Tag: Erica Wright
The author of Small Porcelain Head on how poetry can help us mourn.
To kick off National Poetry Month, the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America talks with Erica Wright about institutional rivalry, poetic diplomacy, and encountering verse in unlikely places.
The prolific translator talks with Guernica’s poetry editor about her work ethic, contemporary Morocco, and what connects poetry with journalism.
Beth Harrison, interim director of the Academy of American Poets, talks about the value of a national poetry month, the well-versed movie, and Poem in Your Pocket Day.
|Five questions for a lyric poet at her finest.|
|Hint: It has nothing to do with vampires.|
|Join Guernica for a reading and reception to celebrate the publication of Erica Wright’s debut collection.|
|The events in Measure for Measure prove we have not come far enough when a man’s word still counts for more than a woman’s and when an elected official can play by a different set of rules than the rest of us.|
|What is it like on both sides of the translator-poet equation?|
|The editors of the OED just have to add “dude lit” to their database and, in doing so, ensure an equal opportunity for insult.|
|There are plenty of female heroes in real life, but what about those fictional characters that usurp our daydreams?|
|Šteger’s latest collection embodies, addresses, and reconfigures objects ranging from graters to urinals. And it’s downright sexy.|
|With two superfluous remakes soon to make their way to a theater near you, Wright takes a look at the top five movies that did not need do-overs.|
In this Q&A, Greene discusses her frustration at how politics and religion merge in small-town Tennessee.
The Vicious Kind is a tense dark comedy…and a warning to get more sleep.
A humiliating night becomes life altering as Wright experiences Merwin’s “negative capability” for the first time.
At once magical realism, post-modernism, and science fiction, Carter’s work defies categorization.
Writers are lovers, and critics are masturbators.
This issue’s featured poet on galactic collisions, scientific verse, and poetry’s archaeological powers.
It might be more than 500 pages long, but this book zips along like the best of its lighter kin.
This book is really a sneaky lesson on poetic forms and how great they are. Like in those commercials where parents lie about the vegetable content of a particular snack.
This imaginative film is touched with just the right amounts of humor and pathos.
There are amazing writers who can make converts of even the most staunch opponents of verse.
This film is a haunting consideration of what vampirism might look like without the dietary alternatives of Tru Blood or deer meat.
Proceed with caution, but do proceed to Jorge Drexler’s infectious album.
This TV series is done like a good spy drama: no flashy special effects, just film noir twists.
“I blame James Fenimore Cooper for rampant literary disinterest in the United States.”
A fairy tale which fits in your pocket.
An author’s solitary retreat is interrupted by a sinister mystery.
If you can’t make it to her reading on Monday, you should probably get your hands on Adrienne Rich’s masterpiece, Diving Into The Wreck.
Engaging and inspiring books to help sharpen your poetic craft.
Okay, so all poets are obsessed with death, but Thomas James is intimate, and that intimacy leads to insight rather than self-pity.
No matter how much you badger me, I am not wading into War and Peace this summer. But novellas! Oh, novellas are like mint juleps on an August afternoon.
When Doug Burr’s Thing About Trouble came on two winters ago, I had that immediate connection certain songs engender.
Hardwick defies genre in this lyric memoir/novel, championing the sentence above all else. NYRB Classics did us all a favor when they resurrected Sleepless Nights from the out-of-print graveyard in 2001.
Rock-star poet John Ashbery on pop art, manifestos, and feeling like a foreigner in America.