• Jennifer Michael Hecht. Photo by Maxwell Hecht-Chaneski
    July 21, 2014   BY  

    In her book “Who Said,” Jennifer Michael Hecht is in conversation with a wide variety of poems, from Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken,” to the beginning of Dante’s “Inferno” and John Keats’ “Ode to Autumn.” Continue reading

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    July 15, 2014  

    Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright was recently named the U.S. Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. In this NewsHour encore piece, we traveled to the author’s home in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2011 to listen to Wright read his work and share some of his sources of inspiration. Continue reading

  • Mark Bibbins
    July 14, 2014   BY  

    “They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full” was published in March 2014. Mark Bibbons’ other collections include “The Dance of No Hard Feelings” and “Sky Lounge,” for which he received a Lamba Literary Award. His poems have also appeared in in Poetry, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, and The Best America Poetry. In 2005, he was awarded a Poetry Fellowship from from the New York Foundation for the Arts. Bibbons currently reaches in the graduate writing program at Columbia University and at The New School, where he co-founded LIT magazine. Continue reading

  • Rachel Zucker
    July 7, 2014   BY  

    “The Pedestrians,” a collection of prose and poetry, is Rachel Zucker’s ninth book. She has published several books of poetry, including “Museum of Accidents,” which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She also recently authored a memoir, “MOTHERs.” She is a 2013 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Zucker currently teaches poetry at New York University. Continue reading

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    July 7, 2014   BY  

    Andrew Lloyd Webber said Monday that the musical will undergo a few changes before its 12-week run at London’s Palladium beginning Dec. 6, including the character of Rum Tum Tugger revamped as a “contemporary street cat.” Continue reading

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    July 2, 2014   BY  

    A man shoots his foe in the head over and over again, leaving him to bleed out on the street. The man has no remorse. He even brags about it. Only this man isn’t real. He’s a character in a … Continue reading

  • Peter Cole
    June 30, 2014   BY  

    “The Invention of Influence” is Peter Cole’s fourth book of poetry. A named a MacArthur Fellow in 2007, Cole is also known for his translations, including “The Poetry of Kabbalah: Mystical Verse from the Jewish Tradition” and “The Dream of the Poem: Hebrew Poetry from Muslim and Christian Spain, 950-1492.” Cole lives in both Jerusalem and Connecticut. Continue reading

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    June 26, 2014  

    Vijay Seshadri says his early experience of being an immigrant allowed him to see the panorama of American society. The 2014 Pulitzer Prize poetry winner for his book “3 Sections” was born in Bangalore, India, and came to the U.S. when he was 5 years old, and eventually settled in New York. Jeffrey Brown talks to Seshadri about his approach to writing and what makes this a golden age of poetry. Continue reading

  • Photo by Vicky Lantz
    June 23, 2014   BY  

    Nick Lantz has written three books of poetry. He won the Bread Loaf Writers Conferences Bakeless Prize for his first collection, “We Don’t Know We Don’t Know,” and the Felix Pollack Prize in Poetry for his second collection, “The Lightning That Strikes the Neighbors’ House.” His third book, “How to Dance as the Roof Caves In,” was published in March. Lantz received an MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005. He was the 2007-2008 Jay C. and Ruth Halls Poetry Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and the 2010-2011 Emerging Writer lecturer at Gettysburg College. Continue reading

  • Photo by Roger Boulay
    June 16, 2014   BY  

    Fifteen years ago, Charlotte Boulay visited India. The experience profoundly changed the poet. “It stayed with me, the feeling of being there … I just felt in love with the country. The things I saw there were such beautiful landscape and such horrific poverty,” Boulay told Art Beat. That juxtaposition of “beauty and ugliness,” as Boulay described it, is a central theme in her debut collection, “Foxes on the Trampoline.” Continue reading