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— William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
    "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower" (1955)

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TECHNOLOGY: What's new in robots? An AI-powered humanoid machine that writes poems
(Ameca can speak French, Chinese or dozens of other languages, instantly compose a poem
or sketch a cat on request. Ask for a smile, and you'll get a clenched grin on her rubbery
blue face. Ameca uses the AI image generator Stable Diffusion to draw and OpenAI's GPT-3
to come up with responses. When asked to compose a poem, it took a few seconds to come
up with a few verses. New artificial intelligence systems are part of the buzz at this year's
show at International Conference on Robotics and Automation, or ICRA, in London.)
(By Kelvin Chang, AP, Mercury News, 5-31-2023)
Jimmy Santiago Baca, A Series in Three Parts: Film, Workshop, Poetry Reading, Feb 14 & 15
(3 Free Events: Feb. 14, 8:00-9:30 Zapata Lounge, Film "A Place to Stand";
Feb. 15, 12:00-1:30, Margaret Jacks Hall, Poetry Workshop with JSB;
Feb. 15, 6:30-7:30 pm, Margaret Jacks Hall, Poetry Reading with JSB)
(Stanford Creative Writing, Stanford University, 2-10-2023)
* California's greatest poet wrote in Polish— from Berkeley
[Milosz stayed 40 years, living in and writing from a cottage on Grizzly Peak.
The poet's story— told by scholar Cynthia L. Haven in a thought-provoking book,
"Czeslaw Milosz: A California Life"— demonstrates how our state allows people
to move both further from & closer to home, often at the same time. Milosz, while
famous in Poland and among poets (Joseph Brodsky called him the greatest poet
of our times), is unfamiliar to most Californians. But he remains the only faculty
member of the University of California to win a Nobel Prize in literature.)
(By Joe Mathews, Mercury News, 2-5-2023, A9)
Memorial to Romantic poet Percy Shelley to be commissioned
(This year marks 200 years since the death of Shelley at the age of just 29.
The memorial to the Horsham poet will be situated in the centre of his
Sussex home town's park, near the pond.)
(By Daniel Green, The Argus, Brighton, UK, 12-18-2022)
* "Goodwill to men" came from dark time for poet
(The Civil War began 1861 and Longfellow's wife died of severe burns after her dress
accidentally caught fire. For Christmas Day 1863, Longfellow wanted to pull out of his
despair, so he decided to try to capture the joy of Christmas. He began: "I heard the bells
on Christmas Day, their old familiar carols play, and wild and sweet, the words repeat,
of peace on earth, good-will to men.")
(By Tim Throckmorton, Ironton Tribune, Ohio, 12-18-2022)
Rahiman, the poet of people who built a tomb for his wife even before Taj Mahal existed
[His 289 dohe reveal only one aspect of his complex personality. The Rahiman who wrote
innumerable poems was also the Abdul Rahim Khan-e-khana of Akbar's court. Born on 12/17,
Rahiman (1556 -1627), was one of Emperor Akbar's nine most important ministers (navratnas).
In 1598, he built for his wife Mah Banu the first Mughal tomb ever constructed for a woman,
even before the famous Taj Mahal in Agra. He was buried there in 1627.]
(By Debdutta Chakraborty, The Print, India, 12-17-2022)
OP-ED: The day Allen Ginsberg arrived and altered my way of thinking
(In the 1960s, several students from Marquette, a Jesuit University from Milwaukee,
went to University of Illinois to meet poet Allen Ginsberg; We invited him to read at
Marquette, which he accepted; But Marquette's Dean, Rev. Richard Sherburne cancelled
the reading finding Ginsberg was gay; University of Wisconsin hosted him instead;
A while ago, Marquette invited me to speak; Sherburne came and said he was wrong.)
(By Gail Collins, Mercury News, 12-16-2022, A7)
* AI technology that can write poetry will 'kill off' Google search, expert says
(A new 'conversational' AI chatbot could make the familiar Google search engine a thing
of the past, according to Paul Buchheit, inventor of Google' ubiquitous Gmail email
service; Google killed the Yellow Pages. AI will do the same to web search.)
(By Will Stone, Daily Star, 12-6-2022)
* ON RELIGION: Pádraig Ó Tuama's Poetic Spirituality
(In his new book Poetry Unbound: 50 Poems to Open Your World,
the writer & podcast host treats poetry as a form of agnostic prayer.
Poetry fills a space that religion no longer does.)
(By Eliza Griswold, New Yorker, 12-5-2022)
Poem of the week: Holy Sonnet XIX by John Donne
(The great love poet is here locked in an anxious wrestle with his religious conscience.
Donne wrote 19 Holy Sonnets, His "Sonnet XIX", is the last-numbered of the group.)
(By Carol Rumens, The Guardian, UK, 12-5-2022)
Poet Warsan Shire hopes you can make the voices in your head your friends
(Somali British poet Warsan Shire has had many projects, including running
a popular Tumblr page and collaborating with Beyoncé. Now, she is out with
a new collection of poems called Bless The Daughter Raised By A Voice In Her Head.)
(By Sarah McCammon, NPR, 11-30-2022)
KPR Presents: Ada Calhoun, Also a Poet
(Also a Poet: Frank O'Hara, My Father, and Me was named one of the Best Books of 2022
by the New York Times, Washington Post, & Kirkus Reviews. Best-selling author Ada Calhoun
stops by the KPR studios to talk about her latest memoir, which started out as a biography
of her family's "patron saint" and turned into a personal exploration of her relationship to
her father, art critic Peter Schjeldahl. Also wrote Why We Can't Sleep.)
(By Kaye McIntyr, KPR, 11-29-2022)
A Jug Of Wine, A Loaf Of Bread— And Rumi
(There are a lot of references to wine and drinking in Rumi's poetry meant as stand-ins
for spiritual enlightenment or ecstasy. Robert Bly's translation of Rumi's "Eating Poetry":
"if you eat my poems while they're still fresh, / you still have to bring forward many
images yourself. / Actually, friend, what you're eating is your own imagination. /
These are not just a bunch of old proverbs.")
(By Slurrp Editorial, Slurrp.com, 11-29-2022)
POETRY: Birth of the Artist
(Passing the threshold of her twentieth year / Woman must reckon with her place
in the World... At the inversion of dusk, the sun rises / on the Caravaggisti portrait
of the artist / as a young woman. / Allegory of Life, / She is born.)
(By Anna Fischer, The Pitt News, 11-28-2022)
* U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo grapples with life, death and art
(Joy Harjo, stopped by Rice's Brockman Hall for a reading of her newly published
poetry collection, "Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light: 50 Poems for 50 Years".
She shared her revelation of the symmetry and spiritual connection between her
favorite art forms: poetry and music. On the reading of one of her poems, "Grace",
Harjo rendered it as a song & performed the poem chanting in a slow, melodic tune.)
(By Bonnie Zhao, Rice Thresher, 11-15-2022)
* OBITUARY: Gerald Stern, prize-winning and lyrical poet, dies at 97
(Winner of the National Book Award in 1998 for the anthology "This Time",
and often compared to Walt Whitman because of his lyrical and sensual style, and
his gift for wedding the physical world to the greater cosmos. Named New Jersey's
first poet laureate, in 2000; Ezra Pound & W.B Yeats were poets he read closely.)
(By Hillel Italie, AP, Mercury News, 10-29-2022)
* 10 Questions: Ada Limón, the New U.S. Poet Laureate, Talks About Poetry's Role
in Recording the Pandemic, Her Favorite Nature Spots & the Last Thing That Made Her Cry

(Ada Limón, author of six books of poetry, started her term as the 24th Poet Laureate
of the U.S. on September 29. As host of the podcast The Slowdown, she focuses on new
ways to make poetry accessible. I write in an unlined journal, in black ink and in cursive.
I will write seeds of poems— ideas. It also includes my to-do list and my dream recordings.
I just cried this morning. A friend wrote, "Stay close"— that was how she ended her email.
It made me tear up because I felt so grateful for friends & moments where people have your back.)
(By Olivia B. Waxman, Time, 10-31-2022, p. 80)
ORGANIC POEMS: San Jose Poets Unite for Outdoor Literary Event at SJSU Garden
(Public garden where poets ate pizza and drank lemongrass-flavored water at 372 E. San Salvador,
between 8th and 9th streets, San Jose; Emcee was Mike McGee; Anne Cheilek read "Excerpts from
a War Vocabulary", a text by a Ukrainian refugee. English Professor Alan Soldofsky read a few poems
from his In the Buddha Factory including one "New Century Hotel", a place he stayed at in China.)
(By Gary Singh, Metro, 10-26-2022, page 4)
'Poetry is a lifelong quest!'
(Internationally acclaimed poet, editor, photographer, artist Sudeep Sen was in
the twin cities of Hyderabad & Secunderabad. As editor of 'Converse', over 15,000 pages
of poetry was submitted. What drives you to write? "Poetry does— it is unexplainable
at a logical level. Words— its patterning and music, its architecture and magic—
are endless sources of magic for me. Poetry is a lifelong quest!")
(By Jhilam Chattaraj, The Hans India, Hyderabad, 9-25-2022)
'I always made an awkward bow': John Keats's poignant farewell
(Alessandro Gallenzi traces the poet's final months in painstaking detail—
from boarding ship in London to his agonising death in Rome; On Sunday 17 September 1820
John Keats & his travelling companion, the young painter Joseph Severn, set sail for Italy,
where it was hoped that the warmer climate would benefit the poet's failing health. It didn't.
He died of tuberculosis in Rome the following February at the age of only 25. It was to Severn
that Keats dictated his own epitaph, 'Here lies one whose name was writ in water'.)
(By Lucasta Miller, The Spectator, UK, 9-24-2022)
Noteworthy: Robert Penn Warren and the Fugitive Poets
("The Fugitive" ran from 1922-1925; It generates four notable men of letters,
Donald Davidson, John Crowe Ransom, Allen Tate, and Robert Penn Warren.
In this brief three-year period, "The Fugitives" generated two U.S. poet laureates
and Warren, the only writer to be awarded Pulitzer Prizes for both poetry & prose.
His most famous work is 1948's "All The King's Men" on Louisiana Governor Huey P. Long.)
(By Mik Davis, PineBelt News, Hattiesburg, MS, 9-24-2022)
* Dad Poem X
(At the orchard, we are stars set loose across the mind
of a boy in a field on his back, dreaming with both eyes open.
We run for hours. We gather enough apples to sate ourselves
for weeks on nothing but their cold red wealth.)
(By Joshua Bennett, New Yorker, 9-19-2022)
Poem to mark Queen's death penned by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage—
and it features one of her favourite flowers

(The poem employs the form of a double acrostic, meaning the first letter of each line
spells out Elizabeth when taken together. Lily of the valley was one of the Queen's favourites
and appeared in her coronation bouquet. Poem is comprised from two stanzas of nine lines each.)
(No Author, Sky News, UK, 9-13-2022)
* End of a poetic era: Nikki Giovanni retires as English professor at Virginia Tech
(As of Sept. 1, she is retiring after 35 years as a professor in Department of English.
"In all fairness, I'm getting old," Giovanni, 79, said. Among her many accomplishments,
she has published 11 illustrated children's books, received 30 honorary degrees and
7 NAACP Image Awards, & has been a finalist for a Grammy & for National Book Award.
Oprah Winfrey has named her one of 25 living legends.)
(No Author, Tennessee Tribune, 9-12-2022)
UC's Visiting Writers Series to host an in-person return
(First event of the season at University of Cincinnati, welcomes novelist Luke Geddes
& poet Yalie Sawada Kamara; "The experience of listening to literature as art of
a live audience is a uniquely meaningful one.")
(By Hayley Garr, UC News, 9-12-2022)
September Poetry Corner: A New Divinity
("hidden in a dark hollow / created in the bushes, / a shrine, / a holy trinity / of dark figures,.../
on the far right / a statue of St. Francis of Assisi... / on the left / a top-hatted Frosty the Snowman,.../
and in the middle / either a zombie / or the Toxic Avenger,.. / and the zombie as Jesus, / who did
technically / come back from the dead. / I would be interested / in checking out their bible.")
(By James Rodgers, Auburn Examiner, WA, 9-12-2022)
* 'Chilean Poet' reflects change, optimism of the new Chile
(Chilean Poet, a delightful literary novel by Alejandro Zambra, brings out the prominent
& unique place poetry occupies in Chilean society. Vicente Huidobro writes about genders in Spanish words—
"In my language the words for winter, summer and fall are all male / Only spring is a female season /
The wind is a he / But the snow is a she / A fingernail (she) and nail clipper (he) / A bottle (she) and
its opener (he) / Night and midnight, hers and hers / Day and midday, his and his)
(By R. Viswanathan, The Week, India, 3-6-2022)
Maine's new poet laureate lives and writes the rural life
(Julia Bouwsma of New Portland brings a different sort of background to the role
and hopes to spread poetry to all corner of the state. Her books Work by Bloodlight
in 2017 & Midden in 2018 won awards; She works part-time at Webster Library in Kingfield.)
(By Ray Routhier, Press Herald, 3-5-2022)
Writing Workshop: Epistolary Poetry: Keeping Touch In and Out of Time
(The epistolary poem is a literary work that utilizes the intimacies and freedoms
found in a letter. It allows us to tell a history, and imagine a future; to reveal
our truest self, while fashioning our idealized self on the page. And yet, by definition,
letter-poems are not free-standing documents, but part of a relationship moving through
time, cultivated with care. In a time of hot-takes and 280 characters, of self-isolation
and social distancing, the epistolary practice is about nuance, sustenance, intimacy.)
(By Carolyn McGuire, Patch, 3-5-2022)
* The misrepresentation of Rumi
(The popularization of Rumi in the West is owed mainly to Coleman Barks;
However, Barks himself is more an interpreter than a translator.)
(By Muhammad Mujtaba Iqbal, The Nation, Pakistan, 1-16-2022)
Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman review— vigilant, truthful
(The young poet who electrified Joe Biden's inauguration has produced an impressive, if uneven,
first collection; Her poem "Cordage": "Poetry is its own prayer,/The closest words come to will.")
(By Kate Kellaway, The Guardian, UK, 12-28-2021)
Why poetry is the crown of literature
(In the Arab world, the poet is viewed as nearer to the Divine presence than other mortals;
Best book to read: Heather Clark's biography "Red Comet" (1184 pages) on Sylia Plath's poetry.)
(By Fawaz Turki, Gulf News, 12-28-2021)
* Amanda Gorman on Poetry, Beauty and Sudden Fame
(Amanda Gorman's eloquent poetry at President Joe Biden's inauguration soothed millions
of Americans still reeling just two weeks after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol.
Shortly after, she spoke to former First Lady Michelle Obama about art, activism and more.)
(By Time Video, Time Magazine, 12-28-2021)
"People Have the Power": Poet & Singer Patti Smith Awarded Key to New York City
(Legendary poet, singer, author and activist Patti Smith's music has inspired countless
bands and helped earn her the title of the queen of punk. Her song "People Have the Power"
has become an anthem at protests across the globe.)
(Democracy Now, 12-28-2021)
International Buddhist Film Festival Returns! A Conversation with Gaetano Maida
(Showcasing Zen-themed documentary called Descending the Mountain. The film's theme hearkens
back to the early days of encounters between Buddhist teachers and the psychedelic movement.
Poets Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, writers Jack Kerouac, and Alan Watts from the 50s and 60s.)
(Buddhist Door Global, 12-28-2021)
Lolita Finds Confidence Through Poetry and Music
(Lolita Mendoza Castañeda's deep love for poetry, self-awareness and social justice
synthesize in her music; While pursuing a music business degree at CU Denver,
she met Owen Trujillo and joined the Denver-based Latin hip-hop group 2MX2.)
(By Logan Sasser, 303 Magazine, Denver, 12-28-2021)
* Best-selling author, poet Robert Bly dies at 94
(Bly, a best-selling author, antiwar activist and translator who introduced international poets
to American audiences, died at home with most of his family by his side. His Iron John:
A Book About Men
(1990), became an international best-seller, but drew backlash from feminists.)
(By Don Jacobson, UPI, 11-22-2021)
* Prominent poet Robert Bly, author of 'Iron John', dies at 94
(Bly, the Minnesota poet, author and translator who articulated the solitude of landscapes,
galvanized protests against the Vietnam War and started a controversial men’s movement with
a best seller that called for a restoration of primal male audacity, has died at 94.)
(By Steve Karnowski, Associated Press, Midland Daily News, MI, 11-22-2021)
* Bestselling Minnesota author, poet Robert Bly dies at 94
(In his heyday, Bly was known for making theater of poetry readings— reading poems twice,
or three times, just because he loved their sound; reading other writers' work; wearing a rubber
fright mask or an embroidered vest on stage; reading to the background music of drums and sitars.
Last public reading was 4-13-2015, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Minneapolis where he launched
the collection, Like the New Moon, I Will Live My Life. Read "Keeping Our Small Boat Afloat".)
(By Laurie Hertzel, Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN, 11-22-2021)
Book World: Louise Glück's first collection since her Nobel gracefully captures our fragility
("Winter Recipes from the Collective", Louise Glück's first poetry collection since winning
the Nobel Prize in literature in 2020, feels as much like an ending as it does a beginning.
At just 64 pages, it is a slender volume, and its poems, spoken in hushed and hesitant tones,
are delicate and spare. One's impression is of fragility, of vulnerability: small human figures
huddled against a cold and empty landscape. "Downward and downward and downward
and downward / is where the wind is taking us,"
she writes in the first poem.)
(By Troy Jollimore, The Washington Post, 11-21-2021)
Poetry: Spoken Above a Mortal Mouth
(A British-Pakistani poet's satirical epic is fine poetry delivered through playful lyrical flourishes
woven with astute observations on history— B.J. Hughes's satirical epic Of Kings and Nobilities:
"But I say a poet drunk by the deeds of past ages, / Is either a fool or a prince of all sages.")
(By Aurangzaib Khan, Dawn, Pakistan, 11-21-2021)
* Classic Talk: The captivating song of the skylark in music and verse
(From its love call to its soaring flight, the small bird inspired the words to an old tune
now at the heart of Irish music. Percy Shelley and George Meredith are among the poets
to write about the skylark. Also poem by Belfast-born barrister and poet, Samuel Ferguson
"Dear thoughts are in my mind / And my soul soars enchanted, /
As I hear the sweet lark sing / In the clear air of the day."
(By George Hamilton, Independent, Ireland, 11-20-2021)
Life comes full circle
(The poetic anthology, Ink from Night Skies, encapsulates the expressions of Mahima Sethi's
poetic self— from reflecting her quest for identity and her innermost tempest to her
self-scepticism and melancholy, but only to end in hope.)
(By Chinmay Kumar Hota, Millennium Post, India, 11-20-2021)
'That Poetry Thing...' returns to Smith's Alternative, where Canberrans can share their work onstage
(Event held at 7 pm every Monday at Smith's Alternative, on Alinga Street in Civic, Canberra.)
(By Chris Huet, Riotact, Australia, 11-20-2021)
Remembering legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz on his 37th death anniversary
(Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1911-1984) was a Pakistani poet with a unique identity. His literary work and poetry
influenced Urdu literature all over the world. Poems for the poor and especially working class.)
(By Newsd, India, 11-20-2021)
Master Gardener: Autumn is a poetic season
(Fall is a bittersweet time: beauty of nature surrounds us, yet beneath it we know that winter is coming.
Let go of comparison. Let go of doubt. Spending time outdoors can nurture our souls, & our gardens will thrive.)
(By Julie Brocklehurst-Woods, Livingston County News, Geneseo, NY, 11-20-2021)
"Sometimes I feel I have to be completely invisible as a poet": Adil Jussawalla
(Wonder has at least these two meanings. One might say, 'I wonder what's happening?'
thereby suggesting the openness of curiosity, whether about a sound in the street or
the arrival and disappearance of a shooting star. The other is an attempt to see things
afresh with a sense of wonder. Even if the content of what I write, whether prose or poetry,
is dark or grim, I'd like to believe that there's still a sense of openness about it.)
(By Jerry Pinto, The Hindu Times, 11-19-2021)
'People-fying' poetry and politics
(East Palo Alto Councilman Antonio López discusses his new poetry book, "Gentefication"
Poetry, in its most distilled fashion, teaches you to have honesty.)
(By Kate Bradshaw, Palo Alto Weekly, 11-19-2021, pp. 28-29)
What We're Reading & Viewing— The Important Link Between Artist & Audience
(Paul Muldoon says that, even for poets, the audience is an important part of the art.")
(By Tapinto Staff, TapintoPrinceton, 11-13-2021)
* Poetry and psychiatry: a trainee's perspective
(Osip Mandelstam's last poem: "And I was alive in the blizzard of the blossoming pear, /
Myself I stood in the storm of the bird cherry tree. / It was all leaflife and starshower, unerring,
self-shattering power, / And it was all aimed at me. /...Blossoms rupture and rapture the air")
(By Dr Matthew Shipsey, Irish Times, 11-3-2021)
A soft, blue vague noise in the desert: the British poetry pavilion at Expo 2020
(The UK pavilion at Expo 2020 in Dubai displays a series of AI-generated poems:
"The sky made a soft blue vague noise. With its own voice we could hear.")
(By Mark Fiddes, Irish Times, 11-3-2021)
In a powerful memoir, poet Joy Harjo talks about finding her voice and using it
(Her new memoir Poet Warrior is a chronicle of pain and injustice, of growing up
poor with an abusive stepfather, but also of poetry & discovery, of taking that pain
& using it to make art. Listening to Native American poets made her love poetry.)
(By Michel Martin, NPR, 11-3-2021)
Naga journalist Rita Krocha's poetry book 'from the broken earth' released
(Expressing how the world clung to life, despite anxiety & loneliness brought about by the
pandemic, Rita Krocha said that she turned to poetry as a way of feeling better about life.)
(By Medolenuo Ambrocia, East Mojo, India, 11-3-2021)
Japanese poet Itsuki Natsui awarded for dedicated efforts to broaden the reach of haiku
(Natsui, 64, has dedicated herself to the art form for more than 30 years
to "sow the seeds of haiku" among people across Japan.)
(By Tadahiko Mori, Mainichi, 11-2-2021)
The Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka Discusses His First Novel in Nearly 50 Years
(The Nigerian writer explains the origins of his latest book's title, why novels
are harder to write than plays, and the masochistic pull of political activism.)
(By Vinson Cunningham, New Yorker, 11-2-2021)
Making Walt Whitman's poetry sing at St. Helena's White Barn
(Ned Rorem & Leonard Bernstein composed actual songs from his verses;
"Unreturn'd: An Englishwoman's Love for Walt Whitman" explores
relationship between Anne Gilchrist & Whitman who was gay.)
(By John Sullivan, St. Helena Star, Napa Valley, 11-2-2021)
Santa Clara County Names First Youth Poet Laureate
(Though still in high school, Anouk Yeh writes passionately for her generation;
In her poem, "Ode to Teenage Girls", Yeh writes, "what is more teenage girl than
constantly mourning / the way your body turned into someone else's gaudy souvenir.")
(By Mighty Mike McGee, Metro, 9-8-2021, p. 9)
"Romantic Distance: The Poetics os Estrangement and Self-Discovery in Novalis'
Heinrich von Ofterdingen"
[p. 1— Novalis' novel (1801) is a quest for self-consciousness
in which the hero senses from the outset that he is homeward bound. p. 8— a poet is one
who helps others discover their own inner worlds and thus their relationship to the Absolute.
Ph.D. Thesis viewable only to page 11.]
(By Kenneth Scott Calhoon, University of California, Irvine, Ph.D. Thesis, 1984)
The Poetization of Mystical Constructs in the Works of Novalis
(p. 228— Mystical wisdom reveals— albeit through language— that
the greatest, purest and most complee form of communication is silence. Novalis'
language is spatial more than aural, his idea is that "primordial language, for
both the poet and philospher is a language of imagery.")
(By Veronica Freeman, University of Florida, Ph.D. Thesis, 2000)
The Bennington Museum mounts 'Robert Frost: At Present in Vermont'
(Museum's new special exhibit on Frost's years in Bennington County—
which extend to the present; Frost is buried a hundred yards up the hill.
The exhibit, the work of Curator Jamie Franklin, runs through November 7.)
(By Phil Holland, Berkshire Edge, Great Barrington, Mass, 6-20-2021)
How I write: Award-winning poet Jackson Nieuwland on 'finding community'
(Get your thoughts down on the page; then go back and work on them later.
Jackson Nieuwland's I Am A Human Being book of poetry won the MitoQ
Best First Book Award for Poetry. Each poem begins with the phrase "I" am "a"
and continues from the perspective of a different object, animal, or occupation.)
(Stuff, NZ, 5-26-2021)
'I'm really happy for poetry not to be exclusive'—
Instagram poet Yrsa Daley-Ward on finding critical success

(When she posts her poetry on Instagram to her 203,000 followers, thousands of people
"Truth is a beauty, whether pretty or not", she writes in her debut poetry collection Bone.
like and re-share it, hungry for her lyrical stance on the messiness of real life.)
(By Kasia Delgado, iNews, UK, 5-26-2021)
People we meet: A poet-philosopher who writes on scraps of paper
(The poet, philosopher, and comedian Michael Bernard Loggins does not have a cell phone
number or an email because he "wants to participate in life." One of his notes read in part
"When You're Literary Think Any = DEEP TO Much MORE DEEPER TALKS
CONVERSATIONS— Just How Much More Deeper Are We Trying To Get At?")
(By Clara-Sophia Daly, Mission Local, 5-25-2021)
Long-Lost Library of Emily Brontë Poetry & Other Literary Artifacts Is Hitting the Auction Block
[A birthday message for Anne Brontë written (and illustrated) by her sister Emily in 1841.
Sotheby will auction collection with more than 500 letters, rare books, early manuscripts,
and other items from literary legends like Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and Jane Austen.]
(By Ellen Gutoskey, Mentalfloss.com, 5-25-2021)
Emily, the Saddest and Best Brontë, Is Finally Getting a Buyer for Her Book of Emo Poetry
(Sotheby's described the manuscript of 29 poems by Emily as
"incredibly rare" valuing it at between £800,000 and £1.2m.)
(By Emily Alford, Jezebel, 5-25-2021)
OP-ED: I was a Nurse— also a Journalist, Essayist, Poet
("Call me Walt Whitman, a former Camden Resident and also the most universal of all Americans";
He was also a humble nurse, tending to the wounded, dying and suffering during an internal armed
conflict that left almost 100,000 human beings maimed in the carnage of battle at Gettysburg.)
(By Hernán Guaracao, Aldia News, 5-25-2021)
How Far You Have Come: poetry that stirs the soul
(We chat with Morgan Harper Nichols about her new book, "How Far You Have Come",
featuring more of the thought-provoking, soul-stirring poetry and artwork that have
won her nearly two million followers social media.)
(By Maggie Rodriguez, WFLA, 5-25-2021)
The Archive Project— Ross Gay: Everybody Reads 2021
(Ross Gay of Portland, Oregon, talks about “The Book of Delights” an essay collection
written over one year, recording the small joys of life.)
(By Crystal Ligori, OPB, 5-25-2021)
A prescription for... poetry? This doctor recommends it
(Dr. Norman Rosenthal, a professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine, just
released a book, aptly titled "Poetry Rx: How 50 Inspiring Poems Can Heal and Bring Joy To Your Life";
Emily Dickinson's "Hope is the Thing with Feathers"; Rumi's "Out Beyond Ideas";
Rudyard Kipling's "If-"; C.P. Cavafy's "Ithaka"; Langston Hughes' "Dreams".)
(By Brittany Loggins, Today.com, 5-25-2021)
'With Rue My Heart Is Laden': The Poetry of A.E. Housman
("With rue my heart is laden / For golden friends I had, /
For many a rose-lipped maiden / And many a lightfoot lad. //
By brooks too broad for leaping / The lightfoot boys are laid; /
The rose-lipped girls are sleeping / In fields where roses fade."
(By Jeff Minick, Epoch Times, 5-25-2021)
An unlikely poet, Baderoon wins international awards for latest collection
("The History of Intimacy" is the third collection of poetry by Gabeba Baderoon. Ghanaian poet
Kwame Dawes, professor of English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln said: "Baderoon's poems
are finely crafted objects of art, delicately shaped and containing rich emotion and thought. She is
building a powerful body of thought, rooted in Africa and reaching line after line to the wider world.)
(By Susan Burlingame, Penn State News, 5-25-2021)
Creativity, Getting in Shape, and Being THE Ninja Poet
(The Ninja Poet himself, Sam Pierstorff, talks on both creativity and athleticism, how to improve at both,
and what motivates him to keep striving to improve; If he had to pick only one physical exercise and one
creative exercise to do for the rest of his life, what would they be? He said "Push-ups" & Natalie Goldberg's
Writing Down the Bones "I remember" exercise. Poem Podcast: "So You Think You Can Dance?")
(By Blake Reichenbach, Good Men Project, 5-25-2021)
ASTRONOMY: Live From Griffith Observatory: A Lunar Eclipse Live Stream
(The iconic astronomy landmark isn't yet open to the public, but it will keep an online
eye on the sky during the May 26 event. "Maximum eclipse" at 4:19 am PDT.
Call it a perfectly poetic thought for a poetry-filled astronomical event.)
(By Alysia Gray Painter, NBC Los Angeles, 5-25-2021)
How do Falcons and Poetry Come Together?
(The competition brings together two ancient deeply rooted traditions in the Gulf region;
Nabati poetry and falconry. Open to poets aged between 18 and 28 years old. Three categories:
Most Beautiful Nabati Poem Describing Birds, Most Beautiful Nabati Poem Describing Falconry
and Most Beautiful Nabati Poem Describing the Loss of Birds.)
(By Jaime Samour, albawaba, Abu Dhabi, 5-25-2021)
Bob Dylan turns 80 as fans celebrate with events throughout the world
(Revered for his poignant lyrics that gave a voice to the social unrest of the 1960s,
Dylan is a 10-time Grammy winner and a 38-time nominee. His anthems "Like A Rolling Stone",
"The Times They Are A-Changin'" and "Blowing in the Wind" are considered among the greatest
songs of all time, & are still relevant today in a world with a heightened social consciousness.)
(By Peter Sblendorio, New York Daily News, 5-24-2021)
Bay Area poet's 'Voices of the Grieving Heart' explores loss, pandemic grief
(Mike Bernhardt began writing poetry as a way to deal with his grief, when his wife died
suddenly in 1991. He has expanded his 1994 anthology "Voices of the Grieving Heart".)
(By Jessica Yadegaran, Mercury News, 4-12-2021, A1, A5)
OFF THE SHELF: The Power of Poetry
[Professor Dustin D. Stewart looks at history of English poetry;
Poet Edward Young (1683-1765): practice for afterlife in the here & now.]
(By Eve Glasberg, Columbia News, 3-9-2021)
* Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and Beat icon, dead at 101
(His 1958 "A Coney Island of the Mind" sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the
U.S. alone. He called his style "wide open" influenced in part by e.e. cummings,
was often lyrical & childlike: "Peacocks walked/under the night trees/in the lost
moon/light/when I went out/looking for love", he wrote in "Coney Island".)
(By Janie Har & Hillel Italie, AP, Mercury News, 2-24-2021, A4)
* Lawrence Ferlinghetti, distinguished American poet & artist died at 101
[He founded City Lights, the country's first all-paperback bookstore in 1953;
His A Coney Island of the Mind (1958) continues to be one of the most
popular poetry books in the U.S., with over 1,000,000 copies in print.)
(City Lights Booksellers and Publishers, 2-22-2021)
Amanda Gorman, in a first, brings poetry to Super Bowl
(The 22-year-old poet who stirred America at the inauguration of President Joseph Biden last month,
again commanded the spotlight on one of the country's biggest stages, 32 million at Super Bowl LV.)
(By Jake Coyle, PBS News Hour, 2-7-2021)
Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, 'The Hill We Climb'
("When day comes, we ask ourselves: / Where can we find light /
In this never-ending shade? / The loss we carry, a sea we must wade.")
(By Joshua Barajas, PBS News Hour, 1-20-2021)
* Harvard alumna Amanda Gorman delivered a soaring inaugural poem
("When day comes we step out of the shade, / aflame and unafraid. / The new dawn blooms as we free it. / For there is always light, / if only we're brave enough to see it, / if only we're brave enough to be it.")
(By Lian Parsons, Harvard Gazette, 1-20-2021)
Pandemic Poetic: Janice Lobo Sapigao is Santa Clara County's poet laureate and she's got a grand vision
(Sapigao, a Filipina American poet, author, writer, educator and active community member,
wants to spend her time encouraging kids to believe in themselves, and be better writers.)
(By Kyle Martin, MetroActive, 9-9-2020)
Open Book with Joyce Carol Oates
(I don't have a favorite book, but I do often look into Emily Dickinson's Collected Poems— such
exquisite work, one can read & reread the poetry through a lifetime, & always discover new meanings.)
(By Margaret Button, The Berkshire Eagle, 8-28-2020)
Eavan Boland obituary: Outstanding Irish poet and academic
(Since 1996, Boland was professor of humanities, professor of English and director of creative writing programme
at Stanford. Boland broke the mould of Irish poetry by making women's experiences central to her poems)
(Irish Times, 5-2-2020)
Remembering poet Robert Mezey (1935-2020): "brilliant, mercurial
and often rebellious""— with a "great tragedy', too.

