: The ...which is "African American" about African American poetry is—as it ...

Rowan Ricardo Phillips' Mappa Mundi

...very of writing poetry. Poetry is about enlivening those stakes that the mind ...than poetry. What then was there about "The Natural World" that ...

RUSH HOUR READING NATIONAL POETRY MONTH: POETRY IN MOTION/LA™ with Kate Gale, Eloise Klein Healey, Robin Coste Lewis, and Luis Rodriguez

Ruth Awad on "The Keeper of Allah's Hidden Names"

...will last. I was also thinking about what it means to love God ...particular to having faith. It's about the supreme separation that exists between ...to close that distance. I thought about all the times I've seen ...

Ruth Madievsky on "Propofol"

...the room. There is nothing sexy about incision. There is nothing Sally Wen Mao on "The White-haired Girl"

...out of my fascination with tales about wayward women. The poem is named ...the 1920s and 1930s—it's about a girl, Xi'er,who was ...

Samuel Amadon and Liz Countryman on Oversound

...Tell me about the creation of Oversound. When ...editorial turnover. So we always talked about starting a journal of our own. ...work to Oversound  know about the site and magazine?     &...still finding readers, we are passionate about the poems we publish and we ...our best to spread the word about the journal, and our contributors' accomplishments ...

Samuel Beckett's "Cascando"

...Sullivan: 'I think I told you about S O'S's request for ...in French), which is not obviously about love and much more concerned with ...

Sandra Lim on “Human Interest Story”

...He had a pleasantly objective feeling about himself that morning, as the early ...gently ripped into red. He thought about Business English, the truth of money. ...now that a poem that thinks about the tensions between the world outside ...atmosphere. Many people have asked me about this poem: How much of it ...those words? And many more questions about personal revelation follow in the same ...capture and ward off identifications. Something about maintaining the tension between the personal ...speaks to what's humanly interesting about us, which is to say, what'...

Sandra M. Gilbert

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...same time, to answer a question about what is "specifically American" ...

Sandra Simonds on "I Grade Online Humanities Tests"

...multiple choice question or white people about Don Quixote or Asian or Indian ...man is telling his old friend about the baby black swan that he ...I say what do you miss about me He says "your big ...can't remember. This poem is about a bourgeois woman caught between two ...of her children. This poem is about a woman who wants to find ...t give. I'm not talking about sex. Something more than sex and ...their hamburgers, she hears their stories about swans and cars. The woman lives ...

Sarah Galvin on "The Song About Being a Person"

...THE SONG ABOUT BEING A PERSON A doctor instructed ...chorus from that Bob Dylan song about being a person, that goes, "...quot;   On "The Song About Being a Person" This was ...our bodies—and there was something about that statement in that context that ...is mentioned that a poem is about to go in a particular tonal ...

Sarah Gridley

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? This question gives me vertigo. ...am always interested in reading books about painting. I like to think about the small forms of resistance and ...in my writing. What Kierkegaard said about Deity feels similar to what I ...feel about poetry: that it is present "...thought infinitely." I often wonder about the "poetics" implied in ...

Sarah Manguso

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Defining ...them. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? Distinctive from what? What ...otherwise known, unless we're talking about what the official literary business recognizes ...

Sarah Rose Nordgren on "1917"

...and grief I thought a lot about my own mother: her position in ...

Sarah V. Schweig On "Contingencies"

...at that time. The stories were about a man. The Telling Of Stories ...clothing rack, she was only talking about the sink leaking water behind the ...

Sara Mumolo on "The Called Back Wreck of Things"

...it Snakes are disgusting I think About the white flowers as negatives of ...

Sara Nicholson, selected by Joshua Edwards

...Nicholson The two facts I know about the life of The Living Method'...collection, I learned a good deal about Sara Nicholson's dazzling talents as ...a poet, as well as something about what is now possible in the ...powers, and anything I can write about it will be dull in comparison, ...beautiful, or beautifully necessary, for me, about the violence of this ballad. That ...I hope that this says something about the title of my book. A ...

Sara Wintz on Walking Across A Field We Are Focused On At This Time Now

...History AP test. Sometimes I think about sending WALKING ACROSS A FIELD WE ...

Saskia Hamilton on "On the Ground"

...to say that I am silent/about myself since I don't know/...Ground" is one such poem, about a moment of turning, which is ...in England and attended a lecture about Samuel Johnson's arguments with other ...lexicographers about onomatopoeia, including a dementedly funny listing ...my eyes – was of mist. Talking about it afterwards with a friend, she ...There is too much to say about this in brief, or Scott Zieher on "What to Want"

...there's something to be said about unbridled enthusiasm— only time whittles that ...

