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Interview: Curtis Nathan Curry and Dave Gajda present Flowers on Mars

FLOWERS ON MARS This year, the Recording Academy has launched an initiative to provide Spoken Word with its own category during their esteemed Grammy Award presentation. Though the project is in its early stages, the poetry community is thrilled! This initiative is what led The Poet's List to learn about Flowers on Mars, a spoken … Continue reading Interview: Curtis Nathan Curry and Dave Gajda present Flowers on Mars

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Sylvia Plath: Will the poet always be defined by her death? (via BBC)

When a female author dies by suicide, it defines her. From Virginia Woolf to Sarah Kane, everything she did, everything she created during her life becomes part of a death-drive narrative. When a male author dies prematurely, it is a tragic stopper in his creative output – we mourn the poetry Dylan Thomas never wrote … Continue reading Sylvia Plath: Will the poet always be defined by her death? (via BBC)

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Saint Louis Poetry Center Celebrates 75 Years (via Ladue News)

For poetry in the U.S., 1946 marked a memorable year. The nation naturalized W.H. Auden, who still also remained a Brit. Ezra Pound – declared to be of “unsound mind” for misadventures during World War II – landed in a Washington, D.C., psychiatric hospital for a dozen years. Gertrude Stein left the world; Patti Smith … Continue reading Saint Louis Poetry Center Celebrates 75 Years (via Ladue News)

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Milan’s Miart Fair’s Slew of Poetry-Inspired Initiatives (via Artnet)

Full Title: "Milan’s Miart Fair Is Making Its In-Person Return This September With a Slew of Poetry-Inspired Initiatives (via Artnet)" Milan’s international art fair, Miart, is making a much anticipated in-person return this September. The lively Italian fair was gaining new attention back in 2019 when a number of blue-chip international galleries joined as exhibitors for the first time. … Continue reading Milan’s Miart Fair’s Slew of Poetry-Inspired Initiatives (via Artnet)

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Lincoln Center Names Its First Poet in Residence (via NY Times)

Lincoln Center on Thursday named Mahogany L. Browne its first ever poet in residence, part of its initiative to use its outdoor spaces as New York emerges from pandemic lockdowns. Browne, 45, is the author of several books, including “Black Girl Magic,” “Chlorine Sky,” and the forthcoming “I Remember Death by Its Proximity to What … Continue reading Lincoln Center Names Its First Poet in Residence (via NY Times)