(Poet and Stanford Professor Ken Fields recalled: "He and Winters did not
like each other"; "Anyone searching out his Collected Poems 1952-1999
ought to be impressed by the breadth and depth of a modern poet they
probably have never heard of", wrote Ken.)
(By Cynthia Haven, bookhaven.stanford.edu, May 2, 2020)
Pomona professor, poet and translator Robert Mezey dies at 85
(He taught at Pomona College from 1976 until his retirement in 2000;
His first book, The Lovemaker (1960) won the Lamont Poetry Prize.
Received Stanford's Stegner Fellowship; Translated poems of Jorge Luis Borges)
(By Dana Gioia, Los Angeles Times, 4-29-2020)
Stanford professor and celebrated poet Eavan Boland dies at 75
(Boland was a pioneering figure in Irish poetry who taught generations of writers how to hone their craft and their
lives. She died following a stroke at her Dublin, Ireland, home on April 27. Inside the seminar room, Boland was known as a formidable teacher, a force who would cut through the noise, get down to the elements and push writers to think about what truly mattered to them. As an anchor of the Stegner Fellowship program, Boland also helped generations of emerging writers sharpen their craft in workshops.)
(By Natalie Jabbar, Stanford News, 4-28-2020)
Sylvia Plath: Google Doodle Honors Eminent American Poet & Novelist on Birthday
(Plath was born Oct. 27, 1932; Went to Smith College & Oxford; Severe depression
in 1955; Published Colossus in 1960, Bell Jar in 1963; Suicide in 1963 at age 30.)
(By Hunter Moyler, Newsweek, 10-27-2019)
A Hundred Years of T.S. Eliot's "Tradition and the Individual Talent"
(When T.S. Eliot published his seminal manifesto in 1919, he could boast only a thin volume of poems
and a handful of essays, but he had confidence to spare. In the essay, Eliot writes "The more perfect
the artist, the more completely separate in him will be the man who suffers and the mind which creates;
the more perfectly will the mind digest and transmute the passions which are its material.")
(By Kevin Dettmar, The New Yorker, 10-27-2019)
Beauty found in the Word of God
(Apostle John must have been a poet when he wrote "In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God"
"All good poets sing hymns", says
American poet Charles Wright. Indeed, prayer and poetry alike are plea and lament & praise.)
(By Dave Lucas, The Canton Repository, Ohio, 10-27-2019)
Poem of the week: "Supple Cord" by Naomi Shihab Nye
(As this poem shows us so beautifully, there is a cord that binds us with our siblings,
one that outlives any bickering, resentment, rage or estrangement.)
(By William Sieghart, The Telegraph, UK, 10-27-2019)
New stamp to honor Virginia poet, civil rights leader
(Anne Spencer who founded Lynchburg chapter of NAACP in 1918 and wrote poetry
will be honored by USPS in set of 4 stamps "Voices of the Harlem Renaissance" in 2020)
(Associated Press, WTop, Washington DC, 10-25-2019)
* Bearing Witness
(In 1981, the luminous poet Czeslaw Milosz was invited to give a series of talks at Harvard
as part of the ongoing Charles Eliot Norton Lectures. The talks were published a few years
later as his remarkable book, The Witness of Poetry. Milosz articulates his belief that poetry
should be "a passionate pursuit of the real." He challenges us to reclaim the power of art
to mirror both the failings and blessings of the world. He offers that art, in particular poetry,
is our enduring crucible in which to face the moral challenges of our time.)
(By Mark Nepo, Patheos, Englewood, Colorado, 10-22-2019)
Remembering the Puerto Rican Poet, Julia de Burgos
(Julia de Burgos (1914-1953) antedates by two decades women's liberation movement.)
(By Guisell Gomez, BELatina, New York, 10-22-2019)
Lying Inspires Poetry, Erica Jong Declares
(Poetry is "the opposite of lying", Fear of Flying novelist Erica Jong said during
a "Conversation with Jean Hanff Korelitz" at Sharon Springs Festival. Trump has
sparked "a burst of poetry". "We have so much lying going on that people want the
truth. People are hungry to read about what people really feel and what life really is."
(By Jim Kevlin, CNN Fox News, 10-21-2019)
* Malcolm Guite: Poet's Corner
(Shakespeare' A Midsummer Night's Dream— poetry builds a bridge between visible & invisible, the way
imagination "apprehends more than cool reason ever comprehends", how it "glances from heaven to earth,
from earth to heaven", "bodies forth the form of things unknown", and "gives to airy nothing, a local
habitation and a name". This parallels Gospels of St. John's incarnation, in which the Word himself,
chooses to be bodied forth, to be made flesh in Christ, to have a local habitation, to take a name.)
(By Malcolm Guite, Church Times, London, UK. 6-21-2019)
* Noted poet A.K. Ramanujan's diaries are full of self-doubt and existential questions
(Although he died prematurely at age 64 in 1993, AKR's work endures. Journeys: A Poet's Diary:
His translations of mystic, Nammalvar, Hymns for the Drowning ranks at top of mystical poetry.)
(By Arundhathi Subramaniam, The Hindu, India, 6-21-2019)
Award-winning poet & screenwriter Marsha M. Nelson: "Mentorship is the key to 'Integrity and Accountability'; I would start a movement to mentor the youth in my community"
("Hairpins & a Box of Chocolates"; Jim Caviezel: "You weren't meant to fit in, you were born to stand out.")
(By Yitzi Weiner, Thrive Global, 6-20-2019)
Lee: Library program on poet Mary Oliver
(Poetry reading & talk by Jose Garcia titled, "Pay Attention, Be Astonished, Tell About It—
Poetry & Life of Mary Oliver" at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 24, at Lee Library, 100 Main St., Pittsfield.)
(The Berkshire Eagle, Pittsfield, Mass. 6-20-2019)
Poet triumphs at Wales Book of the Year Awards
(Cardiff-based poet Ailbhe Darcy has won £4,000 Wales Book of the Year Award for her Insistence,
where love erupts with explosive force onto the necessity of living. The contours and iterations
of this book and the depth of Darcy's thoroughly human project is operatic, mortal, unforgettable.)
(By Katie Mansfield, The Bookseller, 6-20-2019)
Winners of the BMC 'Cancer Awareness' poetry competition
(Favorite Books to Read— Aida Cavalic: Anne Carson, Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks), June Jordan,
Mary Oliver, Carol Ann Duffy, Margaret Atwood, & Naomi Shihab Nye. Shari Rhodes: Ken Wilber's Grace & Grit; Steven Levine's A Year to Live & A Gradual Awakening; Elizabeth Kübler-Ross' Death: The Final
Stage of Growth & On Death And Dying
; Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie; Jodi Picoult's Handle with
Care and My Sister's Keeper
; Michael Newton's Destiny of Souls and Journey of Souls.)
(By Michelle Feng He, BioMed Cenral Blog, 6-20-2019)
Q&A: Stephanie Burt on Whether Poetry Matters
(Harvard English Professor: Recommends Adrienne Rich's poem "Yom Kippur 1984" for Bat Mitzvahed.)
(By Talya Zax, The Jewish Forward, 6-20-2019)
Meet America's First Native Poet Laureate
(Joy Harjo wants to "bring the contribution of poetry of the tribal nations to the forefront
and include it in the discussion of poetry." Her new book An American Sunrise out in August.)
(By Ashley Thompson, VOA Learning English, Washington DC, 6-20-2019)
UNM Alumna named nation's 23rd Poet Laureate
(Joy Harjo graduated from University of New Mexico in 1976 with a B.A. in creative writing.
Harjo performs with her saxophone & flutes, has 5 CDs of music & 8 books of poetry.)
(By Rachel Whitt, University of New Mexico Newsroom, 6-20-2019)
Next poet laureate is announced
(Joy Harjo has been named next U.S. poet laureate, becoming first Native American to hold that position.)
(By Associated Press, The Journal Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN, 6-20-2019)
* The Sisyphus Stones Are Back, With More Poetry Too
(Artist Uliks Gryka balancing stones in Riverside Park over looking the Hudson River;
Latest sculpture made a nice perch for a bird next to Y-shaped branch; Hafez poem.)
(By West Sider, West Side Rag, Manhattan, 6-7-2019)
* Celebrating 200 Years Of Walt Whitman
(Stuart Howe goes to peaceful canyon south of Flagstaff and reads Whitman's "Warble for Lilac-Time"
(1870)— "To grace the bush I love— to sing with the birds, / A warble for joy of Lilac-time.")
(By Gillian Ferris & Stuart Howe, KNAU, Northern Arizona University, 6-7-2019)
* How Mary Oliver's "The Summer Day" Became an American Sensation
(A look at the poet, who died Thursday, January 17, at 83, and her most famous couplet,
which inspired a generation of poets, adventurers, and interior decorators.) 1992 Poem
(By Kenzie Bryant, Vanity Fair, 1-17-2019))
* On Reading Poetry
(Only poetry, make us fully realise how the riddle of trinity—
life, society and reality— exists in the mediation of language.)
(By Nasir Abbas Nayyar, The News on Sunday, Pakistan, 1-6-2019)
Poet Laureate takes residency with county library
(Edmonton poet Mary Pinkoski)
(By Lindsay Morey, Sherwood Park News, Edmonton, Canada, 1-5-2019)
* What makes poetry poetry?
[Poetry awakens us to the aesthetic qualities of our language. Words are thoroughly weird: how is it
that these seemingly random sounds and marks mean what they do, that they mean anything at all?]
(The Vindicator, Youngstown, OH, 12-3-2018)
* On Poetry: Finding the spirit of holiness
[Joseph Brodsky's "December 24, 1971""When it's Christmas we're all of us magi / ... both a newborn
and Spirit that's Holy / in your self you discover; you stare / skyward, and it's right there: //     a star."
(By Fleda Bown, Record Eagle, Traverse ity, MI, 12-2-2018)
Why Bernardo Bertolucci was a great Italian filmmaker
[One way of doing it was through images, especially, those that underpin the poetic structure.
Bertolucci himself wanted to be a poet and he did make a promising beginning but was sucked
into the poetic film genre with his exposure to Pasolini. It was also a merger between the poetic
idiom and that of the visual one in cinema. His Last Tango in Paris has been controversial.]
(By Sarwat Ali, The News On Sunday, Lahore, India, 12-2-2018)
"I have always felt that glass has poetry"
[Tracy Silva Barbosa runs Duende Glass, her custom glass art business in New Bedford,
"Duende" was coined by Federico Garcia Lorca, translates from Spanish into "elf or tiny demon".]
(By Catherine Carter, South Coast Today, New Bedford, MA, 12-1-2018)
Craft crusaders: The passion that binds Meera and Muzaffar Ali
[Muzaffar Ali made the iconic Bollywood film Umrao Jaan; studied once with Satyajit Ray;
got to feel how things are made on so many dimensions— preparation, application, detailing;
Rumi's poetry gave him the life of ecstasy, a certain kind of liberation, a certain kind of masti.]
(By Saionee Chakraborty, The Telegraph, UK, 12-1-2018)
BOOK REVIEW: Dancing Words
[Odissi dancer Jaya Mehta calls the poems in her book The Poetic Saree "dance poems".
The term is fitting since there's a certain fluidity in her words, like graceful drape of a sari.]
(By Anjuly Mathai, The Week, Kerala, India, 12-1-2018)
Poetry Plagariem: All the twists in row surrounding Deepa Nisanth and Sreechithran
[In the latest, Deepa and Sreechithran have posted apologies to writer S Kalesh
for causing him hurt, but neither has admitted to "stealing" his poem]
(By Cris, The News Mintute, Bangalore, Karnataka, India, 12-1-2018)
Pushcart-Nominated Poet Accused of Plagiarizing Multiple Peers (Ailey O'Toole lifted one of those images, that of spitting teeth into the sink, in her own poem
"Gun Metal" without crediting Rachel McKibbens: "Hell-spangled girl / spitting teeth into the sink, /
I'd trace the broken / landscape of my body / & find God / within myself.")
(By Emily Alford, Jezebel, 9-30-2018)
Visionary Educator Paul Cummins Shares How to Teach Poetry to the Next Generation with New Book, Voice & Verse (Cummins believes that poetry is an art form worth fighting for, and the best way
to keep it alive is by teaching it in meaningful and lasting ways to a new generation. Book)
(By Paul Cummins, Business Wire, San Francisco, 9-27-2018)
Gatekeeping in the poetry community: The legitimacy of 'Instapoetry'
(According to The NPD Group, over half of the top 20 bestselling poets were Instapoets in 2017.
Additionally, nearly half of the total percentage of poetry collections sold in the U.S. in 2017
were composed by the very Instapoets that are looked down upon in literary circles.)
(By Xaviera Hernandez, North Texas Daily, 9-27-2018)
Six women finding joy through poetry
(Six black women at UMBC writing about the raw pains and joys of life. Not Without Our Laughter
anthology published in 2017. Saida Agostini's poem "Harriet Tubman is a Lesbian" gave life to this desire
for there to be a different discussion about blackness and queerness as a whole, while also being funny.)
(By Maya Scheirer, The Retriever, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 9-27-2018)
The poetry of potatoes And how they saved the world...
(Anna Helmer isn't waxing eloquent about 17th century Romantic paintings or drafting a languid poem.
She's talking about potatoes. "Delicate and beautiful, with an earthy-tasting flesh. Rosy red skin
with golden yellow flesh." A yellow one with pink eyes she calls a Robert Redford. 400-plus varieties
of potatoes are registered in Canada. Pemberton Valley produces about 35 varieties and about 9 million
pounds of them annually. Anna Helmer pens A Farmer's Guide to Farmers' Markets).
(By Glenda Bartosh, Pique, Whistler, British Columbia, 9-27-2018)
* Hiking and Poetry on the Arizona National Scenic Trail
[Stephen Chaffee, retired national park ranger, hiked the 800-miles Arizona Trail twice from 2011 to 2015;
His poetry book The Arizona Trail contains 43 passages, one for each section of the famous course.]
(By Tony Paniagua, Arizona Public Media, 9-26-2018)
* In New York, a Sisyphean task on the Hudson comes to an end
(Sisyphus Stones stretch out 100 yards along the Hudson in Manhattan, the work of one man, Uliks Gryka,
who has spent hours almost every day, erecting & maintaining them. Sufi poetry to commune with stones.)
(By Rosalind Tordesillas, PRI's The World, Minneapolis, 8-20-2018)
Henry Morgenthau III, 101, award-winning WGBH producer who turned to poetry
["Writing poetry for me is a celebration of the evening of a long life," he wrote in his book's introduction,
and added: "Now as death kindly waits for me, I am enlivened with thoughts I can't take with me." In one
poem he wrote: "I'm telling you my dear, / dying is the most important / event in your life."]
(By Bryan Marquard, Bostin Globe, 7-16-2018)
* A Century-Old Poet Looks Back— And Fearlessly Forward— In 'Purgatory'
[Now, at age 100, Henry Morgenthau III is promoting his first book of poetry,
called A Sunday in Purgatory.]
(By NPR Staff, NPR 1-14-2017)
This Void Beckons ventures into new poetic placess
[A.J.K. O'Donnell's book takes a journey through the question of human destiny.
Reader confronted with representations of abandonment, blind faith and false hope.]
(By Beth Hudson, Little Village Magazine, Iowa City, 7-1-2018)
Nico Tortorella reads his own poetry every day for spiritual guidance, is "obsessed" with his words
[29-year-old gender fluid artist: "There's a space in which my brain operates and my mouth
moves, and for me, poetry lives in between those two. That's where the magic happens for me."]
(By Graham Gremore, Queerty, San Francisco, 7-1-2018)
Poet as a Super Thinker
[Maged Zaher's poems emphasizes the absurdity of love in the time of late-capitalism.
Aleister Crowley travels through time & gathers up remains of the world's greatest thinkers
in little powder packets and sets them loose on the world to cure the ills of neoliberalism.]
(By Noel Black, Hyperallergic, Brooklyn, 6-29-2018)
Frydenlund columns read like poetry
(Eric Frydenlund's column on May 26, "Nature is the unflappable carrier of optimism" was one of his best.)
(By Willard E. Lund, Wisconsin State Journal, 6-8-2018 )
Poetry: "At Least"
[Complex and sharp / like a blade of a sword, / at least for you / might be just two simple words, / In many
ways has confided me, / at least has opened my eyes / to beautiful things / I once failed to see, / I may not be
in a possession / of much beauty & wealth, / But at least this morning / I woke up in perfect shape & health.]
(By Riza Ramos, Marianas Variety, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, 5-23-2018)
CULTURE NEWS: Poetry Gone Viral
[18-year-old Caroline Kaufman's verse found its audience— and subsequent book deal— on Instagram;
She's a Harvard freshman and her book light filters in is published by Harper Collins this week.
Caroline's Instagram account, @PoeticPoison, which now has more than 220,000 followers.]
(By Jake Marmer, The Tablet, New York, 5-22-2018)
WATCH: New Short Film For Ursula Le Guin
[Film by Portland, Oregon artist Vanessa Renwick sets solarised footage of owls flying and bears
snoozing and Ursula LeGuin being wonderful to music composed by Le Guin and her friend Todd Barton.]
(By Anna Wood, The Quietus, London, UK, 5-22-2018)
'Miles to go before I sleep': Robert Frost museum reopens
[Megan Mayhew Bergman, director of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury, Vt. stands in
front of famous Frost poem "Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening" painted on a wall of the museum.]
(By Lisa Rathke, Greenfield Recorder, MA, 5-21-2018)
Video: New laureate Sarah Crossan to nurture young poets
[Irish poet and novelist Sarah Crossan has been announced as fifth Laureate of Ireland's children's literature; Sarah's theme as Laureate will be #WeAreThePoets, a two-year project inspiring young people to express themselves through poetry and verse; "to get them reading, writing and performing poems with passion."]
(By Staff Reporter, Belfast Telegraph, Ireland, 5-18-2018)
Poet's Notebook: Red
[Peggy Noonan, former Ronald Reagan's speechwriter, surprised her readers by quoting W. C. Williams'
"The Red Wheelbarrow", Poem XXII in Williams' 3rd book, Spring and All (1923); No one has defined
poetry precisely except that it's a "special" language, the kind of writing that people read more than once.]
(By Peter Meinke, Creative Loafing, Tampa Bay, FL, 5-16-2018)
Poet Reginald Dwayne Betts on words, incarceration and his commencement address
[Poet and author Reginald Dwayne Betts went to prison for 8 years at 16 for carjacking;
chose Warren Wilson College for his MFA, and obtained law degree at Yale in 2016.]
(By Alli Marshall, Mountain Xpress, Asheville, NC, 5-16-2018)
Memoirist Mary Karr On God, Poetry And Her Own #MeToo Moments
[Acclaimed memoirist Mary Karr has just published Tropic of Squalor a new collection of poetry.]
(By Editor, WPSU Penn State, 5-15-2018)
* POETRY: Five Reasons Why You Should Love John Keats
[1) "Ode on Melancholy"; 2) "Women, Wine, and Snuff"; 3) "Bright star, would I were steadfast as thou art";
4) "On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer"; 5) "To Autumn" is John Keats' most famous work.]
(By Seán Delaney, Head Stuff, Dublin, Ireland, 5-15-2018)
Melissa Stein's poetry explores the beautiful, awful reality of being female
[In Terrible Blooms however, images of grief or violence, whether abstract or fictional, are often nevertheless tied to a feeling of the sinisterly true— to certain, as our larger culture has seen, pervasive realities for women. Stein says "Many of my poems depict women who are struggling to stay safe."]
(By Brandon Yu, San Francisco Chronicle, 5-15-2018)
Princeton poets celebrate National Poetry Month
[Jeff Dolven reads "Bicycle Stanzas"; Paul Muldoon reads "Ireland"; Esther Schor reads Whitmann's
"A Clear Midnight"; Tracy K. Smith reads Aracelis Girmay's "Second Estrangement".]
(By Julie Clack & Nick Donnoll, Princeton News, 4-27-2018)
Further examining the importance of poetry
[Read Shelley's famous "A Defense of Poetry" (1821) to find these lines. "It (poetry) creates for us
a being within our being... It reproduces the common universe of which we are portions and percipients,
and it purges from our inward sight the film of familiarity which obscures from us the wonder of our being."]
(By Marilyn Lerch, Sackville Tribune Post, New Brunswich, Canada, 3-29-2018)
ARTS: Ern Malley hoax fit for poetic canon
[Ern Malley, who is alive and well, turns 100 today. The greatest literary hoax of the 20th century
was perpetrated in 1944 by two relatively unknown poets, James McAuley and Harold Stewart, while
they were serving in the Army Directorate in Melbourne. The target, Max Harris. was a young Adelaide
poet who advocated culturan revolution through his avant-garde journal Angry Penguins.]
(By Aidan Coleman, The Australian, 3-14-2018)
Festival to celebrate the 'timeless glory' of Urdu
[3-day festival to celebrate the "timeless glory" of Urdu through mushairas,
qawwalis, dastangoi, ghazals, dance, book exhibition, film screening, panel
discussions, calligraphy & food festival will be held December 8-10]
(By Staff Reporter, The Hindu, 11-27-2017)
BOOKS: "Poetry Is Like Eating Delicious Food... It Is Pure Pleasure"
[Moon Thu Eain (b. 1995) is the youngest poet in this collection. Bold in her writing, she has
broken many long-standing taboos in Burmese culture by openly writing about sexuality.]
(By Petr Lom & Khin Aung Aye, Irrawaddy, Myanmar, 11-26-2017)
Words help awaken, stimulate memories
[John Conte teaches portry at Rhodes Estates Senior Living to dementia patients.]
(By Renee Gendreau, New Castle News, UK, 11-25-2017 )
Muktibodh, a lonely poet who was avant-garde in his times
[It's the centenary year of poet Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh's birth. He was
a difficult poet of a difficult time & his palette soul-stirring & revolutionary]
(By Ashok Vajpeyi, National Herald, India, 11-25-2017)
Interview with Simon Armitage
[The Oxford professor of poetry on returning to 'exotic' Leeds, why he's glad he didn't study
English at university, and the future of literature; Learning from students performing poetry.
(By Jack Grove, Times Higher Education, 11-23-2017)
Isabel Allende and PeteSouza among those visiting Seattle to talk about their books
[Allende's latest novel, In the Midst of Winter a story that moves from modern-day Brooklyn
to 1970s Chile and Brazil. Jonathan Blunk's James Wright: A Life in Poetry tells his studies
with Theodore Roethke & Stanley Kunitz at University of Washington.]
(By Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, 11-23-2017)
Salt Spring's Allessandra Naccarato wing CBC poetry prize
[Her poem Postcards for my Sister was selected by a jury from more than 2,400 entries.
Naccarato will receive $6,000 from the Canadian Council for the Arts]
(By Sarah Petrescu, Times Colonist, 11-23-2017)
How Alessandra Naccarato wrote the poem that won the CBC Poetry Prize
[Naccarato receives $6,000 for her poem "Postcard for my Sister" based on her grandmother
coming to Canada from ltaly; Poetry can time travel & compress the world in s single moment]
(By CBC Books, 11-22-2017)
VIDEO: Alessandra Naccarato recites "Postcards for my Sister"
(By CBC Player, 11-21-2017)
Understanding New Zealand First through the power of poetry
[I've heard poetry helps one understand the meaning of life. So to help figure out meaning of New Zealand
First, I've turned to the literary device favoured by the world's greatest poets: the acrostic poem.]
(By Anna Bracewell-Worrall, NewsHub, Auckland, New Zealand, Nov. 22, 2017)
LGBTQ Poetry in Milwaukee
[Born in 1946, Wisconsin's greatest gay poet, Antler, began writing as a teen. Inspired by Allen Ginsberg
(whom he refer to as his "courage teacher"), Antler composed free verse that spans realms of wonder from
the wilderness to love, death, kindness & cruelty. Antler was also Milwaukee Poet Laureate for 2003-2004.]
(By Paul Masterson, Shepherd Express, Nov. 21, 2017)
* What Mary Oliver's Critics Don't Understand
[For America's most beloved poet, paying attention to nature is a springboard to the sacred.
"To pay attention, this is our endless and proper work," she writes.]
(By Ruth Franklin, New Yorker, Nov. 20, 2017)
COWBOY POETRY: Television Westerns
["I remember back in '63 when I was ten years old. We crowded round our television, westerns were
the mold. / As soon as chores were finished we'd watch TV every night. There were no color televisions,
only black and white. / Each Saturday was Gunsmoke. 'Twas our weekly family show. And Sundays
were Bonanza. Grandma's crush was Little Joe." By Brye Angell, Idaho Falls]
(By Bryce Angell, Cache Valley Daily.com, Nov. 17, 2017)
BOOKS: Going for a gong: the week in literary prizes— roundup
[Jesmyn Ward, whose Mississippi-set family saga Sing, Unburied, Sing won the fiction prize at the National
book awards. Yoko Tawada won the Warwick prize for women in translation for Memoirs of a Polar Bear. ]
(By John Dugdale, The Guardian, UK, Nov. 17, 2017)
New Yorker writer Hilton Als and poet Hoa Nguyen read selections from their work
[2017 Pulitzer winner Hilton Als and poet Hoa Ngugen read from their work at Lewis Arts Complex]
(By Rebecca Ngu, Daily Princetonian, Nov. 16, 2017)
How Twitter Turned a Bizarre Poetry Book of Vines Into a No. 1 Amazon Best Seller
[Adam Gasiewski & Emly Beck's Milk and Vine resembles Rupi Kaur's Milk and Honey;
It's a parody on Kaur's book, using actual Vine 6-seconds video postings on Twitter.]
(By Paris Martineau, New York Magazine, Nov. 16, 2017)
The super computer that could catch Zodiac killer: Investigators are using device that 'thinks like a murderer'
and produces creepy poetry to help crack the ciphers the culprit sent newspapers in the 60s and 70s

[University of Southern California Professor Kevin Knight created an artificial intelligence software
that was designed to help crack the code of the Z340, the Zodiac killer's famous cipher.]
(By Ariel Zilber, Daily Mail, UK, Nov. 16, 2017)
UC Riverside Alumnus Wins 2017 National Book Award for Poetry
[Frank Bidart, who graduated from University of California, Riverside in 1962,
received the honor for his book Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016.]
(By Tess Eyrich, UCR Today, Nov. 16, 2017)
No prize for Santa Fe poet in national contest
[Layli Long Soldier's book WHEREAS was a finalist for National Book Award in poetry; Frank Bidart, 78,
was honored with poetry award for his career-spanning Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016.]
(By The New Mexican, Nov. 16, 2017) "Whereas" Poem
Manual Cinema turns Gwendolyn Brooks into poetry magic
[With the help of Eve Ewing, Nate Marshall, and Jamila and Ayanna Woods, the performance
collective creates an immersive audiovisual event out of the poet's life story. Gwendolyn Brooks
became the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950; She visited prison inmates.]
(By Aimee Levitt, Chicago Reader, Nov. 14, 2017)
Polish poetry published in Brazil
[A volume of war-themed poems by Polish writer Anna Świrszczyńska has been published in Brazil.]
(By Radio Poland, Nov. 14, 2017)
Massacre in Oradour-sur-Glane the inspiration for Coburg man's new poetry book
[Ray Liversidge has just published a book of poetry about a massacre of
642 French villagers towards the end of World War II on June 10, 1944.]
(By Emma-Jayne Schenk, Victoria Herald Sun, Australia, Nov. 13, 2017)
Mairi MacInnes, poet and author— obituary (died Sept. 14, 2017)
[Mairi MacInnes, who has died aged 92, spent much of her life outside literary limelight,
before achieving recognition she deserved some 30 years after she published Splinters (1953).]
(The Telegraph, UK, October 30, 2017)
8 poems by Kenneth Koch + a conversation between Kenneth Koch and John Ashbery
+ links + Kenneth Koch talks to Mr. Rogers

