Why would anyone read a reference work cover-to-cover? Aren't they designed to be consulted selectively, at need? Isn't that why so many of the old standards--the Oxford English Dictionary, the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, and the Encyclopedia Britannica--have reinvented themselves as searchable web...
The first place you'll catch me when visiting a new town or city is usually a local coffeehouse, kind of absorbing the city through sitting at that cafe.
The Georgian poet and multimedia artist Zurab Rtveliashvili (1967-2021) represents how poetry's power to dwell confronts authoritarianism.
Can poetry help us understand blockchain? Are Bitcoins a new genre of poetry?
Ce qui est remarquable dans la traduction anglaise du Serment [du Jeu de Paume] c’est que l’organe physique, la paume, disparaît en anglais au profit du geste, du mouvement à venir, de la balle qu’il va falloir attraper, peu après que l’on s’entend dire « tenetz ! » [voir tennis]. J’ai envie de lire dans cette traduction le passage à une poétique du geste dans le livre de John Ashbery : il ne s’agit pas de garder la balle, mais de faire le bon mouvement pour l’attraper et la renvoyer.
The empty occasions of calendrical time impose their false coherence on us.
Before announcing the death of poetry, look at the numbers. Poems circulate widely in U.S. popular culture.
Though little known today, Anne Campbell's poetry merits attention.
Lou Reed cared about art long after he could have stopped caring. Art is what drove him and fueled his work, what inspired him and made him so inspiring. And in this cultural moment where fame and page views often trump all other claims to attention, that is huge.
The January 2013 issue of PMLA has a pretty cool article ("Whitman's Children") by Bowdoin College English Professor Peter Coviello that takes as its starting point a couple of babies born after the U.S. Civil War that were named Walt—a nominal tribute that two veterans paid to Walt Whitman after receiving Whitman's care during the war.