Sean Bishop on Better

...Tell me about the creation of Better. When ...nbsp;Better in early 2012, about a year and a half after ...nbsp;Line Kallmayer's lyric essay about Vatican exorcist Padre José Fortea, ...Elena Passarello's essay about Frank Sinatra, or Steve Wasserman'...s essay about Frédéric Bourdin and the ...of course we care very much about gender parity. We just publish the ...work to Better know about the site? Two things. First, just ...everyone would be less self-conscious about shooting the videos, because we genuinely ...

Sebastiao Salgado Photo Exhibition: Genesis An Evening of Poetry with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jorie Graham

...and indigenous peoples—raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environmental and ...winning poet Timothy Donnelly about climate change and the imagination.   ...

Seeing the Future: A Conversation with Alice Notley

...the reading in Seattle you talk about having to read Certain Magical Acts ...It sometimes seems like people talk about readings as advertisements for their work ...and they were kind of casual about reading. I was different from them <...Sturm: It makes me think about how poets would use vinyl recordings ...anymore. I wonder what you think about the idea of recentness. Alice Notley:&...thought it, I hadn't thought about it at all. But one is ...texture of things. I'm usually about ten years ahead of everybody else ...actually. It's odd to talk about but they were totally dictated to ...Nick Sturm: I'm curious about how your work as a whole ...is talked about. There's a way in which ...one. Nick Sturm: That's about loyalty, right, about loyalty to certain narratives or about specialization. What do you think about as if it's these two ...different directions? We've talked before about the difficulty of having to remember ...for so much in a life, about how one person can only hold ...Sturm: Something similar was said about Ashbery, I think, that there was ...Sturm: How do you feel about putting out a record that's ...nbsp;What have you been dreaming about? Alice Notley: I haven't ...That was my scholarship dream. Talking about Ted with an MTV personality. I ...from the 70s and 80s thinking about "Voices," which made something ...all of your work has been about voices. Poems like "September's ...wrote these somewhat autobiographical poems for about six months. They're interesting because ...I discovered I couldn't write about the past 17 years without referring ...years before. I couldn't write about anything without stacking time up. Like ...Small Houses I wasn't sure about the last part because I didn'...t really know how to write about having moved here and being in ...

Selections from the Murty Classical Library of India

...in the Pali language by and about the first Buddhist woman. These women ...

Self-Portrait as Missing Person

...nbsp;lap-sitting, no more stories about when I was a barback or ...

S E P T I M A

...and phallic themes? Was I thinking about how my father had buried my ...our yard, an obscure Turkish tradition? About how he had gassed the gophers ...

Seth Abramson

...rethink) much of what I believed about poetry and (as importantly) poets. I ...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...the poetry but to write "about" it—to try to hold ...to either be reductive or romantic about personal biography. I am interested in ...so. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? No. Because I voluntarily ...cause me to rethink my assumptions about what's possible (and how much ...

Shane Book, selected by Thomas Sayers Ellis

...patience and the most impressive thing about Shane Book's poetry is how ...seems to, simply, care more deeply about more things than most first-book ...to invent a way of writing about it that praises something in it ...other than what it is about. Ceiling of Sticks is about is just one of the great ...things about it. —Thomas Sayers Ellis  The ...just Coltrane. On hearing my complaints about a difficult fingering he would ask, ...

Shane McCrae on "Community"

...I can think of to write about writing, my writing, is to write <...Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell About Life in the Segregated South, but ...it took me a long time—about a year—to feel free enough ...on Blood, I thought a lot about the responsibility I had to the ...

Shanna Compton on Bloof Books

...ways, and learning a lot more about production and design. When I moved ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...a design approach, and we talk about materials, etc. The goal is to ...time, equipment, materials. What is unique about the chapbook form, or ...I wouldn't otherwise have known about. I'm really looking forward to ...

Sharon Mesmer

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present?  ...above. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? I think the energy ...practically all we learned, as teens, about French poetry came from reading interviews ...next century? ***  Adieu to poetry about theories of poetry, bonjour to narrative (...

Simone White, selected by Anna Moschovakis

...reg'la DC and Philly look about  the same, which I saw ...to dismiss as paranoid certain claims about cause of death. The government does ...stomach for adultery. Talk to me about the day's news, or better ...mercies," letting the rest fall about that Emersonian problem. For having been ...philosophically (isn't that the case?) about the magnitude of surprise I experience ...do not mean to suggest anything about the unspeakable, which, frankly, I don'...impersonation either. In love, remaining unembarrassed about how I am when I am ...have tried before, unsuccessfully, to talk about the difference between being interested in &...

Snežana Žabić on "Span"

...bit less alienated, William Wordsworth wrote about the overflow of powerful feelings: "...I was reading a news story about Kiran Gandhi, a British drummer who ...

