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  1. deaths
    Literary Critic Harold Bloom Dead at 89He taught his last class at Yale last week.
  2. national book awards
    Here Are Your 2019 National Book Awards FinalistsFeaturing Marlon James, Susan Choi, and more.
  3. glenn close hive
    Glenn Close Is Finally Ready to Read You Her Notre-Dame StoryShe has successfully uploaded it to Instagram.
  4. kids these days
    For the Country’s Best Teen Poets, Poetry Is ActivismHonorees of the National Student Poets Program, threatened under Trump, fight for the personal and political power of verse.
  5. one grand books
    Author Sjón’s 10 Favorite BooksIsak Dinesen, Mikhail Bulgakov, and more.
  6. in memoriam
    How Mary Oliver’s Biographer Finally Met the Legendary PoetOliver, who died yesterday, connected with people “on the page,” and Lindsay Whalen was no exception.
  7. poetry
    New Year, New Verse: 4 Poetry Collections That Change the WorldPoems about addiction, war, tokenism, regret, forgiveness, and Republicans.
  8. year in culture 2018
    9 Books of Poems That Prove 2018 Was a Fantastic Year — at Least for Poetry.Including two rediscovered classics, a brilliant song of Trump-era outrage, and a transgender scholar’s reworking of Middle English.
  9. appropriation
    New Plagiarism Accusations Spark a Twitter Debate on ‘After’ PoemsAnother poet accused of theft — or is it just a centuries-old form of homage?
  10. plagiarism
    Poetry Twitter Erupts Over a Plagiarist in Their MidstAiley O’Toole was a young poet on the rise, until colleagues found she’d stolen their verse.
  11. sweet irony!
    A Pushcart-Nominated Poet Got a Tattoo of Words She Took From Another PoetOh cruel world! Oh sweet irony!
  12. exclusive
    Read Nico Tortorella’s Poems on the Penis, the Vagina, and His IdentityExcerpted from Tortorella’s book all of it is you.
  13. last night on late night
    Helen Mirren Reads Stephen Colbert a Poem to Make Him Cry. Will You?Depends on where you’re at with the whole mortality thing, probably.
  14. verse
    Vogue Seems to Have Accidentally Published Taylor Swift’s Tumblr PoetrySnaps.
  15. last night on late night
    Cole Sprouse Reads a Childhood Poem He Wrote His Mom About, of Course, StabbingIt’s very sweet, except for the stabbing.
  16. Listening to John AshberyHis death marks a real historical threshold, the passing away of the generation of writers who turned modernism into a tradition.
  17. r.i.p.
    John Ashbery, Celebrated and Influential Poet, Dead at 90Ashbery received many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize.
  18. npr tiny desk
    Chance the Rapper Wrote a Poem for His Emotional Tiny Desk Concert DebutIt’s called “The Other Side.”
  19. poetic justice
    Ethan Coen Wants to Be Poet Laureate in Recognition of Poetic Musings on TrumpAlas, his plea is in prose.
  20. modern discourse
    Sherlock Co-Creator Slams Critics With Poem“In shooting down pygmies and Hounds from hell / Did Sherlock on Victorian niceties dwell?”
  21. Rosie O’Donnell Wrote a Poem about Ivanka TrumpIt’s called “8 million to one.”
  22. boys don't cry
    Read Frank Ocean’s ‘Boyfriend’ Poem“I could say that I’m happy they let me and my boyfriend become married.”
  23. exclusive
    Hear a New Jeff Tweedy Song, Based on a Poem by Carl Sandburg“Theme in Yellow” comes from David Nagler’s Chicago Poems project.
  24. poetry
    Alice Walker Wrote a Poem About Jesse Williams and His Powerful BET SpeechShe really liked his speech.
  25. #oscarssowhite
    Watch and Listen As Nick Cannon Unleashes a Semi-Oscar-Related Spoken-Word Poem“Nah, not another trophy rant.”
  26. Nicki Minaj Reads Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’“Does my sassiness upset you?”
  27. jack of all trades (master of one)
    Patti Smith’s Journey to Horses: A TimelineSome of it you read about in Just Kids, some of it you didn’t.
  28. books
    After 19 Books and a Presidential Bid, Eileen Myles Gets Her DueA punk poet, suddenly inside the canon.
  29. Should White Men Stop Writing? A Q&A With Elisa Gabbert“White liberals should be questioning our own motives, and being careful not to dominate the conversation, and taking criticism seriously.”
  30. art
    When John Ashbery Was New York’s Art Critic“The show is like a marvelous overdose of spring tonic. After you come out of it, everything and everybody you see looks like a new percussion instrument.”
  31. dark sparkler
    Amber Tamblyn Explains the Moving Poem She Wrote About Lindsay Lohan“I am giving this back to you to write. This belongs to you.”
  32. clear eyes full hearts
    Give In to Tim Riggins–Inspired PoetryFriday Night Lights keeps on giving.
  33. celebrities
    Read Kristen Stewart’s Poetry”
And I bellowed and you parked / 
We reached Marfa.”
  34. Bo Burnham’s Poetry Book, ‘Egghead,’ Is Out October 1stComedian Bo Burnham is putting out a book of poetry. Called Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone, his first book is set for an October […]
  35. where brooklyn at?
    Former Mos Def Poetry-Slams the Barclays CenterYasiin Bey hopes for a summit meeting with Jay-Z and Harry Belafonte to discuss the arena’s effect on Brooklyn. 
  36. francophile
    James Franco Wrote an Inauguration PoemIt’s called “Obama in Asheville.”
  37. francophile
    Poet James Franco Sells Debut Book of PoetryOf course.
  38. poetry
    Six Lincoln Limericks to Text Your Loved Ones“There once was a man named Abe Lincoln/ Whose Union was rapidly shrinkin’ … “
  39. Tom Hanks Performs a Slam Poem about ‘Full House’ on ‘Fallon’ What do you do when you have a back-to-back Oscar winner on your late night talk show? Ask him to perform a slam poem about Full House, of […]
  40. casting couch
    Cynthia Nixon to Play Emily DickinsonBut who will play the fly?
  41. obits
    Poet Adrienne Rich Has Died at 82The chronicler of the second wave died at home in California.
  42. Check Out an Adorable, Poetic Ode to Leonardo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja TurtlesReal or fake (please be real?), this poetic salute to “the smart Ninja Turtle” is one for the history books, or at least This Week in Internet.
  43. best of 2011
    David Edelstein’s Favorite Performances From 2011And a few of his worsts, as well.
  44. A Sonnet About Dan Harmon’s Latest Blog PostI have long thought that the ultimate level of success would be to have people write sonnets about your stream-of-consciousness 2:30AM blog […]
  45. poetry
    Here Is Salman Rushdie’s Limerick About Kim Kardashian“The marriage of poor kim #kardashian / was krushed like a kar in a krashian.”
  46. clickables
    Hear Nobel Winner Tomas Tranströmer Read and Discuss a PoemOpening line: “In the evening-dark of a place outside New York…”
  47. clickables
    Read Four Newly Released Shel Silverstein PoemsFrom the artist’s posthumous ‘Every Thing On It.’
  48. Bill Murray Reads Poetry Bill Murray stopped by the annual Poets House Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge to read a couple of poems by Billy Collins and Cole Porter, […]
  49. clickables
    Hear Bill Murray Read Poems by Billy Collins and Cole PorterHere’s “Forgetfulness” and “Brush Up.”
  50. clickables
    Read Excerpts From Charlie Sheen’s 1990 Poetry CollectionReal and self-published.
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