Tony Fitzpatrick, “The Day Lou Reed Set Me Free”
These pieces are pages 335-343 in Poetry magazine, July/August 2013
Walk on the Wild Side, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 8 x 10 in.
Looking for Soul Food, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 6 x 8 in.
Lady Eyebrows, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 6 x 8 in.
Kid Apollo, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 6 x 8 in.
Kid Hustle, 2013, gouche, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 7 x 9 in.
Candy Came, from Out on the Island, 2013, gouache, ink, watercolor, and paper ephemera, 7 x 9 in.
Pegasus Awards! June 9, 2014
Nathaniel Mackey accepting his Ruth Lilly Prize from Don Share and Robert Polito
James Maynard and Peter Quartermain, editors of Robert Duncan: Collected Essays and Other Prose and Robert Duncan: The Collected Later Poems and Plays, respectively, with Don Share and Robert Polito, accepting the inaugural Pegasus Award for Criticism on behalf of University of California Press
Artist Bernard Williams in front of his Pegasus Mural with Poetry magazine Art Director Fred Sasaki, Susan Fox from the Elastic Arts Foundation, and art appraiser Keon Parsons
Photos by Gerber Scarpelli
New US Poet Laureate Charles Wright the year he judged the Lilly Prize, with Poetry editor Joe Parisi and 1992 Prize winner John Ashbery
Vesper Journal from the October 1988 Poetry issue
The cover of the September 1969 issue, the first time Charles Wright appeared in Poetry, and “Addendum" from that issue
The announcement of Wright’s 1993 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize on the back cover of the July 1993 issue of Poetry
Sandra Gilbert, Billy Collins, and Charles Wright, the year Wright won the Ruth Lilly Prize
Local artist Bernard Williams painting pegases at the Poetry Foundation for our June 9 Pegasus Awards.
The mural will be up through the last week of June. Stop by to see it!
Photos by Fred Sasaki
“It took me fourteen years of reading Woolf before I could write a sentence that didn’t embarrass me.”
—Sina Queyras at her June 4th Poetry Off the Shelf reading at Poetry Foundation, kicking off the 24th Annual International Woof Conference
"I hear again the laughter
Of children and see fireflies
Bursting tiny explosions in
An Arkansas twilight.”
- Maya Angelou
The caged bird sings
with a fearful trill
of things unknown
but longed for still
and his tune is heard
on the distant hill
for the caged bird
sings of freedom.
RIP Maya Angelou