Articles tagged poetry

Laying the Groundwork: An Interview With Saul Williams

Poet/musician/auteur Saul Williams discusses the influence of Haitian post-apocalyptic art on his music, artist and listener responsibility, and more.

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Charles Bukowski’s ‘On Love’ and ‘On Cats’

Bukowski's voice and style swung wildly over his lifetime, and collections varied considerably in quality depending on the whims of editors

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‘Grief Is the Thing With Feathers’ Pokes Around in Poetry’s Carcass

In his first book, Max Porter pulls disparate voices and bangs them together to make something beautiful and scary.

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A Brief Lesson on Poetry for Physicists

Praise for Carlo Rovelli's international bestseller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics has been near universal. Can the reviewers all be wrong? Yes, they can.

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Iggy Pop / Tarwater / Alva Noto - Leaves of Grass

Have you ever wondered what it would sound like if Iggy Pop were to recite the poems of Walt Whitman atop an ambient/post-rock backing? Well, here’s an album just for you.

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‘Pop Sonnets’ Is an Evolutionary Leap for Both Vanilla Ice and Shakespeare

This book is clearly a long labor of love, and a terrific feat of will and intellect.

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Juan Felipe Herrera, the First Latino to Be U.S. Poet Laureate, Is a Master of Many Forms

The appointment is an acknowledgment of the importance of Spanish and bilingual culture in America.

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A New Edition of Sandra Cisneros’s Poetry Looks at the “Girl Grief Decade”

Few of us can wring art from our grief as Sandra Cisneros has, here.

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Marge Piercy and the Geography of Home

In topics ranging from poverty to war’s ravages to environmental collapse, Piercy obeys the poet’s dictum to act as witness with Made in Detroit.

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Maya Angelou Meets Funk and Hip-Hop in “On Aging” (audio) (Premiere)

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more creative way to celebrate the legacy of Maya Angelou than to put some slap bass behind her evocative spoken word poetry.

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David Yezzi’s Work in Fluency, Grace and Agility

The poet David Yezzi is considered by many critics to be one of the leading voices of his generation. His new book of poems is an impressive, beautifully laid-out collection, with something for everyone.

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Tough Guys Recite: The 5 Best Poetry Spittin’ TV Characters

Every generic hero on TV can finish a poetic quotation or identify a poignant quatrain (down to the line numbers). But few can spit Tennyson or Yeats with such venom as these guys.

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Evangelista: In Animal Tongue

In Animal Tongue is not for everyone, and will likely only find its audience among those who are willing to join the artist on her journey of cobbling disparate sounds and images together.

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Matana Roberts: COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

Roberts gives eloquent voice to the fractured nature of identity, the way conflicting identifications jostle for prominence in our psyches, the multiple consciousness of modern hybridity.

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26 May 2011 // 10:00 PM

Nicholas Urie: My Garden

Like Bukowski, the gloomy laureate whose work is re-sounded here, Nichloas Urie is not afraid to walk on the dark side. He's also able to find fragments of beauty in the gloom.

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Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We’re New Here

The sly luxury of the xx's debut is present here, but it’s fortified by a full-bodied, slo-mo, nigh-on-backwards, skank.

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Deciphering the Jay-Z Code

He's got 99 problems but a book ain't one. Jay-Z's nonlinear memoir illuminates rap as personal narrative, lyric poetry, and transformative medium.

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Hip-Hop’s Laboratory of Language

What do William Wordsworth, Robert Frost, Ice Cube, and Ghostface Killah have in common? Finally, they all appear in anthologies.

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‘Howl: A Graphic Novel’ Wails Brilliantly Into the 21st Century

Eric Drooker expands his artistic interpretation of Allen Ginsberg's poem "Howl", as featured in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's feature film of the same name, resulting in an inspired graphic interpretation of the influential poem

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The Secret Life of Emily Dickinson by Jerome Charyn

Freely mixing fact with fiction, Jerome Charyn's Emily Dickinson lusts after a handyman while boarding at Holyoke, visits rum resorts with her huge dog Carlo, and still finds time to bake a great loaf of bread.

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Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

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"Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.

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