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Travelogues by Poets

June 16, 2019


The Diaries of Lea Goldberg translated by Tsipi Keller. The Hebrew poet’s travelogue of her 1937 trip to Italy If you like travel blogs by poets try this one by National Poetry Series winner Karen Swenson.

Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982–2013 | New York Journal of Books

June 24, 2013


“What the poet perceives is what the reader gets.” My New York Journal of Books review of Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982–2013 by Burt Kimmelman. For links to more of Mr. Kimmelman’s poems see my article.

Book review: The Collected Poems of Ai – New York NY |

February 4, 2013


via “Ai’s poems are not to everyone’s taste. If you prefer the Rolling Stones to the Beatles, Howling Wolf to Muddy Waters, the gritty realism (including graphic violence and strong sexual content) of HBO’s Sunday night original series to PBS’ British dramas you’ll probably enjoy Ai’s poetry; if not, stay with safer, tamer, less […]

Qatari poet is still in prison for writing a…. poem

January 15, 2013


via “You can show your support for the poet by emailing the embassy in Washington D.C. as we did, however, I believe the emails go unread. You can also call the embassy and leave a message at (202) 274-1600 (press 1 four times to leave a message with the ambassador’s office).”

The new martyrs are the poets

June 7, 2011


Rus Bowden via “This April, Ayat al-Ghermezi (or Ayat al-Gormezi) was reported to have been raped and killed (http://poetryandpoetsinrag while in the custody of Bahraini forces. Bahrain is blaming the misinformation on Iran, but still and all, we find out that she is to come before a Bahrain military tribunal for reading poetry. This is […]

Leonard Cohen is now an Everyman’s Library Pocket Poet – New York NY

April 5, 2011


When Canadian poet and novelist Leonard Cohen decided to become a singer/songwriter four and a half decades ago he moved to New York City to launch his new career. New York is mentioned in his songs “Chelsea Hotel” and “Famous Blue Raincoat.” And today a New York publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, is publishing a selection […]

RIP poet Paul Violi 1944-2011

April 3, 2011


April 03, 2011 Paul Violi 1944-2011 We are sad to report that our beloved friend Paul Violi died yesterday after months of contending with pancreatic cancer. Paul — a prince of a friend, a generous teacher, an inspiring poet — was perhaps the most consistently inventive poet of a singularly talented generation upon whom the […]

Marge Piercy’s “The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems 1980-2010” arrives today

March 8, 2011


It is a fortunate coincidence that today is both International Women’s Day and the release date of Marge Piercy‘s The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems 1980-2010 by New York publisher Alfred Knopf. In my review of the latter in New York Journal of Books in addition to mentioning that Piercy is a political and […]

Of Cats and Men – The Arty Semite –

October 21, 2010


October 21, 2010, 1:42pm Of Cats and Men By Jake Marmer Each Thursday, The Arty Semite features excerpts and reviews of the best contemporary Jewish poetry. This week, Jake Marmer introduces the work of Karen Alkalay-Gut, whose first poem appeared in the Forverts when she was 10 years old. Courtesy Karen Alkalay-Gut A remarkable Israeli […]

Tonight 9/6/10: poet and survivor Walter Hess reads in Windsor Terrace – New York NY

September 6, 2010


Poet and Holocaust survivor Walter Hess will read from his book Jews Harp (Pleasure Boat Studio 2009) with three other small press poets tonight… Read the article on