January 23, 2013

Poetry's everywhere (or next to Megan Fox)

Esquire's February 2013 issue features ... poetry.

Heck, they even promote it right there on the cover. The tease is to the right of Megan Fox: Our annual Poetry for Men section (just kidding about the "annual" part)

From the table of contents:
Trochees, iambs, and no requests for exegesis. An enjoyable few moments with poesy.
By Matthew Dickman, Galway Kinnell, Alex Lemon, Sharon Olds, Charles Simic, Jason Tandon, and Nick Tosches

January 22, 2013

Cool-looking authors No. 47

Nam Le, author of the short story collection "The Boat"

Photo by Joanne Chan

January 15, 2013

Room With a View

Melanie looked up,
past me, out
the window.

There was
never anything
to look at
out there.

— John Brandon, short story "Last Summer" in The Oxford American's The Best of the South 2011

January 10, 2013

Poems by heart

USA Today's Pop Candy column poses the question (in light of British effort):
Do you know any poems by heart?  Link

January 9, 2013


The cool thing about poetry — and yes, there's a cool thing about poetry, so you'd better un-arch that eyebrow ...

— Jeff Giles, the start of his review of Louise Gluck's new collection, "Poems 1962-2012," in Entertainment Weekly.  And it's an encouraging sign the magazine devoted a whole page to a review of a poetry book.