Posts Tagged ‘ poets ’

DACA Rescinded & Poets Respond by Christopher Soto | Poetry Foundation

 

Cornelius Eady

It looks like we have finally done it; we have turned the accident of birth into an accidental crime. We have told 800,000 kids to go home, when they are home. If they are not Americans, neither am I. But I am an American and refuse to give in to the lie that wants to fill the transports with accents and darker skins. This a moment the world is watching and waiting to see who we declare ourselves to truly be; are we this?

 

Book covers for Janine Josephs driving without a license and Marcelo Hernandez Castillo Cenzontle, two of the members of the Undocupoets campaign, along with Christopher Soto and Javier Zamora.

Source: DACA Rescinded & Poets Respond by Christopher Soto | Poetry Foundation

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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.
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Source: A Longhouse Birdhouse: WHY POETRY ~

James Baldwin: The Artist’s Struggle for Integrity (full lecture)

How a Garage Turned Into a Seussian Studio — The Cut.

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Photo: Courtesy of Jon Lott/Para Project

Thanks to kHyal for rustling up this dream come true poet’s studio! – df, the bard at word pond

How a Garage Turned Into a Seussian Studio — The Cut.

René Char, Living in globes. The childish ambition of the… | Mythology of Blue

Living in globes. The childish ambition of the poet is to become someone living in space. Contrary to what he was intended to do. His first poetic operation: to submit to the invasion of himself, to combine his emotions, his pleasures in love, this side of the hidden excrement of their object, to withdraw himself by divine right from general oblivion, to dismantle himself without destroying himself.

René Char, from Moulin premier (via 50watts

)Mythology of Blue : Living in globes. The childish ambition of the….

[REVIEW] The Volta Book of Poets, edited by Joshua Maria Wilkinson – [PANK]

[REVIEW] The Volta Book of Poets, edited by Joshua Maria Wilkinson – [PANK].

Zeitgeist Spam: POETS ON MORTIFICATION: A CALL FOR SHARING YOUR STORIES

Zeitgeist Spam: POETS ON MORTIFICATION: A CALL FOR SHARING YOUR STORIES.