Our year-end review continues with Lee Chang-dong’s Poetry
The great rock ‘n’ roll lyricist died Monday at age 78.
Soul Train, French fare, hipster poetry, and more.
What you love best about two collaborating artists isn’t necessarily what they love best about each other.
Send not to know where the lost season went.We’ve been spared our summer of discontent. The Beachwood Reporter’s J.J. Tindall on that weather we’ve been having.
Hadn’t realized that W.H. Auden, author of my favorite poem, wrote one in 1969 called “Moon Landing.” I’m unsurprised, loving “Musee des Beaux Arts” as much as I do, that he was less than inspired. Wish he’d written about Alan Shepard. A grand gesture. But what does it period?What does it osse*? We were always […]
12/12-14 — Poetry in motion
Tonight: Poetry and Contratiempo magazines team up for joint reading
“Ma’am, you are associated with the suspect. You need to step away and lower your voice.”
Poetry in the winter light.
To study the disintegration of a marriage through the lens of wandering Odysseus and stuck-at-home Penelope is hardly original. But why strive for novelty when there are still riches to be mined from the same old story? “Such a mistake to want / clarity above all things,” Louise Gluck chides herself early in Meadowlands, her […]
Regarding: “A Poem for McDonald’s” by S.L. Wisenberg [January 7] In this era of ever increasing sellout to commercial aspects of one’s art, S.L. Wisenberg’s process of writing a poem for a corporate giant to whom she cannot relate articulates with style the temptation artists feel to make art “at any price” regardless of the […]
It’s hard to be independent.
Remembering journalist and essayist Leanita McClain, who shed light on race and class issues in 80s Chicago, through her collection, A Foot in Each World