(Koch & Ashberry talk about poetry & their poems & video of Koch with Fred Rogers)
(By Dennis Cooper, denniscooperblog.com, August 28, 2017)
* POETRY— Airmail: The Letters of Robert Bly and Tomas Tranströmer— review
[The letters that passed between two great poets over 25 years are essential
reading for anyone interested in making poetry. Tranströmer was a Swedish
psychologist, Bly is a poet-activist pioneering men's movement with Iron John.]
(By Fiona Sampson, The Guardian - UK, July 12, 2013)
* Waldman reflects the times with poetry, stories
[At University of Nebraska, Kearney, Poet Anne Waldman, 64, shared
parts of her poems along with stories of the cultural icons such as
Allen Ginsberg & John Cage she has known spanning almost five decades.]
(By Rick Brown, KearneyHub.com, Kearney, Nebraska, Sept. 10, 2009)
Tagore bust unveiled at Humboldt University
[Tagore had delivered lectures here in 1921 and 1930. Indian Ambassador
Meera Shankar spoke about Tagore's unrestrained creativity in prose, poetry,
songs, music, theatre, paintings and sculpture and about his unique ability
to gain respect from both the intellectuals and farmers in the field.]
(Telugu Portal - Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, Dec. 27, 2006)
Poet John Heath-Stubbs dies, aged 88
[His most admired poems are The Divided Ways and the 1973 epic Artorius.
T.S. Eliot saw him as among the foremost critics and poets of his generation.]
(By John Ezard, Guardian Unlimited - UK, Dec. 27, 2006)
After decades of darkness, light is back at Ghalib's haveli
[Walled City a decade ago. "This is the place where Ghalib wrote his immortal poetry!"]
(Delhi Newsline - Delhi, India, Dec. 27, 2006)
* Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Poetry Profile
[Goethe is often dubbed the Shakespeare of German literature.
Goethe's poem "The Beautiful Night" is cited.]
(By Thomas Hanson, Miami Poetry Review, Dec/ 13, 2006)
L.A. artist proves there's nothing stuffy about writing poetry [Iris Berry]
[She will read work from her recent book, "The Underground Guide to Los Angeles,"
- "Moshing with the Cosmos," and "Two Blocks East of Vine." Kimberly Nichols of
Palm Springs Art Museum says "Berry is definitely on the punk side of poetry."]
(By Richard Guzmán, The Desert Sun - Palm Springs, CA, Nov. 14, 2006)
A philosophy of poetry [Seth Ram Niwas Gupta: Springs of Indian Heritage]
[This bilingual compilation of couplets by a philosopher-businessman provides
some glimpses of the varied and rich Indian culture in all its diverse forms.
Each couplet in the book carries a sublime message worthy of putting into practice.]
(Organiser - New Delhi, India, Nov. 13, 2006)
'Patiently in Wait': New Poetry Book Offers Keys to Success
[In her new poetry book, "Patiently in Wait", Donnamay Stewart
demonstrates, through her loving and caring words, that patience
is the only key to open doorways of success in one's life.]
(Yahoo! News (press release), Nov. 13, 2006)
The poetry of pain: Is there meaning to be found in extreme pain?
[Ekiwa Adler Beléndez, an 18-year-old poet from Mexico:
I want to dazzle your pain / so it may leap out / and begin to dance]
(By Cliff Bostock, Creative Loafing, Atlanta, GA, June 21, 2006)
* OPINION: Another New England voice is national poet laureate
[77-year-old Donald Hall has written 15 books of poetry, collections
of essays, children's books and scores of volumes of prose.]
(Salem News, MA. June 19, 2006)
Team well versed [In his poem "January in Brisbane" (1988),
John Blight (1913-95) described the lassitude of summer. He described
the hottest month as oppressive "like a Roman God - heavy of brow /
and with a sullen look of clouds / threatening storms".]
(By Jaya Savige, Brisbane Courier Mail - Queensland, Australia, May 27, 2006)
Quest for common ground goal of Poetry GSO [All participants are asked to take a
cognitive leap and compose a poem as if they were there on that day of the killings.]
(By Amy Kingsley, Yes! Weekly - Greensboro, NC, April 27, 2006)
* POETRY— Spam I am [You've heard of a poetry slam, but have you heard
of poetry spam? It's the lyrical but nonsensical stuff tacked onto the bottom of
the Viagra ads and fake lottery alerts you toss into your junk-mail folder.
Heather McHugh, a poet and collector of spam gems, finds "lyricism latent in the
sheer textural surprise that sometimes emerges from sequences produced by text engines."]
(By Hillary Rhodes, River Falls Journal - River Falls, WI, April 27, 2006)
THE PANICS - Poetry In Emotion
[The Panics' frontman, singer/guitarist Jae Laffer, a big Bob Dylan fan to say
the least, is so intent on crafting great poetry for his band's upcoming album,
he is immersing himself in the world where words are god.]
(By, X-Press Online - Australia, April 26, 2006)
* "Rap is rhythm and poetry"
[She's into world music and he's into rap, but together
Tanvi and Blaaze represent India's new-age musicians]
(Photo by R. Shivaji Rao, Hindu - Chennai, India, April 26, 2006)
Arms around the world: Seamus Heaney's District and Circle
[Violence and conflict dominate the latest collection in Seamus Heaney's
40-year career, and now his reach has become truly global.]
(By Tobias Hill, The Observer - UK, April 2, 2006)
National Poetry Month celebrated
[The biggest event, a benefit gala called "Poetry & the Creative Mind",
involves celebrities reading aloud their favorite poems.]
(By Brendan Berls, New Jersey Herald - Newton, NJ, April 2, 2006)
* An Integral Teacher: Gene Thompson spreads Ken Wilber's ideas about science, spirit
[All art represents a bridge between the material world and the spirit beyond.
Music, painting and poetry connect with the human psyche -- one's insides.]
(By Gary Soulsman, The News Journal - Wilmington, Delaware, March 18, 2006)
San Francisco Public Library to celebrate poetry month
[Poets, scholars and translators will speak about the life & work of Czeslaw Milosz,
a Nobel Prize-winning poet who died in 2004, during a memorial from 1 to 3 p.m.
April 2, 2006 in the Main Library's Koret Auditorium.]
(By Becky Bowman, San Francisco Chronicle, March 18, 2006)
Kajra re not devoid of poetry: Gulzar
[Well-known lyricist Gulzar says his award wining song "Kajra re"
from Bunty Aur Babli is not devoid of poetry.]
(Hindustan Times - India, March 18, 2006)
Book Review: Anna Of All The Russias
[Elaine Feinstein's Anna of All the Russians: A Life of Anna Akhmatova]
(By Olga Grushin International Herald Tribune, March 17, 2006)
American Life in Poetry: 'Marching' by Jim Harrison
[Poet & novelist Jim Harrison nods to Whitman with a
sweeping, inclusive poem about the course of life]
(By Ted Kooser, The Union Leader, Manchester, NH, March 17, 2006)
* Book Review: Elaine Feinstein's Anna of All the Russians: A Life of Anna Akhmatova
[After decades of suffering and repression under Stalin, Anna Akhmatova lived to see
her poetry celebrated. "There are four of us," wrote Anna Akhmatova, in one of her
last poems. That "four" refers to Osip Mandelstam, Marina Tsvetaeva, Boris Pasternak
and herself, universally regarded as the greatest poets of Soviet Russia.]
(By Michael Dirda, Washington Post, March 16, 2006)
* POETRY: Hallmark Writers Get Advice from Poet Laureate
[Ted Kooser, the nation's poet laureate, stopped in Kansas City, Mo.,
where he led a workshop with some of Hallmark's greeting card writers.]
(by Melissa Block, NPR, Feb. 21, 2006)
* The Trouble with Poetry: and Other Poems By Billy Collins
[Collins achieves much of his success by contending with Time, the book1s most prominent theme.]
(By Megan Marz, Bookslut, Chicago, IL, Dec. 6, 2005)
Stories a highlight of Old Thyme Christmas
[Since 1985, Crystal Brown has been teaching poetry to children in schools in Maryland.]
(By Marlo Barnhart, Herald-Mail Online, Hagerstown, Maryland, Dec. 6, 2005)
Iranian poetry and prose to echo in Athens
[Iranian writer Mansureh Sharifzadeh will present a review
of the changes in Iranian literature over the past century.]
MehrNews.com, Tehran, Iran, Dec. 4, 2005)
* Poetry, but no motion
[The thing to try for, TS Eliot once said, is 'to get
beyond poetry, as Beethoven, in his later works, strove to get beyond music'.
The links between Beethoven's 1825 string quartet in A minor & Eliot's Four Quartets
were performed by the Pacifica Quartet and reading by Stephen Dillane in London.]
(By Carl Wilkinson, The Observer, UK, Nov. 27, 2005)
Recitation of Tagore's poetry of death [It was a literary treat for
poetry lovers in Toronto when Rabindranath Tagore's poems were recited
along with a slide show of the Nobel laureate's paintings.]
(By, Hindustan Times, India, Nov. 25, 2005)
Conversation with a poet [Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon will visit
Cranbury as part of the library's yearlong 100th birthday celebration.]
(By Hank Kalet, The Cranbury Press, Cranbury, NJ, Nov. 25, 2005)
The Antidote‹Classic Poetry for Today
[A Reading of Two Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson: "At the Sea-side" & "Requiem"]
(By Christopher Nield, The Epoch Times, NY, Nov. 25, 2005)
BOOKS: Sex, lies and poetry [In James Lasdun's second novel, Stefan Vogel reworks a prose
translation of Walt Whitman into his own German "poetry" and recites it at one of her parties.]
(BY WENDY SMITH, Newsday, Oct. 9, 2005)
Winner of this year's SPE Golden Wreath award: American poet W.S. Merwin
[Struga Poetry Evenings Draw 25 Poets From 20 Nations in Macedonia]
(By Zoran Nikolovski, Southeast European Times, Sept. 6, 2005)
Writers, words assemble at 3rd annual Nebraska Writers' Summer Conference
[Stephen Dunn & U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser read at Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln]
(By Toru Fujioka, Daily Nebraskan - Lincoln, NE, June 27, 2005)
* Poetry is making a comeback
[Billy Collins & Ted Kooser— widely described as "accessible" poets who write
about situations of daily life in a way that is meaningful yet easy to grasp.]
(By Bob Reeves, Lincoln Journal Star, Lincoln, NE, June 26, 2005)
* Compilation brings poetry back to masses
[With her new reading guide to what she deems the great poems in the Western tradition,
Camille Paglia is seeking to rescue the art form from the dusty, poststructuralist
shelves of academia and recover the "beauty and meaning in literature."]
(By Laura DeMarco, Cleveland Plain Dealer - Cleveland, OH, June 26, 2005)
Authors address tough topics in poetry, prose
[Naomi Shihab Nye: "19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East"]
(By Marvin Hoffman, Houston Chronicle - Houston, TX, June 24, 2005)
* The Last Leaf: In Memoriam: Richard Eberhart dies at 101
(By Adam Kirsch, New York Sun, June 13, 2005)
Prize-winning poet Eberhart dies at age of 101 (BBC News, June 13, 2005)
* Minnesota native, Pulitzer-winning poet Richard Eberhart dies
(Associated Press, Minneapolis Star Tribune, June 13, 2005)
Shelley's letters fetch £45,600 (BBC News, June 13, 2005)
Poetry's underpraised promoters [National Poetry Month]
(By Elizabeth Lund, Christian Science Monitor, June 13, 2005)
Portuguese Poet Eugenio de Andrade Dies at 82
(Associate Press, San Francisco Chronicle, June 13, 2005)
R. Jean Vallieres - Eye's poetry (By Patti Conle, Beaver County Times, PA, June 13, 2005)
* Panhala: Where Poetry and Picture Capture Laughter
(By Bird of Paradise, Blogcritics.org - USA, June 13, 2005)
Poet Richard Eberhart dies at 101 (By Associated Press, Boston Herald, June 12, 2005)
* American Life in Poetry: "More Than Enough"
[Marge Piercy's latest book of poetry is "Colors Passing Through Us"]
(By TED KOOSER, Des Moines Register, Iowa, June 12, 2005)
Book Review: Reid Bush's poetry: 'What you know'
[Reid Bush's "What You Know," is an antidote for those who believe
that poetry too often is stuffy and out of touch with the world]
(By Richard Taylor, Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville, KY, June 12, 2005)
Straight Up with Poetry Slam Champion, Bao Phi
(By Elaine Chen, Pacific News Service - San Francisco, June 11, 2005)
* John Carey's "What Good Are the Arts?": A lesson with the art master
[Seamus Heaney's suggestion that, by stirring pre-conscious levels of thought,
the sounds and rhythms of poetry "touch the base of our sympathetic nature"
and strengthen us against "the wrongness all around".]
(By Blake Morrison, Guardian Unlimited - UK, June 11, 2005)
GP backs poems-for-health therapy
(BBC News, May 17, 2005)
* The Poetic Life: Diving in with Jane Hirshfield
[What does matter, and what colors poetry, is the experience of plunging into and rising
up from that mental space where we feel most alive, most essential, most ourselves.]
(By Elizabeth Lund, Christian Science Monitor, May 12, 2005)
Dani Kalb earns school1s poet laureate title
["You shall never know the pain / Of a wilted rose petal."]
(By Jennifer Larson, The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, CA, May 4, 2005)
* American Life in Poetry [David Baker's "Neighbors in October"
"And how like a field is the whole sky now that the maples have shed their leaves, too."]
(By Ted Kooser, U.S. Poet Laureate, Detroit Metro Times, May 4, 2005)
Teacher is poetry in motion [North Adams High School Spanish teacher,
Olga Cruz-Zelaya: "Literature is one of the best ways to learn about different cultures"]
(By Carleta Weyrich, The People's Defender - West Union, OH, May 4, 2005)
Allison Hansen-Decelles of Cumberland Wins Peta Poetry Contest on Behalf of Chickens
(PETA Press Release, Norfolk, VA, May 3, 2005)
'It's nothing to do with me' [Nick Laird's "Utterly Monkey"]
(By Tanya Gold, Guardian Unlimited - UK, May 3, 2005)
Poetry in the twenty first century
[What inspires a young man to take up poetry?]
(By John Stokes, ABC Regional Online - Australia, May 2, 2005)
* Festival brings renowned poet [Billy Collins]
[His works sometimes poked fun at the oddities of poets and poetry,
while others weaved themes of time, love, and the human experience]
(By Kyle Smeallie, The Heights, Boston College, May 2, 2005)
* Poetry and politics
[We no longer live in an age when poetry is handmaiden to political rhetoric.
Our politicians, like most everybody else, are sparing in poetic utterance,
which is too bad because at its best poetry clarifies.]
(By Suzanne Fields, Washington Times - Washington DC, May 2, 2005)
Defining dignity through art, poetry and essays
[A new book deliberates on the dimensions of dignity in the world today]
(Indo-Asian News Service, Hindustan Times - Delhi, India, May 2, 2005)
* Poetry to the people [It's just a poetry primer, after all...
Camille Paglia worships at several altars - among them, Madonna's -
but finds poetry to be the highest intellectual exercise.]
(By Jen Graves, The Register-Guard - Eugene, Oregon, May 1, 2005)
Commentary: Poetry slam clever, but still a little kooky
[And there was Dave, whose most recent poetry collection was,
according to his bio, published at OfficeMax.]
(By Slim Smith, East Valley Tribune - Mesa, AZ, May 1, 2005)
* Poet's legacy lives on in West Acton [Robert Creeley, a West Acton native,
publishing more than 60 books of verse, and more than a dozen books of prose.]
(By Donna Novak, Boston Globe, May 1, 2005)
* American Life in Poetry [Ruth Stone's "Another Feeling"]
[A poem about being unable to undo a mistake in making a wrong decision]
(By Ted Kooser U.S. Poet Laureate, Des Moines Register, IA, May 1, 2005)
* Poetry for the Rest of Us [April is national poetry month... Indeed, statistically,
more people are likely to contract syphilis in April than read a book of poetry.]
(By Dan Neil, Los Angeles Times, May 1, 2005)
* Writer takes shot at poetry with S.D. alphabet book
[William Anderson's latest book, "M is for Mount Rushmore": "Each letter requires
a poem, and I had never published poetry, so that was a new approach for me."]
(By Jill Callison, Sioux Falls Argus Leader, SD, May 1, 2005)
SAN FRANCISCO: Job opening for city: new poet laureate
[Former SF Laureates: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Janice Mirikitani, devorah major]
(By Rachel Gordon, San Francisco Chronicle, April 30, 2005)
Marvin Bell celebrated for poetry, teaching [retiring from UI after 40 years]
(By Rob Daniel, Iowa City Press Citizen - Iowa City, IA, April 30, 2005)
Behold, the power of poetry: Festivals pack a lyrical punch
[Seattle Poetry Festival has blossomed into a remarkable
flowering beyond the usual small corps of poetry devotees.]
(By John Marshall, Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle, WA, April 29, 2005)
* Activist puts life in poetry [Poet Nikki Giovanni: "If there's no sound in space,
then what's the purpose of a love poem? What's the purpose of wishing on the moon?"
Her advice to young writers: read daily and surround yourself with good company.]
(By Darran Simon, Miami Herald - FL, April 29, 2005)
* Rhythm and rhyme [Bob Bergman: "There's one theory that you don't write the poems.
The poems get written through you. Like we're a channel for expressing them."]
(By Rich Harbert, Old Colony Memorial - Plymouth, MA, April 28, 2005)
Riverside goes with the flow of its poetry (By Keach Hagey, April 27, 2005)
Poetry group is a diamond in the rough of Hollywood
(By Cortney Roudebush, Daily Trojan, USC, CA, April 27, 2005)
The art of poetry, the poetry of art [Cahoon Museum of American Art is paying
tribute to both in its "Poetry in Pastels" exhibit, running through June 11]
(By Stephanie Foster, Harwich Oracle - Orleans, MA, April 27, 2005)
Mixing poetry: Poets Jen Hofer and Jorge Monterrosa express feelings,
emotions through poetry.
[Monterrosa: "I knew you weren't coming
back this time around because you can tell a lot by how a door closes"]
(By Daniel Weldon, Ventura College Press - Ventura, CA, Apr. 25, 2005)
* Wordsmith shares his words [Iowa Poet Laureate Robert Dana:
"So many people sleep through life. They don't see how wild life is,
and the only way to realize that is to pay attention to what's around you."]
(By Shawna Richter, Burlington Hawk Eye - Burlington, IA, Apr. 25, 2005)
* A work of 'staggering memory': Donald Hall's memoir recounts his life with Jane Kenyon
[In the years just following her death, Hall compiled a book of poetry about
her illness and his sense of profound loss, a collection one reviewer called
"beautiful in all its terrible specifics of the daily ordeal of death."]
(By Anne Ruderman, Concord Monitor - Concord, NH, Apr. 24, 2005)
* The Poetic Life: The bird in the glass
(By Elizabeth Lund, Christian Science Monitor, Apr. 21, 2005)
* Does poetry have the power to heal?
[A scheme to promote the healing powers of poetry has found its way into
thousands of GPs' surgeries. But can rhyming couplets really help the sick?]
(BBC News, March 31, 2005)
* The Poetic Life: Dollars and sense
[writer's block] (By Elizabeth Lund, Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 3, 2005)
* The Poetic Life: Little cat feet
(By Elizabeth Lund, Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 19, 2005)
* Nation's first African-American poet laureate speaks at Battell Chapel
[To preface "Samba Summer," a poem about her childhood memories of the dance,
Rita Dove moved away from the podium and demonstrated a samba step.
Audience members called the mini-performance a highlight of the event.]
(By Sam Kahn, Yale Daily News, CT, Dec. 1, 2004)
Jade's insight lives on through poetry
(By Duncan Gibbons, ic Coventry - Coventry, UK, Nov. 30, 2004)
The Word Circus Revives Ancient Poetry Tradition— With a Modern Twist
(By Tim Van Schmidt, Scene Magazine - Fort Collins, CO, Nov. 30, 2004)
* Poetry collection by Jocelyn Ortt-Saeed launched ["Distant Horizons"]
[Between forever and never, / I glimpse myself and then /
I suddenly feel / I know / Where I am]
(By Shoaib Ahmed, Daily Times - Pakistan, Nov. 30, 2004)
* Mental patients expressed selves in underground art and poetry
["If my heart could speak, I'm sure it would say,/ 'I wish I were someplace else Today.'"]
(By Glenn Adams, Ocala Star-Banner - Ocala, FL, Nov. 30, 2004)
Viet Nam gets dose of American poetry ["Poetry is the most unusual form
of language, communicating most truthfully whatever has not yet been clad
under the conventions of social intercourse, or metamorphosed under political
or market camouflage," said Vietnamese poet Hoang Hung]
(Viet Nam News - Hanoi,Vietnam, Nov. 30, 2004)
Writer fosters love of poetry in students [Brod Bagert]
(By Steve Hoffman, Bloomington Pantagraph - Bloomington, IL, Nov. 30, 2004)
Kim Chun-soo, giant of poetry, is dead at 82
[Kim sought a transformation of poetry, resulting in his work going through stages]
(Joongang Ilbo - Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 30, 2004)
* The Poetry of No Meaning [It has no logic; it is simply
a display of free associations or momentary fantasies.
Korea's senior poet, Kim Chun-su, died on Nov. 29 at the age of 82]
(By Kim Jong-gil, Korea Times - Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 29, 2004)
* FAMILY: Gathering leaves not pure poetry [Robert Frost wrote a wonderful poem
called "Gathering Leaves" that celebrates the annual harvesting of the autumn crop.
(By Bill Lohmann, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, Nov. 29, 2004)
Of Nazki, his poetry & sketches
[Sketches are an extension of poetry. This may surprise some;
but Ayaz Rasool Nazki is very much part of this "creative process"]
(By Anil Mathur, Hindustan Times - New Delhi, India, Nov. 29, 2004)
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan recites father1s poetry [on the occasion
of his late father poet Harivanshrai Bachchan's birth anniversary at Lucknow]
(By Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice - Berkeley, CA, Nov. 29, 2004)
POETRY : Elkins fiction author Pat Carr to read at November writers meeting
[Of all her works, Carr is most proud of the "Grass Creek Chronicle"]
(By Ginny Masullo, Northwest Arkansas Times - Fayetteville, AR, Nov. 28, 2004)
* Poetry emotion: Words set them free ["there's something in people that responds
to poetry. Poetry teaches you something about yourself that you didn't know before.
It gives you back parts of yourself that you didn't know were there."]
(By Ellen Steinbaum, Boston Globe, Nov. 28, 2004)
* Elisabeth von Trapp makes her music from Frost's poetry
["What I learned was to listen very carefully to the nature
of the actual words, to find a musicality."]
(By Ross Sneyd, Barre Montpelier Times Argus, VT, Nov. 28, 2004)
Poetry in motion: Spoken-word artists explore love, politics,
self-respect in 'Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam'

