Posts Tagged ‘ poetry ’

Poet Laureate Wants To Bring Poetry To More People – Courant Community

Julie Choffel is West Hartford’s new poet laureate. Choffel, a creative writing professor at the University of Connecticut, wants to bring poetry to more people through public workshops. (Michael Walsh / Courant Community)

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Mary Szybist :: Mary SzybistBeyond The Artifice of Elegy – Poetry Off the Shelf | Poetry Foundation

A poem about grief by National Book Award Poetry finalist Mary Szybist

Source: Beyond The Artifice of Elegy – Poetry Off the Shelf | Poetry Foundation

Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint

CY TWOMBLY, UNTITLED (TO SAPPHO), 1976, OIL, WAX CRAYON ON DRAWING CARDBOARD, 59″ × 53 1⁄4″. © CY TWOMBLY FOUNDATION. COURTESY ARCHIVES FONDAZIONE NICOLA DEL ROSCIO.

Twombly’s “homage” to Sappho in Untitled (To Sappho) (1976) creates an erotic visual poem out of Sappho’s fragmentary epithalamium, using purple (the mark of consummation and death) both to celebrate and to mourn Hyacinthus’s death and transformation into a flower. The juxtaposition of paint and poetry marks the conjunction of the pastoral strain and the pastoral “stain”—painting and sexuality. Twombly’s relation to pastoral suggests, not so much nostalgia as the modern artist’s inextricable entanglement with sociality.

Looking at the influence of poetry in Cy Twombly’s art.

Source: Reading Cy Twombly: Poetry in Paint

The Physics of Race, History, and Everyday Life

Samiya Bashir’s poems attempt to describe with scientific precision the position of the black body in American culture.

Source: The Physics of Race, History, and Everyday Life

Ocean Vuong, Vietnamese Poet Raised In Hartford Connects Refugee Experience To Syrians | WNPR News

Ocean Vuong
PETER BIENKOWSKI

Source: Vietnamese Poet Raised In Hartford Connects Refugee Experience To Syrians | WNPR News

A Longhouse Birdhouse: WHY POETRY ~

A fine enough poet but I believe the best mind of Matthew Zapruder comes through in this excellent new book of essays — really one long essay — on the same subject of why poetry, why poets, why is there air, and he even scores points on Auden’s much over-used ragged line “poetry makes nothing happen” . . . with a delightful twist, Zapruder will show the reader that is exactly right: poetry MAKES nothing happen. A big word that “nothing.”
In these essays Zapruder shows forth as a natural born teacher.
Take up this book.
[ BA ]

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: WHY POETRY ~

A Longhouse Birdhouse: KIOSK ~

The Entombment


Our mortal frame,
they call it.
But what did it hold?
The psychologist will say:
Your psyche.
Your soul,
the priest.
Your personality,
the personal manager.

Furthermore,
there’s the anima,
the imago, the daemon,
the identity and the Ego,
not to mention the Id
and the Super-Ego.

The butterfly which is to rise
from this very mixed lot
belongs to a species
about which nothing is known.

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Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Kiosk
translated by Michael Hamburger
Bloodaxe Books 1997

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: KIOSK ~