John Giorno. Greece. Robert Hayden. Interview with Martin Malone, poet and editor. I’m pleased to be able to publish the first in a series of interviews with poets who are also editors.
I thought it would be doubly interesting to ask people who wear two hats about their experience of editing and how it might impact upon their writing. Martin Malone is a UK based poet whose work has won prizes including the Wivenhoe Prize, the Straid Poetry Award and the Mirehouse Poetry Prize. His second collection, Cur, is due from Shoestring Press in October. Martin is currently undertaking practice-led research for a Ph.D in Poetry at Sheffield University and is editor of The Interpreter’s House poetry journal.
Hi Martin. thank you very much for taking the time to answer these questions. Ta very much Roy.
Dante. 5, Ezra Pound. Since his return to Italy, Ezra Pound has spent most of his time in the Tirol, staying at Castle Brunnenburg with his wife, his daughter Mary, his son-in-law Prince Boris de Rachewiltz, and his grandchildren.
However, the mountains in this resort country near Merano are cold in the winter, and Mr. Pound likes the sun. The interviewer was about to leave England for Merano, at the end of February, when a telegram stopped him at the door: “Merano icebound. Come to Rome.” Pound was alone in Rome, occupying a room in the apartment of an old friend named Ugo Dadone. In the social hours of the evening—dinner at Crispi’s, a tour among the scenes of his past, ice cream at a café—Pound walked with the swaggering vigor of a young man.
During the daytime hours of the interview, which took three days, he spoke carefully and the questions sometimes tired him out. You are nearly through the Cantos now, and this sets me to wondering about their beginning. Dana Gioia. Seamus Heaney, Irish Poet of Soil and Strife, Dies. Poem of the week: Actaeon by George Szirtes. From Victorian times at least, women writers have been retelling classical myths and folktales from a woman-centred or feminist perspective.
In this week's poem, "Actaeon" by George Szirtes, the myth is experienced intimately from the male perspective. The larger parables that emerge concern bodily limits and mortality. The hounds that run Actaeon into the ground may be those of time as well as desire. The epigraph draws attention to Donne's enthralled and enthralling "Elegy XX", (sometimes numbered XIX), "To His Mistress Going to Bed". Life Doesn't Frighten Me: Maya Angelou's Courageous Children's Verses, Illustrated by Basquiat. By Maria Popova.
Poets.org. Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More. River Profile by W.H. Auden. Our body is a moulded river —Novalis.
Poetry 180 - How to Read a Poem Out Loud.
Carpe Diem. E. E. Cummings. Jorge Manrique. David Greenspan. Robert Frost. Poetry Videos. Richard Blanco. Book Review: 'A Coney Island of the Mind,' By Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Alan Shapiro's most recent book is Broadway Baby.
Hayden Carruth. Hayden Carruth was born in 1921, in Waterbury, Connecticut, and educated at both the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Chicago where he gained an MA. After serving in the Second World War, he became editor of Poetry Magazine, one of America's most distinguished literary journals. In his early thirties, he suffered a breakdown - succumbing to the agoraphobia which continued to haunt him all his life.
Allen Ginsberg - Howl. John Keats: Ode On A Grecian Urn. By John Keats Thou still unravished bride of quietness, Thou foster child of silence and slow time, Sylvan historian, who canst thus express A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme: What leaf-fringed legend haunts about thy shape Of deities or mortals, or of both, In Tempe or the dales of Arcady? What men or gods are these? What maidens loath? What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape? Silliman's Blog. Charles LaPorte: Seeming Prey. Abbey in an Oak Forest, Caspar David Friedrich, 1810 by Charles LaPorte Victorian poetry is famous for documenting the emergence of key strains of secular modern thought, including those associated with natural science and modern biblical criticism.
Breathtaking advances in astronomy, geology, and evolutionary biology during this era had produced a very different looking cosmos from that imagined in the book of Genesis. Meanwhile, dramatic advances in philology and textual criticism conspired to put the Bible in a literary and mythological light by emphasizing the uncertainty and apparent heterogeneity of its origins.Those working on the frontiers of these fields often experienced a dramatic change in their relationship to biblical religion, and so did their nineteenth-century readers. Viewed from either the vantage of the scholar (D. The Ring and the Book I. In some respects, the most earth-shaking developments of Victorian intellectual culture were rather behind the times.
Yahia Lababidi: Every Tweet. Poetic Ideal: a language scrubbed clean by silences.If we listen, the air is heavy with poems, ripe for plucking.Branches are roots, too, in the sky.Perhaps it is not poetry that purifies the language of the tribe, but Silence.The true poet, or mystic, is not too proud to admit that, in matters great and small, they cannot proceed until they receive further instructions.One never becomes a poet, except when they are writing a poem.*** Awoke, with an unseen reel of dream film I’d found wanderingAnd, now wondering where does one develop such unreal pictures?
Favorite Poem Project. Three Poems by Sappho. Sappho, Charles Mengin, 1877 Dream O dream on your black wings you come when I am sleeping.Sweet is the god but still I am in agony and far from my strength.for I had hope (none now) to share something of the blessed gods,nor was I so foolish as to scorn pleasant toys.Now may I have all these things.
Old Age. Poetry Magazines - Poetry Review. About Poetry Review Poetry Review is the Poetry Society's internationally-acclaimed quarterly poetry magazine.
Founded in 1912, it has published major names – such as Hardy, Auden and Ginsberg, Duffy, Heaney and Muldoon – alongside new and unpublished poets. Shakespeare and the Number 14, or Why Poetry and Mathematics Belong Together. Podcast: Dan Chiasson on John Ashbery. Photograffiti in Paris—part 1 of 4 : Andrew Zawacki : Harriet the Blog. Poetry and Utopia by Charles Simic. In 1972, I found myself on a panel whose subject was the poetry of the future. It was at the Struga Poetry Festival in Macedonia.
The Bishop-Hemingway Connection by Thomas Travisano. By Thomas Travisano The poet Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) was once considered a comparatively isolated figure. A Rumi of One’s Own by Rachel Aviv.
Valzhyna Mort. New York Poetry.