What began as a modest effort (inspired by federally designated occasions like Women's History Month in March) to highlight the cultural contributions of poets, promote the sales and distribution of poetry books, and encourage the reading and teaching of poems, has become a phenomenon positively impacting the state of poetry in the United States.
So I really understand the overwhelmingness of beauty that is not permanent. Having lost it, I'm struck by: Did it really
Lorraine Gordon is twelve years older than The Village Vanguard, which this past week celebrated its eightieth birthday. Lorraine -- who has owned the Vanguard since her husband, Max Gordon, passed in 1989 -- is, at 93, an inescapably frailer version of what she has always been: indomitable.
A Kentucky high school teacher admitted to having an affair with an underage student. Elizabeth Alexander, 26, was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with sexual abuse of a minor and use of a minor under the age of 16 in a sexual act.
As scientists improve their ability to manipulate the genome, will a market might emerge for people who want to imprint quotes into their own DNA, or even their children's, as a sort of genetic tattoo?
Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg asked one hundred of the best-known emerging American poets to respond with a poem for each of Obama's first 100 days. The resulting anthology is very revealing.
We spend a lot of time on the Living page focusing on all the different ways we can work on improving and bringing more meaning
Journalists today are often stressed rather than inspired. Bring on the poetry. Bring on new voices. Tell us something that matters with words that tell us about the world, about the human condition.
There will, no doubt, be some talk about Obama passing on more prominent poets to select a friend, but in many ways, the