Articles tagged with poetry

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David B. Hobbs

Dennis Cooper became famous in the 1980s for his transgressive fiction about marginalized men. A new biography makes a case for what his works can offer readers now, in our era of deep suffering and infuriating indifference.

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Éric Morales-Franceschini

In ‘Be Holding,’ celebrated poet Ross Gay interweaves the legacy of one of basketball’s greatest moments with a meditation on Black resilience.

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Peter E. Gordon

Among the most innovative poets of European modernism, he forged a new path for poetry after the terrors of the twentieth century.

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Elizabeth Hoover

Lucia Moholy helped create the visual language of the Bauhaus, but when she fled the Nazis her work was stolen by Walter Gropius.

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Varsha Gandikota-Nellutla

Celebrated Indian poet and activist Varavara Rao is in mortal danger of succumbing to COVID-19 if he is not released from prison.

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Martin Gelin

Michel Houellebecq’s Islamophobia and chauvinism have made him a favorite intellectual of right extremists. So why does he appeal to so many on the left as well?

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Mark Nowak

When Celes Tisdale led poetry workshops at Attica State Prison, soon after the 1971 uprising, some of the prisoners were still recovering from gunshots. Their writings demonstrates the power of poetry to help oppressed people heal from trauma and organize their political thinking.

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A Special Project from Boston Review’s Arts in Society Program

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Lynne Feeley

Until recent decades, Dickinson was most often depicted as a sentimental spinster or reclusive eccentric. A new biography and TV show reveal instead a self-aware artist who created a life that defied the limits placed on women.