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 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scholars had to knock on numerous doors to see all the handwritten drafts of a poet whose work went almost entirely unpublished in her lifetime.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 […]