Resilience is human nature

The February/March 2017 issue of The Poetry Project Newsletter is online now.

 Issue #250 includes:

Poetry Project Newsletter #249

I was particularly happy with the timeliness of issue #249, now available online. The George Schneeman cover felt really perfect for election season.

Contents include Marcella Durand on Paul Blackburn and an interview with Anselm Berrigan about his book of Newsletter interviews, What Is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know).

Poetry from Ari Banias and reviews: John Godfrey on Anselm Hollo; Sara Jane Stoner on Solmaz Sharif; Zoë Bodzas on Bhanu Khapil; Yanyi Luo on Safiya Sinclair; Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves on Metta Sáma; Matt Longabucco on Alejandra Pizarnik (transl. Yvette Siegert).

Poetry Project Newsletter #248

2017 means my gig as editor for the Poetry Project Newsletter is almost up. I’m really pleased with all the issues that have managed to come together while I’ve been holding the reins. Poetry Project Newsletter #248 is now available online here. Issue #248 features:

Thanks to all who contributed to this issue.

New Year’s Marathon

poetry-project-for-web-360x593-12016 is almost over! Believe it!
All this will soon be behind us. And what better way to celebrate the new year than with a poetry marathon?

I have the great honor of reading this year at the Poetry Project’s 43rd Annual New Year’s Day Marathon.

131 E. 10th St. NYC from 3pm January 1st until.
$25 general admission, $20 students/seniors/members.

Come through. I’ll be there some time along with lots of other wonderful poets & musicians.

Let’s get 2017 started right.

fb details: https://www.facebook.com/events/320515378334361/

If you’re interested in getting involved behind the scenes and getting into the Marathon for FREE, consider volunteering two hours of your time to help to make the event happen. Email lh@poetryproject.org for more information or to sign-up.

Poetry Project Newsletter #247

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The April / May 2016 issue of the Poetry Project Newsletter is available online now.

This issue includes:
Matthew Burgess in conversation with Ron Padgett; Margarita Shalina on St. Mark’s Bookshop, Poetry by Alice Notley, Art by Alberto Borea and reviews: Caitie Moore on Don Mee Choi; Mel Elberg on Tony Iantosca; Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves on Ariel Goldberg; Jess Mynes on Tom Raworth; Phillip Griffith on Carrie Lorig; Stephen Boyer on Rob Halpern. Enjoy!

Vox Mom

wheelI’m really pleased to have been able to contribute some work to the folio curated by Kristen Prevallet for Vox Mom on the theme of change. The constancy of change invites reflection on the nature of Impermanence. Thich Nhat Hanh reflects “Thanks to impermanence everything is possible... Warm welcome and long live impermanence.” May we all be so gracious when confronted with change.

Check out some poems on the theme by Carol MirakoveCheryl Boyce TaylorMay JosephDanielle VogelWendy BarnesCaroline CrumpackerBillie ChernicoffBetsy AndrewsRosa Alcalá and myself.

Thank you, Kristen for this opportunity.