(The Tennessean - Nashville, TN, Nov. 28, 2004)
* Review: Occasional: 50 Poems - Owen Marshall
[New Zealand's best short story writer tackles poetry]
(By Iain Sharp, Stuff.co.nz - New Zealand, Nov. 28, 2004)
Shaking the foundations of theater with poetry
(By David Momphard, Taipei Times, Taiwan, Nov. 27, 2004)
There's no denying the truth of 'Def Poetry Jam'
(By Fiona Soltes, The Tennessean - Nashville, TN, Nov. 27, 2004)
* Poetry is not a luxury [Renowned lesbian poet Adrienne Rich takes
a searing look at war, love and other life-and-death matters in her
latest book "The School Among the Ruins: Poems 2000-2004"]
(By Kathi Wolfe, Washington Blade, Washington, DC, Nov. 26, 2004)
* Poetry in motion: Tug Dumbly, perhaps Australia's best-known performance poet
[He believed I was doing a great disservice to poetry and that I was
a clown and a charlatan. He even started an anti-Dumbly movement]
(Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, Nov. 26, 2004)
Budding writer wins accolades for stories, poetry [Meg Hayertz, 15]
["Immortal Glass": "Life had been/the train she fell off,/the dog that ran off"]
(OregonLive.com - Portland, OR, Nov. 25, 2004)
Author Lilith Saintcrow Bares All In New Poetry Book
["The words sort of write me, not the other way around. I'm just a scribe."]
(Onlypunjab.com (press release) - Punjab, India, Nov. 25, 2004)
* Execs say writing poetry helps improve their form
[Poet-executives fight stress, reclaim individuality, express emotions, gain
stability and transform daily experiences in `strangely restorative' exercise]
(By Ann Therese Palmer, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 25, 2004)
* Mental Patients Use Art, Poetry Expression
[Patients gained an emotional outlet when they were encouraged to express themselves]
(By Glenn Adams, Miami Herald, FL, Nov. 24, 2004)
Show examines the poetry of war [Siegfried Sassoon & Wilfred Owen]
(By Jack Brammer, The Daily Tar Heel - USA, Nov. 24, 2004)
Former Parkes school principal Kevin Pye releases book of poetry
(Parkes Champion Post - Parkes, New South Wales, Australia, Nov. 24, 2004)
Asiatic poetry reading leads to copyright row
(Times of India - India, Nov. 24, 2004)
Poetry contest gives artists free reign to comment on conflict
(By Ramsay Short, Daily Star - Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 24, 2004)
Father of poetry slam comes to Palatine
[Marc Smith highlights Palatine's fourth Poetry Slam]
(By Chad Brooks, Chicago Daily Herald, Nov. 24, 2004)
Poetry: A Creative Dialogue [Poetry seeks explanation,
emotional solidification or it simply is for its own sake]
(By Jessica Polish, Knight News, New York, Nov. 23, 2004)
Poetry collection inspired by author's worldwide travels
[Judith Rypma's "Holy Rocks"] (WMU News - Kalamazoo, MI, Nov. 23, 2004)
THE ARTS: Language of Contemporary Nigerian Poetry: A Critical Examination (4)
(By Obakanse Lakanse, AllAfrica.com - Africa, Nov. 21, 2004)
Nancy Larrick, author of kids' reading & poetry guide
(By Jennifer Bayot, Arizona Republic - Phoenix, Nov. 21, 2004)
"Men Holding Eggs" by Henry Hughes of Monmouth won the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry
(The Register-Guard - Eugene, Oregon, Nov. 21, 2004)
Voices of 'pure joy' [Langston Hughes' piece was a work of poetry, song and
dance, and it has since become a staple of holiday celebrations around the country]
(By Bob Keyes, Portland Press Herald - Portland, ME, Nov. 21, 2004)
Poetry explores aspects of being a woman [Carol Guess: "Femme's Dictionary: Poetry"]
[Poetry does things other forms of writing can't.]
(Salem Statesman Journal - Salem, OR, Nov. 21, 2004)
Varied, visceral poetry jam doesn't fall on 'def' ears
["I challenge you to find something that you are willing to die for— then live for it."]
(By Rohan Preston, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Nov. 19, 2004)
Fresh faces slam it out in poetry competition
(By Laura Carpenter, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska, Nov. 19, 2004)
28-year old artist Gemineye's grand slam poetry jam
(By Rebecca Moulder, The Keystone - Kutztown, PA, Nov. 19, 2004)
They put the fun back into poetry [Young wordsmiths' performance poetry]
(ic Berkshire.co.uk - Reading, UK, Nov. 19, 2004)
UK Poetry on Sofia Underground ["Poetry on the Walls" by Dutch Jan Hanlo]
(Sofia News Agency - Bulgaria, Nov. 18, 2004)
Def Poetry Jam provides enlightening entertainment
(By Jeffrey Bruner, Des Moines Register, Iowa, Nov. 18, 2004)
* Inspiration for poetry born in the midst of war
["The poet is a little god." Charles H. Johnson often quotes
this line by Chilean poet Vicente Huidobro in his poetry workshops
(By Kathy Hall, Atlanticville - Long Branch, NJ, Nov. 17, 2004)
* Finding God's Footprints in Irish Poetry [[Father Draper told his audience
that "trying to see God at times is like trying to see a footprint in water."]
(By Gretchen R. Crowe, Arlington Catholic Herald - Arlington, VA, Nov. 17, 2004)
Personal experiences shared through international poetry
(By Rose Huber, The Penn Online - USA, Nov. 17, 2004)
National Book Award winners announced [Jean Valentine's
"Door in the Mountain: New & Collected Poems, 1965-2003" won for poetry]
(By Hillel Italie, Houston Chronicle, Nov. 17, 2004)
Pauline Michel named Canadian poet laureate
(By Rebecca Caldwell, The Globe and Mail, Toronto, Canada, Nov. 17, 2004)
* Tales, songs deliver Maya Angelou's message [Bouncing from politics
to street violence to romance to race and racism, Angelou lectured, sang
and read poems to 4,000 people in Saginaw Valley State University]
(MLive.com - MI, Nov. 17, 2004)
James Earl Jones Inspires Boston Public-School Students
(Yahoo News (press release), Nov. 17, 2004)
* Poetry Beamed Into Outer Space [The transmission was aimed at Vega,
the brightest star of the Lyra constellation, which is 25 light-years from Earth]
(Reuters - NY, Nov. 17, 2004)
Anti-war activist to hold free music, poetry show
[Country Joe MacDonald will be among the artists and poets]
(Tri-Valley Herald - Pleasanton, CA, Nov. 17, 2004)
Modern methods used to save ancient script
[Nom uses modified Chinese characters, devised 1,000 years ago]
(Viet Nam News - Hanoi, Vietnam, Nov. 16, 2004)
* Retired insurance man puts a premium on verse
[Meet the new poet laureate of the United States, Ted Koose]
(By Elizabeth Lund, Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 16, 2004)
* A look at the National Book Award Finalists / Poetry
(By Elizabeth Lund, Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 16, 2004)
Cole Swensen's 9th book of poetry, "Goest"
[SF State alumna was named a finalist for the 2004 National Book Award]
(SF State Campus Headlines - San Francisco, CA, Nov. 15, 2004)
David Nyote's Poetry Book for Teachers Not Students
(By Emmanuel Ssejjengo, AllAfrica.com - Africa, Nov. 15, 2004)
From pain to poetry [Rebecca Wilchynski's "Memories Made on P.E.I."]
(By Sally Cole, The Guardian - Prince Edward Island, Canada, Nov. 15, 2004)
Students find their groove with poetry
[One teacher, 80 kids and their spoken word club, where kids,
mainly black kids, learn to write and perform poetry]
(By Kate N. Grossman, Chicago Sun-Times, Nov. 15, 2004)
* Poetry: "Afterburner" by Peter Porter
[Poem: "Sleeping with the Alphabet"]
(Reviewed By Alan Brownjohn, Nov. 14, 2004)
A Welcome Addition to the Epic Genre in Oral Literature
[In the book, Finnegan argues that there are no texts
to evidence the existence of epic poetry in Africa]
(By Njogu Waitha, The Nation, Nairobi, Nov. 14, 2004)
Conference at Notre Dame to explore poetry 'off the page'
(By Andrew S. Hughes, South Bend Tribune, IN, Nov. 14, 2004)
Group mourns waterfowl with poetry and prayer
(By Marlo Barnhart, Hagerstown Morning Herald - Hagerstown, MD, Nov. 14, 2004)
Cowboy Poetry Gathering Drawing Crowds
[Waddie Mitchell started 1st modern cowboy poetry gathering in Elko (1984)]
(By Jed Boal, KSL-TV, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 13, 2004)
Little Havana teenagers fuse poetry, hip-hop
(By David Ovalle, Miami Herald, Nov. 12, 2004)
Percussion, Chinese poetry featured at Milestones
(By Susan Broili, Durham Herald Sun - Durham, NC, Nov. 14, 2004)
* Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
[African American Poet; Illinois Poet Laureate; Pulitzer Prize Winner]
(chicago.about.com - Chicago, IL, Nov. 12, 2004)
Easton poet David R. Surette publishes new book ["Young Gentlemen's School"]
(Easton Journal - Milford, MA, Nov. 12, 2004)
* The Poetry of Alicia Keys
["all of the poetry that I write, every way that I express myself comes from
some form of my tears, my pain, my happiness, my joy, my frustration, my confusion.'
And I drink them for water to be nourished and to survive, in a way."]
(Interview with Julie Chen, CBS News, USA, Nov. 11, 2004)
Malden-raised poet David Surette releases fourth book
(By Chloë Randall, Malden Observer, Medford, MA, Nov. 11, 2004)
Rare poetry collection is saved [Books to be housed in the Jerwood Centre,
which stands close to Dove Cottage, in Grasmere, William Wordsworth's former home.
(BBC News - London, UK, Nov. 11, 2004)
Poetry for the stage, not the page
(By Jeffrey Bruner, Des Moines Register, Iowa, Nov. 11, 2004)
The Unknown Soldier - Poetry Links The Ages
[The irony is that more and more soldiers in Iraq are now using poetry
to express their heartfelt feelings to their loved ones back home
(Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale, WA, Nov. 10, 2004)
Love of literature lives on at 99, 100 with Book Buddies
(By Jennifer Hewlett, Kentucky.com - Lexington, KY, Nov. 10, 2004)
The poetry and prose of Cowpoke [Spirit of the West radio talk show host
Hugh McLennan talks to the Vulcan Legion audience about life on the farm]
(By Frad Halasz, Vulcan Advocate - Vulcan, Alberta, Canada, Nov. 10, 2004)
The Poetry of Chaos, Lust and Science
[Bill Johnson's tale about a war between a colony of artists and
bureaucrats who seek to control their expression for the good of society.]
(Emediawire (press release) - Ferndale, WA, Nov. 10, 2004)
Planet Janet: Let's All Be Friends Again
(By Janet Gilbert, Western Howard County View - MD, Nov. 10, 2004)
* Book Review | Pulitzer winner again addresses race in poetry collection
[Yusef Komunyakaa's 13th collection, "Taboo" is impressive in its range]
(Reviewed by Elizabeth Hoover, Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 10, 2004)
New Book Drums Bright Beat on Dark Diagnosis
[Beverlye Hyman Fead's "I Can Do This: Living With Cancer; Tracing A Year Of Hope"]
(Yahoo News (press release) - USA, Nov. 10, 2004)
* Good poetry on the page... Allison Funk
[Her minute-long explanations before each poem gave away the poem's secrets]
(By Aaron Karp, Tufts Daily, Medford, MA, Nov. 10, 2004)
Accentuating the Positive [Henrietta Duckwroth]
(Yorkshire Post Today - Leeds, Yorkshire, UK, Nov. 10, 2004)
Poetry of love, chowder in author's first book [Jean Tupper: "Woman in Rainlight"]
(By Jessica Scarpati, Daily News Transcript - Needham, MA, Nov. 10, 2004)
Hockey and Poetry: Do Not Go Softly Into That Good Ice
(By John Lofranco, Maisonnueve - Montreal, Canada, Nov. 10, 2004)
* Voice finds its vision - Poet, painter collaborate on making
visual images, written word co-exist
[Kimberly Cloutier Green]
(By Jeanne McCartin, Portsmouth Herald News - Portsmouth, NH, Nov. 9, 2004)
We, the people of California, deserve poetry
(By David Kipen, San Francisco Chronicle, Nov. 9, 2004)
Emperor's poetry book to be auctioned
[Book of poems written by the Qing Dynasty's Qianlong Emperor]
(Xinhua - Beijing, China, Nov. 9, 2004)
* Sir Allama Muhammad Iqbal - an Ideologist, a Poet-Philosopher and a Spiritualist
(Pakistan Times, Nov. 9, 2004)
Poet's delight at prize shortlist [Kathryn Gray's "The Never Never"]
(BBC News - London, UK, Nov. 8, 2004)
* What? You've never met Nevada's poet laureate? [Norman Kaye, 82]
(By Steve F. Lyon, Lahontan Valley News - Fallon, NV, Nov. 8, 2004)
Nature provides meaning, inspiration in new poetry book by Jonathan Stull
(By Melody Parker, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier - Waterloo, IA, Nov. 7, 2004)
* Miller Williams has written poetry since age 12
[Poetry mentors: Robert Frost, John Ciardi, Howard Nemerov & Elizabeth Bishop]
(By Patrice Stewart, Decatur Daily - Decatur, AL, Nov. 7, 2004)
* East meets West, North meets South in Wright's poetry ["Buffalo Yoga"]
[Charles Wright's long poem "The Southern Cross" (1981) talks about Ezra Pound]
(Reviewed by Karl Kirchwey, philly.com, Philadelphia, Nov. 7, 2004)
* In Rita Dove's hands, poetry kicks up its feet
[Poetry and dance are cognate arts. Dance is often referred to as "poetry in motion,"
and the play of words across the page known as poetry is, as Kansas-born poet
William Stafford called it, "a series of moves like dancing."]
(By Kathleen Johnson, Kansas City Star, Nov. 7, 2004)
Mother, daughter explore Feminine Divine [Cecily Cummings & Rhonda Herring]
[Paintings showing mystical heroines inspired from mythology throughout the world]
(Biloxi Sun Herald, Mississippi, Nov. 7, 2004)
From crude to poetry for refinery technocrat [Bhupati Das]
(Keralanext - Kerala,India, Nov. 7, 2004)
Joseph Delivers High-Energy in N.Y. Debut
(By Claudia La Rocco, Miami Herald, Nov. 5, 2004)
* Chico author will teach youth poetry workshop [Susan Wooldridge]
[Her book, "Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words" (1996), 13th printing]
(By Margot Abbott, San Ramon Valley Times - Danville, CA, Nov. 5, 2004)
Poetry project encourages students to 'write on'
[Poet Ameen-Storm Abo-Hamzy ends "performances" with his catch phrase
"write on," and initiating a group scream at the end of class.]
(By Samantha M. friedrich, Thomaston Express - Thomaston, CT, Nov. 4, 2004)
For Mideast's Bob Dylan, poetry and politics make compelling, contentious partners
[Marcel Khalifé sounded more like a poet who plays music
than an instrumentalist involved in politics]
(By Elana Ashanti Jefferson, Denver Post, CO, Nov. 5, 2004)
'Def Poetry Jam' revives spoken word
(By Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald Tribune, FL, Nov. 5, 2004)
The history of epicurean delights in Persian poetry:
Odes of love, mystery stand tests of time

(By Ramsay Short, Daily Star - Beirut, Lebanon, Nov. 5, 2004)
* Teaching the alphabet by using 'ABC Poetry' [Linda Chambers]
(By Terry Carruthers, Record-Courier, Gardnerville, NV, Nov. 5, 2004)
Writer Ishmael Reed and Jazz Great Gary Bartz Perform
Poetry for Peace at Seattle's Earshot Jazz Festival

(Yahoo News, Nov. 4, 2004)
Poetry On Wheels [Poetry Bus Project, and its mission is out of
the norm, to enlighten your ride and celebrate poetry as an art form]
(By Brian Calvert, KOMO - Seattle, WA, Nov. 4, 2004)
Rector students enjoy energetic poetry workshop with Clayton Scott
[The first goal is to awaken and inspire in students a love and appreciation
of poetry. The second is to help them be better writers and presenters of poetry.]
(By Jennifer Vernon, Clay County Democrat - Rector, AR, Nov. 4, 2004)
'Just Gimme the Mic,' BVHP1s first ever poetry slam
(By Charlette Cook, San Francisco Bay View, Nov. 4, 2004)
Literary scholars to reassess writings of poet of obscurity
(By Jennifer Carnig, University of Chicago Chronicle, Nov. 4, 2004)
* Poetry in motion
[Newspapers are often condemned by poets for taking no interest in poetry]
(By David McKie, Guardian - UK, Nov. 4, 2004)
Poetry in motion [Poetry Placards on Metro Transit buses]
(Seattle Times, WA, Nov. 2, 2004)
Blending art and poetry in Portsmouth
(By Joe Adler, Portsmouth Herald News, NH, Nov. 2, 2004)
* How fast do monkeys fly - in Ramayana? [660 km an hour]
[Berkeley professor R.P. Goldman lectured on Sanskrit epic poetry commentaries]
(Indo-Asian News Service, Onlypunjab.com, India, Nov. 2, 2004)
Baseball is poetry
(Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN, Nov. 1, 2004)
* Berri uses poetry to juice hearts and wallets
[Haiku: Happy in the sky/Single apple standing proud/Lightly raining down.]
(By Leon Gettler, The Age, Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 1, 2004)
Publisher of racy magazines takes on poetry establishment [Felix Dennis]
(Associated Press, Chicago Daily Herald, Oct. 31, 2004)
Exploring the 'Streets' Stuart Dybek believes poetry ought to be,
as Milosz said, as 'elemental as bread'
(Kalamazoo Gazette, MLive.com - MI, Oct. 31, 2004)
Finding poetry in a French schoolhouse
[Nicolas Philiber's "To Be and to Have"] (Boston Globe, Oct. 31, 2004)
Sheer poetry: Flavorful rhymes about life, issues of the day bust loose at Keith-Albee
(By Dave Lavender, Huntington Herald Dispatch - Huntington, WV, Oct. 31, 2004)
Colonialism and Kipling's poetry
(By John Cairns, Boston Globe, Oct. 30, 2004)
Pinter's poetry? Anyone can do it
(By Charlotte Higgins, The Guardian - UK, Oct. 30, 2004)
Troubled teen finds success in poetry [17-year-old James Chaney]
(By Rachelle Treiber, Quad City Times - Davenport, IA, Oct. 30, 2004)
Founder closing the book on poetry event [B.L. Kennedy]
(By Blair Anthony Robertson, Sacramento Bee, CA, Oct. 30, 2004)
* Heaney1s Poetry Makes Past Present
(By Mary A. Brazelton, Harvard Crimson, Oct. 29, 2004)
Springsteen's Political Poetry
(The Nation - USA, Oct. 29, 2004)
Chopper, big screen, music and booze - poetry Felix-style [Felix Dennis]
(By Philip Key, Daily Post, Oct. 29, 2004)
* Akron native wins $35,000 award for poetry
[Whiting Foundation honors A. Van Jordan for "M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A"]
(By Martin Cizmar, Akron Beacon Journal, OH, Oct. 29, 2004)
* Donald Hall's Baseball Poetry
(NPR (audio) - Washington, D.C, Oct. 28, 2004)
Throwing a wobbly: Children's poet Brian Patten on egg-laying humans and invisible pets
(By Laura Kendall, ic Croydon - UK, Oct. 28, 2004)
* Ironic poetry draws laughs: Poet Billy Collins gives reading for author series
(By Andrew S. Hughes, South Bend Tribune - South Bend, IN, Oct. 28, 2004)
Little Girl Lost: Aleas debut weaves peril with poetry
(By Craig McDonald, Columbus This Week Newspapers, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2004)
Poet universal: Dos Nguyen puts Vietnamese poetry into English and gives voice to a culture
(By Allen O. Pierleoni, Sacramento Bee, CA, Oct. 28, 2004)
Putting a sign on poetry: Billy Corgan signs his poetry book at the University Book Store
(By Matt Ironside, Daily - University of Washington - Seattle, WA, Oct. 28, 2004)
Former U.S. Poet Laureate shares nature poetry at Laxson
[Robert Hass concluded with translations of Asian poetry about peace]
(By Stacey Schooler, The Orion - Chico, CA, Oct. 27, 2004)
Soldiers in Iraq Find Poetry a Gift
[Allen Jesson's web-site, A Gift of Poetry, attracts 10,000 visitors per day]
(Emediawire, Ferndale, WA, Oct. 27, 2004)
Pupils' perfect poetry: Third-graders explore haiku and acrostic poetry.
(By Erinn McGuire, Carolina Morning News - Beaufort, SC, Oct. 27, 2004)
Random poetry readings take place this week
(By Mitch Wright, Victoria News - Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Oct. 27, 2004)
Poetry at work: Collins speaks to students
[Billy Collins: "The form will tell you what you can do or can't do"]
(By Cheryl Lecesse, Lincoln Journal - Concord, MA, Oct. 27, 2004)
Intimate Gathering of Music, Poetry at Harvest of Song [Allen Shearer]
[Informal concert by local poets, composers, singers, and instrumentalists]
(By Dorothy Bryant, Berkeley Daily Planet - Berkeley, CA, Oct. 26, 2004)
The poetry in the Pumpkin [The name Billy Corgan brings
many things to mind, but a book of poetry isn't among them.]
(By Kerry Gold, Ottawa Citizen - Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 26, 2004)
From personalized poetry to the paranormal
(By Teresa Anicolata, The Gloucester County Times - Woodbury, NJ,Oct. 26, 2004)
* Brain teasers, poetry, jobs and Google
(By Michael Liedike, Miami Herald, Oct. 26, 2004)
Halloween frights: a poetry anthology
(By James Argendeli, CNN - USA, Oct. 25, 2004)
Poetry disguised as prose [Nadeem Aslam's Booker Prize novel]
(By Anoothi Vishal, Business Standard - New Delhi, India, Oct. 25, 2004)
A passion for poetry [Donna Jeanne Kramer]
(By Jill Fick, Fremont News Messenger, OH, Oct. 25, 2004)
* The case for poetry ["Elements that distinguish poetry from song lyrics—
the way a poet arranges words and vowels and consonants in those words—
can be best appreciated when a poet just stands there and reads" Collins said.]
(By Howard Dukes, South Bend Tribune - South Bend, IN, Oct. 24, 2004)
FRANCE: Rimbaud's former home a stark tribute to his poetry
[If we look at Rimbaud's reality through his poetry, through his explorations
and his travels, what we can establish is that the house was the point of
departure for his imagination and for his physical departures]
(By Kate Brumback, Miami Herald, Oct. 24, 2004)
* Opera's writer charms 200 with poetry [Dana Gioia]
[The process of poetry, he believes, involves following an impulse to its end.]
(By Christene Meyers, Billings Gazette - Billings, MT, Oct. 24, 2004)
Remembrances: Pulitzer-Winning Poet Anthony Hecht Dies
(NPR Radio, audio, Washington, D.C., Oct. 22, 2004)
* Canadian poets to commit random acts of kindness
[Don't be surprised if a complete stranger walks up to you next week
and starts reciting verse aloud - or hands over a volume of poetry, gratis]
(Canadian Press, CTV - Canada, Oct. 22, 2004)
Neil Astley1s "Poetry Anthology: Being Alive" Goes Straight to Number One
(Hexham Courant - Hexham, Lake District, UK, Oct. 22, 2004)
* Louis Jenkins' "Retirement" thinks about getting older in new books
(By Kyle Eller, Duluth Budgeteer News - Duluth, MN, Oct. 22, 2004)
The wine may be free but the verse is not Maxim publisher
Felix Dennis has found the time to rhyme

(By Dan Fost, San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 10, 2004)
Ted Kooser reads at 4th Annual National Book Festival [Washington DC]
(By Cindy Lange-Kubick, Lincoln Journal Star - Lincoln, NE, Oct. 10, 2004)
Casey: Poetry has a place in the world
(By Helen Marie Casey, MetroWest Daily News - Framingham, MA, Oct. 10, 2004)
Ahmed Faraz: The romantic Urdu poet who defied Pakistani dictators
(By, New Kerala - Ernakulam, Kerala, India, Oct. 9, 2004)
Beguiling combination of martial arts and visual poetry
[Zhang Yimou's film "House of Flying Daggers"]
(By Nestor Torre, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Oct. 9, 2004)
* Distinguished AHS alumni begins poetry prize endowment
[Richard Eberhart will celebrate his 101st birthday in April 2005]
(By Lee Bonorden, Austin Daily Herald - Austin, MN, Oct. 9, 2004)
* Poet Mark Strand first Hamill lecturer:
Boundaries between poetry and painting doubly crossed

(By Brian Fitzgerald, B.U. Bridge - Boston, Oct. 8, 2004)
Sushmita Tryst With Poetry During 'Dil Mera Todo Naa' [Miss Universe 1994]
(Planet Bollywood.com - India, Oct. 8, 2004)
Rhyme and reason in poet's new book [Kevin Raymond: "What More Can I Say"]
(By Louise Compton, Borehanwood Times - Borehamwood, UK, Oct. 8, 2004)
Two poets, Billy Collins & Samuel Menashe win Poetry magazine prize
(Associated Press, Baltimore Sun, Oct. 8, 2004)
Poet laureate Ted Kooser aims for understanding
(By Jake Thompson, Omaha World-Herald, Nebraska, Oct. 8, 2004)
Scot wins first prize in modern poetry contest [Kathleen Jamie]
(By Eleanor Cowie, The Herald - Glasgow, Scotland, UK, Oct. 8, 2004)
Book Review: Finding Rhythm, and Poetry, in Workers' Labors
[Philip Levine's "Breath", Knopf, 82 pp.]
(By John Freeman, Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 7, 2004)
Homer is Britain's best-selling poet ["The Iliad" tops other books]
(By Reuters - London, England, UK, Oct. 6, 2004)
Stop tolerating, start accepting [Maya Angelou]
(By Lori Hobson, Eastern Echo - Ypsilanti, Michigan, Oct. 5, 2004)
The Poetry of Dance: Roger Sinha1s 3Apricot Trees Exist2
(By Kena Herod, Maisonnueve - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Oct. 5, 2004)
Seattle's world frisbee champions turn moves into poetry in motion
(By Winda Benedetti, Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle, WA, Oct. 5, 2004)
105-year-old St. Paul woman dies two days after writing her last poem
[Myrtle McLaughlin Hunstige taught 2nd-graders, Capitol Hill Magnet School, St. Paul]
(Associated Press, Duluth News Tribune - Duluth, MN, Oct. 4, 2004)
Ray and ice-cream, para and poetry [Leila Seth's "On Balance"]]
(By RAJRUPA GHOSH, Calcutta Telegraph,India, Oct. 4, 2004)
Emotions, to a beat [girls participating in Say It Loud]
(By Selena Ricks, Portland Press Herald, Maine, Oct. 4, 2004)
Class inspired by poetry: Lincoln High students excited about Maya Angelou appearance
(By Allison M. Heinrichs, Ann Arbor News, MI, Oct. 4, 2004)
* Alive to power of poetry [When Neil Astley published Staying Alive
in 2002 it was with the intention of bringing contemporary poetry to the attention
of a much wider audience. Actress Meryl Streep said: "I run home to this book
to argue with it, find solace in it, to locate myself in the world again."]
(By Sunday Sun, ic Newcastle.co.uk - Newcastle, UK, Oct. 3, 2004)
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Maxine Kumin to visit and teach poetry class
(By Aaron Munzer, The Ithacan, Sept. 30, 2004)
Festival offers poetry in the great outdoors
(By Kelly-Jane Cotter, Asbury Park Press - Asbury Park, NJ, Sept. 30, 2004)
Prof. Rita Dove sworn in as poet laureate of Va.
(By A.J. Frank, Cavalier Daily, Charlottesville, VA, Sept. 21, 2004)
Virginia Hamilton Adair Published first book of poetry at 83 dies at 91
(The State - Columbia, SC, Sept. 21, 2004)
Cohen fans celebrate artist's 70th birthday
(CBC News - Canada, Sept. 21, 2004)
Leonard Cohen: Canada's Melancholy Bard [born 9-24-1934 in Montreal]
(CBC News Archive - Canada, Sept. 21, 2004)
* Writer spotlight | Lisa Jeffery
[I write poetry because I have a grain of sand in my soul,
and I'm constantly trying to get out.]
(By Viviana Batista, Miami Herald, Sept. 16, 2004)
* APPRECIATION: Stories of war, hope, anguish Czeslaw Milosz's
writings illumine dark days of history

(By David Kipen, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 29, 2004)
* Ted Kooser: New poet laureate from Heartland Poetry
(By Bettijane Levine & Lynell George, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, IN, Aug. 29, 2004)
'Beautifully' magnetic [Singer Jill Scott wrote a book of poetry
"The Minutes, the Moments, the Hours" because "if I get stuck, I get unhappy."]
(By Annette John-Hall, Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 29, 2004)
* Above the clouds Gary Snyder's new poetry
collection celebrates his love of the Cascades

(By Tim McNulty, The Oregonian - Portland, OR, Aug. 29, 2004)
* Organic imagery delights in Joanne Townsend poetry
(By Anne Hanley, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska, Aug. 28, 2004)
* Weedkiller is the soul of wit [Don Paterson's "The Book of Shadows"]
[One of our leading poets has a real literary gift for the aphorism]
(By Andrew Crumey, The Scotsman - Edinburgh, UK, Aug. 28, 2004)
* Witty as a stand-up comic, as practical as a carpenter
[For Donald Justice, it was more like a garage where he went to tinker.
The Miami-born poet was the motor-head of contemporary poetry]
(Reviewed by John Freeman, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 28, 2004)
* Poet Laureate: Ames native Ted Kooser honored for his poetry
(By Mike Krapfl, Ames Tribune - Ames, IA, Aug. 28, 2004)
Hero is poetry in motion: The action film is blessed with such
art and grace that it literally leaves you breathless

(By Bruce Kirkland, London Free Press - London, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 27, 2003)
There1s poetry in Pac-man, other games
[Gary Coleman, cites Barkan's newly released book
of video game poetry, "Blue Wizard is About to Die"]
(By Shawn "Speedy" Lopes, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI, Aug. 23, 2004)
Poetry: American War Poems, from Revolution to Terror
[NPR's Jennifer Ludden interviews Robert Hedin]
(NPR Audio, Aug. 22, 2004)
* CZESLAW MILOSZ: Polish poet was an enchanting presence
[Chauffeured Milosz in 1986 at Miami Book Fair International]
(By Gina Diaz de Miranda, Miami Herald, Aug. 22, 2004)
* Why love and poetry make perfect partners
[Forget stodgy prose, only verse can capture the passion
of life1s romantic events, says Ron Butlin]
(Sunday Herald - Glasgow,Scotland, UK, Aug. 21, 2004)
The Bad Poetry Seminar
(By Bob Holman, poetry.about.com - USA, Aug. 21, 2004)
Love in the time of poetry [Luke Davies]
(By Jason Steger, The Age - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Aug. 20, 2004)
Historical Yew Inspires Poetry Competition
[200th anniversary of Wordsworth1s poem to the 1,000-year old tree at Lorton]
(Times & Star - Workington, Lake District, UK, Aug. 20, 2004)
Vivid verse: Poetry pros open listeners1 ears to sounds of the everyday world
[Rowdy competitions have replaced stuffy salon readings, and free verse has
found a place in movies (Love Jones) and on TV (DefPoetry Jam)]
(By T.D. Mobley-Martinez, The State - Columbia, SC, Aug. 20, 2004)
Poet brings empowerment to the people
[Kalamu ya Salaam, a poet whose name means "Pen of Peace" to talk about his craft]
(By Christina M. Woods, The Wichita Eagle - Wichita, KS, Aug. 19, 2004)
Poet laureate Ted Kooser plans to welcome the nation to poetry
(By Lindsey Bake, Daily Nebraskan, Aug. 19, 2004)
Poetry on the Potomac [New poet laureate is Ted Kooser]
(By Suzanne Fields, Town Hall - Washington, DC, Aug. 19, 2004)
Oral Poetry, Invaluable for Development
[Prof. Sam Uzochukwu has examined the place of oral poetry in Nigeria]
(By Charles Abah, AllAfrica.com - Africa, Aug. 18, 2004)
TRIBUTE TO CZESLAW MILOSZ [Milosz1s writing included
searing criticism of Communism as well as beautiful poetry.]
(Voice of America - Washington, DC, Aug. 18, 2004)
30th International Byron Congress in Moncton, Canada
[World renowned scholars read papers and discuss Byron's poetry]
(By, CBC New Brunswick - New Brunswick, Canada, Aug. 17, 2004)
Local poet John Mollick publishes second book
(By Iris Hersh, Chambersburg Public Opinion - Chambersburg, PA, Aug. 17, 2004)
* Poet, Teacher Czeslaw Milosz Dies in Poland
[For 20 years, until a year ago, he and UC Berkeley professor Robert Hass
would meet every Monday morning to translate the poems into English.]
(By Peggy Simpson, Berkeley Daily Planet - Berkeley, CA, Aug. 17, 2004)
* From street bards to Saddam, everyone's a poet in Iraq
[In Iraq, poetry is like national therapy, a cure for ills in the body politic]
(By Annia Ciezadlo, Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 17, 2004)
Language of Poetry: The memory of wounds
[Humayun Azad was 58, Milosz was 93, when they died.]
(By Nilanjana S Roy, Aug. 17, 2004)
Nobel laureate poet Czeslaw Milosz dies
(By Mary Rourke & Jon Thurber, Arizona Republic - Phoenix, Aug. 16, 2004)
Real and The Revealed [In his honor, we are republishing Leon Wieseltier's
August 1, 1983 review of Czeslaw Milosz'a "The Wintess of Poetry"]
(By Leon Wieseltier, New Republic - USA, Aug. 16, 2004)
* CZESLAW MILOSZ (1911-2004): Nobel poet, UC prof— voice of moral clarity
(By Rona Marech, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 15, 2004)
Nonprofit lets youth act up all over city
[Opera Piccola] (By Chauncey Bailey, Alameda Times-Star - Alameda, CA, Aug. 15, 2004)
EmergingPoets.Com: Incredible Publishing Opportunities for Poets; Online and In Print.
(PR Web press release - Ferndale, WA, Aug. 15, 2004)
CZESLAW MILOSZ | 1911-2004: Poet who won the Nobel dies at 93
(Miami Herald, Aug. 15, 2004)
* Fluent in his art's many forms
[For Donald Justice, it was more like a garage where he went to tinker]
(By John Freeman, Sun-Sentinel.com - Fort Lauderdale, FL, Aug. 15, 2004)
Cricket: A game that inspires poetry in its motion
(By Jason Cowley, The Guardian - UK, Aug. 15, 2004)
A window to the Caribbean
[David Dabydeen's first book, Slave Song was published in 1984. A collection
of poems, it won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize and the Quiller-Couch Prize.]
(The Hindu - Chennai, India, Aug. 15, 2004)
* Editor's Choice | Novelist shows her talent for poetry, with a religious bent
["All the Poems of Muriel Spark": She turned 86 in February 2004 and
is best known as a novelist— "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1961)]
(By Frank Wilson, philly.com, Philadelphia, Aug. 15, 2004)
* Nobel literature laureate Czeslaw Milosz dies
(CNN International - USA, Aug. 14, 2004)
Polish Poet Czeslaw Milosz Dies at 93
(ABC News - USA, Aug. 14, 2004)
* Nobel Laureate Poet Czeslaw Milosz Dies
(By Vanessa Gera, Associated Press, Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2004)
Requiem for a Poet: Czeslaw Milosz
Hear NPR's Jennifer Ludden and Robert Hass, a former
US poet laureate who helped translate Milosz's poetry.
(NPR Audio, Aug. 14, 2004)
Poet continues on in Apollo competition [Cliff Brown]
(By Sean Calder, The Journal News.com - Westchester, NY, Aug. 14, 2004)
'Mary's Wedding': Dreamy Date With Destiny
[With its poetry & fervor, written by Canadian playwright Stephen Massicotte]
(By Tricia Olszewski, Washington Post, Aug. 14, 2004)
* Evil genius [Paul Claudel was a misogynist, an anti-semite and an Islamophobe.
He was also regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest dramatists.]
(Guardian - UK, Aug. 14, 2004)
Science and nature: The poetry of science
[Francis Spufford's "Backroom Boys" surveys post-war British scientific achievement]
(Guardian - UK, Aug. 14, 2004)
* Faces of the week: Ezra Pound
[American poet, Ezra Pound— godfather of literary modernism]
(BBC News - London,England, UK, Aug. 13, 2004)
Ted Kooser Appointed U.S. Poet Laureate
[After receiving the degree, he stayed in the insurance business, but
remained committed to poetry, writing every morning before going into work]
(NPR, Aug. 12, 2004)
Ezra Pound honored with Blue Plaque
(Big News Network.com - Australia, Aug. 12, 2004)
* Writer Ted Kooser is US poet laureate
(BBC News - London, England, Aug. 12, 2004)
* 13-Yr Old Nigerian Girl Wins $20,000 Poetry Prize
[Chinasa Wereuzochi Chukwu's poem "I'm Waiting Here"]
(By Sufuyan Ojeifo, Vanguard - Lagos, Nigeria, Aug. 12, 2004)
Intel server mobos: Poetry in motion
(The Inquirer - England, UK, Aug. 12, 2004)
* SYLVIA: 'Sylvia': But where's the poetry?
[For Plath, born in America and married to British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes,
also deceased, is really famous for her startling, vivid body of poetry]
(IAfrica South African News - Cape Town, South Africa, Aug. 12, 2004)
Apple Valley author publishes memoir of life as hippie
[Aryk Allyn's "Psychedelic Streets" is his first full-length book publication]
(By, Rosemount Sun Current - Rosemount, MN, Aug. 12, 2004)
Blue plaque ends 60 years in the cold for Ezra Pound
(John Ezard, Guardian - UK, Aug. 12, 2004)
Ted Kooser of Nebraska named poet laureate of United States
(By Scott Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 11, 2004)
* Donald Justice [who died on Friday aged 78, was a poet whose formal
elegance and musical charm often belied a melancholic view of the world]
(Telegraph.co.uk - London, UK, Aug. 11, 2004)
* BOOK REVIEW: Scholar brings it all back home with the poetry in Dylan's songs
["Dylan's Visions of Sin" by Christopher Ricks]
(By Carolyn Johnson, Boston Globe, Aug. 11, 2004)
Plaque commemorates US poet Ezra Pound
(BBC News - London, UK, Aug. 11, 2004)
TMBG find poetry between rock and a funny place
(By Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun, Aug. 10, 2004)
Artist Takaezu Explores Her Culture in 'Poetry'
[Through next March, her exhibit, "The Poetry of Clay: The Art
of Toshiko Takaezu," highlights her explorations in the medium]
(By, Philadelphia Daily News, Aug. 10, 2004)
Thriller life of novelist started with poetry, music [Jeffery Deaver]
[I loved publishing poetry in the past. Forgive he alliteration]
(By Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic - Phoenix, AZ, Aug. 10, 2004)
* Love of verse unites Arabs and Jews
[Imagine a Middle East in which Arab and Jew make poetry
together rather than battle one another. Utopian? Naive?]
(By Ben Lynfield, Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 10, 2004)
* August 10: Carl Sandburg Cottage, Galesburg, IL
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 10, 2004)
Last season's surprise reality hit now appears on DVD
[HBO earned a Peabody award while also stimulating new interest nationally in
poetry and spoken word through its series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry]
(By Ron Wynn, Nashville City Paper - Nashville, TN, Aug. 9, 2004)
Northwest sites named poetry landmarks
[William Stafford, Richard Hugo, James Welsh, and J.D. Reed honored]
(By, Seattle Post Intelligencer - Seattle, WA, Aug. 9, 2004)
Multiple Views from a 'Poetry Combine' at Louisiana State University
[NPR (audio) - USA, Aug. 9, 2004]
* August 9: The Frost Place, Franconia, NH
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 9, 2004)
* Poetry, Politics And Pablo Neruda
[Poet Neruda appears as a character who with complete
firmness announces that 'nothing but poetry is gifted']
(By Vibha Maurya, People's Democracy, Aug. 8, 2004)
* DONALD JUSTICE: Writer won Pulitzer Prize for his poetry
[By Kathleen Fordyce, Miami Herald, Aug. 8, 2004]
Onglepho's color of music and poetry
[Onglepho calls them the "color of music and poetry." He uses the
viewpoint of a poet in observing the landscape of the real world]
(Philippine Daily Inquirer - Makati City, Philippines, Aug. 8, 2004)
Collection of prose and poetry honors women of the American west
[In 153 pieces of prose and poetry, we learn how a woman chooses horse work over
housework; a woman shapes clay as she waits to miscarry; a woman rides a donkey]
(By Ann Chandonnet, Juneau Empire - Juneau, AK, Aug. 8, 2004)
Kennel Club's show brings out all breeds of dogs and people
[Disappearing act Poetry, Kay Nierengarten's female whippet,
was looking like she would have an epically bad ending]
(By Michael Burke, Journal Times Online - Racine, WI, Aug. 8, 2004)
Wanted: American soldiers' prose, poetry
[Douglas V. O'Dell, commanding general of the Marines' antiterrorist brigade,
who admitted to writing poetry himself, though he didn't volunteer to recite any]
(By Haroon Siddiqui, Toronto Star - Toronto, Ontario, Aug. 8, 2004)
THE EXAMINED LIFE: Ode for a Grecian medal
[It is expected that the IOC will award D'Angour an olive wreath,
since he will have the poetry field entirely to himself]
(By Joshua Glenn, Boston Globe, Aug. 8, 2004)
* Poetry that bites back
[The highbrow poetry symposium Laura Bush wanted to convene a year and a half ago,
about the time her husband was launching a war, had to be "postponed", the moral
force she loosed has taken on a life of its own. Watch out, Laura. It bites.]
(By Robert Koehler, The Union Leader - Manchester, NH, Aug. 8, 2004)
* Darkroom poetry [Joy Clumsky's creative writing course
last spring. The writers interpreted the images through poetry]
(By Mindie Paget, Lawrence Journal World - Lawrence, KS, Aug. 8, 2004)
* August 8: James Wright's Hometown, Martins Ferry, Ohio
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 8, 2004)
* August 7: American Poets Corner at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 7, 2004)
* Poetry in tapestry [master-craftsman, Rajender Pal Rajen]
(By Syed Ali Mujtaba, News Today - India, Aug. 7, 2004)
History on walls, poetry and art on noticeboards
(Indian Express - New Delhi, India, Aug. 7, 2004)
* August 6: Dixon Bar Dixon, MT [Richard Hugo]
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 6, 2004)
* Pablo Neruda, universal and eternal poet
(By José Luis Diaz-Granados, Granma International - La Habana, Cuba, Aug. 6, 2004)
* August 5: Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Cambridge, MA
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 5, 2004)
* Academy of American Poets Selects 31 National Poetry Landmarks
(Press Release, www.poets.org, Aug. 5, 2004)
Chrysler Group Awards $10,000 in Prizes to Celebrate
the 10th Anniversary of 'Spirit in the Word'

