poetry

  • December 25, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Poet A.E. Stallings has lived in Athens, Greece, for the last 13 years. In 2011, she was awarded the MacArthur “genius” award and most recently published a collection titled “Olives,” which includes poems about life — both ancient and modern — in her adopted home. Titos Patrikios is one of the leading poets of Greece. Patrikios bore witness to much of Greece’s turbulence of the last century. He was active in the resistance movement against the German occupation during World War II and was tortured and jailed during the Greek civil war that followed. A comprehensive collection of Patriokios’ poetry was published in English in a volume titled “Lionsgate.”
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  • December 25, 2012   BY Margaret Myers 

    We examine the Greek economic crisis from a different angle — from the perspective of poets, and through the prism of history, modern and ancient. Jeffrey Brown talks to poet and classicist A.E. Stallings, a resident of Athens for more than a decade, and poet Titos Patrikios, who has seen other dark times in Greek history.
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  • December 25, 2012  

    We examine the Greek economic crisis from a different angle — from the perspective of poets, and through the prism of history, modern and ancient. Jeffrey Brown talks to poet and classicist A.E. Stallings, a resident of Athens for more than a decade, and poet Titos Patrikios, who has seen other dark times in Greek history. Continue reading

  • December 24, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry magazine
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  • December 24, 2012  

    “Print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre or approach.” Those were the ambitious words written 100 years ago by Harriet Monroe when she founded Poetry, now the oldest monthly journal devoted to verse. Jeffrey Brown speaks with the magazine’s editor, poet Christian Wiman, about a new anniversary collection. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012   BY Anne Davenport  

    Poet Mark Doty reflects on one of the great traditions of the holiday season: Handel’s “Messiah.”
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  • December 10, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Sally Keith is the author of three collections of poetry: “The Fact of the Matter” (2012, Milkweed Editions); “Design,” winner of the 2000 Colorado Prize for Poetry; and “Dwelling Song,” winner of the University of Georgia’s Contemporary Poetry Series competition. She teaches at George Mason University and lives in Washington, D.C.
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  • December 3, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    James Arthur is the author of “Charms Against Lightning,” a debut poetry collection published by Copper Canyon Press in October. He has received the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, a residency at the Amy Clampitt House and a Discovery/The Nation Prize.
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  • November 26, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Hoa Nguyen studied poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. The author of eight books and chapbooks, she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third full-length collection of poems, “As Long As Trees Last,” in September 2012.
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  • November 23, 2012   BY Tom LeGro 

    Jennifer Fitzgerald’s family and friends have been greatly impacted by superstorm Sandy, and though she immediately got involved in relief efforts in her Staten Island community, she felt that her poetry would be another way to reach a much larger audience and explain the physical and emotional impact Sandy had on New York.
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