Solmizate

...quot; also has something inherently noble about it. It is off on a ...

Spencer Short

...sort of emotional anemia. And round about there is the rabble Of the ...quot;); the music ("And round about there is the rabble")— all ...But poetry is at least partly about limitations. And without that initial experience, ...

Spring Benefit Dinner

Srikanth Reddy

...depends upon what one is writing about.  Whatever one's style or ...nbsp;by Srikanth Reddy I am about to recite a psalm that I ...

Srikanth Reddy

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...per se, especially when one thinks about the question historically.  I suppose ...notion of ambition I'm talking about is a distinguishing feature of American ...geography. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? No, I don't ...think there's anything formally distinctive about American poetry.  In fact, if ...that this isn't anything special about me, as it seems to me ...

Stanley Kunitz on Theodore Roethke

...mask. He had come to talk about poetry, and talk we did, over ...test how much we really knew about the poetry of the past. We ...go to the axe to learn about politeness. He found his own ribaldry ...

Stefania Heim, selected by Jennifer Kronovet

...poems entitled "The Dream Is About Us." These poems reenact a ...I've actually had a dream about this building, and it feels soon ...more accurately, inhabit. Emily Dickinson talks about this as "fling[ing]" &...

Stefania Heim on "A Third Party Who Says Me"

...course it is, if you think about it. It's that it's ...

Stella Corso on "An Actress Approaches Her Scene"

...in advance? I think a lot about falling. I trip and fall in ...

Stephanie Anderson on Projective Industries

...and we were both so excited about the form -- though for different reasons ...Could you talk a little bit about your own process of making and ...weedy to me. What is unique about the chapbook form, or why chapbooks ...other times I think it's about economics and the rise of MFA ...

Steve Castro on Public Pool

...Tell me about the creation of Public Pool. When ...really nice e-mails and tweets about the poets we publish, most recently, ...submitting work to Public Pool know about the site? We don't typically ...

Steven Cordova

...honest, there is an American hubris about my poetic identity. Here is a ...

Stuart Greenhouse

...did you grow gradually more passionate about poetry? I'd always wanted to ...was right, or what was right about it—that I wanted to do ...

Student Poet Picks

...videos of the young poets speaking about their passion for poetry. At the ...subject matter, that it can talk about something as seemingly mundane as Cheerios ...another of my favorite poets, talks about the beauty of capturing individual human ...of darkness and decay and pessimism about the future.  ...

Suji Kwock Kim

...fluids no one wants to know about — the sick-sweat, torn hair, broken ...

Susan Barba on “Andranik”

...quot; So others they brought others. About a dozen like myself age boys. ...no. Torkom didn't know. So. About twelve feet far from each other. ...

Susan Terris

...other mother, blows rings, while laughing about their ten-year-old slut at ...to pout and vamp and look about for a better deal. "Men ...

Susan Wheeler's The Maud Poems (excerpt)

...nbsp; Something wasn't quite Hoyle about the way she got that A.&...and so the lyric intrusions came about organically. It was not, however, a ...

Susan Wheeler on Ben Belitt

...or on me, never initiating remarks about himself—reassured me that although his ...returned home to tell his partner about our one-night stand, responding, "...out the language of a poem about my great-uncle's death, week ...

Suzanne Buffam's "Trying"

...he thought it was a film about cockatiels and told his agent he &...new lesson in trying, however, was about to begin.   * * * Suzanne Buffam's ...

Suzanne Gardinier

...What is American about American poetry? And the impossible question ...

Sylvia Legris On "A Skull Sectioned, c. 1489"

...s impossible for me to talk about how this single poem came into ...human body, what I find compelling about his drawings is that they straddle ...

SYRIA | Because We Come From Everything: The Poetics of Migration

...and journalist who has written widely about the Middle East, and has reported ...San Francisco Chronicle, he has written about the arts for SF Weekly since ...

Tarfia Faizullah on "Aubade Ending with the Death of a Mosquito"

...at night, waiting to hear news about a sick uncle. I was wishing ...

TC Tolbert, selected by Kerri Webster

...quot;Thank you for the joke about Tokyo," Tolbert says in "...nbsp;I want to tell you about my body. AboutAbout recovery. Me(n). What it feels ...things: life preservers are no longer about preservation. They have become less holy. ...could. I want to tell you about my body. About testosterone as unwitting art historian. About recovery. Me(n). What it feels ...I was so tired of talking about me/her/us. My friends were ...tired of hearing about me/her/us. I needed a ...William Matthews said this great thing about subject matter – that we all write <...so there isn't anything special about what – the only thing of interest ...some of these poems are explicitly about that, most are trying to work ...that out through form while talking about love. And maybe the body is ...in which other bodies are moving about the stage – this frozen body continually ...is the constraint. I'm thinking about silence and white space. I'm ...thinking about Mark Doty who says that Dickinson ...

