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A Poetry Daily Prose Feature: "What always pulls at me, like a persistent hand tugging on my shirt sleeve or at my pant leg, is the poem I haven't written. Hey, it asks me, when is it my turn?
"The blank code of my unwritten poem is inflated with announcements of what it could be and swagger. Much more than a poem already written, where limitations have already ended up imposing themselves and where initial intentions end up lowering their head in embarrassment ... "
—Luis Muñoz, translated by Curtis Bauer,"Fragments / Fragmentos" on poetics — "What Always Pulls at Me" and "Poetry Never Stops Defining and Redefining Its Terrain"
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"Tremendous practising poet, academic critic & stonkingly good translations of classical poetry:"
Mary Beard on A. E. Stallings's candidacy for Oxford Professor of Poetry. (A Don's Life)
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"Shakespeare and...? Well, whatever you like."
Alan Riding reviews Women of Will: Following the Feminine in Shakespeare’s Plays, By Tina Packer, and Shakespeare and the Countess: The Battle That Gave Birth to the Globe, by Chris Laoutaris. (The New York Times)
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A. E. Stallings and Simon Armitage are nominated for the position of Oxford University's professor of poetry, joining Wole Soyinka, Ian Gregson, and Seán Haldane. (The Guardian)
Recently Arrived Titles
These just in... Highlighted titles may be purchased from Poetry Daily / Amazon.com. A complete list of all books and journals recently received at Poetry Daily is also available.
- Fix Quiet, John Poch (Copper Canyon Press)
- The Way In, John McAuliffe (The Gallery Press)
- Once Removed, Elizabeth Bradfield (Persea Books)
- The Glory Gets, Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (Wesleyan University Press)
- Brain Camp, Charles Harper Webb (University of Pittsburgh Press)
- Whoop and Shush, Jeff Baker (University of Washington Press)
- Misery Islands, January Gill O'Neil (Cavankerry Press)
- Doll God, Luanne Castle (Aldrich Press)
- To Banquet with the Ethiopians: A Memoir of Life Before the Alphabet, Philip Brady (Broadstone Books)
- Rooms for Rent in the Burning City, Brandon Courtney (Spark Wheel Press)
- Shields & Shards & Stitches & Songs, Dan Beachy-Quick (Omnidawn)
- Memos, Susan Terris (Omnidawn)
- Some Habits, C. Violet Eaton (Omnidawn)
- Laodicea, Eric Ekstrand (Omnidawn)
- Truth of My Songs: Poems of the Trobairitz, Claudia Keelan, tr. (Omnidawn)
- Particulars of Place, Richard O. Moore (Omnidawn)
- Essay: A Critical Memoir, Donald Revell (Omnidawn)
- Crevasse, Nicholas Wong (Kaya Press)
- Crazy Star, Rustin Larson (Loess Hills Books)
- The Alchemy of My Mortal Form, Sandy Longhorn (Trio House Press)
- What the Night Numbered, Bradford Tice (Trio House Press)
- Blind Verse, Marck L. Beggs (Salmon Poetry)
- Junction City: New & Selected Poems 1990 - 2015, Eamonn Wall (Salmon Poetry)
- The Conversation, Judith Barrington (Salmon Poetry)
- Bones of Birds, Jo Colley (Smokestack Books)
- Laventille, Sheree Mack (Smokestack Books)
- The Surface of the Lit World, Shane Seely (Ohio University Press)
- Turning into Dwelling, Christopher Gilbert (Graywolf Press)
Original articles, interviews, selections from special collections and journal issues, and more are available in the Archives.