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Edward Hirsch speaks about American poets and poetry abroad at the Academy of American Poets' 2013 Poets Forum. Hirsch discusses his two new books, Gabriel and A Poet's Glossary, in the September/October 2014 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. For more Hirsch, watch him on the Why We Write panel at the Poets & Writers Live event in New York City this past June.
"We teach people that good writing is about empathy." GrubStreet is an independent writing center in Boston with thirty regular instructors and twenty-five hundred students. GrubStreet is featured in "The MFA Alternatives: Independent Writing Workshops" by Michael Bourne, in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"Our family trait is to remember / only the good times / like a last blown kiss at the door." This poem from Cynthia Atkins is made into a short film by the Poetry Storehouse. Atkins is the author of In the Event of Full Disclosure (Wordtech, 2013), a book of poetry exploring mental illness and family ties.
This documentary film captures a 2012 art installation from Luzinterruptus, an internationally-known light-artists collective from Spain. The team received ten thousand discarded library books, added LED lights, and displayed them in a public space in Melbourne, Australia.
This preview (sans sound) of an upcoming film and performance piece combines images of rivers, graphic novel illustrations, and words of poetry from Carl Jung, Li Po, and Ted Hughes. The film, created by the Cabinet of Living Cinema, premieres at the Bournemouth Arts Festival by the Sea in England on September 27.