30 POETS/ 30 DAYS: VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY

Vladimir Maykovsky is our Poet of the Day! Above, we’ve included a recording of a reading of Vladimir Mayakovsky’s posthumous publication, Night Wraps the Sky, edited Michael Almereyda, organized by Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux in 2012. The project was completed out of a desire to publish the poet’s work in English alongside the poet’s continuous influence in the […]

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NO CHEMISTRY

BY LEIGH MORRISON, ’15 Like visiting someone else’s church: Here, a holy space to some something about it uncomfortable, beige and suburban with big canvas-covered cork boards where nametags hang reminding you there is an entire congregation of people named Gladys, Jean and Cynthia

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30 POETS/30 DAYS: JORGE LUIS BORGES

Our Poet of the Day today is Jorge Luis Borges! Above, we’ve included an audio recording of Borges’ lecture at Harvard entitled, “A Poet’s Creed,” that occurred alongside the Norton Lecture Series from 1967-1968. Born in 1899 in Argentina, Borges remains a key figure in Spanish literature. His  work surrounds the idea of dreams, mirrors, philosophy, […]

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BLOODLINES

BY LAURA MAYRON, ’16 There are a million doves in the channels of my heart singing and fluttering, digging into my atrium with their beaks, some cooing in my wheezing lungs, flooding my brain with an endless Dies Irae. Whispered prayers only fill my mouth with feathers, holy ghosts and hallelujahs turning instead into bloody […]

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30 POETS/30 DAYS: SEAMUS HEANEY

Happy 76th Birthday to the late, great Seamus Heaney!!! We’ve included a wonderful video with the poet and a reading of his famous poem, “Digging,” above. For more with Heaney, we’ve included a link to an interview by Henri Cole of The Paris Review here. Learn more about Heaney’s biography from our friends at the Poetry Archive : […]

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