RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Poetry

A collection of news and information related to Poetry published by this site and its partners.

Top Poetry Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced

     2014 National Book Critics Circle Award winners announced
    Claudia Rankine, Marilynne Robinson and Roz Chast were some of the winners of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Awards, which were announced Thursday at a ceremony at the New School in New York. Claremont poet Rankine won the poetry award for...
  • Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown to celebrate Epic Pi Day

    Math geeks rejoice. Once a year on March 14, the date aligns with 3.14, the number of pi, and all those who love math celebrate pi day. This year is being touted as ultimate pi day because pi is an irrational number — which means it never ends...
  • Review: 'Mr. West' by Sarah Blake

    Review: 'Mr. West' by Sarah Blake
    If you set out to write a poetry collection about Kanye West, someone who is himself arguably one of the most brilliant and influential poets of the 21st century so far, then it had better be good. Sarah Blake's debut book, "Mr. West" — impressive...
  • Joan Curto celebrates Sondheim with smarts and savvy

    Joan Curto celebrates Sondheim with smarts and savvy
    What would we do without Stephen Sondheim? The ingenuity of his lyrics, the conversational cadences of his melodies and the jazz-tinged allure of his harmonies brought American songwriting to a level of sophistication that never really has been...
  • Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards

    Bob Dylan's 'Shadows in the Night' album illuminates American standards
    Call them standards if you must — imagine dusty old classics of the so-called Great American Songbook. But as interpreted by Bob Dylan, more accurate is to consider the entirety of "Shadows in the Night" as a gathering of meditations, or a booklet...
  • Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'

     Opera review: Lyric Opera's grim 'Tosca'
    Lyric Opera's imperishable love affair with Puccini's "Tosca" goes back as far as the company's inaugural season in 1954. Some of the greatest sopranos of their day have loved, killed and leapt through the title role here. Such are the vocal and...
  • It's Groundhog Day all over again

    It's Groundhog Day all over again
    As today is Feb. 2, it would seem a good time to say a few words about "Groundhog Day." It was a heck of a good movie. Some of my favorite scenes: After being stuck in Punxsutawney, Pa., Bill Murray’s character, Phil Connors, says to a telephone...
  • Review: 'The Passenger' by Lyric Opera

    Review: 'The Passenger' by Lyric Opera
    Perhaps the most affecting moment among many such moments at the Midwest premiere of composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg's "The Passenger," Tuesday night at Lyric Opera, came after the cast and creative team had taken their bows on stage at the Civic Opera...
  • Popular & Modern First Dance Songs

    Popular & Modern First Dance Songs
    A couple’s first dance as man and wife is a cherished wedding tradition. While the first dance can help set a positive tone for the reception, it also can negatively affect the festivities if a poor song is chosen. Couples may feel pressure to...
  • Remembering Philip Levine

    Remembering Philip Levine
    Philip Levine, the former U.S. poet laureate who died of pancreatic cancer on Saturday at the age of 87, was not a poet to everyone’s taste. Born and raised in Detroit, he was called, by Edward Hirsch, “a large, ironic Whitman of the...
  • Kerouac is on the road again, to the Imperial

    Kerouac is on the road again, to the Imperial
    The absolute power of the spoken word, Nicholas Stevens noted, is something worth rediscovering, particularly for a younger generation that may not have heard about poetry readings in cafes and similar gatherings – places where beat poets had the...