On the Passing of James Tate, Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet

James Tate, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and longtime English professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, has died. He was 71. Tate was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1992 for “Selected Poems.” It was one of many honors he received, including the National Book Award for the 1994 Worshipful Company of Fletchers and a […]

Island Poetry, Governor’s Island That is!

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/nyc-poetry-festival-governors-island-weekend-blog-entry-1.2300749 Governors Island will be ringing with poetry this weekend. The fifth annual New York City Poetry Festival is bringing together poets from across the five boroughs onto the island for a two-day celebration of poetry starting Saturday, complete with food, drinks, readings and art. “Anybody who identifies as a poet in New York City, […]

Poet Centurian

Peggy Freydberg may have been Martha’s Vineyard’s best-kept secret, but that’s about to change. An elegant, beautiful and humble woman, Freydberg began writing poetry when she was 90. She died in March at 107, just weeks before “Poems from the Pond: 107 Years of Words and Wisdom, The Writings of Peggy Freydberg” came to print. But […]