How grief became path-breaking poetry in Victoria Chang's 'Obit'

After her parents fell ill, Victoria Chang, finalist for a Times Book Prize, wrote 'Obit,' poems styled as obituaries of loved ones — and herself. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-06 14:00:08 UTC ]
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What Is Autobiography? A Conversation with Debut Memoirist Victoria Chang, by Amy Wright

Interviews Victoria Chang’s new collection, Dear Memory, expands the field of the memoir for readers to explore a full-color archive of family photos and historical documents collaged between lines of poetry and letters. It prompts us to ask, with her,... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2022-01-05 19:50:39 UTC ]
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Natasha Trethewey on Public Grief in Poetry and Memoir

Hosted by Paul Holdengräber, The Quarantine Tapes chronicles shifting paradigms in the age of social distancing. Each day, Paul calls a guest for a brief discussion about how they are experiencing the global pandemic. Guest host Eddie Glaude is joined by poet Natasha Trethewey on Episode 145 of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-12-23 09:48:22 UTC ]
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How Poetry Helps Us Through Grief

A former U.S. poet laureate’s new memoir reflects on the power of storytelling to reconcile past traumas—and offers lessons for surviving the cataclysms of the present. Continue reading at The Atlantic

[ The Atlantic | 2020-08-01 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Poets Call for Change at Poetry Foundation

An open letter to the Poetry Foundation signed by more than 1,800 individuals issued in response to the organization's recent statement on the killing of George Floyd and other current events calls for significant change at the organization, including the resignations of its president and board... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Victoria Chang on the Self and Its Many Deaths

For the next installation in our interview series with contemporary poets, Peter Mishler corresponded with Victoria Chang. Victoria Chang’s books include OBIT (April 2020), Barbie Chang, The Boss, Salvinia Molesta, and Circle. Her children’s picture book, Is Mommy?, was illustrated by Marla... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-21 09:48:19 UTC ]
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Luis J. Rodriguez on changing lives through poetry

Luis J. Rodriguez shared his new book, 'From Our Land to Our Land,' with the Los Angeles Times Book Club Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-02-17 00:49:19 UTC ]
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Simon Armitage to headline climate change poetry event

​Poets for the Planet, a creative community using its voice to engage with the climate and ecological emergency, is teaming up with the Society of Authors on an all-day poetry event headlined by Poet Laureate Simon Armitage. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-06 18:39:22 UTC ]
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Investing in culture can change lives, break boundaries and reinvigorate communities

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon reveals the lifelong love of reading that has compelled her and her government to increase its budget for funding the arts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Canongate to publish Michel Faber's poetry on grief

Canongate is to publish Undying, a collection of poetry from Michel Faber in which he honours the memory of his late wife. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Nurturing poets and poetry: 21 years of the Ledbury Poetry Festival Poetry Competition

Philippa Slinger blogs about why a poetry competition is a vital platform for poets just starting out, and those in the midst of their careers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Climate science may change minds. Climate sadness can change hearts.

In a series of letters, Daniel Sherrell shares his anger and guilt over the state of the planet. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-08-06 12:00:00 UTC ]
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National Poetry Day follows lockdown poetry passion with bumper plans for October

National Poetry Day is holding a mass 24-hour "share-a-poem" festival alongside hundreds of mini events to celebrate poetry on Thursday 1st October. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-15 10:46:22 UTC ]
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Why CEOS need to read poetry—yes, poetry—to lead in the post-COVID world

Leaders will need to be resilient, open-minded, and creative. Poetry can show them the way. “I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2020-07-28 03:00:09 UTC ]
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National Poetry Day to highlight 40 new books focusing on poetry participation

The 2020 campaign to mark National Poetry Day on 1st October will highlight a list of 40 new books focused on poetry participation, including work from Michael Rosen, Inua Ellams and Kate Clanchy. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-09 10:54:41 UTC ]
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The Poetry Archive launches children’s poetry website

The Poetry Archive, a charity set up by Sir Andrew Motion to preserve digital recordings of poets reading their own work, has set up a website of children’s poems. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-02 22:39:54 UTC ]
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If you want to change Facebook, you have to change Zuckerberg

An investor asked Mark Zuckerberg if he would give up some of his power for the good of the company. She didn’t get an answer, but she asked the right question. At Facebook’s annual shareholder meeting, a shareholder stepped up to the microphone and asked Mark Zuckerberg if he’d be willing to... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2019-05-31 09:15:54 UTC ]
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'The Gulf' Is A Climate Change Novel For A Changed World

Political temperatures rise and vicious storms pound the coast in Belle Boggs' witty debut, set in Obama's America. Continue reading at The Huffington Post

[ The Huffington Post | 2019-04-30 22:02:59 UTC ]
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‘This change will take some time to figure out’: Here’s how Facebook is explaining its feed change to publishers

Brown said that because posts from friends will be weighted most heavily, people are likely to see less content from publishers, brands and celebrities. The post ‘This change will take some time to figure out’: Here’s how Facebook is explaining its feed change to publishers appeared first on... Continue reading at Digiday

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The Kindle Changed the Book Business. Can It Change Books?

A decade after the first Kindle, Amazon looks toward disrupting books themselves. Continue reading at Wired

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