In Conversation: Mark Wunderlich & Alex Dimitrov

Poets Mark Wunderlich and Alex Dimitrov have an in-depth conversation about their new books, marriage, Madonna, and queer culture. Mark Wunderlich’s most recent book is The Earth Avails, forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2014. His other titles include The Anchorage, which received the Lambda Literary Award, and Voluntary Servitude, published by Graywolf. He has received fellowships from the NEA, the Massachusetts… read more

'Holy Soul Jelly Roll' (Re)launches at the Rubin Museum

Early last Friday evening, friends and fans of Allen Ginsberg gathered at the Rubin Museum of Art to celebrate the digital re-release of Ginsberg’s four-disc 1994 album Holy Soul Jelly Soul, co-sponsored by the Rubin, The Allen Ginsberg Estate, and Origin Magazine. Following a cocktail hour downstairs at the K2 Lounge, the crowd re-assembled on the sixth floor at the top of the museum’s breathtaking spiral staircase to hear poets deliver readings of Ginsberg’s extraordinary work, as well as their own poems…. read more

Alex Dimitrov, "You Are The Party I Want To Go To"

This Valentine’s Day, we’re pleased to bring you Alex Dimitrov’s love poem for fellow poet Dorothea Lasky.

Dimitrov’s first book of poems, Begging for It, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in early 2013. He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize for younger poets from The American Poetry Review and the founder of Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon in New York City. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Kenyon Review, Yale Review, Slate, Tin House, and Boston Review.
read more

'Persistent Voices' Reading @ BloomBars [Photos]

Photographer Michael Jantzen captured Randall Mann, Philip Clark, Sarah Browning, David Groff, Miguel Murphy, Alex Dimitrov, and Eduardo C. Corral (not pictured) gathered for a reading of Persistent Voices (Alyson) at BloomBars…. read more

The Year in Queer Poetry

2010 was a great year for LGBT poetry, bringing us some exciting new voices, books, and trends. As the year comes to an end, here are some of the highlights: This fall seminal poet Mary Oliver, whom The Weekly Standard has described as “among the finest poets the English language has ever produced,” published Swan:… read more

Alex Dimitrov, Wilde Boy

I don’t remember quite how I met Alex Dimitrov (right, with Zachary Pace), only that once we started spending time together, I realized that he was a force of nature. When he first mentioned his idea for the Wilde Boys, a salon for gay male poets in New York, I was supportive but skeptical. Every… read more

Alex Dimitrov interviews Gabrielle Calvocoressi

I met Gabrielle Calvocoressi at a dinner for John Ashbery last fall. Her much talked about second book, Apocalyptic Swing, had left a big impression on me and I was happy to finally have a conversation with her and find out that she’s just as generous and smart as her poems. One thing I admire… read more

Yawp: Rocky Mountain High (AWP Recap)

Denver may not be exactly in the Rocky Mountains—its most mountainous feature is the white-capped roof of airport, situated on the flat plains east of the city, a lemon meringue pie for the gods.  But Denver is definitely a mile high, which meant that the breathlessness experienced by the poets and prose writers attending last… read more