James Tate, Pulitzer Prize winning poet and long time University of Massachusetts professor, died at 71. He wrote over twenty poetry collections, including The Ghost Soldiers and The Oblivion Ha-Ha.
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British poet and journalist James Fenton has won the Pen Pinter Prize, established in honour of playwright Harold Pinter.
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Jennifer Maier, Smartish Pace Reading
Jennifer Maier reading for Smartish Pace at KGB Bar in New York City on December 1, 2012. Intro by Clare Banks. Music by Luna. Photographs by Deb Schwartz.
Carol Frost is the author of ten collections of poetry, including Pure, Venus and Don Juan, Love & Scorn, I Will Say Beauty, and most recently The Queen’s Desertion (all from TriQuarterly Books). She is a four-time recipient of the Pushcart Prize and has been nominated for that award a remarkable 20 times. She founded the Catskill Poetry Workshop in 1988 and was its director until 2008. In addition, she served as one of two poetry editors for the Pushcart Prize Anthology XXVIII, has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and is presently the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Chair in English at Rollins College, Florida. Her poetry, prose, and essays have appeared in literally hundreds of publications, including The American Poetry Review, AGNI, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Smartish Pace (issue 16).A. K. Huseby: “All Summer Long” (Love and Scorn) is a transportive piece that describes a “lonely, happy child / … who hates silences.” You also speak of a woman with dementia in “Apiary VIII” existing in “her shell of silence” (Poetry 10/07). Then again, there seems to be something shameful in stillness and “dumb imaginings” in the solitude of “Country ... [ read more ]
In this excellent collection of poems, Robert Murphy’s language is elemental. The earth and his sense of the musicality of language are unparalleled: Murphy revels in language, and his reveling is a desire for revelation. Murphy handles our lexicon as a gardener handles seeds and plantings in a garden: placing words in perfect arrangement; and just as the gardener places certain plants in light or in shade, the poet places his words in arrangement of ... [ read more ]