Opening Lines: Where Great Books Begin

Aimless New Love Billy Collins Reader Looker, gazer, skimmer, skipper, thumb-licking page turner, peruser, you getting your print-fix for the day, pencil-chewer, note taker, marginalianist with your checks and X’s first-timer or revisiter, browser, speedster, English major, flight-ready girl, melancholy boy, invisible companion, thief, blind date, perfect stranger— that is me rushing to the window […]

Emily Dickinson Goes Online

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/books/enigmatic-dickinson-revealed-online.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&ref=poetryandpoets The manuscripts of Emily Dickinson have long been scattered across multiple archives, meaning scholars had to knock on numerous doors to see all the handwritten drafts of a poet whose work went almost entirely unpublished in her lifetime. The online Emily Dickinson Archive, to be inaugurated on Wednesday, promises to change all that by […]

Unterberg Poetry Center Turns 75

Unterberg Center Turns Seventy-Five by Jonathan Vatner From Poets And Writers November/December 2013 As a hallowed stage for world-class readings, the Unterberg Poetry Center at the 92nd Street Y in New York City has been compared by a host of writers to venues such as Madison Square Garden (Paul Muldoon), Carnegie Hall (Kay Ryan), Buckingham […]