Philip Larkin and friend

Philip Larkin and friend

Poor kitty!  OUCH.

Poor kitty!  OUCH.

Tavi Gevinson goes places with POETRY!

Tavi Gevinson goes places with POETRY!

In 1956, Auden gave the following assignment to his students at New York City’s 92nd Street Y.

In 1956, Auden gave the following assignment to his students at New York City’s 92nd Street Y.

Photo by Chris Hosea

Photo by Chris Hosea

War Elephants and Pious Cats: Basil Bunting’s Persian Poems


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Cover of “Bunting’s Persia: Translations by Basil Bunting” (2012) edited by Don Share, published by Flood Editions (via booktryst.com)

He mourned so long on the bare ground / his beard grew down to his chest.
—Bunting’s Persia

The recent death of William Weaver, the acclaimed translator of Italo Calvino, Umberto Eco, Primo Levi, and other modern Italian authors, spurred memories of the…

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Never mess with a poet carrying a baseball bat!

Never mess with a poet carrying a baseball bat!