Sunday, April 28, 2013

ModPo expands the contemporary poetry community

Three wonderful ModPo people - they indeed met through ModPo last fall - converged on the Goldsmith-sponsored multi-room multi-poet reading at MoMA the other day. Kathleen Matson Blurock, Kent Ekberg, and Mónica Savirón. Kenny Goldsmith reports that he met a bunch of ModPo people at the event. Needless to say, I'm delighted that the contemporary poetry community has expanded in this way.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Joan Didion on Hemingway

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sensible Nonsense at the Writers House

For more about this event, click here.

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Wallace Stevens, "The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain"

There it was, word for word,
The poem that took the place of a mountain.

He breathed its oxygen,
Even when the book lay turned in the dust of his table.

It reminded him how he had needed
A place to go to in his own direction,

How he had recomposed the pines,
Shifted the rocks and picked his way among clouds,

For the outlook that would be right,
Where he would be complete in an unexplained completion:

The exact rock where his inexactness
Would discover, at last, the view toward which they had edged,

Where he could lie and, gazing down at the sea,
Recognize his unique and solitary home.

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Audio recording of Stevens performing this poem: MP3.

Link to PennSound's Wallace Stevens page: LINK.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Anthony DeCurtis interviews Loudon Wainwright III (video)

Loudon Wainwright III interviewed by Anthony DeCurtis - the 2013 installment of our Blutt Singer-Songwriter Symposium at the Kelly Writers House. You can watch a video recording of the complete program by clicking here.