more books!

July 3, 2020

More recommendations for your poetry shelf:

Happy reading!

Oregon Book Awards

June 28, 2020

Congratulations to Portland, Oregon, poet Ashley Toliver, who received the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry for her book Spectra (Coffee House Press).

See the complete list of Oregon Book Award winners and hear all of the OBA finalists reading from their works.

more to read!

June 18, 2020

June is National Indigenous History Month and CBC invites you to celebrate by reading from their list of books by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors. Among the 35 titles, many are, or include, poetry.

more to read

June 15, 2020

Here are more recommendations for your poetry shelf:

Good reading to you.

We can’t possibly begin to list all of the amazing and important events that are streaming our way, but wanted to share another that’s happening today at 4:00pm Pacific (alas, the same time as the Western C.A.R.E.S. event posted earlier). To mark today’s publication (by Knopf) of TOGETHER IN A SUDDEN STRANGENESS: America’s Poets Respond to the Pandemic, editor Alice Quinn will visit with Ron Charles and special guests to discuss the new anthology. The event is presented by Politics & Prose Bookstore.

Advance registration is required.

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Thanks, Sheila Sondik!

on poetry

June 7, 2020

“Reading is important — read between the lines. Don’t swallow everything.”
Gwendolyn Brooks
(June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000)

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more to read…

June 1, 2020

More recommendations for worthwhile poetry:

If you have a recent-book recommendation that isn’t showing up on these (or other recent) lists, please share in Comments!

not-comical comics

May 17, 2020

Montreal comic book artist and illustrator Julian Peters is one of many people whose book launch has been sidetracked by the coronavirus. In his book, Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry (Plough Publishing), Peters uses a variety of styles to illustrate poems by Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Carl Sandburg, Maya Angelou, Seamus Heaney, e. e. cummings, Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas, Christina Rossetti, William Wordsworth, William Ernest Henley, Robert Hayden, Edgar Allan Poe, W. H. Auden, Thomas Hardy, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Philip Johnson, W. B. Yeats, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Tess Gallagher, Ezra Pound, and Siegfried Sassoon. Learn more about Julian Peters and listen to a brief interview.

more to read!

May 8, 2020

The poetry book recommendations just keep rolling in. Here’s another batch:

Happy reading!


May 4, 2020

Pulitzer Administrator Dana Canedy has just announced the 2020 Pulitzer Prizes.

The finalists in poetry are:
The Tradition by Jericho Brown
Only As the Day Is Long by Dorianne Laux
Dunce by Mary Ruefle

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry has been awarded to Jericho Brown. Congratulations!

Watch the video of the announcement and read the full list of winners on the Pulitzer site.

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