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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Robert Pinsky

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

In The Sounds of Poetry, three-term U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky writes, “The medium of poetry is a human body: the column of air inside the chest, shaped into signifying sounds in the larynx and the mouth. In this sense … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Jamaal May

Posted on by Rebecca Gambale, Online Communications Coordinator, Poetry

Detroit poet Jamaal May’s poem “I Do Have A Seam,” which he reads in the video above, is three poems in one. The form, called a contrapuntal poem, is made up of two columns. The reader can read the first … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Mark Doty

Posted on by Martin Farawell, Program Director, Poetry

In Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, Mark Doty’s book-length meditation on art and poetry, he concludes that poems exist “as advocates of intimacy, as embodiments of paradox, as witnesses to earth, here, this moment, now. Evidence, thus, that tenderness … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: David Daniel

Posted on by Michele Russo, Poetry Coordinator

Image courtesy of Connotation Press David Daniel’s most singular creation is WAMFEST, the Words and Music Festival, which annually brings together writers and musicians to play, collaborate and have discussions that explore the commonality between songwriting and poetry writing, and … Continue reading

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2014 Featured Festival Poet: Brendan Constantine

Posted on by Victoria Russell, Festival Assistant

Photo courtesy of Indelible Ink on Flickr Commons Brendan Constantine reimagines the familiar and the mysterious, delicately balancing playfulness and poignancy, to create intriguing poems worth reading again and again. His performance style, meanwhile, is just as arresting. Watch him … Continue reading

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