Tag Archives: poetry

Marian Wilson Kimber’s book The Elocutionists reclaimed a forgotten performance genre. From the mid-1800s to the 1940s, elocutionists recited poetry or drama with music to entertain audiences, in particular women’s groups. Women, in fact, dominated the art, and their purveyance … Continue reading

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

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

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

Nearly sixteen years past her death, poet Denise Levertov’s work and life continue to fascinate.  Dana Greene’s biography of the poet, Denise Levertov: A Poet’s Life has gained new acclaim with reviews on two prominent websites. Carl McColman writes on The … Continue reading

Colleen McElroy’s new poetry collection Sleeping with the Moon is featured at PoetryFoundation.org. “She will happily give the MFAs a headache with her unfashionably clear statements and heartbroken admissions and the bold planting, in almost every poem, of the moon, which she … Continue reading

Lorna Goodison appears in Book Sense’s April picks list for her new book From Harvey River: A Memoir of My Mother and Her Island (Amistad/Harper Collins). The University of Illinois Press previously published three collections of Goodison’s poetry: To Us, All Flowers … Continue reading