poetry

  • October 29, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Nick Norwood’s third full volume of poems, “Gravel and Hawk,” won the Hollis Summers Prize in Poetry and was published by Ohio University Press in April 2012. His other books are “A Palace for the Heart” (2004), “The Soft Blare” (2003) and “Wrestle” (2007). He teaches creative writing at Columbus State University in Georgia.
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  • October 22, 2012   BY Tom LeGro  

    Kevin Young is Atticus Haygood Professor of Creative Writing and English and Curator of Literary Collections and the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including “Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels” (Knopf, 2011) and “Jelly Roll: A Blues” (Knopf, 2003), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and won the Paterson Poetry Prize.
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  • October 15, 2012   BY Mike Melia  

    Sharon Olds is the author of several books of poetry, including “The Dead and the Living,” winner of the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award; “The Unswept Room,” a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and “Stag’s Leap,” which was published this year. She teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University.
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  • October 12, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    The 2012 Dodge Poetry Festival is underway, billed as the largest poetry gathering in North America. This will be the third time it’s being held in Newark, after many years in the woods in a much more rural New Jersey setting.
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  • October 11, 2012   BY Margaret Myers 

    Sharon Olds shares work from her latest collection of poetry, “Stag’s Leap.” The poet also talks about her partner’s New Hampshire nature retreat where she spends her days, about finding her poetic voice in her 30s, and the “usefulness” of poetry.
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  • October 11, 2012   BY Mike Melia  

    Poet Sharon Olds reads from her new book, “Stag’s Leap.”
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  • October 11, 2012   BY Tom LeGro 

    Sharon Olds is one of the country’s best-known and best-selling poets. Her latest book, “Stag’s Leap,” is a story of loss and mourning and healing after the end of a 32-year marriage.
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  • October 11, 2012   BY Tom LeGro 
  • October 8, 2012   BY Jeffrey Brown  

    Nguyen Chi Thien, a Vietnamese dissident poet who spent 27 years in communist prisons and was the acclaimed author of “Flowers of Hell,” died last week in California after a long bout of illness.
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  • October 1, 2012   BY Mike Melia  

    Sharon Olds is the author of several books of poetry, including “The Dead and the Living,” winner of the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award; “The Unswept Room,” a finalist for the 2002 National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award; and “Stag’s Leap,” which was published this year. She teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University.
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