Category Archives: poetry

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

The Atlantic online profiled Laurie Lambeth, author of the University of Illinois Press poetry collection, Veil and Burn. “The fact that Laurie Lambeth’s diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) came after only one month — and after only one ‘event’ — made it a … Continue reading

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery will host the exhibition Poetic Likeness: Modern American Poets, which opens in October 2012. A portrait of poet Denise Levertov (1923-1997) will be included in the exhibit. In September 2012 the University of Illinois Press will publish the biography … Continue reading

John Timberman Newcomb, author of the recent University of Illinois Press book How Did Poetry Survive? The Making of Modern American Verse, is featured in today’s edition of Inside Higher Ed. Q:  You mention “poetry’s current disciplinary crisis in the … Continue reading