by Tony Hoagland • from Tin House
Tony Hoagland lives in Houston and Santa Fe; his books include What Narcissism Means to Me and Donkey Gospel.
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"A great deal of contemporary poetry concerns itself with its own construction, and the difficulty of syntax and complications of conventional meaning in such work have their value and beauties. Many poets, however, still explore the worlds, both external and internal, that can be known through traditionally sustained imagery and compressed, resonant diction. As media and an expanding number of electronic devices allow instant communication of knowledge and trivia, it might seem that the known world has expanded unmeasurably, but these poets have found that the world is made up of individual experience—and that the lyric may in fact know more about the world than any twenty-four hour news program or Twitter account can tell us."—Sarah Kennedy MORE
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William Porter profiles Colorado poet laureate Joseph Hutchison.
West Chester University Poetry Conference canceled, director reassigned.
Brian O'Neill talks with MacArthur Fellow Terrance Hayes.
Ben Lerner's novel 10:04 reviewed by Christian Lorentzen.
Andrew McCulloch introduces Nicholas Wade's "Nicholas Wade’s Trousers."
Ted Kooser presents Karina Borowicz's "September Tomatoes."
Terrence Hayes and Khaled Mattawa win MacArthur Awards.
Carol Rumens introduces "The Sea and the Skylark," by Gerard Manley Hopkins.
National Book Award longlist is announced.
Arlice Davenport reviews W. S. Merwin's Moon Before Morning.
Christopher Dickey talks about the poetry of his father, James Dickey.
Tim Adams reviews Gabriel, by Edward Hirsch.
National Poetry Series announces winners.
Eric Trethewey, 71
Recent collections by Ruth Padel, David Harsent, and Michael Longley reviewed by Paul Batchelor.
Craig Morgan Teicher on The Collected Poems of W.S. Merwin.
Joseph Hutchison named Colorado poet laureate.
David Biespiel concludes his series, "The Poet's Journey." MORE