(re)new(ed) interview series

October 22, 2018

The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center has relaunched its poetry interview series with Anastasia Nikolis as interviewer. Previous interviewees in the series include Aracelis Girmay, Paisley Rekdal, Terrance Hayes, and Karen An-hwei Lee, among others. The first interview in the relaunched series features Joan Naviyuk Kane.

You can find links to each of the interviews on the LOC Interview Series page and you can read an editorial by Anastasia Nikolis explaining her intent for the renewed poetry series.

(You may also note that the Library of Congress has a new logo, above. Read about the Pentagram design.)

poetry infographic

September 30, 2016

10 Most Influential Poets

Curious about the connections shared among The 10 Most Influential [English-speaking] Poets in History? Enjoy.

on poets…

February 5, 2013

Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

“Poets are almost human.”
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

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Walt Whitman portrait by G. Frank E. PearsallShould you find yourself in the other Washington any time between now and April 28, 2013, you might want to browse the halls of the National Portrait Gallery, which just opened an exhibit called Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets. Portraits from the Gallery’s collection, including this one of Walt Whitman by G. Frank E. Pearsall, are featured along with “extensive quotations from each poet” and “audiovisual clips will show poets reading their own works.” Additional details here.

on poetry…

March 11, 2012

“A poet cannot refuse language, choose another medium. But the poet can re-fuse the language given to him or her, bend and torque it into an instrument for connection instead of dominance and apartheid.” Adrienne Rich

something to post about…

September 6, 2011

USPS 20th century poets ~ 2012 issue

Included with a lineup of stamps commemorating festivals, sports, history and other cultural highlights, the U.S. Postal Service will honor Twentieth-Century Poets with a 2012 issue of Forever® stamps. To read more about the featured poets, see the 2012 Stamp Preview on Beyond the Perf.

No issue date is specified.

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