Category Archives: poetry

  Kevin Stein, poet laureate of Illinois and author of the new book of poems Sufficiency of the Actual, was featured in the January 24, 2009, edition of the Chicago Tribune. Kevin Stein is used to it by now. When … Continue reading

Jim Barnes, author of the recent book of poems Visiting Picasso, was appointed Poet Laureate of Oklahoma by Governor Brad Henry.  From the January 15, 2009, press release: The Oklahoma Humanities Council announced today that Governor Brad Henry has appointed distinguished … Continue reading

A January 8 post on Bookslut points to VQR‘s top 10 poetry books of 2008, which led me to a comment below that refers to this ZYZZYVASPEAKS post, which mentions our own Laurence Lieberman.

It’s great when I learn something about one of our recent books from a blog via a Google alert. From littlegyroscopes: Class: The origami pictures were pretty Poet: They are poems Class: But how can you read them? Poet: What would … Continue reading

Last night Mark Doty won the National Book Award for his Fire to Fire: New and Collected Poems. Doty has a long history with the University of Illinois Press. In 1993 we published his multiple-award-winning *My Alexandria, and in 1995 his … Continue reading

The October 16-22, 2008, issue of Time Out New York includes an enthusiastic review of Oni Buchanan’s new book of poems, Spring. “Buchanan writes poems that are deeply sensitive, precisely imagined, fun and beautiful. She is taking poetry where it … Continue reading

“A Woman Feeding Gulls,” a poem from David Wagoner’s book Traveling Light: Collected and New Poems, was featured on the October 5, 2008, edition of Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. David Wagoner’s new book of poems, Map of the Night, was published … Continue reading

Writing for Critical Mass, the blog of the National Book Critics Circle Board of Directors, Rigoberto Gonz├ílez includes Oni Buchanan’s Spring in his roundup of recent poetry books published with an accompanying CD. “Simply slip the CD-ROM into the computer and … Continue reading

Oni Buchanan’s new book of poems, Spring, receives praise in the September 15, 2008, issue of Publishers Weekly. “In this adventurous mix of taut lyrics, dramatic monologues and free-ranging typographical experiments, Buchanan, who is also a pianist, has an ear for mellifluous runs and … Continue reading

Frost Medal recipient Michael Harper has been invited by the National Endowment for the Arts to participate in the National Book Festival in Washington D.C., on September 27, 2008. His new book of poems, Use Trouble, will be published in … Continue reading