Schlagwort: Yusef Komunyakaa

Songs from a Yahi Bow

The 100th anniversary of Ishi’s death brings to mind the publication several years ago of a small book, Songs from a Yahi Bow – really a mini-anthology of writings on Ishi – assembled by Scott Ezell & including poems by Ezell, Yusef Komunyakaa, &… Continue Reading „Songs from a Yahi Bow“

Lyrikfestival Struga

Am 54. Lyrikfestival im makedonischen Struga vom 26.-31.8. nahmen 44 Dichter aus 29 Ländern teil. Dazu gehörten Yusef Komunyakaa (USA), Bei Dao (China) und der syrische Dichter Adonis.  Mexiko war in diesem Jahr Schwerpunktthema, 4 mexikanische Dichter stellten sich vor.  Aus Deutschland nahm Michael… Continue Reading „Lyrikfestival Struga“

Some poems for pleasure

It’s National Poetry Month and You Haven’t Read a Single Poem Yet, Have You? I don’t know many people who like poetry, though I do know a good number of people who read. Poetry remains rarefied and uninviting—or is the better word unappealing?—which is… Continue Reading „Some poems for pleasure“

16. Poems for people who think they don’t like poetry

When I was first asked to make a list of poetry collections for people who think they don’t like poetry, my first thought was, „Well, isn’t that just about everyone?“ Not quite–I do have nearly 2,000 friends on Facebook, of whom the majority are… Continue Reading „16. Poems for people who think they don’t like poetry“

18. Geiler Lyrikzirkel

Aus der Sendung „Willkommen Österreich“, #168, Teil 1/3, ab min 9: Matura-Reisen wirbt mit „Wodka rund um die Uhr“, Gegenfrage des Moderators Dirk Stermann (gebürtiger Düsseldorfer, Wahlwiener), womit Matura [Austriazismus für Abitur] denn sonst werben solle: „Komm mit uns in die Türkei; wir bilden… Continue Reading „18. Geiler Lyrikzirkel“

76. Best of

Der Boston Globe fragte 3 Experten nach den besten Gedichtbänden 2011. Jeder nennt 10 Titel ohne eine einzige Überschneidung (was mich freut). Hier die Gesamtliste: “A Hundred Doors’’ by Michael Longley (Wake Forest University) “Ardency: A Chronicle of the Amistad Rebels’’ by Kevin Young… Continue Reading „76. Best of“

108. $100,000 Poetry Prize

Sure, Yale just announced a really big literary award that will grant prizes of $150,000; so far, poetry isn’t included. But the Claremont Graduate University has poets covered — with the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize. What’s more, Yale’s new prizes will have a… Continue Reading „108. $100,000 Poetry Prize“

58. David Ferry Awarded 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize

Award recognizes lifetime accomplishment with $100,000 prize CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce that poet David Ferry has won the 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Presented annually to a living US poet whose lifetime accomplishments warrant extraordinary recognition, the Ruth Lilly… Continue Reading „58. David Ferry Awarded 2011 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize“

27. Fourth Season of Poetry Everywhere Debuts

Public television brings poetry into homes nationwide with a collection of 40 short poetry films CHICAGO—The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the debut of a new season of Poetry Everywhere with Garrison Keillor. This April, the short poetry film series returns to public television… Continue Reading „27. Fourth Season of Poetry Everywhere Debuts“

94. Poetry Foundation Launches Poetry Tour of Washington, DC

Free downloadable audio tour shines a literary light on the nation’s capital CHICAGO—The Poetry Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the Washington, DC, Poetry Tour. The interactive tour, freely available at, reveals our nation’s capital through the eyes of its great… Continue Reading „94. Poetry Foundation Launches Poetry Tour of Washington, DC“

84. Poetry Foundation Launches Online Poetry Learning Lab

New educational, media-rich poetry experience for teachers and students CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation invites teachers and students to tap into its new online resource, the Poetry Learning Lab. Hosted on, the Poetry Learning Lab is designed for anyone who wants to learn… Continue Reading „84. Poetry Foundation Launches Online Poetry Learning Lab“