Volume 34 of Parnassus was mentioned in the July 6, 2015 New York Times article, “The Forgotten Man Behind William Carlos Williams’s ‘Red Wheelbarrow’” by Jennifer Schuessler! Read about it here.
Editor Herbert Leibowitz will be teaching a literary seminar titled, “Reading Berryman, Lowell, Plath, and Sexton.” It begins on Tuesday, November 4th, at 8PM at the 92Y. You can learn more and register for the course here. This seminar proposes to examine the phenomenon of Confessional poetry. What did these four poets […]
Matt Rasmussen. Black Aperture. LSU Press 2013. 63 pp. $17.95 (paper) Black Aperture, Matt Rasmussen’s first book, is the 2012 winner of the Walt Whitman Award and a National Book Award finalist. Any volume so heavily laureled is bound to raise suspicion, at least among poetry’s small and often cynical readership. It is my […]
PM: In your first collection of poems At the Autopsy of Valsav Nijinsky you write from the perspective of a number of public figures. How did you choose these subjects? BL: I honestly don’t feel like I did choose these subjects. It always seems to happen naturally for me. It was at the thrift […]
Today, February 7, is the birthday of Regina Derieva, the Russian poet who died last December in Sweden. To mark the occasion, here is her “Tattooed Mnemosyne,” a poem that is as scathing a summary of Stalinism as one can imagine. In this translation by Daniel Weissbort, one sees her gift for startling imagery and her mind of winter (one that rivaled Stevens’).
The Poetry Society of New York is throwing its third annual poetry festival on Governor’s Island this Saturday and Sunday.
A salute to Kay Ryan, a Parnassus contributor and recent recipient of a National Humanities Medal.
On John Foy’s “Poets & Jobs” at Best American Poetry, with a special guest appearance by STC.