You can hear Tony Fitzpatrick talk about the Lou Reed drawings that we posted last week and read the essay that accompanies those drawings in the July/August issue of POETRY
Parneshia Jones on Carolyn M. Rodgers: “She was one of the first writers who gave me validation to write about me…I can’t even begin to try to make anyone understand what it means to write about yourself and the people around you.”
"Carolyn— she was all woman. And a lot of people had a problem with that. Mainly men."
"The first time I saw her she read a love poem and when she was done I did something which I’d never done before. I called out ‘Read it again!’ and she did.”
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