Tag Archives: Poet

Charles Wright: Poetry as Reason for Living

If you’ve made your way through contemporary American poetry, you’ve likely run across Charles Wright. If you haven’t, you should consider yourself lucky because you have hours of incredible reading in front of you. Wright’s poetry has been an increasingly … Continue reading

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New Book: ‘Pressed Against All That Nothing’

You’ll find very few references to my own work on this blog–partially because I don’t think my own work should be the focus, and also because I generally dislike self-promotion. At the gentle urging of my editor, and because I … Continue reading

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Great Poets In Their Own Words 1 of 4 (BBC)

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“Howl” by Amy Newman

Since I was first exposed to him in my first years as an undergraduate at a California community college, I have thoroughly enjoyed and been moved by Allen Ginsberg.  His 20th century epic poem “Howl” has long been a pillar … Continue reading

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Tony Hoagland Reads at Inprint

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Todd Boss – The Hush of the Very Good

I believe I’ve shared some of Todd Boss’ work on this blog before, but I feel inclined to share more.  He’s a fantastic poet who weaves heady strands of music through his work, unlike so many of his contemporaries.  He’s … Continue reading

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Stephen Dunn – Poets in Person

I couldn’t help but post this simple but beautifully-rendered video.  Stephen Dunn’s work is excellent and worth reading.

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