Monthly Archives for August 2016

IN THE GUARDIAN: Rupi Kaur: ‘There was no market for poetry about trauma, abuse and healing’

“She began releasing short poems to her followers – simple, raw lines that tackled tough topics such as rape, domestic violence and alcoholism. “That was really scary,” she says over coffee one sunny afternoon in Toronto. “But they did. They stayed for the poetry and that was such a beautiful gift in disguise.”

Article by: Ashifa Kassam

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IN HYPERALLERGIC: Reader’s Diary: Frank Lima’s ‘Incidents of Travel in Poetry’

“When they spoke about life, / their words became waves of suicide. / Proof that life imitates life.”- Frank Lima

Frank Lima’s Incidents of Travel in Poetry: New and Selected Poems, ed. by Garrett Caples and Julien Poirier (2016), is published by City Lights Books and is available from Amazon and other online booksellers.

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IN JUST BUFFALO LIT: Ocean Vuong at the Silo City Reading Series

We wanted to share a really beautiful video Just Buffalo Literary Center produced of the season finale of the Silo City Reading Series, a summer series that was started in 2013 and consists of 3 events each summer in the historic grain elevators along the Buffalo River. Each event includes a musical act, a site specific art installation, a local writer, and a visiting poet. The August 13th event featured Ocean Vuong, Sherry Robbins, Space Cubs, & Projex. Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds which was on Publishers Weekly’s “Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016,” he also won the 2016 Whiting Award and he himself has been featured in The New York TimesThe New Yorker and other esteemed publications. In his poem “Headfirst” Vuong explores his relationship with his mother which has universal implications. The beauty, the violence, the complication of the maternal relationship are laid out with exquisite precision. For more from Just Buffalo Literary DIVE

 

 

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IN KQED RADIO: Speaking Up: The Power of Protest Poetry

“The late poet Amiri Baraka once said, “I wrote poetry ’cause I always had something to say. Always.” Baraka’s work is included in a new anthology, “Of Poetry and Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin,” alongside the verses of other poets tackling topics of racism and the killings of black Americans.”-Michael Krasny 

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In ButtonPoetry: Emi Mahmoud – “People Like Us” (WOWPS 2016)

” memories of my childhood live between the rings of sound”- Emi Mahmoud

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WRITE NOW: ANONYMOUS- “Sometimes Desert, Sometimes Water”

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