TEN NEW-GENERATION AFRICAN POETS

...and Chris Abani.   We invited about thirty-five poets to submit manuscripts ...and there is something extremely exciting about seeing the ways in which they ...she'll forget what she heard about God and her body; seeing what ...

Terrance Hayes

...the darkness has something to say about the way we live.  I'...caution. But let's not talk about that. Maybe Art's only purpose ...

Tess Taylor on "Field Report: April"

...Today before sitting down to write about the poems in Work & Days ...poems in Work & Days are about attending and attention, ...Massachusetts Berkshires. The poems are also about trying to tend and attend to ...a farmer friend at the market about the awe we feel realizing how ...with their buzz. Sometimes we talk about poems as if their bounded space—...and salting I'll be thinking about the next thing I want to ...

The Bears

...brother saw the amorous bears rolling about in the meadow up by Lowder ...

The Challenge of the New Sun: An Afterword

...outside Latino communities, and he muses about how his time as partial-outsider ...when we're expressing our ambivalence about the role of communal Latinidad.  ...Spanish-speaker) also expresses personal anxiety about the fact that she writes primarily ...and is faced with certain expectations about who a Colombian Latina should be (&...to Esperanza"). An old joke about an undocumented worker fleeing an immigration ...quot;Why are you harping on about your situation as Latinos?  Why ...in the maelstrom of shifting ideas about the relationship of poetry to self ...you will of discussion participants' claims about my, and others', work.  I ...Smith to contribute to a discussion about gender and publishing at the VIDA ...

The Editors of 7x7 on 7x7

...Tell me about the creation of 7x7. When and ...rather quickly. We talked a bit about the surrealist game "Exquisite Corpse&...and it worked! What excited us about the format was that it was ...What is so surprising and delightful about following 7x7, in my opinion (speaking ...and delight me, but in thinking about this question I find myself drawn ...someone submitting work to 7x7 know about the site? Amy Bonnaffons: We don'...teaching; one of my favorite things about being an author and editor is ...

The Editors of Pinwheel on Pinwheel

...Tell me about the creation of Pinwheel. When ...lot of other online journals care about or implement (with definite exceptions like ...someone submitting work to Pinwheel know about the site? We read everything that ...poems we dig up and rave about because it really keeps us all ...

The Editors on Fou

...Tell me about the creation of Fou. When ...for a year or so talked about making a print journal. This was ...Cate: I'm still really excited about our most recent issue that came ...had the 4th  issue about 80% completed 2 years ago and ...feel right and we were scattered about the globe physically and mentally. We ...issue, after taking so long, came about quickly and it was/ is exhilarating. ...work to Fou know about the site? Cate: We're slow ...

The Editors on Paperbag

...like this? That class was all about possibility and experimentation, and we wanted ...in submitting, but Paperbag isn't about publishing someone's one good poem. ...great, and not have to worry about "making it fit." Something ...say that I am superbly excited about the work we will publish, the ...course! I agree with Levi Rubeck about Nettie Farris' poems. She was someone ...much, but since you've asked about one specific something, I will say ...Kathleen McGoldrick: I agree with Margarita about Eric Kuhn's music. I was ...submitting new work to Paperbag know about the site? Levi Rubeck: Our ...readers make us discover a lot about ourselves, too. Petro Moysaenko: Know ...is hard to tell our families about. Margarita Delcheva: A shout out ...must have been something intrinsically poetic about all of them. Cathy Linh Che:&...

The Editors on Radar

...Tell me about the creation of Radar. When ...someone submitting work to Radar know about the site? A writer-friend of ...without saying that we're excited about every poem we publish.  But ...hypnotic rhythms. What we admire most about this poem is its sincerity. Woolfitt'...it yourself. We feel this way about this and all the poems we ...

The Editors on Scout

...Tell me about the creation of SCOUT. When and ...lines, and maybe we should talk about it. Which we eventually did. Spencer ...word "heuristic" on our ABOUT page, and I think it's ...Winkle-effect at work for me– about a year after I published my ...

The Editors on Smoking Glue Gun

...Tell me about the creation of Smoking Glue ...work to SGG know about the site? We're drawn to ...Handsome. We're also really excited about some blow-away magazines that were ...

The Editors on Talus, or Scree

...Tell me about the creation of Talus, or ...to finishing an essay I started about a dozen years ago. It's ...nbsp;Talus, or Scree know about the site? As evidenced by how ...many others he will feel bad about not including once he sends this ...

