5 Poets Who Changed My Life

Robert Frost A hardback The Poetry of Robert Frost was a prop on the living room coffee table in my childhood home, and (I think) my first introduction to poetry.  I liked the music, the pastoral.  Later I learned that what seemed “just another kind of outdoor game,” as the speaker says in “Mending Wall,”… 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

Lammy Finalists Reading in SF [UPDATE]

Lambda Literary has partnered with libraries, bookstores, and festivals across the country to celebrate finalists for the Lambda Literary Awards. All readings are free and open to the public. April 13 – Hormel Center, San Francisco Public Library 5:00 pm – Reception 6:00 pm – Reading (in the Latino-Hispanic Room) Featuring: Elana Dykewomon, Patrick Letellier,… read more