frank o’hara

Forgotten Poet of the Day: Denise Levertov

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I came to admire Levertov only after I was approaching forty and she had recently died. I was old enough then to appreciate her seriousness of purpose. I came to admire her the way I had Muriel Rukeyser.

On Poetry and Loss

by Joe Weil Memoir
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The handling of such overwhelming material is first and last, a question of form. Grief, loss, outrage, must be made portable.

Some Notes on Translations of Horace

by Micah Towery Poetry and Poetics
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If you are a poet writing in English, you carry Horace in your own voice.

It’s [nearly] a summer day

by Zachary Pace Poetry and Poetics
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So we are taking off our masks, are we, and keeping
our mouths shut? as if we’d been pierced by a glance!

Frank O’Hara’s “To The Poem”

by Ben Pease Art
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Paparazzi

by Adam Fitzgerald The Other

“When we define the Photograph as a motionless image, this does not mean only that the figures it represents do not move; it means that they do not emerge, do not leave: they are anesthetized and fastened down, like butterflies.”

more correspondence

by Zachary Pace Art
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I want to begin praising If There is Something to Desire by Vera Pavlova, translated by Steven Seymour (her husband, her muse! how romantic, how intrinsic!) released last month from Knopf, her first collection published in English. These one hundred poems go so far so terrifically fast (almost all under ten lines) that Pavlova seems […]