The Editors on Tongue

...Tell me about the creation of Tongue. When and ...Why do we care so much about beginnings? If I am not mistaken, ...was not the first to think about this? Surely he was not even ...poets always going on and on about poetry initiatives as they roar in ...submitting new work to Tongue know about the site? Adam Wiedewitsch: We ...

The Love Poems of Marichiko (excerpt)

...You ask me what I thought about Before we were lovers. The answer ...didn't have anything to think about. * * * "The Love Poems of Marichiko&...

The Love Poems of Marichiko (excerpt)

...You ask me what I thought about Before we were lovers. The answer ...didn't have anything to think about. * * * "The Love Poems of Marichiko&...

The National Youth Poet Laureate

...All of this light is not about to go out against the wind ...hood you rep What you know about the Bronx? What you know about you? What you gonna do when ...and you can't do shit about We'll haunt you out of ...Lucifer I remember our first conversation about how my tongue can't carry ...courage to write the obituary? What about the eulogy? Teach me that being ...little, they will always tell you about the boy who      ...you will never hear the story about the boy who cried for help ...

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Dorothea Lasky, with Deborah Landau

...Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney's, 2013) and several ...

THE NEW SALON at BARUCH COLLEGE: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Marilyn Nelson, with Grace Schulman, Distinguished Professor of English at Baruch College

...Poetry—a series of 50 poems about growing up in the 1950's ...

THE NEW SALON AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS Elizabeth Willis, with Alice Quinn

...Avenue B, 1993). She also writes about contemporary poetry and has edited a ...

The Others: An Interview with Matthew Rohrer

...with me and answer my questions about his book and the awesome power ...of what I love so much about those books is the sheer imagination ...shorter thing; I really only had about 3 ideas at first—I wanted ...lot more stories. Is there something about storytelling and poetry combined that gives ...unquestioned, but has dwindled away. So, about your most secret hopes for the ...disjunction, and everything modern people love about poems, I also love storytelling and ...vacation is something I really love about life, honestly. That we have friends (...I like what you're saying about the space created by stories, but ...opposite of stories? I was thinking about this a lot reading Hari Kunzru'...People talk a lot these days about Poetry's power to resist, or ...also about its inability to resist… and I ...is we need a new story about what's really going on, a ...we can tell to the country about what's needed next. Stories obviously ...and tell your spouse a story about what happened on the subway, for ...

The Pale of Vermont

...schools. I had a romantic feeling about moving to rural New England. Like ...because we were standing on it, about forty yards apart, throwing a Frisbee. &...I needed at least to learn about my own superstitions. I needed to ...in my poems. I was guilty about that, too, like I was using ...silence. At first I was dogged about it and then sullen. Followed by ...in the spirit of recollection. Everything about it, moment to moment, was familiar, ...tangible, pregnant, fructifying. Nothing about the moment was routine. The disturbances ...was as if I was learning about myself that, in some mysterious way, ...lines on it. The paper was about the size of a shirt tag. ...

The Poetry Society of America's Annual Spring Benefit

THE PSA READINGS AT MCNALLY JACKSON L. Lamar Wilson, Wendy Xu, and Rachel Zucker

...a poemic, a non-fiction book about birth, friendship and feminism. Her ...

The Sloth

...something in his Ear, He thinks about it for a Year; And, then, ...

The Unamuno Author Series

...another option. Franco came to power about fifty years later, wishing to eradicate ...the church, Spanish-speaking: making up about fourteen thousand members that belong to ...homosexual at Brooks Brothers—has been about drawing attention to the unsung.  &...quot; At the moment I invite about four writers a year. I give ...tradition. The Gospel of John talks about signs. And surely when I saw, ...

Thomas Hummel on "And, not content with circumscription, spreads."

...those lines, and feel easy now about it. It looks like this, though ...we act and how we talk about it rests in the shapes that ...

Thomas Meyer on "Airs Waters Places"

...MacEvilley died. For some reason thinking about Freud's Moses and Monotheism

Thomas Sayers Ellis

...Balcony" taught me so much about wedding music and meaning, and his &...Ray Charles and a radical statement about the relationship between Scared and secular ...

Thom Gunn

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...by now impossible to disentangle. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

Timothy Donnelly

...idea I had     once about futility in a bathtub, but when ...read together from a magazine, facts about the lives     of honeybees, ...

Timothy Liu

...believe there is anything specifically American about American poetry past and present? Is ...Resolution. Is there something formally distinctive about American poetry? Yes. No. Maybe.   ...

Timothy Liu

...home. That's what's American about American poetry- a place to call ...

Tim Z. Hernandez, selected by Major Jackson

...there is nothing pretentious or hollow about his poems. With an intimate appetite ...

Tom Disch

...but I don't think much about it, though surely that fact dictates ...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...theme. Even then a good poem about (for instance) the Mississippi River is ...and local culture than others. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...for American poetry? Political correctness is about as important as theological correctness was ...

