new at the Paris Review

March 7, 2018

Whatever your beliefs regarding the healing powers of poetry (and we’ve posted on the subject previously), it’s heartening to see that The Paris Review is prescribing poetry in its new column, Poetry Rx. Readers write in to describe their ailments and resident poets Kaveh Akbar, Sarah Kay, and Claire Schwartz offer their best remedies.


poetry on film

February 25, 2018

In our ongoing pursuit of poetry on film, we should mention the new independent film, The Kindergarten Teacher. Directed by Sara Colangelo, the film stars Maggie Gyllenhaal and includes the work of a number of poets, including Ocean Vuong and Kaveh Akbar. To learn more about how the poetry found its way into the film, view the Sundance Film Festival video on the Los Angeles Times website.

(According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film rights have just been acquired by Netflix, which will release the movie later this year.)

poets’ words

January 7, 2016

Divedapper is a site “devoted exclusively to featuring interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry.” The interviews, by poet Kaveh Akbar, are wide-ranging conversations that include a variety of links, which expand upon the topics discussed and the poet interviewed. Have a look.

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