Friday, June 14th, 2013
Friday, June 14th, 2013
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
One of our most anticipated new book releases this week (see our list for more recommended books coming out this week) is:
Paperback: Graywolf Press, 2013.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]
Which hits bookstores today…
Here is a short video clip of Burt reading poems from this new volume (Courtesy of the LA Review of Books).
Read our review (by Brett Foster) of
The Art of the Sonnet by Stephen Burt and David Mikics
Friday, June 7th, 2013
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Found in the collection
Friday, May 31st, 2013
Today is the Birthday
of Walt Whitman, born 1819
I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,
The boatman singing what belongs to him in his boat, the deckhand
singing on the steamboat deck,
The shoemaker singing as he sits on his bench, the hatter singing as
The wood-cutter’s song, the ploughboy’s on his way in the morning,
or at noon intermission or at sundown,
The delicious singing of the mother, or of the young wife at work,
or of the girl sewing or washing,
Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else,
The day what belongs to the day–at night the party of young
fellows, robust, friendly,
Singing with open mouths their strong melodious songs.
Friday, May 24th, 2013
Tomorrow is the birthday of Ralph Waldo Emerson, born 25 May 1803
A subtle chain of countless rings
The next unto the farthest brings;
The eye reads omens where it goes,
And speaks all languages the rose;
And, striving to be man, the worm
Mounts through all the spires of form.
Friday, May 3rd, 2013
When a friend calls to me from the road
And slows his horse to a meaning walk,
I don’t stand still and look around
On all the hills I haven’t hoed,
And shout from where I am, What is it?
No, not as there is a time to talk.
I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground,
Blade-end up and five feet tall,
And plod: I go up to the stone wall
For a friendly visit.
From the collection Mountain Interval, available here as a FREE ebook (Kindle/Nook/other formats) through Project Gutenberg.
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
ALSO be sure to check out our list of 15 poetry classics that are available as FREE ebooks for Kindle/Nook…
If you enjoyed these, you might also be interested in last year’s recap of National Poetry Month…
Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Monday, April 22nd, 2013