Tommy Pico on an excerpt from "IRL"

...get sleepy) and thinking a lot about my competing desires to go to ...and Reserve. What's so scary about being alone, other than coming to ...

Tom Sleigh's "Army Cats"

...it, lick it, chew it, leap about, pink tongues stuck out, drooling. Cats ...bows and wail like kittens.   About the Poem "Army Cats" ...and Syria to do some journalism about Palestinian refugee camps, and the aftermath ...Politics is an extravagance, an extravagance about grievances. And poetry is an extravagance <...in Frost a kind of skepticism about grievance, as if grievance as a ...there's something a little luxurious about being able to decouple politics and ...

Tony Hoagland

...horrible if you make a commercial about it using smiling, white-haired people ...on television to the teenage murderer, About all those people you killed-- You ...horrible if you make a commercial about it using smiling, white-haired people ...nbsp;  to the teenage murderer, About all those people you killed— You ...self and others. If you write about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, advantages ...poet will write a great poem about lillies in a vase; another will ...write about Darfur, or the treatment of the ...

Tony Tost

...had fallen down, that another was about to fall. Now I believe that ...the only adequate instrument for thinking about change, process, organisms, and life. The ...in: for Orpheus is poetry thinking about itself, and every significant mention of ...

Tony Tost

...iTunes, ranging from studio albums (just about everything, Bob Dylan to Slow Train ...

Translators Jeff Clark and Robert Bononno on Stéphane Mallarmé's A Roll of the Dice

...knowing all we do not only about the poem and Mallarmé's dreams ...for it, but also about his body of work more generally. ...know what Redon and Mallarmé discussed about what would be Redon's visual ...

TRIBUTE TO GERALD STERN AT BRYANT PARK Kimiko Hahn, Rebecca Gayle Howell, and Alicia Ostriker

...program of Drew University, and obsesses about poetry, religion, and politics.  Co-...

Tribute to Lucille Clifton

...by what people don't know about the best poets—I mean—in ...

Tribute to the Greatest Symbolist Ever

...grand: every one of his statements about writing, reading, and being are remarkable ...the hands, or then the reflection about the whole thing. Or then the ...back to Mallarmé's own imagination about imagination: his poetry makes and stages ...kind of ultimate statement unarguable with, about the action and the act of ...

Two books, two gallery shows, and a talk about Jess

...witnessed a number of fantastic publications about the poets and poetry of the ...

Two Seas: A Short Interview with Chinese Poet and Theater Scenographer Yi Lu

...your first poem? What was it about and why were you inspired to ...write it? I've already forgotten about it. It was a very long ...Can you tell us a little about your reading life?   The books ...

Verse

...The painting, of course, is only about that ploughman in the slyest of ...a Tuesday-Thursday schedule) is talking about things just like this, to the ...

Vicky Karp

...Wieder, read it in a biography about the film director John Ford and ...time, I was writing an article about Wieder and his chapbook, "Duke: ...of the film star to talk about life and art and women and ...

Victoria Chang on "These Men Can Be Collected"

...so I could write more freely about experiences larger than my own. I ...

Vijay Seshadri

...historical crisis that people start wondering about the Americanness of America, and that ...

Vijay Seshadri on "The Descent of Man"

...supersaturated, conceptually overdetermined. Thinking too much about writing while not doing it for ...It's at least as much about its own technique and manner as ...it is about its subject. The rhetorical exaggerations and ...

Visions Coinciding: An Elizabeth Bishop Centennial Conference

...Reading Participating poets read and talk about favorite poems. Frank Bidart, John Koethe, ...

W. D. Snodgrass

...I've found with his theories about music and poetry--he's onto ...

W.S. Merwin

...defend themselves against England and worry about which side of the Atlantic they ...that it required any soul-searching about whether or not they were still ...

Walter Mosely on Nikki Finney

...ll tell you a little bit about myself so that you might understand ...knowing all there is to know about writing fiction. I also realized a ...Finney taught me that my suspicions about who I am might be true. ...

Wanda Coleman

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...no way to contain it. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...easier for lazy minds to write about those who have been written about extensively. What about the European poets who have recently ...bloodshed. Additional Comments: What is American about American Poetry? The unique cauldron of ...

Wendy S. Walters on "The Oakland County Child Killer, 1977"

...younger poet, this book was also about bringing to life a version of ...children at my elementary school talked about it.  We had a sense ...of fear and wonder about the whole thing—as there was ...who visited our classrooms warned us about "stranger danger", but we ...