(Yahoo News, Aug. 5, 2004)
Academy picks city as poetry landmark
[Lawrence selected because it was the boyhood home of poet Langston Hughes.]
(By Terry Rombeck, Lawrence Journal World - Lawrence, KS, Aug. 5, 2004)
Poetry to the people: I slam, therefore I am
(By Christina Jeng, USA Today, Aug. 4, 2004)
Townsend poet David Lieberman sees first poetry book released
(By Diane C. Beaudoin, Townsend Times - Townsend, MA, Aug. 4, 2004)
* August 4: Paul Laurence Dunbar House, Dayton, OH
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 4, 2004)
Pinter awarded Wilfred Owen prize for poetry opposing Iraq
(By, The Guardian - UK, Aug. 3, 2004)
* August 3: George Edward Woodberry Poetry Room, Cambridge, MA
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 3, 2004)
* August 2: Robinson Jeffers's Tor House, Carmel, CA
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 2, 2004)
* August 1: Emily Dickinson's Home, Amherst, MA
(Road Trip! Poetry Landmarks Across the USA, www.poets.org, Aug. 1, 2004)
Pinter scoops Owen poetry prize
[Playwright Harold Pinter is to receive the Wilfred Owen award
for poetry for a collection of work criticising the war in Iraq]
(By, BBC News - London, England, UK, Aug. 1, 2004)
Extraordinary Poetry: Doerr's Debut Collection Order of the Ordinary
[There is strife in contemporary poetry between the experimental and
the classical. Needless to say, Doerr1s poetry is anything but ordinary]
(By Jenny Boully, Maisonnueve - Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Aug. 1, 2004)
Imprisoned Saddam writing poetry, feeling desolate
[Saddam spends his time reading the Koran and writing poetry.
One of the poems, Amin said, is about George W. Bush]
(Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne, IN, Aug. 1, 2004)
Critic sings praises of Dylan's songs as poetry
[When I was 15, I got hooted out of a high school
poetry recital for reading three songs by Bob Dylan]
(By Tony Brown, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Aug. 1, 2004)
Revenge as poetry and poetry as revenge
[But, just as men and women make history by living it, they make it again by
telling it. And no matter how ugly events might be, poetry always finds a way]
(By Tamim al-Barghouti, Daily Star - Beirut, Lebanon, Aug. 1, 2004)
COUNTERING CULTURE: A book lover's wish for America
[Real literacy crisis isn't the declining number of people reading,
it's the lightweight literature most Americans choose to read]
(By Michael Dirda, Houston Chronicle, July 31, 2004)
Magnetic poetry keeps auction attendees thinking creatively
[Nearly 300 authors, screenwriters, poets, photographers
and artists gathered for a "Magnetic Poetry Show"]
(By Delfin Vigil, San Francisco Chronicle, July 31, 2004)
Poetry scholar Christopher Ricks dissects Dylan's lyrics
[Ricks compares Bob Dylan's lyrics to the poetry of Shakespeare & TS Eliot]
(By , Big News Network.com - Australia, July 21, 2004)
Poetry and the presidency: Kerry courts voters in verse
[Kerry adopts Langston Hughes's "Let America Be America Again" as slogan]
(By Marsha Mercer, Richmond Times Dispatch, July 19, 2004)
Some poetry helps cardiac syncronization after heart attack
[The effects of different breathing frequencies and patterns found in poetry
readings on cardiovascular regulation have been investigated extensively]
(ScienceBlog.com, July 19, 2004)
Poetry world shocker!: A muckraking website aims to blow
the lid off the cozy practices of contemporary poetry.

(By Stephen Burt, Boston Globe, July 18, 2004)
Guild explores self-help through poetry
[Susan Guild's "The Red Polka-dotted Pillow": "wake up the real who within you"]
(By Kristina Arvanitis, Winchester Star, Lexington, MA, June 23, 2004)
Cambodian Rapper Succeeds Mixing Memories Into Hip Hop Poetry
["Cambodia's flrst rap star" praCh uses his music to connect younger & older generations]
(By Sharon May, New California Media - San Francisco, June 23, 2004)
Political poets live a life of rhyme
[For all his irreverence, Trillin says he became more determined about using
poetry to tar and feather public figures during the lead-up to the Iraq war]
(Centre Daily Times - Centre County, PA, June 23, 2004)
Teen's Advocacy, Poetry Touched Many Hearts
[Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek, 13, the cheerful, bespectacled child poet who
charmed Oprah and sold more than 500,000 books of dreamy verse, died yesterday]
(By Patricia Sullivan, Washington Post, June 23, 2004)
The Poetry of Ridin' & Ropin'
[Chuck Larsen doesn1t read his poetry, he acts it.
The cowboy poet twirls an imaginary rope in his hand]
(By Candy Moulton, American Profile - Franklin, TN, June 21, 2004)
TECH NEWS: Mysterious poetry from spam
[unsolicited offers have found one semi-useful purpose for the junk mail:
Converting it into a mysterious and unwitting new form of poetry]
(IAfrica.com, South African News - Cape Town, South Africa, June 21, 2004)
Vincent O'Sullivan has been awarded $100,000
[Poet, fiction writer, biographer, editor and lecturer received New Zealand Michael King
Writers' Fellowship to write two novels and a collection of short stories]
(Otago Daily Times - Dunedin, New Zealand, June 21, 2004)
* Mary Oliver's poetry will reward readers
[And judging from the popularity of her poetry, it appears she isn't undertaking
that search alone... Rilke likened writing poetry to wrestling with an angel]
(By Kathleen Johnson, Kansas City Star, June 20, 2004)
Three days of talking poetry in Adeyipo village
[some 20 kilometers away from the ancient city of Ibadan, played host to a tribe
of poets and writers who went there to talk and celebrate poetry for three days]
(By Benjamin Njoku, Vanguard - Lagos, Nigeria, June 19, 2004)
Poetic justice: Third grader Shannon Bolsselman wins nationwide contest
[I awaken only to smell the sweet smell
Of the flowers in the field,
To hear the blue jay sing the song of spring,
So beautiful, like reciting such pure poetry.
Then there is no light, the day is gone.
The sun sets, only to rise again,
And a new day of spring begins...
-- Shannon Bosselman, 9, Medway]
(By Patrick Quirk, Milford Daily News - Milford, MA, June 18, 2004)
Spread the Word: Poetry Is All Around
[These days, poetry is on the streets, in the parks, in colleges, coffeehouses & embassies]
(Washington Post, June 14, 2004)
Poetry of spam
[They fly in from cyberspace looking like lines of absurdist poetry]
(Boston Globe, International Herald Tribune, Paris, Apr. 2, 2004)
* 30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month
(National Poetry Almanac, www.poets.org, Apr. 1, 2004)
'People's poet' Billy Collins set to read at Vassar today
(By Rebecca Rothbaum, Poughkeepsie Journal, Mar. 25, 2004)
Poetry For The Common Man: Storoems and Poems by Harry E. Gilleland, Jr.
(Emediawire (press release) - USA, Mar. 18, 2004)
The Poetry Center Presents Former U.S. Poet Laureate Mark Strand
on April 1, 2004 at Chicago's Metro Music Club

(Yahoo News (press release) - USA, Mar. 18, 2004)
Love for UK moves young fan to poetry [basketball Univ. Kentucky]
(By Dave Johnson, Henderson Gleaner - Henderson, KY, Mar. 18, 2004)
Thief robs literary festival of star poet
[Nobelist Derek Walcott]
(By Sam Jones, Guardian - UK, Mar. 18, 2004)
Mugged Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott Cancels Scottish Date
(The Scotsman - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Mar. 17, 2004)
* VISUAL POETRY: Turning Energy Into Pretty Things
[John Belcher at MIT holds the "Weird Fields" contest among his physics
students to see who can use the program to create the most aesthetically
pleasing image by writing simple formulas for electromagnetism]
(By Kristen Philipkoski, Wired News, Mar. 17, 2004)
MUSIC: California Symphony program gets a boost from poetry and dance
(By Ann Murphy, San Francisco Chronicle, Mar. 16, 2004)
Poet Cid Corman dies in Japan at 79
(ASSOCIATED PRESS, Seattle Post Intelligencer, Mar. 16, 2004)
Poetry Discussion (April 6-May 18, 2004)
[Edna St. Vincent Millay, Edgar Allan Poe, Paul Laurence Dunbar & T. S. Eliot]
(The Chattanoogan - Chattanooga, TN, Mar. 16, 2004)
Novelist, performer fuses social work, poetry, feminism [Aya de Leon]
(By Chad Jones, Alameda Times-Star - Alameda, CA, Mar. 15, 2004)
Literary Praises for Poet1s Modern Letters [Glenn Colquhoun]
(Scoop.co.nz (press release) - New Zealand, Mar. 14, 2004)
* James W. Frye enjoys writing poetry
[He looks at his ability to write poetry as a gift from God]
(By Lana Robertson, Linton Daily Citizen - Linton, IN, Mar. 5, 2004)
* Blue collar and academic meet in the poetry of Philip Levine
[He began forging poetry from the "toughness and real American grit"]
(By Jon Mooallem, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Seattle, WA, Mar. 5, 2004)
Boy remembered for his poetry, smile
(By Karen Shoffner, Pioneer Press Online - Glenview, IL, Mar. 5, 2004)
* Columbia Granger's Poetry Database Now Available on EBSCOhost
[More than 400,000 poem citations & more than 50,000 full text poems in database]
(Managing Information - UK, Feb. 18, 2004)
Hunt for Poetry Professor
[The University of Oxford has launched its search for its next Professor of Poetry to follow
in the esteemed footsteps of the likes of Matthew Arnold, WH Auden, and Seamus Heaney]
(By Stuart Coles, Edinburgh Evening News - Edinburgh, Scotland, UK Feb. 12, 2004)
James Tate, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet to speak at PSU tonight
(By Nikki Patrick, Pittsburg Morning Sun - Pittsburg, KS, Feb. 12, 2004)
Poetry Jam [The Def Poetry Jam, conceived by hip-hop music producer
Russell Simmons, is part rap, part rant, part stand-up comedy— with
generous doses of social & political commentary punctuated by four-letterisms.
(By Perry Stewart, Fort Worth Star Telegram, TX, Feb. 12, 2004)
'In poetry, caste and creed don't matter' (Shana Maria Verghis
Interview with singer Shubha Mudgal, Sify - Delhi, India, Feb. 11, 2004)
Poetry, music to remember Gandhi in New York
(Keralanext - Kerala,India Feb. 11, 2004)
* Chinese poetry is U.S. scholar's life and livelihood
[Bill Porter jokes that he can roll right off the mat where he sleeps]
(By Tyrone Beason, Seattle Times, Indianapolis Star, IN, Feb. 11, 2004)
High schoolers meet weekly to share poetry, stories, thoughts
(By Daniel Spoth, Frontiersman - Wasilla, AK, Feb. 10, 2004)
The Influence of Russian Poetry [Yevgeny Yevtushenko]
(The Connection - MA, Feb. 10, 2004)
Ted Hughes memorabilia will be hard to come by
(Halifax Today - UK, Feb. 10, 2004)
Professor Dave Till to spend more time on poetry
(By Stacy Smith Segovia, Clarksville Leaf Chronicle - Clarksville, TN, Feb. 10, 2004)
* Poetry beats roses in Valentine top 10
(By John Ezard, The Guardian, UK, Feb. 10, 2004)
Poetry 'n' Motion: At Dance Place, a Festival of Hip-Hop's Leading Lights
(By Pamela Squires, Washington Post, Feb. 10, 2004)
Scottish Poets compose Valentine text poems
[These verses are much better than the trite sentiments on many Valentine cards]
(ITV.COM - London, UK Feb. 9, 2004)
Oral Bards Are the Real Intelligence By Which My Poetry Formed... Remi Raji
[Aderemi Raji-Oyelade, Dept. of English, University of Ibadan, Nigeria]
(Interview By Mcphilips Nwachukwu, AllAfrica.com - Africa, Feb. 9, 2004)
* E-mail bait and switch: Poetry turns into spam
[About half of the world's 30 billion daily e-mails are spam]
(By Daniel Rubin, Orlando Sentinel, FL, Feb. 9, 2004)
Port Townsend: Poetry reading marks anniversary of literary protest
(By Jennifer Jackson, Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News, WA, Feb. 8, 2004)
Plath's poetry comes alive: One woman show La Cloche de Verre
can be described in a single word: Bravo!

(By Matt Radz, Montreal Gazette - Quebec, Canada, Feb. 8, 2004)
These elementary students are well-versed in poetry
(By Sloan Brewster, Record-Journal - Meriden, CT, Feb. 8, 2004)
"Jammin1 John" Kraimer turns to poetry to express himself
(By Richard O Jones, Hamilton Journal News - Hamilton, OH, Feb. 7, 2004)
Word wranglers lasso listeners
[12th Annual Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering]
(By Nate Searing, Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista, AZ, Feb. 7, 2004)
* Poets Compose Text Messages of Love
[Scotland1s leading poets have composed a romantic verse for Valentine]
(By Jude Sheerin, The Scotsman, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, Feb. 7, 2004)
Theater review: 'Def Poetry Jam' rocks
(By Rohan Preston, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Feb. 7, 2004)
P.E.O. chapter delves into poetry
["I am grateful for the poetry that is written on people's tongues"]
(Fort Morgan Times - Fort Morgan, CO, Feb. 6, 2004)
* Translator turns love of Chinese poetry into life's work, way of life
[Bill Porter ("Red Pine") was a Buddhist monk and recluse in Taiwan]
(By Tyrone Beason, Fort Wayne News Sentinel, IN, Feb. 6, 2004)
* Redmond promotes poetry with passon
[Glenis Redmond tells troubled kids how poetry can enrich lives]
(By Richard O Jones, Hamilton Journal News - Hamilton, OH, Feb. 5, 2004)
Poetry slammer back for an intimate encounter
[Staceyann Chin shot to fame as a hip-hop poetry slammer of Def Poetry Jam on Broadway]
(By Phillip McCarthy, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, Feb. 5, 2004)
Chicano Writer Shares Poetry, Plans in MCC [Jimmy Santiago Baca]
(By Lindsey Miller, Daily Nexus, UC Santa Barbara, Feb. 4, 2004)
* Experts gaga over poetry of baby talk
[The underlying structure, rhythm and speech sounds of the universal cooing
that moms and dads engage in with their babies mimics that of poetry]
(By Andy Ogle, The Edmonton Journal, Canada, Feb. 4, 2004)
Silver Jews To Release Singles Comp; David Berman Hits Poetry Circuit In March
[Billy Collins & James Tate praised his 1999 poetry collection "Actual Air"]
(By Ashford Tucker & Will Bryant, Pitchforkmedia.com, Feb. 4, 2004)
* Businessman poet to steer heiress' gift
[John Barr was selected as President of the Poetry Foundation]
(By Charles Storch, Chicago Tribune, Feb. 4, 2004)
Poetry in Motion: Mexico City Subway Aims to 'Elevate Culture' by Lending Books to Riders
(By Mary Jordan, Washington Post, Feb. 4, 2004)
Doug Moe: UW grad to return for poetry slam [James Kass]
(By Doug Moe, Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 3, 2004)
Performer slams poetry [Taylor Mali]
(By Manuel Campos, ASU Ram Page, Feb. 2, 2004)
Poetry Slam: Charleston Alley Theatre Takes on Yeats
(By Tracy Yoshida, Coles County Leader, Jan. 30, 2004)
* At The Heart Of His Work: Late Italian architect Aldo Rossi
created buildings of poetry before his accidental death

(By Mark Curtis, Tandem, Canada, Jan. 18, 2004)
* Royals fill Japan's palace with poetry
[Eiho Shimizu: "Into the foggy spring sky, cranes fly home,
as if returning to a country of happiness"]
(By Joseph Coleman, Seattle Times, WA, Jan. 15, 2004)
Michael Martin Murphey highlights cowboy poetry and music show
(Siskiyou Daily News, CA, Jan. 15, 2004)
Midwest Literary Festival Revs Up For 2004
[Billy Collins has joined the roster as the first highlighted author for 2004]
(Press Release, Yahoo News, Jan. 15, 2004)
India News: Poetry, music to celebrate Republic Day from the heart
(By Viral Bhayani, New Kerala, India, Jan. 15, 2004)
Lecturer Wins Top Literary Prize for Poetry
[Don Paterson of St Andrews University was described as 3one of the best poets
writing today2 by judges of the prestigious 2003 Whitbread Prize for Poetry]
(By Claire Walker, The Scotsman, UK, Jan. 15, 2004)
Live poetry rolling from the Sky
[Sky 189 (aka Everon Orange of Athlone) says rap music is pure poetry set to music]
(By By Roz Wrottesley, Cape Argus, Africa, Jan. 15, 2004)
Professor Richard Katrovas to read poetry from his "Prague Winter"
(By Andrew McGuire, Western Herald, Michigan, Jan. 14, 2004)
Def Poetry Jam, Metro Theatre
(By George Palathingal, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, Jan. 14, 2004)
Cowboy poetry set to take downloads by storm
(By Matt Hines, Silicon.com, Jan. 13, 2004)
* Art as healer: Music, painting, poetry are shown to have therapeutic benefits
[The four movements of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony take
listeners on a journey from difficulty to triumph.]
(BY WALTER SKIBA, Munster Times, IN, Jan. 11, 2004)
Battle of the bards: Poets joust for spots in slam
(By Roger McBain, Evansville Courier & Press, IN, Jan. 11, 2004)
Intersections: John Adams and the Poetry of Music
[But if not music, the art form he's found most persuasive is poetry.
He calls it "strange and unknowable"— two of his favorite words.]
(NPR, Jan. 10, 2004)
Night train that turned post into poetry makes its final delivery
[T.S. Eliot, the other "grand old man" of 20th-century English poetry, featured the
train in Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, the collection of children's verses]
(By Michael McCarthy, Independent, UK, Jan. 10, 2004)
* Of the Lowly Potato: Indian English Poetry Today
[Missing in Indian poetry are the many levels of meaning that give strength and intensity to
a poem. Sadly, Indian poetry in English does not touch us in our deepest, most enduring self]
(By Jayanta Mahapatra, The Daily Star, Bangladesh, Jan. 10, 2004)
* Adrienne Rich: Poetry and desire
["What Is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics"]
(Financial Times, UK, Jan. 9, 2004)
Khadija Shahjahan's poetry collection "With Love" was launched
(By DU Correspondent, The New Nation, Bangladesh, Jan. 9, 2004)
India's poet and writer Nissim Ezekiel (1924-2004) died on Jan. 9
(Hindustan Times, India, Jan. 9, 2004)
'River of Words' art and poetry on display at Crissy Field
(By Kathleen Sullivan, San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 9, 2004)
Fourth-graders' poetry books raise money for Lowell area homeless
(By Pierre Comtois, Groton Landmark, MA, Jan. 9, 2004)
* Rhyme pays [Stan Lathan: I think poetry is the purest means of expression.
It's something about writing poetry that the writer writes the truth as they
see it. If you can sit down and let your thoughts go, then you're writing poetry.]
(Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, Jan. 9, 2004)
Don Paterson: Playing the beautiful game
[The Scottish poet and guitarist Don Paterson won the Whitbread Poetry Award]
(By Christina Patterson, Independent, UK, Jan. 9, 2004)
Sampad explores poetry through the publication of Saffron Tea
(By Mary Rahman, AsiansinMedia.org, UK, Jan. 8, 2004)
"The Art and Poetry of Yun Gee"
(By Linda Hutchinson, San Bernardino Sun, CA, Jan. 8, 2004)
Lone vaquero storyteller energizes Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering
(By Ed Will, Denver Post, CO, Jan. 8, 2004)
* Tualatin Library mixer makes poetry family-friendly, fun
[Sue Huisman worries that some children equate poetry with solitude, and
that they wind up seeing verse as just something dead to dissect in school]
(By Maya Blackmun, Oregonian, OR, Jan. 8, 2004)
Translations lessen beauty of Nakajima's poetry
[Universal had "taken pains to retain Nakajima's poetry in the translations]
(By Zal Sethna, Daily Yomiuri, Japan, Jan. 8, 2004)
City bans poetry readings at cafe. Restaurant not zoned for live entertainment
(By Tom Wilemon, Biloxi Sun Herald, MS, Jan. 6, 2004)
* 21ST century found poetry: It's in the spam!
[Drawing on the language of junk email, these contemporary
wordsmiths say that new times demand new art forms]
(By Gareth Cook, Boston Globe, Jan. 4, 2004)
Afghanistan native sends message with poetry
[Donia Gobar says she writes poetry to give voices to the
voiceless in the world and make the invisible visible]
(By Roger McKinney, Lawrence Journal World, KS, Jan. 5, 2004)
* Ted, Sylvia and me
[One of his idiosyncrasies was the belief that poetry really mattered and
it was the paper's duty to bring new work to the attention of its readers]
(By Al Alvarez, Guardian, UK, Jan. 4, 2004)
Smith's poetry confronts Southern, universal issues
(By Greg Langley, The Advocate, LA, Jan. 4, 2004)
Noble equine qualities set exceptional poetry in motion
[Horses do strange things to humans. A friend who toils in this
newspaper group owns a horse, but in truth, the animal owns her]
(By Martin Hannan, The Scotsman, UK, Jan. 4, 2004)
The first ever Individual World Poetry Slam Championship
(By Kimberly Simms, Wits End Poetry, Greenville, SC, Jan. 3, 2004)
* Medical Minute: poetry calms the heart
[Poetry can calm your heartbeats and give heart muscles a rest. The poem's
lines should be long enough to allow you to exhale deeply as you read]
(By Marcie Fraser, Capital News 9, NY, Jan. 3, 2004)
* Poetry books are double blessing
[Mary Oliver's "Owls and Other Fantasies" & C.K. Williams' "The Singing"]
(By Harriet Brown, The Capital Times, WI, Jan. 2, 2004)
* Heather McHugh faces down aging with her usual wit and wonder
[55-year-old McHugh's new collection "Eyeshot" focused on the vicissitudes of aging,
on people lost and perceptions changed, along with the increasing awareness of mortality]
(By John Marshall, Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA, Jan. 2, 2004)
* Rap poets' society
[Hip-hop has done the unthinkable: made poetry cool again]
(By Caroline Baum, Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, Jan. 1, 2004)
Dub poetry on page
[Dub poetry is an artform created for the stage, not the page. Even so,
the artform has increasingly dubbed its way into the sanctity of print]
(By Tanya Batson-Savage, Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica, Jan. 1, 2004)
* Poetry helps one see the world through others' eyes
[Adolescents' exposure to poetry and its purpose has been limited.
Teachers devote more time to other topics, leaving poetry only a few
hours a year to find its own way into the understanding of young minds]
(By Jennifer Westcott, Jupiter Courier, FL, Dec.31, 2003)
Solebury girl's poetry lands her role in ARTS Week
[Molly Sauter, 17, is one of 125 finalists selected from 6,500 nationwide]
(By Linda Seida, Lambertville Beacon, NJ, Dec.31, 2003)
* Researchers look for poetry's power to heal
[Evidence suggests that writing poetry may help people cope with illness & grief]
(By Karen Gram, Vancouver Sun, Canada, Dec. 29, 2003)
Duo bring poetry and art to life
[Syrian poet and artist Adonis & Iraqi artist Himat Mohammed Ali]
(By Rebecca Torr, Gulf Daily News, Bahrain, Dec. 29, 2003)
* Poetry analysis fails to reveal Plath insights
[40 years after Sylvia Plath's suicide, 5 years after Ted Hughes' death
at age 68, they are still the Ben and J. Lo of the poetry world]
(By John Freeman, Cleveland Plain Dealer, OH, Dec. 28, 2003)
* Poetry Magazine: Averse to Wealth?
[Joe Parisi, Poetry Magazine editor for 20 years, called the $100 million gift a "mixed blessing"
and appeared nostalgic for the days when he could drink his coffee undisturbed]
(By Hillel Italie, Washington Post, DC, Dec. 28, 2003)
* Exhibition: Poetry of points and lines
[Mohammad Fokhrul Islam, whose solo exhibition opened recently at the
Bengal Gallery, says, "When I create, I don't try to prove my skill"]
(By Fayza Haq, The Daily Star, Bangladesh, Dec. 28, 2003)
Poets have chance for yearlong recognition
[Iowa City poets of all ages have the opportunity to showcase their work around town for one year]
(By Vanessa Miller, Iowa City Press Citizen, IA, Dec. 27, 2003)
In praise of poetry
[Ghaqda Poeti Maltin]
(By Charles Magro, Valletta Times, Malta, Dec. 27, 2003)
Every dog has say in poetry
[With its punning title, "Doggerel," the newest of Everyman's Library "pocket" poetry
anthologies reminds us how closely aligned are humankind to the canine experience]
(By David Walton, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI, Dec. 27, 2003)
Linda Tomol Pennisi poetry book
[Her first book of collected poetry, "Seamless" has just been published by Perugia Press]
(By, Shamokin News Item, PA, Dec. 28, 2003)
* Flights of fancy into the poetry of the impossible
[When it comes to birds, Latin designations yield their own special poetry]
(By Brian Morton, The Scotsman, UK, Dec. 16, 2003)
Governor waxes poetic on new poet laureate:
Ex-boxer Blagojevich takes a few jabs at himself

