Category Archives: poetry

It is seldom mentioned that cats are one of the great lawyers of the animal kingdom. Say “no” to a cat and it will look at you with an expression that answers: “Please define ‘no.’” And so on. I don’t think … Continue reading

One of the wonderful things about independent bookstores is the opportunity for discovery. Is there a better feeling than walking among rows of texts and spying that one spine that calls out to be read? Whatever might pique interest—from an evocative … Continue reading

In 1982, an alliance of pop culture titans came together on the Broadway stage. Andrew Lloyd Webber, a man who helped turn Jesus into a rock star and somehow got a musical on roller skates financed, teamed with Cameron Mackintosh, the … Continue reading

Everyone is a little French on Bastille Day. Which is ironic, as during the French Revolution, French was one of the last things you wanted to be. You know who could not give a care about revolutionary politics? Cats. But you … Continue reading

Daisy Turner was a woman of many words. The storyteller and poet was a living repository of history. She related the stories of her own family, from the abduction of her ancestors in West Africa to her own upbringing in … Continue reading

Vanessa Pérez Rosario is an associate professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at City University of New York, Brooklyn College, and the editor of Hispanic Caribbean Literature of Migration: Narratives of Displacement. She recently answered some questions about her … Continue reading

Two UIP titles are now available in paperback editions. Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life Called by Kenneth Rexroth “the most subtly skillful poet of her generation,” British-born Denise Levertov authored twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books of essays, and several … Continue reading

Watch Dana Greene on Denise Levertov on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene

This week we officially published the new biography Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life by Dana Greene.  Levertov was born in England (October 24, 1923), published her first book of poems at age twenty-three, and moved to the United States in 1948 … Continue reading

CALL FOR PAPERS Michael S. Harper “Canon Maker: Poet, Editor, Teacher, Mentor, Scholar” Wednesday – Friday, March 13-15, 2013 The English Department at The University of Missouri – Columbia in conjunction with Cave Canem Foundation invites scholars, poets, and jazz … Continue reading