Posts tagged “Poetry”

Mind Your Metaphors

Metaphors can be both “embodied” and transcendent.

Posted September 5th, 2014

Is Rap Poetry?

The short answer is “no,” of course. To state the obvious, things …

Posted July 1st, 2014

The Poet as Civil Servant

If you are not familiar with Patrick Kurp’s excellent Anecdotal Evidence blog, …

Posted April 30th, 2014

What’s Wrong with Poetry Today?

Over at The Boston Review, Amy King defends contemporary poetry against critics …

Posted February 10th, 2014

In Praise of Muscular Poets

Mark Edmundson’s “Poetry Slam” in last year’s Harper’s was the latest in …

Posted January 27th, 2014

Poetry in Paradise?

One of the problems with the progressive attitude towards art is that …

Posted January 8th, 2014

Against Ideology’s “Catch Phrases”

I have been reading the poetry of Tamura Ryuichi (1923-1998) recently, and it …

Posted December 10th, 2013

Robert Lax

Sometimes it’s what a poet doesn’t write that moves us.

Posted October 29th, 2013

If You Have Never Hated a Book of Poems, You Don’t Love Poetry

Over at The New Republic, Adam Plunkett takes on the ubiquitous poet …

Posted October 28th, 2013

J.V. Cunningham and the Value of Humanities

If you haven’t read the poetry of J.V. Cunningham, you should. His …

Posted October 20th, 2013