Wendy Xu on "Several Altitudes of Not Talking"

...demands with wild gesticulations. I thought about maybe trying to sharpen my knowledge ...of jokes. I thought about really needing a hug. A very ...favorite ways to think and talk about poetry: "a game called all ...full of possibility. "I thought about really needing a hug" still ...is several altitudes of not talking about it, just imagining how wonderful it ...

Wendy Xu on Hyperallergic

...Tell me about your involvement with Hyperallergic.  I ...someone submitting work to Hyperallergic know about the site? That we (well, I) ...

When They Were Very Young, a prelude

Why Poetry: An interview with Matthew Zapruder

...imagination. Probably some of my feelings about this come from having grown up ...tactical. I think there are truths about being alive that one can only ...poetry, just because thinking and worrying about it is as much as part ...me of Keats's famous remark about Wordsworth, that he was guilty of ...of the many things I like about Why Poetry is that it asks ...for them, assuming I knew everything about them. What made you want to ...a firmly held and incorrect idea about poetic language: that whatever is on ...the book are more or less about demonstrating that the wondrous experiences of ...that are asked on standardized tests about poetry, which still either reduce the ...bearing text, or ask pointless questions about metaphor or imagery or sound. The ...had immense influence, because their ideas about poetry coincided with the time that ...the book that I had written about that textbook and other widely-used ...mainly because the writing I did about them turned out to be super ...nbsp;As someone who has written about poetry and been in many conversations <...a struggle to write this way about something that does, as you say, ...of jargon-y, highly technical talk about literature. It's something I dove ...an incredibly useful way to think about poetry. I feel the same way <...about this as I do about the deeper meanings, literary allusions, historical ...often come up from general readers about poetry, without ever talking down to ...nbsp;I began the book writing about a poem by John Ashbery, "...the themes I would eventually write about in the book. Initially, I thought ...effect of the poem was mainly about creating a space of contemplation and ...That's how Wallace Stevens talked about poetry, and I write quite a ...bit about Stevens's ideas in my discussion ...asserts. But something always bothered me about that. It seemed to be missing ...the book I was highly derogatory about this, and one-sided. But the ...more I thought and read about symbols, the more I realized that ...writing poetry, but until I wrote about this for many years, I didn'...nbsp;Because this is a book about poetry, partisans from different camps are ...likely to lose their minds arguing about your methods, interpretations, and suggestions. Does ...be something universal or agreed-upon about the idea of what poetry is. ...poetry readers. Everyone has an idea about what it is, but few people ...there is a way of talking about art that primarily foregrounds the cultural ...kind of assumptions I could make about this book expressing your sensibility as ...is something universal to be said about poetry, or the very idea that ...s certainly not fashionable to talk about genres right now, unless you are ...talking about crossing over or combining them. But ...even if you feel that way about genre, when it comes to poetry ...it's helpful to think about it temporarily, without of course ultimately ...my trying to say something universal about poetry, that it wasn't just ...you can't say anything universal about anything. That just doesn't seem ...a very interesting thing to disagree about. It would take us quickly away ...from talking about poetry, and into the realm of ...seems interesting to me to think about what connects Sappho to Rumi to ...poet, and also reading and thinking about it. The intellectual project of the ...current state of thinking and discussion about poetry, that unless we open up ...the most limited and boring ideas about poetry that you could imagine. They ...an interference. No one thinks that about painting anymore. Poetry needs to catch ...the "I don't know about art but I know what I ...I discussed an idea that "about" was a limited idea in ...came up with the phrase "about aboutness,&...I was saying poems aren't about anything at all, which is not ...who reads my poems or prose about poetry. It might seem that in ...the effects of poetry are less about what it means than how. It'...often what ends up getting talked about in school, with a little bit ...my book, I try to talk about what that something else is, and ...

William Archila

...nbsp;           about fifty pounds of hog. Someone said, &...to awaken the thing. I thought about the carcass, blood-slick,     &...able to think deeply and extensively about my experiences and that of others ...me the function of poetry is about naming the truth. It is about politics frequently, what issues, difficulties, ...such negotiations? I don't write about politics per se, but as I ...is a political act. I write about the civil war in El Salvador, ...write I don't worry much about whether my work is political or ...that's important, what you feel about your work in that sacred moment ...do write, I don't think about any responsibility because I'm basically ...I'm trying to discover something about myself and the world around me. ...in our society. Nevertheless, when talking about poetry, I think this country has ...establishment's interest. I'm talking about conservative poetry, the type of poetry ...ideal. That's what so charming about Whitman. Neruda extended this trajectory. Romantic ...

William Corbett

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...poet cares to give it. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...

X. J. Kennedy

...believe there is anything specifically American about past and contemporary American poetry? Is ...great significance. Media Produce- little. What about the American poets who lived primarily ...in Europe (Eliot, Pound, Stein)? What about the European poets who have recently ...but I don't ever think about my self-identity as a poet. ...

