—Mary Karr, Poetry, June 1981Yesterday was Mary Karr’s birthday. More Mary Karr poems are here.

—Mary Karr, Poetry, June 1981

Yesterday was Mary Karr’s birthday. More Mary Karr poems are here.

To me it seems that Whitman is trying to create friendship across time. Queer community especially is really a community of friends.

Daniel Redman

Emily Warn talks to Daniel Redman about setting Walt Whitman to music. If you’re in Chicago, join us for Poetry in America: Walt Whitman on Friday, January 31.

sentientkombucha:

Some of my pages featured in
'THE FIRE TO SAY: COMICS AS POETRY' 
exhibition at the Winkleman Curatorial Research Lab.

January 17 - February 15, 2014

COME TO THE OPENING!

January 17, 6 - 8 PM 

(I’ll draw something on you if you come.)

Winkleman Gallery
621 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

It’s a great collection of contributors including:

Paul K. Tunis (me), Jason OverbyFranklin Einspruch, Oliver EastJulie DelporteWarren Craghead, Derik A. Badman and Kimball Anderson.

Paul Tunis was featured in our gallery’s Verse, Stripped: A Poetry Comics Exhibition in 2012.

"I met Jane Freilicher the day I arrived in New York in the summer of 1949, just after I graduated from college and decided to move here on the advice of my friend Kenneth Koch."John Ashbery talks about his friend, the painter Jane Freilicher, in the January 2014 issue of Poetry.

"I met Jane Freilicher the day I arrived in New York in the summer of 1949, just after I graduated from college and decided to move here on the advice of my friend Kenneth Koch."

John Ashbery talks about his friend, the painter Jane Freilicher, in the January 2014 issue of Poetry.

Dorothea Lasky: What Is Color in Poetry or Is It the Wild Wind in the Space of the Word? : The Poetry Foundation

Dorothea Lasky also joins our Library Book Club on Friday, January 24. You can too!

(Source: woodlandpatternbookcenter)

3 months ago - 24
—Leah Umansky, Poetry, January 2014The Game of Thrones trailer for season four is now available.

—Leah Umansky, Poetry, January 2014

The Game of Thrones trailer for season four is now available.

schomburgcenter:

In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka



Writer and poet Amiri Baraka’s ideas and art—especially as the primary architect of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s—have had a profound influence on the direction of African-American literature. 


Although Baraka started publishing in the early 1960s, he did not achieve fame until the 1964 publication of his play Dutchman, which was later made into a movie. Baraka also wrote a major social-aesthetic study of African-American music Blues People: Negro Music in White America. 
Photo Credit: Fransceso Truono






Read Baraka’s poetry.

schomburgcenter:

In Memoriam: Amiri Baraka

Writer and poet Amiri Baraka’s ideas and art—especially as the primary architect of the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s—have had a profound influence on the direction of African-American literature.

Although Baraka started publishing in the early 1960s, he did not achieve fame until the 1964 publication of his play Dutchman, which was later made into a movie. Baraka also wrote a major social-aesthetic study of African-American music Blues People: Negro Music in White America.

Photo Credit: Fransceso Truono

Read Baraka’s poetry.

—Amiri Baraka (formerly Leroi Jones), Poetry, April 1962Amiri Baraka has died. Read the rest of the poem. Learn more about the poet and his life.

—Amiri Baraka (formerly Leroi Jones), Poetry, April 1962

Amiri Baraka has died. Read the rest of the poem. Learn more about the poet and his life.

—Sina Queyras, Poetry, December 2010Our editors had some questions about this poem—check out Queyras’s answers.

—Sina Queyras, Poetry, December 2010

Our editors had some questions about this poem—check out Queyras’s answers.