Schlagwort: Lawrence Raab

Poetry and Stupidity

From the essay „Poetry and Stupidity“ by Lawrence Raab from Plume, Issue 63 at poetry.daily: One of the shortest and most provocative pieces in Paul Valéry’s “A Poet’s Notebook” reads in its entirety: STUPIDITY AND POETRY. There are subtle relations between these two categories. The category of stupidity… Continue Reading „Poetry and Stupidity“


In der New York Times erklärt David Orr den Sinn von Listen: Die in einem Kalenderjahr erscheinenden Gedichtbände nehmen gewöhnlich 18 Kubikfuß Raum ein, das entspricht etwa dem Fassungsvermögen eines durchschnittlichen Kühlschranks. Aber wenn man Literaturkritiker ist, kann man es sich wahrscheinlich nicht leisten,… Continue Reading „Empfehlungsliste“


The ten contenders for the National Book Award for Poetry New York, NY (September 15, 2015) – The National Book Foundation announces the Longlist for the 2015 National Book Award for Poetry. Finalists will be revealed on October 14. Well-known contemporary poets and one… Continue Reading „2015 NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS LONGLIST FOR POETRY“

77. Meine Anthologie 16: Lawrence Raab: The Questions Poems Ask

The Questions Poems Ask Watching a couple of crows playing around in the woods, swooping in low after each other, I wonder if they ever slam into the trees. There’s an answer here, unlike most questions in poems, which are left up in the… Continue Reading „77. Meine Anthologie 16: Lawrence Raab: The Questions Poems Ask“