Sjohnna McCray, a prize-winning poet whose work has appeared in numerous journals, has won the Walt Whitman Award for best first book. McCray’s honor was announced Monday by the Academy of American Poets. McCray will receive $5,000 and a six-week residency at an artists’ foundation in Umbria, Italy. The manuscript for “Rapture,” his debut collection, […]

OOOPS! Please excuse this poem

National Poetry Month begins with a showcase from the editors of “Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation,” Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick. Other guests include the poets Mark Bibbins, Dorothea Lasky, Alex Dimitrov, Ada Limon and Camille Rankine. At 7 p.m., Strand Book Store, 828 Broadway, at 12th Street, […]

Poetry in the Bathroom

Poetry Everywhere, and They Mean Everywhere, in Miami Festival By William Grimes NYT Arts Beat On April 1 the organizers of the O, Miami Poetry Festival begin their annual monthlong campaign to put a poem in front of all 2.6 million residents of Miami-Dade County. “Miamians should watch out for poems on buildings, on fences, […]

Pill Sized Poetry Reviews by David Starkey

David Starkey Share Article Facebook Twitter Google+1 del.icio.us. Digg! Yahoo! Buzz Diigo google newsvine reddit technorati Yahoo! Myspace TJ Jarrett, Zion: TJ Jarrett confronts racism with the inventiveness and historical sweep of Toni Morrison. In “My Grandmother Describes the Radiance,” Jarrett writes, “Dark Girl, // this body / has always been // more waiting room […]

Poetry Notebook: Clive James

Open A Critic’s ‘Poetry Notebook’ And Find The Works That Shaped Him March 30, 2015 3:29 PM ET Maureen Corrigan Listen to the Story Fresh Air 5 min 54 sec Playlist Download Transcript Poetry Notebook Reflections on the Intensity of Language by Clive James Hardcover, 238 pages | purchase Purchase Featured Book Title Poetry Notebook […]