Poet Ezra Pound said “All America is an insane asylum,” after being released from an American insane asylum in 1958.
Posts tagged: Poetry
Writer Charles Bukowski was born in Germany on 16 August 1920. He was drunk by 17 August 1920.
Next month in Chile they’re going to exhume poet Pablo Neruda. Why exactly?
Poetry lovers from Aberystwyth University are hot on the historical trail of John Keats’s poem “To Autumn.”
Sylvia Plath was mostly known for her poems and her novel The Bell Jar. A recent exhibit at a London gallery reminds us she was also a fine artist.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer winner Rita Dove edited The Penguin Anthology of 20th Century American Poetry. The Wall Street Journal talked to her about it.
Poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning died on this day 150 years ago.
Dear strange Super Easter BunnyOutside the Ermenegildo Zegna,With your utility belt of Peeps and Astroturf,You seem slightly less than sunnyAnd slightly less than regnant,But no one can deny your gusto/verve.
Robert Burns, beloved poet of Scotland, turns 251 today. As a Burns birthday salute, here’s the poem “A Bottle and Friend,” published when Burns was 28. The theme is one of his favorites: the simple pleasures of life. A Bottle and FriendThere’s nane that’s blest of human kind,But the cheerful and the gay, man,Fal, la, la, &c.Here’s a bottle and an honest friend!What wad ye wish for mair, man?Wha kens, before his life may end,