Tagged: poetry

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Philly’s youth poet laureate

Otter Jung-Allen, Philadelphia’s Youth Poet Laureate, performs a poem called “Praise,” about their father. Otter Jung-Allen is a seventeen-year-old genderqueer poet and performer from West Philly. They are the coach of Science Leadership Academy’s Slam League team, a 2015 Brave New Voices International Champion, the 2015 Liberty Unplugged Champion, and the...

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Joanne Kyger (November 19, 1934 – March 22, 2017)

The great poet Joanne Kyger passed yesterday. I had the honor of hosting an on-location episode of PoemTalk a few months ago not far from her home in Bolinas, California. You can hear that conversation here. That afternoon was brilliant: a late summer day, clear skies, the mesa field behind...

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T. de los Reyes’s poetry postcards

Here are two of the many poetry postcards made for us by T. de los Reyes of Manila. T. has been a ModPo regular since 2012 and has served the community brilliantly as a Community TA (CTA) for five years. Click on either image for a larger view.

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Peter Cole’s new book

I was excited and pleased to receive yesterday an advance copy of Peter Cole’s new book, New & Selected Poems & Translations.

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Nathaniel Mackey visits Kelly Writers House, day 1

Nathaniel Mackey is here as a Kelly Writers House Fellow for several days. Yesterday he joined me and the students in the Kelly Writers House Fellows seminar for an intense three-hour conversation about his work and much else. In the evening he gave a spectacular reading from his work —...