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Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
Of all the great songwriters of the last half century, Patti Smith is one of the most unknowable. That’s not because Smith is particularly private or her work is evasive or
04.22.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
Since the genre’s earliest days, MCs have described rap as poetry, an assertion that once seemed bold but now seems indisputable. Of course rap is poetry. It's a uniquely insular strain of poetry, though, more interesting in quoting itself and inventing its own language and traditions than it is in quoting the classics, so it’s rare to find a rapper who cites literary poetry as a direct influe...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
 John Yau is an award-winning poet, fiction writer and critic. His latest work, Further Adventures in Monochrome, delves into identity and aging through poems that are at once insightful and enigmatic. Yau earned his bachelor’s
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013

For Langston

 Considered the poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes drew on jazz and blues for rhyme, rhythm and words. His poetry is easily adapted for music and jazz guitarist Ken Hatfield heard the grooves
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012
The poems in High Art & Love Poems by Keith Gaustad are striking with their smart language and unique lyrics. These concise and deliberate chapbook poems are submerged in deep feeling while being accessible to all readers by offering a...
Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012
I call it coreopsis, but it could becandelabra. The wind is moaningpast an open beer bottle. If my hatflies off, I’ll leave it where it falls. I’m tiredof picking up. The soft, greyed undersi

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