(Chicago Tribune, Dec. 14, 2003)
(By Laurel K. Dodge, poetry.about.com, Dec. 14, 2003)
Huntington man writes book of inspirational poetry
[James Elkins II's "Out of the Darkness": 110-page paperback]
(By Bob Withers, Huntington Herald Dispatch, WV, Dec. 13, 2003)
State's latest laureate crafts verse in a garage [Illinois' poet laureate Kevin Stein]
[Governor Blagojevich: "It's nice to have a poet laureate
who can write poetry that I can understand"]
(By James Janega and Ray Long, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 12, 2003)
Neuqua teens study link between poetry, the blues
(By Beth Sneller, Chicago Daily Herald, Dec. 12, 2003)
Poetry Jam is more attitude than art
(By Ed Siegel, Boston Globe, Dec. 11, 2003)
Herman Berlandt's International Poetry Museum
[T-shirt bearing the Wallace Stevens quote: "Poetry is the priest of the invisible"]
(By Bob Holman & Margery Snyder, poetry.about.com, Dec. 11, 2003)
10-hour poetry reading Milton's "Paradise Lost" for participants
(By Jim Hook, Chicago Daily Southtown, Dec. 11, 2003)
Organization to honor Dickinson with poetry reading in downtown Conroe
(By Tiffany Whyte, Conroe Courier, TX, Dec. 10, 2003)
Chester students use poetry to address hard, humorous issues
["Poetry is all around in every aspect of life," Ezell said.
"What the students need to do is develop the poet's eye, soul and ear."]
(By Denyse Clark, Rock Hill Herald, SC, Dec. 10, 2003)
Gifted pianist has ear for the poetry
[Marc-André Hamelin never lost the sense that virtuosity
had to keep company with the poetry in Albéniz's music.]
(By William Littler, Toronto Star, Dec. 10, 2003)
Passion for poetry
[Manju Sanghi's favorite poets have been Kabir, Ras Khan, Omar Khayyam and Meera]
(By Narendra Kusnur, Mid-Day Mumbai, India, Dec. 9, 2003)
* A man of poetry [China's Premier Wen Jiabao]
[He quoted Indian poet R. Tagore to express his feelings:
"No matter how far you go, your heart will always be with me.
No matter how long the tree's shadow is at sunset,
it is always joined with the roots."]
(The Straits Times, Singapore, Dec. 9, 2003)
Book review: Poetry unleashed
[With its punning title, Doggerel, the newest of Everyman's Library
"pocket" poetry anthologies reminds us how closely aligned are poets—
indeed, all humankind - to the canine experience.]
(By David Walton, St. Petersburg Times, FL, Dec. 9, 2003)
Poetry Corner: Coverings
(By Margaret Rollnik Larabee, North Adams Transcript, MA, Dec. 9, 2003)
* Poetry comes in many forms
[Whether you're creating cut-up poems or comparing with similes,
you're writing poetry, and using your imagination through words]
(By Katie Wilson, Biloxi Sun Herald, MS, Dec. 9, 2003)
Poetry in Bethel
[Poetry is so vibrant that we've been able to book our meetings all the way
through the end of June. Visit www.wedpoetry.com]
(By Denis Horgan, Hartford Courant, CT, Dec. 9, 2003)
* Poetry: Lyric lines, the shape of sentences and the spiral of the imagination
[Talvikki Ansel's sense of the physicality of lines and sentences is one of the
distinctive elements of her poetry. It gives her poems a sense of invented texture]
(By David Biespiel, The Oregonian, OR, Dec. 7, 2003)
Lies, poetry lace suicide
[Peter Carey's latest novel, My Life as a Fake]
(By Robin Vidimos, Denver Post, Dec. 7, 2003)
* The brand name: Hip-hop heavy Russell Simmons has one eye
on the bottom line and the other on higher callings

[If anyone deserves to be called the godfather of hip-hop, it's 46-year-old Russell Simmons.]
(By Vanessa E. Jones, Boston Globe, Dec. 7, 2003)
$100 million Gift from Ruth Lilly rewrites Poetry's life
(By Marcella Fleming, Indianapolis Star, Dec. 7, 2003)
* Coetzee speaks - about television and poetry
(By Peter Starck, Independent Online, South Africa, Dec. 6, 2003)
* Poetry: Death by a thousand anthologies
(By Robert Potts, Guardian, UK, Dec. 6, 2003)
Poetry, art mix at Visalia Convention Center
(By Brenda Woods, Visalia Times-Delta, CA, Dec. 5, 2003)
Hearing new voices: `Def Poetry Jam' creator Russell Simmons keeps his ear to the street
(By Terry Byrne, Boston Herald, Dec. 5, 2003)
POETRY and heartbreak at the Rose
[Poetry of Tennessee Williams' dialogue]
(By Sam Blackwell, Southeast Missourian, MO, Dec. 5, 2003)
The Power of the Pen [Thomas M. Pablo]
[A soldier's poetry heals inner turmoil, earns him international recognition]
(By Summer Beeks, Polson Lake County Leader, MT, Dec. 4, 2003)
Love of poetry defines her life [Jessica Maich]
(By Ida Chipman, South Bend Tribune, IN, Dec. 4, 2003)
* Plaza melds poetry, art and nature [199 Fremont St., San Francisco]
(By John King, San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 4, 2003)
Three poems selected to represent the About Poetry Forum
in this month's InterBoard Poetry Competition

(By Bob Holman & Margery Snyder, About Poetry Forum, Dec. 4, 2003)
Paying for Picasso and poetry
[While it is right for the state to pay to educate people with much-needed skills,
such as medicine and engineering, it is morally wrong for it to subsidise courses,
such as Picasso and poetry.] (Guardian, UK, Dec. 4, 2003)
Hot prose, bad poetry at a doctor's hearing
(By Christie Blatchford, Toronto Globe and Mail, Dec. 3, 2003)
Discovering The Poet. Again.
[Wallace Stevens, a native of Hartford, winner of the Pulitzer prize
and other great honors, is forever being discovered]
(By Denis Horgan, Hartford Courant, CT, Dec. 2, 2003)
Love Poetry II [If you daydream about love poetry chances
are Philip Larkin is probably not the poet who comes to mind.
(By Dick Gordon, The Connection, U.S., Dec. 2, 2003)
CITY WATCH: Mansion cafe is poetry and lot more
(By Jon Anderson, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 2, 2003)
* 1 year (and $100 million) later
[Poetry magazine's remarkable gift proves to be a 'mixed blessing']
(By Charles Storch, Chicago Tribune, Dec. 2, 2003)
BOOKS: Girl Afraid [In Daphne Gottlieb's Poetry, the Last One Alive Is a Feminist]
(By Mark Holcomb, Village Voice, NY, Dec. 1, 2003)
Former Daily Citizen editor pens poetry book
["Chance of Rain" includes 26 poems related to rain or absence of rain]
(By Kathleen Fox, Urbana Daily Citizen, OH, Dec. 1, 2003)
Sheer poetry of our mountain landscape
[The view from the top of Snowdon in North West Wales inspires a lot poetry]
(By Eryl Crump, icNorthWales, UK, Dec. 1, 2003)
Poetry reading on menu at Ohio State Marion
[Lynn Powell's "O Taste and See: Food Poems"]
(By AMANDA YODER, The Marion Star, OH, Nov. 30, 2003)
Poetry resonates for city's Russians: Yevtushenko told of Nazi horrors
[Mark Levin told Yevtushenko: "I will do all that is in
my power to make your poetry penetrate among the masses"]
(By Russell Working, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 30, 2003)
Shirley Hazzard wins fiction prize, Stephen King honored
[C.K. Williams, the poetry winner for "The Singing"]
(Associated Press, Chicago Tribune, Nov. 30, 2003)
Painting the final frontier: Top space artist taps into technology, poetry of flight
(BY ROY PROCTOR, Richmond Times Dispatch, VA, Nov. 30, 2003)
Notre Dame defensive tackle is poetry in motion
[Darrell Campbell's favorite poets are William Blake & Wallace Stevens]
(By TOM COYNE, Miami Herald, FL, Nov. 29, 2003)
* Darwinian poetry tests whether art is a product of evolution or inspired genius
[A Harvard University graduate with a background in computer science and an interest
in poetry, Rea created a program that takes two "parent" poems and reproduces a "child"
poem, using a genetic algorithm, a formula that mimics sexual reproduction]
(By Michael Dinan, Stamford Advocate, CT, Nov. 29, 2003)
* Turnpikes, refineries and -- poetry?
[When Paul Muldoon won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry this spring, he became the 3rd poet
& the 4th in the last decade from New Jersey to receive the honor in the last four years—
Stephen Dunn (2001), C.K. Williams (2000) and Yusef Komunyakaa (1994)]
(By Robert Strauss, Los Angeles Times, Nov. 29, 2003)
Short takes: Poetry [Alistair Paterson: "Summer On The Cote D'azur"]
(By Penelope Bieder, New Zealand Herald, Nov. 29, 2003)
* C. K. Williams reflects on his poetry and latest honor
[Recommends fellow Jerseyans Paul Muldoon & Robert Pinsky
and current U.S. poet laureate Louise Gluck]
(By Jennifer D. Braun, Newark Star Ledger, NJ, Nov. 29, 2003)
'Superheated' slam combines poetry, imagery, art at hot shop
(By Diane de la Paz, Tacoma News Tribune, WA Nov. 28, 2003)
* Creativity or chance? Darwinian Poetry tests whether evolution can replace inspiration to make art
(By Michael Dinan, Greenwich Time, CT, Nov. 28, 2003)
Rossville Students Bring James Whitcomb Riley Poetry to Life
(By Martha Fulkerson, Frankfort Times, IN, Nov. 27, 2003)
Can you write poetry in Motion?
[Andrew Motion said: "In all its many and varied forms,
poetry retains an element of chant, of song. It's an
essential part of its primitive appeal and pleasure.]
(Pinkun.com, UK, Nov. 27, 2003)
MP's love poetry read out in House
(Shropshire Star, UK, Nov. 27, 2003)
Ohio sisters won national acclaim for 1800s poetry [Alice and Phoebe Cary]
(Akron Beacon Journal, OH, Nov. 29, 2003)
Footie poetry in Motion
[Poet Laureate Andrew Motion searches for a £10,000 a year football "chants laureate"]
(By Jools Long, Megastar News, UK, Nov. 25, 2003)
Poetry in... [There's only one Andrew Motion. Only one Andrew Motion.
He's white; he's mean; he writes poems for the Queen.] (Telegraph.co.uk, UK, Nov. 25, 2003)
* Childhood trauma shaped TallMountain's poetry
[Mary TallMountain (1918-1994): Her poetry speaks of pain etched in a child's
memory and finally transcended by a mature woman of great compassion and insight]
(By Anne Hanley, Anchorage Daily News, Alaska, Nov. 23, 2003)
* HipHop, Performance Poetry, Spoken Word, Slam
[Eman at 16 is a striking, energetic presence. If you're looking for the definitions of the
New Poetry, she's the one to ask. "Poetry is an explosion of words that should move you"]
(By Bob Holman, poetry.about.com, Nov. 23, 2003)
From poetry of violence to clumsiness of prose
[Trevor Hoyle's "Rule of Night" alert to the speed and clumsy poetry of violence]
(By Chris Petit, The Guardian, UK, Nov. 22, 2003)
Stutzman: Poetry of the jobless
[Susan Romano's Haiku booklet "The Nature of Unemployment" written one year after being laid off
from Sun Microsystems in Broomfield, serves as a tiny peek into what joblessness is really like]
(By Erika Stutzman, Boulder Daily Camera, CO, Nov. 22, 2003)
Indian Poetry in English: Henry Louis Vivian Derozio (1807-1831)
(By Mary Pereira, The Daily Star, Bangladesh, Nov. 22, 2003)
Poetry Jam blends homor, social commentary
(By Rishi Chhatwal, The Emory Wheel, Nov. 21, 2003)
Ducks, poetry, and art outdoors
[A quartet of poets salutes its late colleague and friend in "A Tribute to Anne Sexton"]
(By Milva Didomizio, Boston Globe, Nov. 20, 2003)
Pure poetry in motion: Broncos' Ferguson brings inspiration with his pen, play
(By Lee Rasizer, Rocky Mountain News, Nov. 19, 2003)
Moxie's hosts poetry slam session
(By Ana Guerra, Orion Online, Calif. State University, Chico, Nov. 19, 2003)
Hayes: Tasty Thanksgiving ideas come from poetry
(By Dayle Hayes, Billings Gazette, MT, Nov. 19, 2003)
DEF Poetry Jam confronts race, politics, pastries
(By Farouk Samad, Daily Pennsylvanian, Nov. 17, 2003)
Students discover 'Paradise' at Milton Marathon poetry reading
(By Nathan Tafoya, Arizona Daily Wildcat, Nov. 17, 2003)
Renewed interest in Bulleh Shah's (1680-1758) poetry
(Hi Pakistan, Pakistan, Nov. 15, 2003)
Surviving painful childhood becomes poetry
(By April Frawley, Charlotte Sun-Herald, FL, Nov. 15, 2003)
Petaluma 'Slams' putting poetry in spotlight
(By Janet Parmer, Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, Nov. 14, 2003)
Cowboy poet ropes life's experiences into poetry
(By MANDI IRIONS, Daily Nebraskan, Nov. 14, 2003)
One of Oregon's poetry pros
(By Janet Goetze, The Oregonian, Nov. 13, 2003)
Conquering minds with poetry
(Jamaica Gleaner, Nov. 13, 2003)
Is Hausa Poetry in Decline?
(AllAfrica.com, Nov. 12, 2003)
White-collar Poetry Jobs Moving Overseas [News Satire]
(Watley Review, Nov. 11, 2003)
* Former poet laureate Billy Collins draws laughs, praise
(By Albert Chiou, Stanford Daily, Nov. 11, 2003)
Poetry journal holds cultural adventure
(By Anne Hanley, Anchorage Daily News, Nov. 9, 2003)
Aun: Writer finds poetry in nature
(By Fred J. Aun, Newark Star-Ledger, Nov. 9, 2003)
Dylan Thomas's poetry 'has touched generations' (icWales, UK, Nov. 7, 2003)
'Saintly words': Wilson reads original poetry
(By Meredith Johnson, Manitou Messenger, St. Olaf, MN, Nov. 7, 2003)
Rita Dove's poetry unites people
[Dove read from "On the Bus with Rosa Parks"]
(By Lauren Smith, The Battalion, Nov. 7, 2003)
Poetry at the Texas Book Festival [Gary Glazner]
(News 8 Austin, TX, Nov. 7, 2003)
Baxter Black shares cowboy poetry
(By Christopher Smart, Salt Lake Tribune, Nov. 7, 2003)
Poetry group slams Bowdoin
(By Joy Lee, Bowdoin Orient, ME, Nov. 7, 2003)
UK's Lake District pure poetry [Wordsworth's poetry]
(By Brian Johnston, New Zealand Herald, Nov. 6, 2003)
Poetry Book by a Maltese-Canadian Published in Toronto
[John P. Portelli publishes 55 poems in Maltese with English translation]
(By di-ve.com, Malta, Nov. 2, 2003)
Poetry: Kleinzahler juggles idioms, reveling in elasticity of American language
(By DAVID BIESPIEL, The Oregonian, Nov. 2, 2003)
* Indian Poetry in English: Daruwalla
["Poetry is literally god-given. Poetry reflects contemporary reality."]
(By Keki Daruwalla, The Daily Star, Nov. 1, 2003)
Archbishop Rowan Williams's sermon on Dylan's poetry
(By Nick Dermody, BBC Wales News Online, Nov. 1, 2003)
News from Poetry Authors Nikhil Parekh and William Lowenkamp
(By AuthorsDen.com, Oct. 31, 2003)
SUIC Professor Nominated for Poet Laureate
(By Richard Goldstein, The Southern Illinoisan, Oct. 31, 2003)
Bradley Universty professor makes the cut
[Kevin Stein & Rodney Jones, finalists for Illinois poet laureate]
(By DAYNA R. BROWN, Peoria Journal Star, IL, Oct. 31, 2003)
Paltrow puts poetry in motion for Plath
[Gwyneth Paltrow radiates a manic heat when Sylvia first falls
in love with Ted Hughes, the man she call her "black marauder"]
(By Joanna Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Oct. 31, 2003)
* Li-Young Lee lectures on life and poetry
["I don't write poems; God writes poems," said Lee]
(By Sondra Eby, Goshen College Record, Indiana, Oct. 31, 2003)
Mennonite Poetry compiled (By Katie Mast, Goshen College Record, Oct. 30, 2003)
Don't tell this to Jaya: in UP, POTA is poetry
(By AMIT SHARMA, Indian Express, Oct. 30, 2003)
Poetry served in heaping portions at Greencastle coffee shop
(By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL, Herald-Mail, Maryland, Oct. 30, 2003)
Poetry Spotlight: Danny Stewart
[Bartender-poet revels in self-expression and personal growth]
(By Jason Bright, The Arbiter, Boise State University, Oct. 30, 2003)
* Modern American Pop Culture Icon Magnetic Poetry Turns Ten
(Yahoo Financial News, Oct. 29, 2003)
Make some poetry; Billy Ray has a vision (By Whitney Matheson, USA Today, Oct. 29, 2003)
"Politics made me forget poetry," says Prime Minister Vajpayee (Hindustan Times, Oct. 29, 2003)
* The elusive poet of Russia [T.J. Binyon's "Pushkin"]
[Russians revere Pushkin, but his work remains little known outside Russia]
(By Merle Rubin, Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 28, 2003)
* Dee Rimbaud's second poetry collection sells to Blue Chrome
["For me, my writing and art are complimentary disciplines... Like James Joyce,
I am tempted to take my writing into almost absurd, surrealist, painterly realms"]
(By Sandy Auden, The Alien Online News, Oct. 27, 2003)
Poems as Frozen Images of Life - compilation examines life through poet's eyes
["Blessings Come Down": "I want blessings to come down/Like rain showering
from the sky/Hitting me at all angles/Leaving no parts of me dry"]
(Primezone Media Network, Oct. 27, 2003)
First poetry slam at JFK Library in Vallejo
[Note: 15-year-old winner Tom Collins II shown with wisdom mudra pose]
(By Richard Freedman, Vallejo Times-Herald, Oct. 24, 2003)
Scant poetry in 'Sylvia'
[Gwyneth Paltrow as tortured poet & author Sylvia Plath]
(By Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star, Oct. 24, 2003)
Film Review: Spooky poetry of 'Carnage' is smothered by symbolism
(By Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Oct. 24, 2003)
Young poet and SINDA award winner publishes poetry book for charity
[Rahul Keerthi: 'No man stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child']
(By Yvonne Cheong, Channelnewsasia.com, Singapore, Oct. 24, 2003)
* Marriage shown with all passion, pathos of poetry
["Sylvia" depicts the estranged conjugal-poetic union between Sylvia Plath
and Ted Hughes impressively portrayed by Gwyneth Paltrow & Daniel Craig]
(By By Gary Arnold, Washington Times, Oct. 23, 2003)
Rhymin' on the range: Bitterroot bards prefer poetry the cowboy way
(By Buddy Smith, Hamilton Ravalli Republic, MT, Oct. 23, 2003)
'All girl' poetry: queer slam poetry troupe from Seattle, will hit Eugene
(By Natasha Chilingerian, Oregon Daily Emerald, Oct. 23, 2003)
Bringing poetry back [Kevin Max]
[Member of Christian hip-hop group DC Talk visits Juneau to share his music & poetry]
(By Korry Keeker, Juneau Empire, Alaska, Oct. 23, 2003)
Creative writing series continues with poetry and fiction readings
[Gjertrud Schnackenberg read poems from her newest volume, "The Throne of Labdachus"]
(By Mimi Chubb, Daily Princetonian, Oct. 23, 2003)
* HAMARIKYU: A garden of poetry in the city's heart
[Japanese aristocrats used to debate about which was the finest season,
spring or autumn. Poetic souls favored autumn, which -- with its crying insects,
fragile flowers and falling leaves -- epitomized the fleeting nature of life.]
(By Linda Inoki, The Japan Times, Oct. 23, 2003)
* The Poetry Of Plath [Director Christine Jeffs discusses Sylvia, the dark flipside
to star Paltrow's previously sunny romantic literary epic "Shakespeare In Love"]
(By Annlee Ellingson, FilmStew.com, Oct. 23, 2003)
First anthology of Mennonite poetry released by Goshen College English professor
[Ann E. Hostetler edited "A Cappella: Mennonite Voices in Poetry"]
(Kalona News, IA, Oct. 22, 2003)
Faiz's poetry comes alive at a memorable evening
[Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz (1913-1984)]
(By Staff Reporter, Times of Oman, Oct. 22, 2003)
* Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham read selections of her poetry
[Graham said neurologists have identified compassion as a primal reaction,
in the same part of the brain as the sense of touch]
(By Raymond Pacia, Yale Daily News, Oct. 22, 2003)
Students hold 'poetry slam'
[Kids need not a football field but a poetry field to express what they feel]
(By Maggie Rotermund, Baxter Bulletin, AR, Oct. 22, 2003)
* Library hosts teen poetry slam for Teen Read Week
[Newton County Library will host Poetry Slam; 7 Teen Poetry Links]
(By KEVIN CULPEPPER, Citizen Online, Covington, GA, Oct. 17, 2003)
Poetry of Art: Painter, writer combine for Visalia exhibit
[Michigan painter Lori Cuker Adamek and Exeter poet Barbara Templin]
(By Aaron Collins, visalia Times-Delta, CA, Oct. 17, 2003)
Week booked to focus on teen poetry reading
[Magnetic window clinging poetry to inspire teens to write]
(By Sarah L. Schipman, Black Hills Bandit, SD, Oct. 17, 2003)
A war against poetry (David Jagernauth, Oregon Daily Emerald, Oct. 16, 2003)
* Marc Chagall's visual poetry
[Illustrated books marks the 1st exhibition of Chagall's works in Vancouver]
(By Michael Scott, Vancouver Sun, Oct. 16, 2003)
* Walla Walla College gallery exhibit pairs Poetry and Art
[Many broadsides from the private collection of the late poet William Stafford]
(By Cathy Grimes & Vicki Hillhouse, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Oct. 16, 2003)
Encouraging Young Adults To Read, And To Try Some Poetry
(BY SHANNON HICKS, Newtown Bee, CT, Oct. 16, 2003)
Brotherly Love: Tony-Winning Def Poetry Jam Starts Tour in Philadelphia, Oct. 16
(By Ernio Hernandez, Playbill, Oct. 16, 2003)
Using poetry to enlighten, inspire (By Guy Leonard, The Gazette, MD, Oct. 16, 2003)
* Larkin is nation's top poet
[Philip Larkin chosen as the nation's best-loved poet of the last 50 years]
(BBC News, Oct. 15, 2003)
* Poets' poll crowns Larkin king of verse
[Philip Larkin, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Seamus Heaney, RS Thomas]
(John Ezard, Guardian, UK, Oct. 15, 2003)
* Poetry of life - it doesn't miss a bleat
(By Jim Gilchrist, Scotsman.com News, Oct. 15, 2003)
* Poetry in Motion
[Every Tuesday night, The Greenway Court Theatre hosts Da Poetry Lounge,
the nation's largest weekly poetry open mic with 200-300 readers.]
(By Olivia Purnell, Daily Trojan, USC, Oct. 14, 2003)
Potosi prisoner writes poetry to pass the time
(By Chris Cline, Daily Journal, Park Hills, Missouri, Oct. 13, 2003)
Thomas Paquette's Paintings: "Of Earth and Sky"
[At Jameson Gallery, pure poetry on canvas and film]
(By Phil Isaacson, Portland Press Herald, Maine, Oct. 12, 2003)
A fair dose of good poetry [Poem by 11-year old Storm Van Flein-Hage]
[I can smell the smelly smell / that smells like / Horses.]
(By Anne Hanley, Anchorage Daily News, Oct. 12, 2003)
Anthony H. Schmidt Jr: "Under the Rose: Poetry of Tragedy, Essence, and Romance"
[Writing poetry is an art form, and expressing this form of art is to fulfill one's self]
(Press Release, eMediawire, Oct. 12, 2003)
Fichtelberg's passion: Capturing life in poetry
(By Carmina Danini, San Antonio Express-News, Oct. 12, 2003)
Poetic justice for Keats House
[Keats House in Hampstead, north London, has been voted Britain's top
poetry landmark following a nationwide survey by the Poetry Society.
Wordsworth's "Westminster Bridge" was voted second best landmark.
Dylan Thomas's "Laugharne in Wales" came in third.]
(By Lynn Robson, Telegraph, UK, Oct. 10, 2003)
Drought reveals poet's hidden depths [Shelley's 1st wife Harriet drowned]
(BBC News, Oct. 10, 2003)
Machinist produces poetry to the hum of a saw
[65-year-old machinist Londis Carpenter has composed more than 200 poems]
(The Associated Press, Michigan Live, Oct. 10, 2003)
DEF POETRY JAM Goes Bicoastal (Yahoo Financial News, Oct. 10, 2003)
Alison Funk poetry reading set for Oct. 13
(UDaily, University of Delaware, Oct. 10, 2003)
Poetry contest will celebrate Teen Read Week
(By Kirk Collier, Palatka Daily News, FL, Oct. 10, 2003)
POSITIVELY ARTFUL: Students get instruction in hip-hop art
(By Marc Cabrera, Monterey County Herald, Oct. 10, 2003)
Poem about British villages wins poetry competition [Con Connell]
["Our village holds no special place / In history. Its public face /
Would cause no traveler to pause, / Its landscape merits no applause."]
(Associated Press, MSNBC News, Oct. 9, 2003)
Top poetry prize for Ciaran Carson
[Carson won £10,000 Forward Prize for his 9th collection 'Breaking News']
(RTÉ Interactive, Ireland, Oct. 9, 2003)
Cubs righty is poetry in motion
["Spahn & Sain, & pray for rain" & "Without Wood & Prior, our situation's dire"]
(By Phil Theobald, PJStar.com News, Oct. 9, 2003)
Poetry takes root with kids
[Margot Henderson: create, connect, understand, interpret & inspire]
(Forres-Gazette, UK, Oct. 9, 2003)
National poetry contest names winner
[Con Connell portrays Britain as a needlework map]
(BBC News, Oct. 9, 2003)
Girls soccer: Morris Hills' victory is poetry in motion
[Dani Dudek's poem helped her soccer teammates end losing streak and win 2-0]
(By Rich Bevensee, Newark Star-Ledger, NJ, Oct. 9, 2003)
* Bringing poetry to life - and into the lives of children
[Boys like the idea of shaping something, they look at poems like a puzzle]
(By Jenny Rees, The Western Mail, UK, Oct. 9, 2003)
Poetry forum 'slams' into 'Burgh
[Sage Berlin: "When the listener hears it, they're feeling
your feelings, your emotion, the spirit actually fills the room"]
(By Michael Machosky, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Oct. 8, 2003)
Word gets around on poetry buses
[Verse written by 7 Queensland students will adorn more than 200 buses]
(By Rosemary Odgers, Queensland Courier-Mail, Australia, Oct. 8, 2003)
Lyric Poetry Slam remixes freestyle rap, artistic expression, poetry
(By Elizabeth Ashford, Appalachhian Online, Oct. 7, 2003)
Tony Award-Winning Def Poetry Jam Launches Tour in Philadelphia, Oct. 16
(By Ernio Hernandez, Playbill, Oct. 7, 2003)
New CD Puts Chicano Children's Poetry to Music
[by poet Francisco X, Alarcón & composer Pablo Ortiz]
(By Susanne Rockwell, UC Davis News Service, Oct. 6, 2003)
* Poetry evolution: Create your own work of poetry— online
[Subjecting 1000 randomly generated groups of words to a form of natural
selection at Darwinian Poetry (www.codeasart.com/poetry/darwin.html)]
(By Seattle Post-Intelligencer Staff, Oct. 6, 2003)
Students translate poetry [typography design of poems]
(Massey News, Massey University, New Zealand, Oct. 6, 2003)
Poetry with pizzazz: The Sugar Lady brings hip-hop poetry to Guam
(By Oyaol Ngirairikl, Pacific Daily News, Guam, Oct. 6, 2003)
President's poetry revealed
(Associated Press, Billings Gazette, MT, Oct. 5, 2003)
Poets follow their muses to Pleasanton's Century House
[Lynne Knight of Berkeley & David Alpaugh of Pleasant Hill]
(Tri-Valley Herald, Pleasanton, CA, Oct. 3, 2003)
Poetry Reading Launched To Revive Fading Syair (Brudirect.com News, Oct. 3, 2003)
* Family heirloom turns out to be sheer poetry
[14-page Su Dongpo's Buddhist manuscript worth millions]
(The Straits Times, Singapore, Oct. 3, 2003)
Shining stars of poetry's newest incarnation strive to experience life's lessons
[Eirik Ott & Hilary Thomas are two poets on the open road doing poetry slam]
(By Eric Connor, Greenvile News, SC, Oct. 1, 2003)
In the solar system of poetry, he's a star
[Albert Goldbarth's "Combinations of the Universe"]
(By John Freeman, Philadelphia Inquirer, Oct. 1, 2003)
Songs, Poetry and Speeches in the Peace Gardens
[Anti-war protesters held a rally in Manchester's peace gardens]
(By Chris Edwards, OneWorld TV, Oct. 1, 2003)
Stratton students help put poetry in motion
(By ANNE COOK, News-Gazette, Champaign, IL, Oct. 1, 2003)
Nietzsche is not Dead - New Book of Poetry Continues German Philosopher's Work
[Frederick Martin-Del-Campo's verse meditations in "On the Hill of Contemplation"]
(PrimeZone Media, Oct. 1, 2003)
Poetry In Very Slow Motion
[President Kalam's book "My Journey" is a collection of 20-odd "poems"]
(By SHEELA REDDY, Outlook India, Sept. 29, 2003)
From bad to verse as poetry sales struggle
[Amateur Doncaster poet Denise Hackett left with hundreds of unsold
books on her hands after spending nearly £2,000 publishing her work]
(Sheffield Today, Sept. 29, 2003)
Potty Poetry goes from bard to verse!
[Sale of the 100,000th copy of their best selling children's poetry title]
(PR Newswire, UK, Sept. 29, 2003)
Vajpayee floors NRIs, again with poetry (newindpress.com News, Sept. 27, 2003)
A voice that turns prose into poetry
[Aleksandar Hemon's "Nowhere Man: The Pronek Fantasies"]
(By Cameron Woodhead, TheAge.com, Australia, Sept. 27, 2003)
Poetry keeps Manton teen from falling apart
[Olivia Long's poem "Falling Apart" won the Shakespeare award]
(By Eric Dorais, Cadillac News, Michigan, Sept. 27, 2003)
Bach's Lunch Series to feature music, poetry and discussions
(UDaily, University of Delaware, Sept. 26, 2003)
New poetry professor delivers reading of work [Charles Bernstein]
(By Sameer Khetan, Daily Pennsylvanian, Sept. 26, 2003)
* Memories take shape in student's poetry
[Sherwin Bitsui's "Shapeshift"-- Navaho poetry. "I am not too concerned
with giving people answers. I am more concerned with raising questions."]
(By Lisa Schumaier, Arizona Daily Wildcat, Sept. 26, 2003)
Students 'slam' sonnets at Shakespearean show [Angelica Duran]
[students read all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets in public in Lafayette]
(By April Link, The Exponent, Purdue University, Sept. 26, 2003)
SCSU professor pens book that espouses power of poetry [Lystra M. Richardson]
["poetry has been used to communicate deep feelings and stir our imaginations"]
(By Marissa Yaremich, New Haven Register, Sept. 26, 2003)
* For d luv of poetry: ...or how literature and
creative writingcan help explain that Sars patient

