Fig 1. Telettrofono Cross-Section and no. 122478 Effervescent Drinks from Matthea Harvey’s TELETTROFONO, from her new book If the Tabloids Are True, What Are You?

Read an article about Harvey’s new book, then come see Harvey at the Graywolf 40th Anniversary Celebration on September 18, then talk about her book on September 19th at the Poetry Foundation Library Book Club

Artist zkonqü photographed Val Jeanty and Douglas Kearney rehearsing Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins at Jeanty’s studio in Brooklyn, NY.

If you’d like a soundtrack to the photos, listen to Kearney and Jeanty perform "Blanche Bruce Does the Modernism"

See you at the performance of the oratorio at Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street, on September 20 at 6:00 PM! 

Papermaking at our Chicago 77 event last week. Read more about The Chicago 77 project, a 77-line poem comprised of found text and objects from each of Chicago’s 77 community areas.

Papermaking at our Chicago 77 event last week. Read more about The Chicago 77 project, a 77-line poem comprised of found text and objects from each of Chicago’s 77 community areas.

Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins by Douglas Kearney

If you liked our ‘sneak peek’ of Douglas Kearney’s poems, notes, & drafts, “preemptive ekphrasis” relating to his oratorio Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins, your can read Kearney’s essay from the portfolio in the September issue of Poetry magazine, live on our website now.

And don’t forget to come to the Poetry Foundation for a performance of the oratorio on Saturday, September 20, 

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From the car, 
Landscapes momently recede; the trees
Are an arcade of motion
Sweet, reasonable and fast.

— from Robert Pinsky’s “The View from the Road" published in Poetry in 1971

Poetry Foundation president Robert Polito driving former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky around after the presentation of Favorite Poem Project: Chicago

to upend drawersslam doors, to shatterthe glass of you,— from “Litany" by Elise Paschen

to upend drawers
slam doors, to shatter
the glass of you,

— from “Litany" by Elise Paschen

Are you heading back to school in a Poetry Cab?
Archive Editor Jim Sitar loves the Learning Lab, which features articles for students and teachers, essays on poetic theory, a searchable glossary of poetic terms, and poem learning guides.

Are you heading back to school in a Poetry Cab?

Archive Editor Jim Sitar loves the Learning Lab, which features articles for students and teachers, essays on poetic theory, a searchable glossary of poetic terms, and poem learning guides.

Poetry sneak peak!

Douglas Kearney’s poems, notes, & drafts, “preemptive ekphrasis” relating to Freedom of Shadow: A Tribute to Terry Adkins, an oratorio for solo voice and electronics Kearney wrote with experimental musician and sound artist Val Jeanty, make up a portfolio in the September issue of Poetry magazine. 

Come to the Poetry Foundation for a performance of the oratorio on Saturday, September 20.

Adam Fitzgerald, Tom Healy, John Ashbery and Robert Polito with Erna the Dachshund.

Adam Fitzgerald, Tom Healy, John Ashbery and Robert Polito with Erna the Dachshund.

Are these Young Chicago Authors taking Peter Kahn’s Poetry Cab to get to August 28th’s YCA Teaching Corps Performance?
7:00-8:30 PM next Thursday. We hope you can make it!

Are these Young Chicago Authors taking Peter Kahn’s Poetry Cab to get to August 28th’s YCA Teaching Corps Performance?

7:00-8:30 PM next Thursday. We hope you can make it!