The overall effect is one of a genial, superficial club lecture on reading and writing poetry, punctuated by Frost’s Greatest Hits.
Warren Slesinger’s approach to poetry is experimental but skillful as well as entertaining.
This book captures — beautifully — poet John Ashbery’s youth and dreams and struggles.
Paterson is a movie about how ordinary it may be to see the world in a grain of sand.
The Hatred of Poetry claims to explore our culture’s rampant animosity toward the entire art form.
Last Saturday, poet Philip Levine died at the age of 87 in Fresco, California. Here is a reprint of an Arts Fuse appreciation of the writer, originally posted in May of last year.
Galway Kinnell served as the Poet Laureate of Vermont and penned a number of poems, which often took the form of pastoral ramblings, that celebrated his appreciation of the rural life.
I wouldn’t be writing this review or asking you to read this book if I didn’t believe that McLane were up to something far more radical and also far more difficult to reckon with—something I am not even sure I can account for. The most significant quality of the poetry in “World Enough” is a profound and unapologetic ambiguity.
In the future, when a literary historian looks at the long-forgotten Lilly Prize and wonders what did its selection panels get right, it will be recognized that it had been sensitive and intelligent enough to realize the beauty of David Ferry’s poetry, an oeuvre which is sure to grow in stature. By Daniel Bosch. In […]
Was Sunday, November 7th some sort of equinox? Were there sunspots? Whatever the cause, six poems, to my delight and surprise, appeared in the Op-Ed pages of The New York Times as a feature called “Falling Back.” I’d like to take this opportunity to editorialize about these six poems, five of which were penned by […]