10 Reasons Not to Miss this Year's Poets Forum

New Yorkers have a lot to look forward to in October: leather weather (finally!), oversized sweaters, some of the most inventive and intricate Halloween costumes in the world–and, of course, since 2007, the Academy of American Poets’ annual Poets Forum. Poets Forum is a celebration and examination of the form, where some of the sharpest and most exciting voices in American poetry gather to share their work and discuss their processes. Here’s ten reasons (of many) not to miss this year…… read more

Sophia Le Fraga, "one-way glass"

This week, a poem from Sophia Le Fraga. Le Fraga takes Adrienne Rich at her word and “diagram[s] the sentence”.

Le Fraga finished her B.A. in Linguistics and Poetry at New York University. Her work has appeared in Yes PoetryQuantum Poetry; Paperblög; A Clean, Well-Lighted Place; The Copperfield Review; The Broome Street Review and Lemon Hound; and was exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, the Corcoran Gallery, and in 2011, throughout Berlin. A book of erasures, Song of Me and Myself, is forthcoming…. read more

Adrienne Rich: Send Something Back

We must use what we have to invent what we desire. Adrienne Rich, What is Found There: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics When I heard today that Adrienne Rich had died, I went to my disorganized shelves and started pulling out her books.  I found twelve of them, and I know that I’ve got more… read more

In Remembrance: Adrienne Rich

“…I was caught not just in the web of her words, but in the weft of her ability to express her politics so keenly, so succinctly, with such force and breadth.”

Writer Victoria A. Brownworth remembers poet, lesbian, feminist, activist, and essayist Adrienne Rich… read more