Year End Wrap Up

...Arty, and the painting  "About the size of an old dollar ...series Studio Visits: Conversations with Artists about poems that have inspired them. Please ...

Ye Chun on Hai Zi's "Sonnet: Night Moon"

...thus has a more elemental quality about it. A more obvious departure I ...

Yolanda Wisher on “American Valentine”

...friend, knows a thing or two about BARBARITY, EVIL and CRAFTINESS, and still ...her and read her. It's about getting back to my personal relationship ...vulnerable and belligerent. This poem's about pulling back, like a caul, pieces ...

Yona Harvey on "Schottelkotte"

...Guts Al,'" my father says about the newscaster who haunted my Cincinnati ...was something equally terrifying and quotidian about Schottelkotte's newscasts.  On one ...

You travel a path on paper

...in a city you only thought about before. It's a Sunday marketplace.&...

You travel a path on paper

...in a city you only thought about before. It's a Sunday marketplace.&...

You travel a path on paper

...in a city you only thought about before. It's a Sunday marketplace.&...

You travel a path on paper

...in a city you only thought about before. It's a Sunday marketplace.&...

You travel a path on paper

...in a city you only thought about before. It's a Sunday marketplace.&...

Yusef Komunyakaa

...old, I knew next to nothing about this kind of love, although I ...highborn kinsmen came" seems more about authorial reality than an excursion into ...Duncan could really preach—no doubt about that. But there is something in &...But there was also something different about Johnson's God: "This Great ...

Yusef Komunyakaa

...thought I'd write a word about my confused, angry feelings. But shortly ...I write a poem; after thinking about it for a day or so, ...

Zach Savich

...Because maybe we've been wrong about it all—how wonderful! I write ...arms to weather.  I talked about the Caravaggios facing each other in ...

ZOE STRAUSS: 10 Years -- An Evening of Poetry with Wayne Koestenbaum, Cynthia Cruz, Alex Dimitrov, and Frank Sherlock

...work as "an epic narrative about the beauty and struggle of everyday ...

Éireann Lorsung on "Single-page drawing"

...and prints lodged something in me about density and texture and mark-making. ...with us, there'll be conversation about writing and books and ideas. The ...a conclusion. For me it is about writing together, or ...appearance of marks on paper, or about being taught to write and see ...artists and writers I love, or about feminized and dismissable things (the value ...I find in them), or about ways of knowing other than ...knowing, or about the pleasure of seeing and touching. '...

Alan Gilbert’s “Dark Waters”

...sense of what it will be about. I don't use preexisting forms (...life, I do tend to think about a whole manuscript while I'm ...

Angelo Nikolopoulos on "Rear Stable: Auditions"

...than anything that might be said about it....

Ange Mlinko's "Bliss Street"

...Street" was written in and about Beirut, where I lived for

An Interview with Alex Dimitrov

...people ask me too many questions about the self in relation to my ...

An Interview with Farrah Field and Jared White of Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop

...costumes. I've heard a lot about their enterprise--the press I direct ...

Anne Shaw on "Shatter and Thrust as a Series of Silver Gelatin Prints"

...One of the interesting things about the poem--to me, anyway--is ...

April Poetry Month Special!

April Poetry Month Special!

Ben Fama on "Conscripts of Modernity"

...in 2007. I tried to write about it for years after in a ...transcribed it. That language indicates more about the experience than any more direct ...

Betsy Fagin on "new old forest: infrastructure"

...anything old can be recreated. What about old growth forests? How shall we ...

Brian Teare's Desert Island Discs

...I studied the flute, and for about five years during that time I ...

Brian Teare on Albion Books

...To talk about my interest in chapbooks, I have ...to talk about my love of printing done on ...

Cathy Linh Che on "Pomegranate"

...I'd been thinking about mythology and archetypes. I'd been ...thinking about that Persephone's being carried off ...

Christian Schlegel on "Peter" and "St. Peter's Hymn"

...I tell many plausible-sounding stories about the composition of each?...

Debora Kuan's "Pastoral"

...Beuys's work and was learning about his symbolic interest in materials like ...

Desert Island Discs

...to have a sense of humor about my desperation. And to sing-along.&...

Elaine Bleakney on “For Another Writing Back”

...in me: I had to write about my life. I wrote fast—it ...

Emmalea Russo and Michael Newton on Ugly Duckling Presse

...book happens. I have been excited about the expanded field of the chapbook ...

Eric Amling on "Ill Estates"

...into a V every afternoon. Something about the tub made me uneasy. The ...

Erika Meitner on “Porto, Portare, Portavi, Portatus”

...are easier for me to write about, and feelings or experiences that are ...