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Reworking Pulitzer masterpieces
Winners of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction will serve as fodder for Pulitzer Remix, an online initiative sponsored by the Found Poetry Review journal as part of National Poetry Month.
| March 30, 2013
Rhode Island's poet laureate on the work verse can do
When Governor Lincoln Chafee appointed Rick Benjamin to a five-year term as Rhode Island State Poet last week, he said Benjamin was already an "unofficial" state poet. He had a point.
| January 18, 2013
What's F'n Next? Swearin'
Allison Crutchfield grew up in the punk-rock world of DIY. And with her newest band, Swearin', she's released one of the best records of the year.
| October 19, 2012
Getting to know Philip Larkin with a new edition of his poems
"A smash of glass and a rumble of boots/Electric trains and a ripped-up phonebooth/Paint-spattered walls and the cry of a tomcat/Lights going out, and a kick in the balls." These lines are not by Philip Larkin, of course — they're by Paul Weller.
Philip is a punk rocker
| April 27, 2012
Joe Brainard’s collected works
The sui generis artist and writer Joe Brainard invented a literary form.
| April 27, 2012
Eileen Myles crosses all borders
"Gender is a technology," Eileen Myles says.
Askew at high velocity
THOMAS PAGE MCBEE
| April 27, 2012
Gibson Fay-LeBlanc plays the Ventriloquist
"The center of everything," writes Gibson Fay-LeBlanc in Death of a Ventriloquist , "is the mouth."
| March 30, 2012
Authors strut their stuff
Literary gossip columnists, political poets, cranky lefties, and singing novelists are just some of the characters traipsing through Boston this spring to promote their new books.
Live and in person
| March 02, 2012
Female poets step up to the mic
While down in Cambridge last August with a team of Portland poets for the semi-finals of the National Poetry Slam, Tricia Henley Pryce says, she never saw more than one woman up on stage at a time.
Could be verse
| February 10, 2012
Compared to the non-stop trauma of Precious , or even Gun Hill Road , Dee Rees's first feature plays like an episode of The Cosby Show .
Dee Rees's first feature
| January 06, 2012
Whispers of immortality
'Twas the night before Christmas.
| December 16, 2011
BSFC: Best Foreign Language Film
Winner in sudden death fourth round was Denis Villeneuve's "Incendies." The runners up: Asqhar Fahardi's "A Separation" and Lee Chang-dong's "Poetry."
| December 11, 2011
The Ocean State Review makes its debut
Nick-a-Nee's bar was the venue for the recent launch of The Ocean State Review , the University of Rhode Island's new literary journal.
| November 04, 2011
Nicole Atkins finds peace in her darkness
A lot seemed to go wrong for Atkins after Columbia Records released her classic-pop imbued debut Neptune City four years ago. The singer of the newly rechristened Nicole Atkins and the Black Sea watched everyone responsible for getting her signed to a
Fade to black
| August 12, 2011
A rose for Charlie, in song
On July 7, 1984, three teenagers threw 23-year-old Charlie Howard off of the State Street Bridge in Bangor.
| July 08, 2011
EMA | Past Life Martyred Saints
This hasn't been a bad year for music, but there haven't been a lot of songs that hit in such a way that there's a physical need to hear them again — immediately. But Past Life Martyred Saints, the solo debut from former Gowns frontlady Erika M. Anderse
Souterrain Transmissions (2011)
| June 10, 2011
Thanks all around
"Thanks All Around" is the title of the opening section of Jaimy Gordon's novel, Shamp of the City-Solo (published in 1974).
Words for Waldrop; GOP = fun; some god news; random notes
| May 13, 2011
Someone Should Tell Common And Sarah Palin That They Have The Same Stance On Abortion
Common's not an MC who subsides on beef. In fact he sports the opposite stereotype, and is more likely to trade noodle recipes with Mos...
| May 10, 2011
Performing words written en route to Auschwitz
It is barely conceivable how one woman, at a way station en route to Auschwitz, wrote so ardently of purple lupine.
BY MEGAN GRUMBLING
| April 29, 2011
Review: Boston vs. NYC Slam Poetry Grudge Match at the Armory
For many, poetry slams are like open mike nights or not-drunk-enough Karaoke: powder-kegs for some serious collective embarrassment. It can be stifling, that shared awkwardness...
| April 07, 2011
It is unlikely that James Whitcomb Riley, a turn-of-the-century poet for a short time considered the heir to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, ever envisioned his work accompanied by music quite like this.
Feel the poetry rattling your bones
| March 25, 2011
Lee Chang-dong's oblique, affecting film
Mija (Yun Jung-hee) is 60ish but still a looker, a quality she's aware of. She dresses elegantly even when she's going about her chores as a cleaning woman — which include bathing Mr. Kang (Kim Hi-ra), the elderly, paralyzed patriarch of the family who'v
| March 04, 2011
Photos: B. Dolan at the Western Front
B. Dolan perform live at the Western Front on February 11, 2011.
B. Dolan | Western Front | February 11, 2011
| February 18, 2011
Roses are rose ...
| February 11, 2011
Iron & Wine | We Kiss Each Other Clean
Sam Beam, the bearded craftsman otherwise known as Iron & Wine, is the very personification of musical consistency.
Warner Bros. (2011)
| February 04, 2011
Blood Wedding on January 15, at SPACE Gallery
Not a death-metal Billy Idol cover band but a lyrical tragedy written by Federico Garcia Lorca in 1932, last weekend's production of Blood Wedding at SPACE Gallery was at turns graceful and punishingly fraught.
| January 21, 2011
Jenny Holzer's projections remake buildings
Jenny Holzer is not an architect, but in 2004, when she projected those words onto the stone facade of the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan's Times Square, the historic building acquired a character it had never before seen.
| December 03, 2010
Review: David Young knows where he's going
David Young's Selected and New Poems is a good book by a good poet. You'll have to take my word for that, because I am not going to quote from his poems.
| October 29, 2010
Lit-snobs, hot librarians, and the rise of the literary tattoo
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich was sitting down for a meal at Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, when she found herself under critique.
| October 08, 2010
Red Sox Nation, meet your new existential dread
For my entire life, I have esteemed the Red Sox above all other teams.
Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
| October 08, 2010
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