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  • Poetry magazine well-versed in criticism

    Poetry magazine well-versed in criticism
    Poetry makes nothing happen. So saidW.H. Auden. Who never lived in Chicago. Or knew Don Share. Share is the senior editor of Poetry magazine, the venerable Chicago-based literary institution. It turns 100 next year and has seen far more than nothing...
  • Cheating Margarito deserves beatdown from Miguel Cotto

    Cheating Margarito deserves beatdown from Miguel Cotto
    Let's dispense with the cordial pat on the gloves before the bell, and let the fists fly from the get-go. Antonio Margarito doesn't deserve anybody's respect. He doesn't even deserve to be in the ring. He is boxing's dirty laundry, soiled and stained....
  • Best Bets: Literary Events

    Best Bets: Literary Events
    Tom Wolfe: The once-and-again “new journalist” and novelist will release his latest book, “Back to Blood,” on Oct. 23. What does this have to do with South Florida? Well, according to Wolfe himself, everything. “Miami is...
  • Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden

    Poetry's Rock Stars Light Up Sunken Garden
    When hundreds of people showed up for a outdoor poetry reading in Farmington in 1992, causing a traffic jam, "it dawned on us," said an organizer, "this was going to be a yearly thing." That was an understatement. That first blockbuster evening has...
  • Rae Armantrout's probing new collection

    Rae Armantrout's probing new collection
    The only time I met the poet Rae Armantrout, a few years ago, I escorted her from her hotel to the lecture hall at the University of Chicago where she was to read. We chatted, and she mentioned that she had a new book coming out. I asked her what it was...
  • Jacket Copy on the Road: The Jack Kerouac house in Orlando

     
    A visit to Jack Kerouac's house in Orlando, Florida....
  • Common, Elizabeth Alexander headline White House 'Evening of Poetry,' to be streamed live Wednesday

     
    Tonight's White House poetry event, which includes rapper Common, poets Billy Collins, Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove and the singer Aimee Mann, can be streamed online....
  • Obama hails White House poetry night with prose

     
    Democrat admits he wrote two poems in college, declines to read them....
  • Rollins College professor’s work on National Public Radio

     
    Rollins College houses a chorus of literary voices. There's Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate who may just be one of the most visible versifiers in this country. There's the critic Terry Teachout, author of biographies on characters as ...
  • Discoveries: 'Leaving Van Gogh' by Carol Wallace:

    Discoveries: 'Leaving Van Gogh' by Carol Wallace:
    Leaving Van Gogh A Novel Carol Wallace Spiegel & Grau: 268 pp., $25 "Vincent wrote once in a letter that a man who commits suicide turns his friends into murderers. What does that make me?" writes Dr. Paul Gachet in Carol Wallace's riveting...
  • Book calendar events for the week of February 27, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Tamim Ansary: The author of "Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes" will discuss and sign his new book. Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena. 2 p.m. Free...