(By mr brown, ChannelNewsAsia.com, Sept. 26, 2003)
* Visual Poetry: Iranian artist Seyed Alavi illuminates language at Sonoma State U
["This narrow cage, / surely is not meant for a song bird like me.
My home is an enchanted green, / to that garden I shall flee. --Hafez]
(By Gretchen Giles, North Bay Bohemian, Sept. 25, 2003)
POETRY IN PARKING [16 haikus on garage wall]
(By Kellie Schmitt, San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 25, 2003)
Palo Alto parking garage poetry debuts to public
[Playing staccato / On the bars, the treble clef / Is my parakeet]
(Associated Press, San Jose Mercury News, Sept. 25, 2003)
Palo Alto parking garage poetry debuts to public
[Playing staccato / On the bars, the treble clef / Is my parakeet]
(Associated Press, Sarasota Herald Tribune, Sept. 25, 2003)
Poetry without irony: Natural storyteller performs with gusto
[Gilles Vigneault is one of the world's great modern-day troubadours]
(By JUAN RODRIGUEZ, Montreal Gazette, Sept. 25, 2003)
Wilson College teaches Indian cooking and poetry
[Radha Valabha follows the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita]
(Raj Hathiramani, Daily Princetonian, Sept. 25, 2003)
Philip Glass provides visual poetry with live soundtrack
(By Punch Shaw, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sept. 24, 2003)
Poetry night blazes in the Mocha room
["Poetry is a way for others to take a look through your eyes"]
(By Nicole Dorn, Southern Digest, LA, Sept. 23, 2003)
* Joining Women Through Words - New Poetry Book Highlights Ordeals, Emotions of Women
[Carla Horton's "True Love...Unconditionally":
"I refuse to believe that true love, unconditionally,/
along with romance and a lifetime of happiness does/ not exist./
I refuse to believe that the same man that professes/
his love for you and thinks that you are the sunshine/
of his life and the beat in his heart, can't still love/
you the same way once you're married./ I have yet to find that man,
but just as sure as I/ know that there is a GOD in heaven, a good/
man like that does exist." (PrimeZone Media News, Sept. 23, 2003)
* Poetry in photos [Aaron Siskind's Abstract Expressionism: he sought out
flat surfaces that he could photograph purely for the poetic qualities implicit
in their details, using the elements of each image as a painter would use shapes.]
(By Dan Tranberg, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Sept. 23, 2003)
Welsh poetry outsells English 3-1
[Average sale of a English poetry book is 300 copies & 1000 copies in Welsh]
(By Rhodri Clark, icWales, UK, Sept. 23, 2003)
Poetry Review: The lingering touch of poetry
[M.J. Arcangelini: "Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other.
It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tips of my words."]
(By Celia Homesley, Arcata Eye, Humboldt County, CA, Sept. 22, 2003)
Fishing imagery distinguishes Leslie Leyland Fields' poetry
(By ANNE HANLEY, Anchorage Daily News, Sept. 21, 2003)
Poetry walk to pay tribute to poet, videographer [Judy Stedman]
(By JANET PARMER, Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, Sept. 20, 2003)
Historic boat has variety of readers writing poetry
[Lynne Wilson: "The lake enfolds you/The city cherishes you/Homeless, homeless bound"]
(By Eric Sorensen, Seattle Times, Sept. 20, 2003)
* Angelou's fight - with poetry [Maya Angelou celebrates her 75th birthday]
(BBC News, Sept. 20, 2003)
Haiku on High [16 poems will grace new downtown parking structure]
(By Miriam Boon, Martin Nobida, Grace Rauh & Terry Tang, Palo Alto Weekly, Sept. 19, 2003)
Haiku profile [Haiku from Joy Shieman, Valerie Ross, Palmer Pinney, Verna Spinrad]
[Joy L. Shieman: "From this dark, clay soil, from seeds not even watered, Sunrise of poppies..."]
[Verna Spinrad: "I have parked the car And am walking to meet you. A smile moves my lips."]
(By Grace Rauh, Palo Alto Weekly, Sept. 19, 2003)
Haiku profile [Haiku from Shaina Davis, Heidi Tornieri, Beth Holtzman, Matthew Tan]
[Heidi Tornieri: "Pita laughed at me, Raced me— me a turtle friend. She's a hare. I won."]
[Matthew Tan: "Playing staccato On the bars, the treble clef Is my parakeet."]
(Palo Alto Weekly, Sept. 19, 2003)
Suheir Hammad drops lyrical bombs with her poetry
(By Ali Jaafar, Beirut Daily Star, Sept. 19, 2003)
Poetry in motion: Music and acting blend in presentation of 'Moonlight' masterpiece
(By Terry Lee Goodrich, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sept. 19, 2003)
Every year around thirty lucky people go outback for poetry.
(By Andrew Dunkley, ABC Western Plains NSW, Sept. 18, 2003)
Poetry key to cancer recovery, says Sidney Jackson
["Writing the poems helps me take my mind off things.
It helps me focus on the better things in life."]
(By Guardian reporter, Waltham Forest Guardian, London, Sept. 18, 2003)
Poetry translations offer new insight
[Evening of cross-cultural readings from Brazil, France and Russia]
(By Elizaveta Malashenko, The Daily Pennsylvanian, Sept. 18, 2003)
The Song of the Spoken Word: New Theatrical Genre? Passing Fad?
(By Leonard Jacobs, Feature Stories, Backstage.com, Sept. 18, 2003)
Duke estate opens its gates to Dodge Poetry Festival
(BY PEGGY McGLONE, Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ, Sept. 18, 2003)
* 12 year old Wins Poetry Award [Ayesha Shah's poem on "God"]
(By Pam Dixon, kplctv.com, Lake Charles, LA, Sept. 18, 2003)
Poetry coach says students' verses got him fired
(Associated Press, First Amendment Center, Sept. 17, 2003)
Comfort in Words MCHS counselor finds peace in poetry
(By Peggy Vlerebome, Madison Courier, Sept. 17, 2003)
"Fall in Love with Poetry" & "Food for Thought"
(Citizen-Times, Asheville, NC, Sept. 17, 2003)
* Former Poet Laureate Billy Collins will be at Book Festival
(By Heather Lee Schroeder, Capital Times, Wisconsin, Sept. 16, 2003)
Ben and Roger Miller; Art, Poetry and Music: It's Millers' Time at the Zeitgeist
(By Michael Andor Brodeur, Weekly Dig, Sept. 16, 2003)
Proprietor publishes prose, poetry journal [Brandi MacDonald]
(By JESSIE SALISBURY, Nashau Telegraph, Sept. 15, 2003)
Woman's poetry adds light to others' lives
(By Alicia Carmichael, Bowling Green Daily News, Sept. 15, 2003)
University of Georgia Brings Virtual Poetry to the Streets of New York
[E.L.I. (Electro-Linguistic Imagination) programmed to generate random poetry
from text database] (By Mark Callahan, UGA News, Sept. 11, 2003)
Taipei international poetry festival kicks off
(By Peter Mah, Taipei News, Sept. 13, 2003)
The craft of poetry (By Carol A. Adams, Toronto Town Crier, Sep 12, 2003)
Poetry festival attempts to show what are words worth
(By Ian Bartholomew, Taipei Times, Sep 12, 2003, p. 18)
Prof delivers talk on values of poetry [Linda Amy Kimball]
(By Lyna Mohammad, Borneo Bulletin, Sept. 11, 2003)
Collection of poetry highlights kids' works [Haki Madhubuti]
(By A. TACUMA ROEBACK, The Tennessean, Sept. 10, 2003)
A few lines of poetry save the day
(By MICHAELA BANCUD, Portland Tribune, Sep 9, 2003 )
Bashful VP tells a few 'lies' to VIP guests
[Poet V.P. Singh: "I am going to tell you a few lies, but
I can be forgiven. After all, even God told us a lie when
he said there was a heaven," he said to resounding applause.]
(By Vrinda Gopinath, Indian Express, New Delhi, Aug. 28, 2003)
* Choices and Considerations (A Bit of Poetry Part II)
[Poker strategist quotes Frost's "The Road Not Taken"]
(By Rolf Slotboom, Card Player Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 16, Aug. 1, 2003)
* About Success (A Bit of Poetry Part I)
[Poker strategist proclaims his love for poetry]
(By Rolf Slotboom, Card Player Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 15, July 18, 2003)
Grandstand's resident poet
[Keith Wilson is Liverpool's Byron, writing sports poetry]
(BBC News, March 5, 2003)
* Love poetry takes centre stage
[British actors performing love poems on Valentine's Day on BBC]
(By Leigh Mytton, BBC News, Feb. 14, 2003)
Protest fears scrap US poetry forum
[White House cancels poetry forum over fears of anti-war protests]
(BBC News, Jan. 30, 2003)
Poet Laureate pens anti-war poem
[UK's Andrew Motion casts doubts over the motives behind a war with Iraq]
(BBC News, Jan. 9, 2003)
We need everyday writers as much as poets
[Poet laureate, an honorary title going back to medieval England around Chaucer's time]
(By Howard M. Berlin, Delaware News Journal, Dec. 23, 2002)
* How war inspires the world's poets
[Iranian poet Simin Behbahani's The Necklace: "Round her neck she has
a pair of teardrops, a curse: of a dead soldier boots with laces tied together"]
(By Lawrence Pollard, BBC News, Nov. 10, 2002)
* Poems could cut NHS drugs bill
[Research suggests that writing poetry can help many people to cope with
depression and can even enable some people to come off medication.]
(BBC News, Oct. 10, 2002)
An Evening of Poetry: Rosanna Warren
(wbur.org, Boston University, July 14, 2002)
* A Tribute to Kenneth Koch [Koch died on July 6, 2002] (Jacket 15, December 2001)
* "Did You Write Any Poems?" [Kenneth Koch's smile]
(By Hilton Obenzinger, Jacket 15, December 2001)
* Poet extols verse's 'healing' quality
[Poet Laureate Andrew Motion said: "Poetry is the best way to
express emotions in times of trouble such as the US attacks."]
(BBC News, Oct. 4, 2001)
* Paul McCartney gets lyrical for poetry day
[Sir Paul, who recently published a book of his poems, has also appeared
at other poetry events including the Hay-on-Wye Literature Festival.]
(BBC News, Oct. 3, 2001)
'Poetry please' say medics
[Medical students are being encouraged to express their hopes and
fears about becoming doctors through creative writing classes.]
(BBC News, Sept. 30, 2000)
* How To Train for the World Heavyweight Poetry Bout Championship... & Lose!
[Sherman Alexie's One Stick Song— he does readings & book signings daily]
(By Bob Holman, poetryabout.com, June 17, 2000)
* Entertainment: 'We have forgotten how to read poetry'
[Paul Muldoon, "so few people do read contemporary poety—
so few people are educated in reading it."]
(BBC News, May 18, 1999)
* Top poetry is complete nonsense
[Spike Milligan's nonsense verse "On The Ning Nang Nong"
tops poll of the UK's favourite comic poems.]
(BBC News, Oct. 10, 1998)
* Joseph Shakarchi: An Interview with Robert Bly
(Bly's poem "A Dream of an Afternoon with a Woman I Did Not Know" cited on pages 238-239
of the Interview; Poets should be shamans inspiring readers on a spiritual journey.)
(The Massachusetts Review, Vol. 23, No. 2, Summer, 1982, pp. 226-243)

Poetry Articles from the New York Times
Poem: "We Lived Happily During the War"
("And when they bombed other people's houses, we / protested / but not enough... / In the sixth month / of a disastrous reign in the house of money / in the street of money in the city of money in the country of money, /
our great country of money, we (forgive us) / lived happily during the war.")
(By Ilya Kaminsky and Selected by Victoria Chang, March 3, 2022)
The Slowdown— 561: from "frank: sonnets" by Diane Seuss
(I think a lot about beauty and awe. Its ethereal quality. The thing we can't name.
The overwhelm of the world. I remember once a long time ago, sitting by the edge of
the dark blue Atlantic ocean in Cape Cod and thinking of how much I wanted to become
one with that vastness. To be swallowed by what the world offered back to me.)
(By Ada Limón, December 7, 2021)
* Robert Bly, Poet Who Gave Rise to a Men's Movement, Dies at 94
(Bly was profiled in newspapers, magazines and a 90-minute PBS special by Bill Moyers,
who called him "the most influential poet writing today". He became a cultural phenomenon,
a father figure to millions. He held men-only seminars and weekend retreats, gatherings
often in the woods with men around campfires thumping drums, making masks, hugging,
dancing and reading poetry aloud. In 2008 he was named Minnesota's first poet laureate.)
(By Robert D. McFadden, November 22, 2021)
* Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet Who Nurtured the Beats, Dies at 101
(An unapologetic proponent of "poetry as insurgent art", he was also a publisher
and the owner of the celebrated San Francisco bookstore City Lights. In 1956
he published Allen Ginsberg's most famous poem, the ribald and revolutionary "Howl".)
(By Jesse McKinley, February 23, 2021)
Alice Rose George, a 'Photographer's Dream Editor,' Dies at 76
[Wrote two books of poetry, Ceiling of the World (1995) & Two Eyes (2015)]
(By Clay Risen, January 12, 2021)
AI POETRY: Elon Musk By Dr. Seuss (GPT-3)
(I used OpenAI's GPT-3 to write Dr. Seuss poems about Elon Musk. The AI isn't very good
with rhyming. Whole process took several hours of trial & error. Short poem by Dr. Seuss
about, elon musk, rockets, "Nuke Mars". It rhymes every other line, using rhyming couplets.)
(By Arram Sabeti, July 14, 2020)
BOOKS: A Monumental and Rapturous New Anthology of Black American Poetry
(The new Library of America anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song
edited by Kevin Young, is a monumental tribute to that persistence, from colonial period to present.)
(By Parul Sehgal, November 10, 2020)
BOOKS: The Power of Adrienne Rich Captures a Forceful and Complicated Poet
(Eight years after Rich's death, at 82, comes Hilary Holladay's The Power
of Adrienne Rich
which allows us to meet this prickly poet fresh and entire.
It's the first proper biography of her, lot to unpack. A good story well-told.)
(By Dwight Garner, November 9, 2020)
A Spooky Fall Poem
("oh what incredible weather / what incredible weather is this /
would you please like to talk about weather / no not that weather, thanks, just this".)
(By John Herrman, Photographs by Molly Matalon, October 21, 2020)
Louise Glück Is Awarded Nobel Prize in Literature
(Glück, whose name rhymes with the word "click" Honored for writing "that with
austere beauty makes individual existence universal." She won Pulitzer Prize in 1993,
for The Wild Iris; Wrote Faithful and Virtuous Night, about mortality and grief,
in 2014. She was named the United States' poet laureate in 2003.)
(By Alexandra Alter & Alex Marshall, October 8, 2020)
'I Was Unprepared': Louise Glück on Poetry, Aging and a Surprise Nobel Prize
("It seemed to be extremely unlikely that I would ever have this particular event
to deal with in my life." On teaching at Yale: "You have to rearrange your ideas so
that you can draw out of your students what excites them. My students amaze me; they
dazzle me. Though I couldn't always write, I could always read other people's writing.")
(By Alexandra Alter, October 8, 2020)
AN APPRAISAL: Louise Glück, a Nobel Laureate Whose Poems Have Abundant Intellect and Deep Feeling
(One of the things to love about Glück's poetry is that, while her work contains many
emotional registers, she is not afraid to be cruel— she confronts the monsters in herself,
and in others, not with resignation and therapeutic digression but with artery-nicking knives.)
(By Dwight Garner, October 8, 2020)
Eavan Boland, 'Disruptive' Irish Poet, Is Dead at 75
(Her work addressed domestic themes seldom found in the male-dominated world
of Irish poetry and won her many accolades. Directed creative writing program at
Stanford for 21 years. 2002 Stanford Magazine; New Yorker poem, 4-27-2020.)
(By Neil Genzlinger, April 28, 2020)
Anne Stevenson, Poet and Plath Biographer, Is Dead at 87
(She won numerous accolades for her poetry, but she was probably best known for
"Bitter Fame: A Life of Sylvia Plath". Portrayed Plath as "wall of unrelenting rage"
prone to outrageous behavior, while depicting Ted Hughes as generous and caring.)
(By Neil Genzlinger, Sept. 19, 2020)
Review: Molly Bloom Leaps From 'Ulysses' to Shout 'Yes!'
(Aedín Moloney and Colum McCann lift the character from James Joyce's novel
to create a celebration of womanhood for the stage: "and yes I said yes I will Yes")
(By Laura Collins-Hughes, July 3, 2019)
THE SHORTLIST: Three Poets Who Find Meaning, and Material, in Lived Experience
[Dangerous Household Items by David Orr; Walking Backwards: Poems 1966-2016 by John Koethe;
Loves You: Poems by Sarah Gambito; Koethe's 8-page poem "Ninety-Fifth Street" (Poetry2009)]
(By David Kirby, April 12, 2019)
* Mary Oliver's Poems Taught Me How to Live
(It is no exaggeration to say that Mary Oliver gave me
the blueprint, the road map, for the rest of my life.)
(By Steven Petrow, Jan. 18, 2019)
* Mary Oliver, 83, Prize-Winning Poet of the Natural World, Is Dead
(For her abiding communion with nature, Ms. Oliver was often compared to
Walt Whitman and Robert Frost. For her quiet, measured observations, and
for her fiercely private personal mien, she was likened to Emily Dickinson.)
(By Margalit Fox, Jan. 17, 2019)
* THE LEARNING NETWORK: Silence, Sneakers, Risk-Taking and Poetry:
Our Favorite Student Comments of the Week
[Our writing prompt "When and For
What Reasons Do You Seek Silence?" received some of our best comments this week,
as student after student waxed philosophical & supplied his or her own definition of "silence".]
(By THE LEARNING NETWORK, Nov. 16, 2017)
* A Mystery Solved: Why the 'Sisyphus Stones' Rise and Tumble
(Uliks Gryka, assembling a stone sculpture near the Hudson River in Manhattan;
Made close to 100 tiny towers; Cites Rumi poem "A stone I died and rose again a plant")
(By Patrick Farrell, Sept. 14, 2017)
* Gyorgy Faludy, 95, Hungarian Poet and Figure in Resistance, Dies
[Known to many in the West as George Faludy, he was part of Hungary1s 1956
anti-Communist uprising. He won international fame with his interpretation
of Francois Villon ballads in the 1930's and his autobiographical novel
"My Happy Days in Hell" in the 1960's, which related his escape from fascist
Hungary and his return, and imprisonment, in a country under Communist rule.]
(By REUTERS, Sep. 3, 2006)
* ARTS | Close Reading: F.T. Marinetti: Oh, What a Futurist War
[His most explosive poem is "Après la Marne, Joffre Visita le Front en Auto"
(1915). The poem simulates the energy and cacophony of the battlefield. He boasted
of using three or four colors and 20 fonts in a poem. He built his poems as collages,
cutting numbers and letters from newspapers as well as drawing some elements.
He helped other artists to see typography as an art in its own right,
and words as material things with a dynamism all their own.]
(By JORI FINKEL, Aug. 27, 2006)
* The Ode Less Traveled: Stephen Fry Helps Fledgling Poets Leave the Nest
[If Stephen Fry had his way, we poor, benighted members of the masses wouldn't
suffer along unenlightened believing that poetry is only for specialists.]
(By CLAUDIA LA ROCCO, Aug. 21, 2006)
The poetry of visual arts ["Multiplicity and the Self", a multi-media
experience of works by a group of young artists, opened at Visual Arts Gallery
of Indian Habitat Centre. The exhibition suggests a brave new terrain where
the poetry of visual arts is often completed in the imagination of the viewer.
(By Bindu Shajan Perappadan, The Hindu, New Delhi, India, Aug. 21, 2006)
Shamsur Rahman, Bangladeshi Poet, Dies (NY TIMES, Aug. 19, 2006)
* GARDEN | At Home With Donald Hall: For a Poet, the Farmhouse as Muse
[Donald Hall works in the small room he started writing in more than
60 years ago; there is still no computer, or even a typewriter.]
(By JEN BANBURY, July 6, 2006)
* EDITORIAL: Donald Hall, Poet Laureate
[In the life of a poet, what is not poetry is for the making of poems.
It is the raw stuff, like "a bad patch of middle-life," as Mr. Hall puts
it in his note on "The One Day." It took 17 years to make that 60-page poem,
and 17 years for a poem of that magnitude is a decent rate of exchange.]
(By VERLYN KLINKENBORG, June 15, 2006)
* BOOKS: Outspoken New Englander Is New Poet Laureate [The head of the
Library of Congress names Donald Hall, a writer whose deceptively simple language
builds on images of the New England landscape, as the nation's 14th poet laureate.]
(By DINITIA SMITH, June 14, 2006)
* ESSAY: A Toast to the Happy Couplet [poetry for weddings]
["Into the Garden: A Wedding Anthology," edited by Robert Hass,
a former poet laureate, and Stephen Mitchell.]
(By DAVID ORR, June 4, 2006)
* BOOKS: On Your Marks, Get Set, Poeticize: Dueling Poets on the Web
[Paul Muldoon and Thylias Moss squared off in the first battle on QuickMuse.
Though the contest has no winner, postings on the site's chat board were
impressed with Ms. Moss's improvisational skill. For inspiration the two were
given a snippet of Elizabeth Bishop. "Writing poetry is an unnatural act,"
it began. "It takes great skill to make it seem natural."]
(By DINITIA SMITH, May 29, 2006)
* BOOKS: Dickinson and Rilke Are the Companions of a Mother in Adversity
["Blue Peninsula" is about her experience of reading certain poems, by writers like
Carl Phillips, Elizabeth Bishop, Rainer Maria Rilke, Billy Collins and Emily Dickinson,
and how those poems connect to her predicament. It is a meditation on these poems and
on her circumstance— her son Isaac Levy's undiagnosed degenerative illness.]
(By DINITIA SMITH, May 23, 2006)
* BOOKS ESSAY: In Search of the Best ["What is poetry and if you
know what poetry is what is prose?" Gertrude Stein once asked.]
(By A. O. SCOTT, May 21, 2006)
* Stanley Kunitz, Poet Laureate, Dies at 100
["Poetry is ultimately mythology, the telling of stories of the soul," he wrote.
"The old myths, the old gods, the old heroes have never died. They are only
sleeping at the bottom of our minds, waiting for our call. We have need of them,
for in their sum they epitomize the wisdom and experience of the race."]
* 'God's Silence: Poems,' by Franz Wright: In Pursuit of Revelation
[Franz Wright won the 2004 Poetry Pulitzer Prize for Walking to Martha's Vineyard,
his father, James Wright, won the award earlier. Franz Wright's poems present a speaker
who is emotionally naked and vulnerable. God keeps silent, but his silence is resonant.]
(Review by LANGDON HAMMER, May 14, 2006)
Poetry Books by Robin Robertson and Nick Laird: On the Borderline
[Robertson portrays dramatic, threatening landscapes and seascapes from Scotland,
Ireland and the north of England, in gritty, tactile verse a bit like the young
Heaney's. If Robertson seeks the mythic and the universal, Nick Laird dwells on
the particulars that distinguish one citizen, or one family, from the rest.]
(Review by STEPHEN BURT, May 7, 2006)
Poetry Books by Mary Karr and Jim Harrison: Moonlighting
[Mary Karr's Sinners Welcome & Jim Harrison's Saving Daylight
Harrison sees the sacred in the world around him: in a flock of sandhill cranes,
say, as they fly above the river. "I'm enrolled in a school without/
visible teachers,/ the divine mumbling / just out of earshot." ]
(Review by DAVID KIRBY, Apr. 30, 2006)
* BOOKS | LETTERS: 'The Oxford Book of American Poetry'; What About Balzac?
[Retort to William Logan's negative review of the 1,085-page anthology.]
(By DAVID LEHMAN, et. al., Apr. 30, 2006)
POETRY CHRONICLE [Reviews of new books by David Young, Agi Mishol,
A. E. Stallings, Malena MÖrling, James McMichael, Don McKay,
Jennifer Rose, Noelle Kocot, Noelle Kocot and Christopher Bursk.
(By ERIC McHENRY and JOEL BROUWER, Apr. 23, 2006)
* BOOKS: Richard Wilbur Wins $100,000 Poetry Prize
["If you had to put all your money on one living poet whose work
will be read in a hundred years, Richard Wilbur would be a good bet."]
(By LAWRENCE VAN GELDER, Apr. 19, 2006)
* 'The Oxford Book of American Poetry': Poetic Boom?
[From Whitman's and Dickinson's damaged psyches, American
poetry has borrowed more than it cares to admit.]
(Review by WILLIAM LOGAN, Apr. 16, 2006)
* 'The Poem That Changed America: "Howl" Fifty Years Later': Classic Beat
[24 essays on Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" edited by Jason Shinder]
(Review by GREIL MARCUS, Apr. 9, 2006)
* 'On Earth: Last Poems and an Essay,' by Robert Creeley: Yankee Bohemian
[Creeley is so averse to discursive writing that reminiscence stretches him in interesting
ways, and his recollections here are characterized by immediacy rather than removal.
Warm elegies for friends and poems of baffled gratitude allow themselves a kind of
sensuous cry ("Oh life, oh miracle of / Day to day existence, sun, food and others!")]
(Review by D. H. TRACY, Apr. 9, 2006)
* BOOKS: 'Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-Box,' by Elizabeth Bishop: Rough Gems
[From the beginning, Bishop's work was descriptive rather than assertive,
conversational rather than rhetorical and discreet rather than confessional.]
(Review by DAVID ORR, Apr. 2, 2006)
* BOOKS: New Elizabeth Bishop Book Sparks a Controversy
[In a scathing review that appeared in the April 3 issue of The New Republic,
Helen Vendler, arguably the country's most prominent poetry critic, takes on
Alice Quinn of The New Yorker, arguably the country's most prominent poetry editor,
for editing Edgar Allan Poe & the Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts and Fragments
by Elizabeth Bishop, one of the most respected of American poets.]
(By MOTOKO RICH, Apr. 1, 2006)
Ian Hamilton Finlay, 80, Poet and Conceptual Artist, Dies
[In the early 60's he became interested in concrete poetry, in which the visual
appearance of words was meant to count as much as the literary meaning. He also
began producing short poems sandblasted on glass. One read simply, "Wave Rock."]
(By KEN JOHNSON, Mar. 31, 2006)
* ON POETRY | 'Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems': A 'Neglected' Master
[When we give a prize for "neglected mastery," we aren't just celebrating
a good poet, we're conspicuously correcting a system error.]
(Review by DAVID ORR, Mar. 19, 2006)
'Little Boats, Unsalvaged: Poems, 1992-2004,' by Dave Smith: Haunted Landscapes
["Coming Down in Ohio" is an elegy written for poet William Matthews]
(Review by ERIC McHENRY, Mar. 19, 2006)
Tsegaye Gabre-Medhin, Ethiopian Poet Laureate, Dies at 69
"In order to bring about a better future, one must learn from the past."]
(By JESSE McKINLEY, Mar. 9, 2006)
* 'The Collected Poems of Kenneth Koch': Urban Appetites
[The most notable quality of Koch's lifetime of poetry is not jokiness but
lyricism— a Whitman-like enthusiasm for cataloging sensual experience.]
(Review by EMILY NUSSBAUM, Dec. 11, 2005)
Poetry Chronicle [Books by David Baker, Adrian Castro,
Simone Muench, Michael Palmer, Michelle Robinson and Arthur Sze]
(By JOSHUA CLOVER and JOEL BROUWER, Nov. 27, 2005)
* WORD FOR WORD | Church v. State U.: Here's the Problem With Emily Dickinson
[Throughout her life she viewed salvation as a gamble, not a certainty.
Although she did view the Bible as a source of poetic inspiration,
she never accepted it as an inerrant guide to life.]
(By THOMAS VINCIGUERRA, Nov. 27, 2005)
ART Directions: How to Act Like a Poet in Black and White [Constantin Cavafy]
(By PHILIP GEFTER, Nov. 20, 2005)
* ON POETRY: Hit Parade [Garrison Keillor's "Good Poems"] (By DAVID ORR, Nov. 13, 2005)
* Questions for Lawrence Ferlinghetti: The Beat Goes On
(Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON, Nov. 6, 2005)
Poetry: Cold Calls: War Music by Christopher Logue
[Christopher Logue (b. 1926) has been working on his acclaimed mosaic of versions
from Homer's Iliad since 1959]
(By Sean O'Brien, Sunday London Times, Oct. 23, 2005)
* BOOKS: 'Invisible Listeners': Overheard Speech [Herbert, Whitman, Ashbery]
[Helen Vendler] (By LANGDON HAMMER, Oct. 16, 2005)
* BOOKS: National Gallery Buys Ted Hughes Sketch by Plath
(By LAWRENCE VAN GELDER, Oct. 5, 2005)
* LETTERS: Recalling August Wilson [You cannot outsource responsibility]
(Frank F. Conlon, Oct. 5, 2005)
August Wilson, Theater's Poet of Black America, Dies (By CHARLES ISHERWOOD, Oct. 3, 2005)
* BOOKS: Plath and Hughes: Good Times, Bad Times and All the Rest of It
(By MICHAEL FRANK, Sep. 23, 2005)
OPERA | 'Capriccio': What Lies Beyond Poetry and Music (By ANTHONY TOMMASINI, Sep. 9, 2005)
* ON POETRY: I and You (By DAVID ORR, Aug. 28, 2005)
* 'The First Poets': Starting With Orpheus [Michael Schmidt] (By CAMILLE PAGLIA, Aug. 28, 2005)
* Vizma Belsevica, Latvian Poet, Is Dead at 74 (NY TIMES, Aug. 15, 2005)
* The Passions of Robert Lowell ["Letters" Edited by Saskia Hamilton] (By WALTER KIRN, June 26, 2005)
* ON POETRY: Who Needs Mace? Whip Out That Sonnet (By DAVID ORR, June 26, 2005)
* Richard Eberhart, 101, Poet Who Wed Sense and Intellect, Is Dead (By MARGALIT FOX, June 14, 2005)
* BOOKS: A Poet in Winter Relishes Spring in His Garden [Stanley Kunitz]
(By DINITIA SMITH, May 19, 2005)
* LONG ISLAND: Whitman's Song of Myself: The Poet as Self-Promoter
(By CHARLES McGRATH, May 16, 2005)
BOOKS: The Poetic Hearts of Mayan Women Writ Large (By DINITIA SMITH, May 11, 2005)
BOOKS: 'Black Maria': Verse Noir [Kevin Young] (By JOEL BROUWER, May 1, 2005)
BOOKS: Tennessee Williams, Collegiate Poet (NY Times, Apr. 12, 2005)
* Saul Bellow, America's Poet of Urbanity (By A. O. SCOTT, Apr. 10, 2005)
Arts, Briefly: Poet Laureate Ted Kooser Is Reappointed
(Compiled by LAWRENCE VAN GELDER, Apr. 9, 2005)
A Poet Laureate's Royal Call: Dreamy Ode to Ridiculed Love [Andrew Motion]
(By SARAH LYALL, Apr. 7, 2005)
MUSIC: KURT ELLING: On the Wings of Song and Poetry, as City Lights Flicker
(By BEN RATLIFF, Apr. 2, 2005)
* Robert White Creeley, a Prominent Poet, Is Dead at 78 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Mar. 31, 2005)
* BOOKS: Composing the Work an Ill-Fated Poet Never Began [Marina Tsvetayeva]
(By ALAN RIDING, Mar. 31, 2005)
* 'Break, Blow, Burn': Well Versed [Camille Paglia on poets] (By CLIVE JAMES, Mar. 27, 2005)
WINES OF THE TIMES: Poetry and Attitude, Pinot Noir's Paradox (By ERIC ASIMOV, Feb. 16, 2005)
* PUBLIC LIVES: Poet Marshals His Moral Passion Against the War [C. K. Williams]
(By CHRIS HEDGES, Jan. 13, 2005)
* NEW HAVEN JOURNAL: A Resurgent Downtown Wearies of a Street Poet's Antic Disposition
(By WILLIAM YARDLEY, Dec. 19, 2004)
BOOK REVIEW: Poetry Issue Contents (NY TIMES, Nov. 21, 2004)
* The Poetry Symposium (By John Ashberry, Harold Bloom, James Fenton, Jorie Graham,
Jim Harrison, Mary Karr, Sharon Olds, Robert Pinsky, & Sapphire, Nov. 21, 2004)
* 'American Smooth': Dance Fever [Rita Dove] (By EMILY NUSSBAUM, Nov. 21, 2004)
* 'Collected Prose': James Merrill, Unversed (By CHRISTIAN WIMAN, Nov. 21, 2004)
* 'Second Space': The Captive Body [Czeslaw Milosz] (By MEGHAN O'ROURKE, Nov. 21, 2004)
* 'Danger on Peaks': Ars Longa, Vita Longa [Gary Snyder] (By DAVID KIRBY, Nov. 21, 2004)
* TRANSLATION: Yehuda Amichai: Posthumous Fragments (By LEON WIESELTIER, Nov. 21, 2004)
* APPRECIATION | ANTHONY HECHT: An Expert on Human Failings (By DAVID YEZZI, Nov. 21, 2004)
ESSAY: How to Talk Southern (By ROY BLOUNT JR., Nov. 21, 2004)
* CHRONICLE: Poetry: Happy as Two Blue-Plate Specials (By STEPHEN BURT, Nov. 21, 2004)
* 'Inner Voices': Art Is Everything [Richard Howard] (By BRAD LEITHAUSER, Nov. 21, 2004)
* 'Breath': Can't Forget the Motor City [Philip Levine] (By TERRENCE RAFFERTY, Nov. 21, 2004)
* 'The Best American Poetry 2004': You, Too, Could Write a Poem
[Edited by Lyn Hejinian] (By DAVID ORR, Nov. 21, 2004)
* 'Disappearing Ink': This Be the Prose [Dana Gioia] (By A. O. SCOTT, Nov. 21, 2004)
DANCE Listings: Marc Bamuthi Joseph [Among them is his status as
a featured artist in Russell Simmons's HBO Def Poetry Jam series,
a National Poetry Slam Champion and a Broadway-musical child performer]
(By DUNNING, Nov. 5, 2004)
* Anthony Hecht, a Formalist Poet, Dies at 81 (By HARVEY SHAPIRO, Oct. 22, 2004)
* MUSIC: NY PHILHARMONIC: A Challenging New Work: Poetry by Dickinson
(By ANTHONY TOMMASINI, Oct. 1, 2004)
* BOOKS: A Windfall of Modern Poetry for Scholars
[Raymond Danowski's 60,000 volumes to Emory University] (By BRUCE WEBER, Sep. 29, 2004)
* POETRY/MUSIC REVIEW: Hoping to Draw New Music From a Novelist's Old Poems
(By ALLAN KOZINN, Sep. 14, 2004)
* QUESTIONS FOR TED KOOSER: Plains Verse (Interview by DEBORAH SOLOMON, Sep. 12, 2004)
* Shakespeare's Leap (By STEPHEN GREENBLATT, Sep. 12, 2004)
* Czeslaw Milosz, 1911-2004 (By LEON WIESELTIER, Sep. 12, 2004)
* Donald Allen, 92, Book Editor of Bold New Voices in Poetry, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Sep. 9, 2004)
* Czeslaw Milosz, Poet and Nobelist Who Wrote of Modern Cruelties, Dies at 93
(By RAYMOND H. ANDERSON, Aug. 15, 2004)
CHRONICLE: Poetry: American Pastoral [Poets have long used imagined rural worlds as refuges from,
and symbols for, our own: simplified, purposely unrealistic
(By STEPHEN BURT, Aug. 15, 2004)
* Donald Justice, Poet Admired for Precise Beauty, Dies at 78
(By WOLFGANG SAXON, Aug. 10, 2004)
* BOOKS: 'Dylan Thomas': Famous Too Soon [Andrew Lycett]
(By LINDSAY DUGUID, July 4, 2004)
Naomi Shemer, 74, Poet and Composer, Dies
[Israeli poet & composer whose popular songs include "Jerusalem of Gold"]
(By WOLFGANG SAXON, June 29, 2004)
* Thom Gunn, 74, Poet Who Left Tradition for the Counterculture, Dies
(By WOLFGANG SAXON, Apr. 28, 2004)
* POETRY: 'The Rest of Love': Ideas of Reference [Carl Phillips] (By DAVID ORR, Apr. 18, 2004)
* A Poem Lovely as a Tree Frog? A Zoo Hunts for Verse [Sandra Alcosser]
(By SHERRI DAY, Apr. 2, 2004)
Ah, Poetic Injustice! Seeking a Laureate, Queens Goes Blank
[Hal Sirowitz, Queens poet laureate] (By ROBERT F. WORTH, Mar. 17, 2004)
* Cid Corman, 79, Poet, Editor and Translator Who Lived in Japan, Dies
(By WOLFGANG SAXON, Mar. 16, 2004)
* Italian Newspapers Turn to Literature to Bolster Profits [poetry]
* Elise Asher, 92, Painter-Poet Who Blended Images and Words, Dies
[wife of Stanley Kunitz, a former U.S. poet laureate] (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Mar. 13, 2004)
* POEM: 'Sonnet in So Many Words' (By MAXINE KUMIN, Mar. 7, 2004)
* 'Trouble in Mind': Poems of Gorgeous Austerity [Lucie Brock-Broido]
(By MAUREEN N. McLANE, Feb. 29, 2004)
* 'The Singing': The Poetry of Truth [C. K. Williams] (By WILLIAM DERESIEWICZ, Feb. 15, 2004)
* 'Apprentice to the Flower Poet Z': Live Poets' Society (By LISA ZEIDNER, Feb. 8, 2004)
Evoking Memories of Childhood Through Visual Poetry
(By DAVE KEHR, Feb. 6, 2004)
* Ezra Pound's Black Jacket (By DAVID GATES, Feb. 1, 2004)
* BOOKS: Poet Behaving Badly [William Matthews] (By STEPHEN BURT, Jan. 18, 2004)
ECSTATIC IN THE POISON: New Poems By Andrew Hudgins
[There is a subversive streak to Andrew Hudgins's orderly, accessible
poetry that sets him apart from his more transcendent peers]
(By Matthew Flamm , Dec. 28, 2003)
* 'Her Husband': Doomed Union or Creative Partnership? [Ted Hughes & Sylvia Plath]
(By DAPHNE MERKIN, Dec. 21, 2003)
* LETTERS: A Poet in New York [Yevgeny Yevtushenko]
(By ALEXANDRA POOLOS, Dec. 16, 2003)
* BOOKS: A Russian Poet Steeped in America [Yevgeny Yevtushenko]
(By STEPHEN KINZER, Dec. 11, 2003)
* BOOKS: 'W. B. YEATS': Near-Perfect Poems, Imperfect Poet [R. F. Foster]
(By RICHARD EDER, Dec. 4, 2003)
POEM: 'Fill the Cavity With Crumbs' (By SUSAN KINSOLVING, Nov. 30, 2003)
* LETTERS: Computers as Poets
[Creation can come only from one's own life experience and voice]
(By ILENE STARGER, Nov. 29, 2003)
* PATENTS: The Muse Is in the Software
[Ray Kurzweil's software allows a computer to create poetry by imitating
but not plagiarizing the styles and vocabularies of human poets.]
(By TERESA RIORDAN, Nov. 24, 2003)
LETTERS: The Poet and the War Dead (2 Letters) [Wilfred Owen]
(By SUSAN WUNDER, et. al., Nov. 16, 2003)
Greatest Poet Would Say About Hiding Our War Dead

