by Sarah Vap • from Viability • Penguin Books
Sarah Vap is the author of five collections of poetry and poetics, including Dummy Fire, recipient of the 2006 Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, and American Spikenard, recipient of the 2006 Iowa Poetry Prize.
“This polyphonic montage, collage, assemblage brilliantly collapses the gap between lyric poetry and life.” (Mary Jo Bang)
Final judge: Brenda Shaughnessy
"... I'm not a theorist. So I really don't have theories, which means I kind of invent each poem as I write it. Not always true. Too many times I'm imitating myself, and I get crap; but I think when the poems are interesting to me, they surprise me."
—Philip Levine MORE
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- Martin Willitts Jr.
Audio recordings of events in our Readings & Conversations and In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series are available via podcast generally within one week of the event. Selected past Lannan events are also being released periodically in audio and/or video format. We also have rare video interviews with people such as Peter Reading and John Berger.
Catullus' Bedspread: The Life of Rome’s Most Erotic Poet, by Daisy Dunn, reviewed by Philip Womack.
Kaveh Akbar interviews Nate Marshall.
Carol Rumens introduces Edwin Morgan's "Grey."
Richard Fitzpatrick profiles poet (and undertaker) Thomas Lynch.
Robert Lowell in Love, by Jeffrey Meyers, reviewed by Michelle Dean.
Jenny Morrison talks with Scotland's outgoing Makar, Liz Lochhead.
The Poems of T.S. Eliot: The Annotated Text, Volumes 1 and 2, edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue, reviewed by Michael O'Loughlin.
The Making of Shakespeare’s First Folio, by Emma Smith, reviewed by Andrew Hadfield.
The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature, edited by Yunte Huang, reviewed by Julia Lovell.
Complete Poems, by
R.F. Langley, reviewed by Stephen Burt. MORE