Category Archives: poets
I’m really looking forward to this! As you can probably tell, Carol V. Davis and I have a few things in common. It wasn’t deliberately planned to have two poets of Russian Jewish ancestry reading on the same afternoon, but … Continue reading
“The Door Was Open and the House Was Dark” (from Granta) shows you how good even the minor poems of a tremendous poet can be.
Natasha Trethewey! I was fortunate to work with her as her Fellow in her workshop at Bread Loaf in 2007. She’s a striking poet and a gracious presence. An exciting choice!
Adrienne Rich was a great writer, a great woman, and she changed the landscape of American poetry. Now that her great voice has finished speaking new words, we will hear anew what was, and is, so necessary about her work. … Continue reading
I think most of us (meaning people of my age, who began to read poetry pre-Internet) tend to remember who were the first few poets of our own time we encountered when we first began to recognize that poetry was still … Continue reading
Simone de Beauvoir, on the death of Albert Camus: “It wasn’t the fifty-year-old man I was mourning…it was the companion of our hopeful years, whose open face laughed and smiled so easily, the young, ambitious writer, wild to enjoy life, … Continue reading
Brian Turner, author of Here, Bullet, is the 2010 recipient of the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, and he’ll be contributing to the New York Times’ Home Fires blog as he travels. His first post is on deciding where–and why–to … Continue reading
Returning to L.A. from Utah on Saturday, I took a JetBlue flight from Las Vegas to Burbank. I’d finished everything I’d brought to read and entertained myself by watching other passengers board and file past my seat. I invented the following game, … Continue reading
I’m thankful to be able to read all the lovely comments people have left about Felicia in the post below. If you’ve found this blog by searching for her name, please feel free to add your own comment. You can … Continue reading
Link to the poster with full details Marilyn Hacker will read at Antioch University Los Angeles on Saturday, March 8 at 5:30 PM in room A1000. (Antioch is all one building–next to a large parking structure!–so it’s very easy to visit. … Continue reading