(By ADAM COHEN, Nov. 9, 2003)
BOOKS: What Narcissism Means to Me [Tony Hoagland's poetry]
(By EMILY NUSSBAUM, Nov. 9, 2003)
ADVERTISING: Nissan 'Poets' at 'Matrix' Showings (By STUART ELLIOTT, Nov. 6, 2003)
* BOOKS: 'MY LIFE AS A FAKE': On a Treasure Hunt, Poetry as the Payoff
(By JANET MASLIN, Nov. 6, 2003)
Louise Glück & the Public Face of a Private Artist

(By ANDREW JOHNSTON, Nov. 4, 2003)
POEM: Entrance ["Then I went indoors. First came the beautiful one"]
(By SASKIA HAMILTON, Nov. 2, 2003)
Dorothy Farnan, Author of 'Auden in Love,' Dies at 84 (By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Nov. 2, 2003)
* Beryl Graves, Muse to Poet Robert Graves, Dies at 88 (By WOLFGANG SAXON, Oct. 31, 2003)
* FILM: 'SYLVIA': A Poet's Death, a Death's Poetry [Sylvia Plath]
(By A. O. SCOTT, Oct. 17, 2003)
THEATER: 'THE NIGHT HERON': Poetry, Concrete and Cosmic, in a World of Losers
(By BEN BRANTLEY, Oct. 8, 2003)
* C. H. Sisson, British Poet and a Loyal Civil Servant by Day, Dies at 89
(By PAUL LEWIS, Sep. 11, 2003)
* Alan Dugan, 80, Barbed Poet of Daily Life's Profundities, Dies
(By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Sep. 5, 2003)
* Haroldo de Campos, 73, Form-Bending Poet, Dies (By SIMON ROMERO, Aug. 25, 2003)
* 'Vanished Act': Weldon Who? ["Weldon Kees" by James Reide]
(By MICHAEL HOFMANN, Aug. 17, 2003)
F. T. Prince, 90, Poet Inspired by War, Dies (By ERIC PACE, Aug. 10, 2003)
* THEATER: 'EDGE': A Sylvia Plath With No Saintliness and Lots of Attitude
(By ANITA GATES, Aug. 5, 2003)
THEATER CRITIC: Poet Finds Flamenco in Heaven's Anteroom [Garcia Lorca]
(By BRUCE WEBER, July 21, 2003)
* BOOKS: No Rough Winds for the Sonnet, Unshaken in Style Since the 1200's
(By DINITIA SMITH, July 16, 2003)
* 'Selected Poems of Howard Nemerov': The Other New England Poet
(By STEPHEN METCALF, July 13, 2003)
* Josephine Jacobsen, 94, Former Poet Laureate, Dies (By WOLFGANG SAXON, July 12, 2003)
* Kathleen Raine, Scholar and Poet With Mystical Bent, Dies at 95
(By WOLFGANG SAXON, July 10, 2003)
LETTERS: New Jersey Poet [Amiri Baraka] (By SCOTT MEYERS, July 7, 2003)
* After 'The Bell Jar,' Life Went On [Sylvia Plath] (By ALEX WITCHEL, June 22, 2003)
Peter Redgrove, a Prolific British Poet, Dies at 71 (NY TIMES, June 19, 2003)
* POETRY: The Vicissitudes of Literary Reputation [Robert Lowell]
(By CHARLES McGRATH, June 15, 2003)
* POETRY: 'Mother of the Nation,' Poet and Lesbian? [Gabriela Mistral]
(By LARRY ROHTER, June 4, 2003)
* 'Beyond Silence': A Lifetime of Poetry, Organized Thematically
[Daniel Hoffman] (By ERIC MCHENRY, May 25, 2003)
* Ted Joans, 74, Jazzy Beat Poet Known for 'Bird Lives' Graffiti, Dies
(ASSOCIATED PRESS, May 18, 2003)
* Richard Sewall, 95, Emily Dickinson Biographer, Is Dead (By LYDIA POLGREEN, Apr. 21, 2002)
* Theodore Weiss, Poet, Professor and Journal Editor, Dies at 86 (By PAUL LEWIS, Apr. 19, 2002)
* 'Digressions on Some Poems by Frank O'Hara': Village People
[Joe LeSueur] (By LANGDON HAMMER, Apr. 13, 2003)
DANCE: MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP: A Poetry Reading With Frisky Meter
[Poems by Edith Sitwell] (By ANNA KISSELGOFF, Mar. 28, 2003)
Poets Slam Housing Plight in Berkeley Competition (By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN, Mar. 3, 2003)
* BOOKS: 'The Dante Club': An Infernal Killer [Matthew Pearl's fiction]
(By JAMES R. KINCAID, Mar. 2, 2003)
* Gwendolyn Brooks, Passionate Poet, Dies at 83 (By MEL WATKINS, Feb. 27, 2003)
* 'In the Next Galaxy': Finding Poetry Beneath the Surface of the Everyday
[Ruth Stone] (By MELANIE REHAK, Feb. 23, 2003)
POEM: Trópico (By NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, Feb. 23, 2003)
(Interview by REGAN GOOD, Feb. 23, 2003)
FILM: 'TILL HUMAN VOICES WAKE US': Young Love, Tragedy and a Poem
(By STEPHEN HOLDEN, Feb. 21, 2003)
* POETRY: Ambiguity Is a Guest at a Readers' Evening [Sharon Olds]
(By KELEFA SANNEH, Feb. 19, 2003)
BOOKS: Arab-American Writers, Uneasy in Two Worlds
(By DINITIA SMITH, Feb. 19, 2003)
LETTERS: War and the Artist (By DAVID HAYDEN, Feb. 17, 2003)
LETTERS: Poets as Leaders (By BILL WADSWORTH, Feb. 15, 2003)
LETTERS: Words of the Poets (By SARAH CAHILL, et. al., Feb. 12, 2003)
LETTERS: What the Poets Say About War
(By MAERWYDD MCFARLAND, et. al., Feb. 10, 2003)
OP-ED: A Song of Themselves [White House poetry reading]
(By LEONARD GARMENT, Feb. 8, 2003)
BOOKS: 'THE DANTE CLUB': All Literary Allusions Abandon, Ye Who Enter Here
(By JANET MASLIN, Feb. 7, 2003)
MAKING BOOKS: Poets Pit Pens Against Swords (By MARTIN ARNOLD, Feb. 6, 2003)
LETTERS: Poetic Dissent (By ROBIN JACOBSON, Feb. 5, 2003)
With Antiwar Poetry Set, Mrs. Bush Postpones Event (By ELISABETH BUMILLER, Jan. 31, 2003)
ART: RAYMOND PETTIBON: A Poetic Underground-Comic Vision
(By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN, Jan. 31, 2003)
POETRY: Words Provide the Heat at Young Poets' Event (By DINITIA SMITH, Jan. 30, 2003)
ART DESIGN: A Goal for Ground Zero: Finding an Urban Poetry
(By HERBERT MUSCHAMP, Jan. 28, 2003)
LETTERS: The Stuff of Poetry [Hecht, Stevens, Whitman] (By LOUIS PHILLIPS, Jan. 24, 2003)
BOOKS: Distilling the Music of Poetry [Anthony Hecht] (By DINITIA SMITH, Jan. 21, 2003)
MUSIC: 'THE ART OF THE FUGITIVE': When Poetic Nuance Is Swamped by a Roar of Notes
(By ANNE MIDGETTE, Jan. 20, 2003)
Harivanshrai Bachchan, Noted Indian Hindi Poet, Dies at 96 (By REUTERS, Jan. 19, 2003)
* In Training War Leaders, the Lessons From Poetry (By CHRIS HEDGES, Jan. 17, 2003)
MUSIC: SINFONIA VARSOVIA: Pieces Rooted in Poetry, Sung With Conviction
(By ANNE MIDGETTE, Jan. 14, 2003)
D.J. Enright, Poet and Novelist, Dies at 82 (By PAUL LEWIS, Jan. 12, 2003)
LETTERS: When Everybody Knew a Poet (By HENRY H. EMURIAN, et. al,, Jan. 1, 2003)
Criticized Poet Is Named Laureate of Newark Schools [Amiri Baraka]
(By ANDREW JACOBS, Dec. 19, 2002)
Senate Panel Moves to Abolish State Poet Laureate Position [Amiri Baraka, NJ's poet laureate]
(By IVER PETERSON, Dec. 13, 2002)
To Huu, Vietnam Poet and Communist Voice, Dies at 82 (By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Dec. 11, 2002)
Stan Rice, Poet and Painter, Is Dead at 60 (ASSOCIATED PRESS, Dec. 11, 2002)
* POETRY: Poetry That Captures a Tough 87 Years (By DINITIA SMITH, Dec. 10, 2002)
BOOKS: Poetry of Praise for New York City (By MEL GUSSOW, Dec. 5, 2002)
MUSIC: 'MERCY': Few Words in a Poetry of Sound (By ANNE MIDGETTE, Dec. 5, 2002)
'Dear Editor': Poets Behaving Badly [$100 million bequest] (By DAVID KIRBY, Dec. 1, 2002)
THE CLOSE READER: Sing, Muse... or Maybe Not [poetry readings]
(By JUDITH SHULEVITZ, Dec. 1, 2002)
LETTERS: A Poet at Harvard (By HELEN VENDLER & LINDA GRANT, Nov. 28, 2002)
ARTS ABROAD: From the Front, a Corner of Hell That Is Forever Lyrical [poetry]
(By ALAN RIDING, Nov. 27, 2002)
'Hazmat': A Poet of Bodily Extremes (By ADAM KIRSCH, Nov. 24, 2002)
* LETTERS: Beware Lest Midas Outshine the Muse
Poet Who Spoke Against Israel Is Reinvited to Talk at Harvard [Tom Paulin]
(By ROBERT F. WORTH, Nov. 21, 2002)
MAKING BOOKS: Poetry Hits the Jackpot (By MARTIN ARNOLD, Nov. 21, 2002)
* EDITORIAL: The Gift of Poetry (NY TIMES, Nov. 20, 2002)
* EDINBURGH JOURNAL: Haggis, the Food of Poets (Well, One Scottish Poet) [Robert Burns]
(By WARREN HOGE, Nov. 19, 2002)
* POETRY: Lilly Heir Makes $100 Million Bequest to Poetry Magazine
(By STEPHEN KINZER, Nov. 19, 2002)
POETRY: Paul Muldoon Doesn't Mind Being Called a Difficult Poet
(By DINITIA SMITH, Nov. 19, 2002)
'The Nerve': A Decent Poet [Glyn Maxwell] (By DAVID ORR, Nov. 17, 2002)
THEATER: 'DEF POETRY JAM': Untamed Poetry, Loose Onstage
(By BEN BRANTLEY, Nov. 15, 2002)
PUBLIC LIVES: A Poet (and Proprietor) Is a Beacon in the Bowery [Bob Holman]
(By LYNDA RICHARDSON, Nov. 12, 2002)
POETRY: A New Platform for the New Poets (By JON PARELES, Nov. 10, 2002)
DANCE: PARSONS DANCE COMPANY: Mining Lighthearted Poetry From the Kitchen and Office
(By JACK ANDERSON, Oct. 26, 2002)
ARTS: Bush Selects Poet for Arts Position [Dana Gioia] (NY TIMES, Oct. 24, 2002)
At CUNY, a Book of Poetry Meant for the Entire Campus (By KAREN W. ARENSON, Oct. 23, 2002)
ARTS: Poet a Contender to Run Federal Arts Agency [Dana Gioia]
(By ROBIN POGREBIN, Oct. 23, 2002)
Poet Laureate Quits After a Résumé Lie
(ASSOCIATED PRESS, Oct. 20, 2002)
'Moy Sand and Gravel': Darkness at Muldoon
(By Peter Davison, Oct. 13, 2002)
McGreevey Could Fire Poet Under Proposed Legislation (By LAURA MANSNERUS, Oct. 8, 2002)
FILM: A Poet of Love and Chaos in the Valley (By DAVE KEHR, Oct. 6, 2002)
LETTERS: Outrage Over a Poet Laureate (By HEATHER BLAIR, et. al., Oct. 5, 2002)
EDITORIAL: New Jersey's Poet Dilemma [Amiri Baraka] (NY TIMES, Oct. 4, 2002)
Poet Laureate Stands by Words Against Israel and Won't Step Down [Amiri Baraka]
(By MARIA NEWMAN, Oct. 3, 2002)
Charles Henri Ford, 94, Prolific Poet, Artist and Editor, Is Dead (By ROBERTA SMITH, Sep. 30, 2002)
OUR TOWNS: New Jersey's Unrepentant Poet of Indignation (By MATTHER PURDY, Sep. 29, 2002)
Laureate Refuses to Resign After Reading Poem on Israel and 9/11 [Amiri Baraka]
(By MATTHEW PURDY, Sep. 28, 2002)
ART CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK: Soothing Visual Poetry at the River's Edge
(By ROBERTA SMITH, Sep. 25, 2002)
* 'Sloan-Kettering': A Poet's Struggle Against Nonexistence [Abba Kovner]
(By EDWARD HIRSCH, Sep. 22, 2002)
ARTS: Poet Will Take Over Presidency of Guggenheim Foundation [Edward Hirsch]
(By MEL GUSSOW, Sep. 3, 2002)
LETTERS: Words of Remembrance [Poet Laureate?] (By SUSAN ADDELSTON, Aug. 24, 2002)
Jiri Kolar, Czech Collage Artist and Poet, Dies at 88 (By REUTERS, Aug. 23, 2002)
FILM: 'POSSESSION': Poetical Flesh and Blood Proves a Strong Tonic
(By A. O. SCOTT, Aug. 16, 2002)
BOOKS: 'The White': Looking Back on an 18th-Century Abduction With a Poet's Eye
(By LAVINIA GREENLAW, Aug. 4, 2002)
PHOTOGRAPHY: 'GEORGE TICE': Creating Visual Poetry From Industrial Grit
(By KEN JOHNSON, Aug. 2, 2002)
Fiction and Poetry: Gerald Stern's "American Sonnets" (By J. T. BARBARESE, July 28, 2002)
Aleksandr I. Ginzburg, 65, Poet Who Challenged Soviet System, Is Dead
(By PAUL LEWIS, July 20, 2002)
MUSIC RECORDINGS: Innovative Songs That Illuminate a Poet's Abyss [Paul Celan]
(By PAUL GRIFFITHS, July 14, 2002)
ARTS: An Arab Poet Who Dares to Differ [Adonis] (By ADAM SHATZ, July 13, 2002)
* Kenneth Koch, 77, Poet of New York School, Dies (By ALAN FEUER, July 7, 2002)
John Thompson, 84, a Professor and Poet, Dies (NY TIMES, July 6, 2002)
MUSIC: RUTH LAREDO: Schubertian Poetry, Along With the Romantic Stirrings
(By ALLAN KOZINN, July 5, 2002)
* Philip Whalen, an Original Beat Poet, 78, Dies (NY TIMES, July 2, 2002)
THEATER: 'THE NOTEBOOK': A Puzzling Relationship Gilded by Poetry
(By ANITA GATES, June 27, 2002)
EDITORIAL: Poetic Justice (NY TIMES, June 22, 2002)
* June Jordan, 65, Poet and Political Activist, Dies (By DINITIA SMITH, June 18, 2002)
NY REGION: The Joy of Survival: Poetry to the People (By MEL GUSSOW, June 10, 2002)
'Never': The Participial Drama of Jorie Graham's Poetry (By SVEN BIRKERTS, May 19, 2002)
ARTS IN AMERICA: Rescue Efforts Lift Poets' Voices From Fraying Tapes
(By STEPHEN KINZER, May 16, 2002)
* QUESTIONS FOR DEREK WALCOTT: Poet of the Ages (By MELANIE REHAK, May 12, 2002)
* POETRY: Tom Waits: A Poet of Outcasts Who's Come Inside (By JON PARELES, May 5, 2002)
* POETRY: ONLINE: The Beat Movement as Lived by Ginsberg
(By MARC WEINGARTEN, May 2, 2002)
FILM: 'CHELSEA WALLS': Poor, Miserable and Addicted? They Must Be Poets
(By DAVE KEHR, Apr. 19, 2002)
* POETRY: Bringing Out the Music in Poetry (By JOHANNA KELLER, Apr. 14, 2002)
* PUBLIC LIVES: Love Conquers Evil: Poetry Is About the Timetable
(By CHRIS HEDGES, Apr. 3, 2002)
MUSIC: A Pair of Poets Essay Schubert (By JAMES R. OESTREICH, Mar. 24, 2002)
POEM: 'Midwinter' (By DAVID SEMANKI, Mar. 3, 2002)
DANCE: Inspired by Dance, a Circus Is Writing the Poetry of Flight
(By MATTHEW GUREWITSCH, Feb. 17, 2002)
* POETRY: For Langston Hughes, Centennial Appreciation
(By STEPHEN KINZER, Feb. 14, 2002)
* Poetry Inflected With Jazz (Poems by LANGSTON HUGHES, Feb. 14, 2002)
* NATIONAL: Seeking California Poets Who Want Laurels to Rest On
(By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN, Feb. 13, 2002)
ARTS: Kevin Bacon: Touched by the Poetry of Fatherhood (By ROBIN POGREBIN, Feb. 3 2002)
ART: NATIONAL BLACK FINE ART SHOW: From Mouse Ears to Poetic Pop, Work by Blacks
(By KEN JOHNSON, Feb. 2, 2002)
WRITERS ON WRITING: David Leavitt: Comforting Lessons in Arranging Life's Details
(By DAVID LEAVITT, Nov. 6, 2000)
WRITERS ON WRITING: Alice Walker: After 20 Years, Meditation Still Conquers Inner Space
(By ALICE WALKER, Oct. 23, 2000)
* BOOKS: Wiser, Kunitz Returning as Laureate (By DINITIA SMITH, Aug. 2, 2000)
* Allen Ginsberg, Master Poet Of Beat Generation, Dies at 70
[6/3/1926-4/5/1997] (By WILBORN HAMPTON, April 6, 1997)
* BOOKS: So Young, So Good, So Popular [Colin Falck (Ed.) Edna St. Vincent Millay: Selected Poems]
[In 1912, a 20-year-old girl from Maine was cataputed into poetic fame by "Renascence"]
(By Liz Rosenberg, NY Times, March 15, 1992)
* Robert Penn Warren, Poet and Author, Dies at 84
[4/24/1905-9/15/1989] (NY TIMES, September 16, 1989)
Sylvia Plath: Her Poetry, Not Her Death, Is Her Triumph
[born 10/27/1932-2/11/1963] (By ROSALYN DREXLER, January 13, 1974)
* Robert Frost Dies At 88; Poet Won Four Pulitzer Prizes (Associated Press, January 29, 1963)
* Edna St. V. Millay Found Dead At 58, Poet Succumbs of Heart Attack
[2/22/1892-10/19/1950] (NY TIMES, October 20, 1950)
* William Butler Yeats, Irish Nobel Laureate Poet, Dies at 73
[6/13/1865-1/28/1939] (NY TIMES, January 28, 1939)
* Emma Lazarus: Death of an American Poet of Uncommon Talent at Age 38
[7/22/1849-11/19/1887] (NY Times, Nov. 20, 1887)

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