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by rus bowden
Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of July 23
Replies: 0
Views: 861

Poetry & Poets in Rags of July 23

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog This is the final installment of Poetry & Poets in Rags, completing 10 years, and well over 500 issues. It started as a weekly Saturday forum post at two now-defunct poetry boards, Melic Review and The Atlantic Monthly. It was picked up sh...
by rus bowden
Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of July 16
Replies: 0
Views: 691

Poetry & Poets in Rags of July 16

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog This is the second to last issue of Poetry & Poets in Rags. Next week's will fill ten years, since this column was first rolled out on July 25, 2003. This week's headlining story is one that crept up on poetry. It's about the death of Tray...
by rus bowden
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of July 9
Replies: 0
Views: 684

Poetry & Poets in Rags of July 9

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog This week, we begin with a collection of a colonial 13 poems for Independence Day. Ten stories later, our Back Page article is about the national pastime of the USA. Also in News at Eleven, we have a sampling of the poetry up for the Forward p...
by rus bowden
Tue Jul 02, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of July 2
Replies: 0
Views: 722

Poetry & Poets in Rags of July 2

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog This week, we bounce back and forth from Europe to the US. Not completely. We still have Great Regulars Luisetta Mudie, Caravan and Granta keeping us more worldly than that. But we begin with a look at Gertrude Stein looking at France. We end ...
by rus bowden
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of June 25
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Poetry & Poets in Rags of June 25

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Our first three articles in News at Eleven are on three poets who either were or are jailed, with stories of torture and governments that would rather the world not see the truth. Our Back Page article, the eleventh, is about poet Joan Naviyuk...
by rus bowden
Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of June 18
Replies: 0
Views: 753

Poetry & Poets in Rags of June 18

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog We lead out with the latest in intimidation strategy from the Israeli armed forces. They won't let soldiers read poetry in public. Now that this order is out, that some of their soldier do poe, do poetry, have they revealed vulnerability? Virg...
by rus bowden
Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of June 11
Replies: 0
Views: 700

Poetry & Poets in Rags of June 11

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog We have a few top stories this week. Our New at Eleven section leads with Natasha Trethewey accepting a second term as the United States Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She'll be working with one of our Great Reg...
by rus bowden
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of June 4
Replies: 0
Views: 703

Poetry & Poets in Rags of June 4

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Wanted in the Murder of Pablo Neruda, that is the headline for the week. We have the poster. But we don't know who is wanted. We begin News at Eleven with a clutch of articles explaining the new developments in Neruda's demise. This story is d...
by rus bowden
Tue May 28, 2013 5:14 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 28
Replies: 0
Views: 676

Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 28

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog For the past few weeks, Christian Wiman's latest book My Bright Abyss has been making the news, with all good reviews. This week, the article we have on it is our first link in News at Eleven. It headlines in a week with excellent items on Yea...
by rus bowden
Tue May 21, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 21
Replies: 0
Views: 754

Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 21

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog We have several themes running through this week's poetry in the news. One is the cultural disrespect of poets, for instance in our fifth article in News at Eleven about Yone Noguchi, and in one of Luisetta Mudie's articles in our Great Regula...
by rus bowden
Tue May 14, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 14
Replies: 0
Views: 702

Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 14

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog We start off very worldly this week in Poetry & Poets in Rags. Our first link features Moroccan poet Rachida Madani's book Tales of a Severed Head, translated into English by Marilyn Hacker, a collection of poems, "about women in revo...
by rus bowden
Tue May 07, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 7
Replies: 0
Views: 777

Poetry & Poets in Rags of May 7

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog This week, we begin with a poem, an excellent poem and a timely one for review, as it has meaning for many readers in relation to the death of Sylvia Plath 50 years ago. The drafts of "Sheep in Fog" are up for auction with her notes,...
by rus bowden
Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 30
Replies: 0
Views: 734

Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 30

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Today is the last day of National Poetry Month. On our Back Page, which is the eleventh story in News at Eleven, we have articles, each with a multiple of book reviews. This is preceded by the results The Philadelphia Inquirer's annual poetry ...
by rus bowden
Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 23
Replies: 0
Views: 727

Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 23

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog We begin this week with a clutch of links to poems about and dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Even last week, a day after the tragedy, we had one on our Back Page. They are still coming in. On this subject too, scroll ...
by rus bowden
Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 16
Replies: 0
Views: 667

Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 16

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds, which in the past year has received more good press than any other poetry book, has now just earned her a Pulitzer. This is our top story in News at Eleven. It is followed by the story of David Wevill's papers showi...
by rus bowden
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 9
Replies: 0
Views: 718

Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 9

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog In our previous two weeks, two very important writer-poets have passed away, first Chinua Achebe and then Daniel Hoffman. So we have led with stories in our last of three sections, our Poetic Obituaries. This week, quite the reverse. Our top s...
by rus bowden
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 2
Replies: 0
Views: 727

Poetry & Poets in Rags of April 2

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Daniel Hoffman, the twenty-second U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, nowadays known as U.S. Poet Laureate, has died 4 days short of his 90th birthday. A wonderful man and a brilliant poet, the stories on his li...
by rus bowden
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 26
Replies: 0
Views: 716

Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 26

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Chinua Achebe died this past week. Aside from being a great novelist, he was also a poet. You will find a clutch of links in our Poetic Obituaries section on this, each article lending its own point of view, to paying tribute to him. That is o...
by rus bowden
Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 19
Replies: 0
Views: 759

Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 19

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog We begin this week with Anne Carson's new book. Both the New York Times and the National Post bring us interviews with her. Michael Lista in our Great Regulars section also has an article on her. In our first section, News at Eleven, if you're...
by rus bowden
Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 12
Replies: 0
Views: 711

Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 12

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Our first story in News at Eleven is about Tsering Woeser and how China won't let this Tibetan poet and blogger come to the USA to accept her award for courage on International Women's Day. That courage has to do with being under the arrogant ...
by rus bowden
Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 5
Replies: 0
Views: 742

Poetry & Poets in Rags of March 5

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog We begin News at Eleven this week with a story that was breaking through an Alison Flood article last week, 50 Rudyard Kipling poems have been found. We then hit continents and countries around the globe, until getting to our back page article...
by rus bowden
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 26
Replies: 0
Views: 664

Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 26

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Breaking news: the arrogant powers that be, in the little country of Qatar, are flipping the bird to justice by not freeing poet Mohammed al-Ajami. His life sentence was reduced to 15 years in prison for thinking freely and writing a poem, doi...
by rus bowden
Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 19
Replies: 0
Views: 796

Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 19

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Thursday was Valentines Day, the perfect occasion for the world's newspapers to publish articles on love poetry. In our News at Eleven section, we have four such articles, including our headliner. In our Great Regulars section, Shannon Doyne, ...
by rus bowden
Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 12
Replies: 0
Views: 765

Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 12

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog In all the nearly 10 years of Poetry & Poets in Rags, there has never been a bigger poet or poetry story than has taken place this week, the golden anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath. The articles have been coming from the finest new...
by rus bowden
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 5
Replies: 0
Views: 704

Poetry & Poets in Rags of February 5

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog During this past week--with the 50th anniversary of Sylvia Plath's death coming next Monday, coupled with Andrew Wilson's new book on her life, Mad Girl's Love Song--the remarkable articles being published on her life, indicated to me that we ...
by rus bowden
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of January 29
Replies: 0
Views: 726

Poetry & Poets in Rags of January 29

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog If Robert Burns were alive today, he would be 254-years-old. The Ploughman Poet's birthday is celebrated all over the world, wherever there are people who would enjoy Scottish culture and wouldn't mind making a toast over a meal of haggis or s...
by rus bowden
Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of January 22
Replies: 0
Views: 725

Poetry & Poets in Rags of January 22

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Big news in poetry this week, and the top story is Richard Blanco's poem, which he spoke at Barack Obama's inauguration yesterday. So we begin there in our News at Eleven section. In Great Regulars, Jeffrey Brown speaks with Blanco, and furthe...
by rus bowden
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of January 15
Replies: 0
Views: 706

Poetry & Poets in Rags of January 15

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog We begin our News at Eleven links with Sharon Olds winning the T.S. Eliot Prize for her book Stag's Leap. The first two in a clutch of four links on this story will bring you to poems in the book. Our next story is about the announcement from ...
by rus bowden
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of January 8
Replies: 0
Views: 743

Poetry & Poets in Rags of January 8

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog Since the beginning of December, we have been following the case of Mohammed al Ajami, the poet arrested in Qatar for his poetry. Developments in this case have brought it back to be our lead article this week, as the United Nations Office of ...
by rus bowden
Tue Jan 01, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Newswire: Poets & Poetry in Rags
Topic: Poetry & Poets in Rags of New Year's Day
Replies: 0
Views: 818

Poetry & Poets in Rags of New Year's Day

Dear Poetry Aficionados, Poetry & Poets in Rags blog It's New Year's Day. All of humankind has progressed to 2013. And we begin Poetry & Poets in Rags today with yet another case on this orbiting planet of ours, in which free speech is being seriously impinged by government officials. The co...

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