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Taking a page from poetry to understand the music

Taking a page from poetry to understand the music

April 18, 2022

Music theorist Matt BaileyShea explores the interrelationship between poetry, lyrics, and music in a new book.

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Local publisher’s papers to live at Rochester

Local publisher’s papers to live at Rochester

April 12, 2022

The Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation has acquired a 30-year writing and editing archive from author, poet, and BOA Edition, Ltd. publisher Peter Conners.

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Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

March 22, 2022

On the anniversary of the Walt Whitman’s death, Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD) looked back on the legacy of the poet’s work, examples of which are available in the University’s libraries.

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Hyam Plutzik’s poetry finds new voice in Spanish/English edition

Hyam Plutzik’s poetry finds new voice in Spanish/English edition

May 5, 2021

The work of a fondly remembered faculty member is revived in an edition that foregrounds issues of immigration and exile.

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3 collections from the River Campus Libraries worth your time this National Poetry Month

3 collections from the River Campus Libraries worth your time this National Poetry Month

April 2, 2021

Celebrate rhythm, rhyme, alliteration, and other literary techniques by exploring the collected papers of poets John A. Williams, Samuel Greenlee, and Vince Clemente.

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Poet James Longenbach explores the ever-current ‘now’ of lyric poetry

Poet James Longenbach explores the ever-current ‘now’ of lyric poetry

February 10, 2021

Writers and musicians from Marianne Moore to Patti Smith are the subject of Longenbach’s new book The Lyric Now.

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Remembering John Ashbery

Remembering John Ashbery

September 13, 2017

John Ashbery was memorialized as one of America’s premiere poets upon his passing earlier this month. English professor James Longenbach reflects on a long friendship with Ashbery and his impact on poetry and literature.

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‘Paying of respect to our inner life’

‘Paying of respect to our inner life’

April 25, 2017

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Galway Kinnell ’49 (MA) was often compared to Walt Whitman for his lyricism. When he died in 2014, Rochester Review remembered him with a selection of his thoughts on the practice of poetry.

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Literary lights

Literary lights

April 20, 2017

For more than 50 years, the Plutzik Reading Series has brought Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, and National Book Award winners to River Campus.

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Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure

Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure

April 18, 2017

Professor James Longenbach’s next books—Earthling  and Lyric Knowledge—will soon be released. This National Poetry Month, Longenbach reminds us, “the best poems ever written constitute our future.”

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