Posts Tagged ‘ poetry ’

Hiromi Itō Interview: Poetry as a Performance – YouTube

Ghost or Not: On Lee Ann Roripaugh’s “tsunami vs. the fukushima 50” – Los Angeles Review of Books


Of her decision to render the tsunami female, Roripaugh, who is poet laureate of South Dakota and editor-in-chief of the South Dakota Review, said, in a recent interview with Frontier Poetry, “nature […] is traditionally read as feminine, or female, and — much like women’s bodies — is a contested space that is endlessly erased, silenced, controlled, legislated, and colonized.”

Source: Ghost or Not: On Lee Ann Roripaugh’s “tsunami vs. the fukushima 50” – Los Angeles Review of Books

David Kinloch’s Poetry Explores Scottish and Biblical Lore


Kinloch seeks out a Scots “Orpheus” figure who is a merchant, a troubadour, and a juggler.

Source: David Kinloch’s Poetry Explores Scottish and Biblical Lore

A Longhouse Birdhouse: RENGETSU (Otagaki Nobu, 1791-1875) ~

from Lotus Moon

Blackened Thing

Another year passes:

On my kitchen shelf

Something blackened

With soot —

A little Buddha image.


– Rengetsu

Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: RENGETSU (Otagaki Nobu, 1791-1875) ~

Bessy Reyna & Sean Frederick Forbes Read – Elizabeth Park Rose Garden – Saturday, June 15 at 1 pm


Bessy Reyna is a poet, writer and former opinion columnist for the Hartford Courant. Reyna’s work has appeared in numerous anthologies in the USA and Latin America. She is the author of 3 chapbooks and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Reyna has participated in poetry festivals in Cuba, Salvador and Nicaragua and the Hill-stead Museum’s Sunken Garden in Farmington, CT. She is the recipient of many awards including the Outstanding Latina Cultural Award by the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education, as well as a Lifetime Achievement award from the CT Center for the Book. (


Sean Frederick Forbes is an Assistant Professor-in-Residence of English and the Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Connecticut. His poems have appeared in Chagrin River Review, Sargasso, A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture, Crab Orchard Review, Long River Review, and Midwest Quarterly. In 2009, he received a Woodrow Wilson Mellon Mays University Fellows Travel and Research Grant for travel to Providencia, Colombia. Providencia, his first book of poetry, was published in 2013. He has co-edited two anthologies of personal narratives titled What Does It Mean to be White in America? Breaking the White Code of Silence: Personal Narratives by White Americans (2016) and The Beiging of America: Being Mixed Race in the 21st Century (2017). He serves as the poetry editor for the literary journal New Square and is a founding member of The Sancho Panza Literary Society. In 2017, he received first place in the Nutmeg Poetry Contest from the Connecticut Poetry Society.

This annual poetry reading features two Connecticut-based poets under the tent in Elizabeth Park, Hartford, CT. Anita Durkin will give the introductions.

The reading is sponsored by the Friends & Enemies of Wallace Stevens (, with the generous assistance of the Elizabeth Park Conservancy ( For more information contact Jim Finnegan at .




Io difendo ANARCHIA – Katerina Gogou – vengodalmare

Source: Io difendo ANARCHIA – Katerina Gogou – vengodalmare

A Poet’s Exploration of Austerity


Marion Bell, Austerity (images courtesy of Radiator Press)

Marion Bell explores large ideas—capitalism, queer liberation, radical friendship, and community—in a deeply human and personal way.

Source: A Poet’s Exploration of Austerity