To celebrate the beating heart of literature, consider these multiple ways to experience poetry.
These three new or forthcoming titles are representative of the brightest voices in contemporary poetry:
- On the North Slope: Poems by Catharine Savage Brosman (Mercer University Press)
- On the Spectrum of Possible Deaths by Lucia Perillo (Copper Canyon)
- That Said: New and Selected Poems by Jane Shore (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
- Bright Star. Saturated in verse, Jane Campion’s film about Keats and Fanny Brawne is a visual and aural treasure.
- Dead Poets Society. Peter weir’s modern classic that shows how poetry can shape a life.
- HOWL. Rob Epstein’s and Jeffrey Friedman’s exploration, including some wonderful animation, of Allen Ginsberg’s iconic poem of the same name.
Nothing serves poetry better than to be read aloud. Blackbird: an online journal for literature and the arts often presents audio recordings of poets reading their work including these gems:
A Conversation with Kate Greenstreet:
A Reading by Jake Adam York and Kathleen Graber:
A Reading by Kathleen Graber and Jean Valentine:
(For more info, see the page on Kathleen Graber’s poetry)