Category Archives: poetry

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

The Association of American University Presses has recognized University of Illinois Press book designer Kelly Gray for her work designing Michael Harper’s recent book Use Trouble, which was one of four winners in the Poetry & Literature category. From the AAUP … Continue reading

The November 5, 2009, edition of Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac will feature Maura Stanton’s poem “Psalm for a Lost Summer” from her recent book Immortal Sofa.

On September 19, 2009, the Bowery Poetry Club in New York hosted a launch reading for Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader, edited by Maria Damon and Ira Livingston.  Penn Sound has posted audio clips of the event. Readers include … Continue reading

David Wagoner’s book, A Map of the Night, has been named winner of the 2009 Washington State Book Award in Poetry. Sponsored by the Washington Center for the Book at the Seattle Public Library, the award recognizes books that exemplify … Continue reading