Poet and essayist Quincy Troupe, a self-proclaimed iconoclast, thinks poetry "can be exciting, can be powerful," though the interests of professional writers threaten to trap poetry in a dead end.
A Profile of Quincy Troupe
"Poetry is boring because it's controlled by boring people." So says Quincy Troupe—poet, teacher, editor, and self-proclaimed iconoclast.
Report From Calcutta
The literary life in Calcutta, India, from local book stalls to an increasingly international book fair.
The National Poetry Series: Ten Years and Fifty Books Strong
Is the series a success, or is it facing midlife blues?
News and Trends
Book Show Airs on Public Radio Waves
The Public Radio Book Show out of Albany, New York, features interviews with literary heavyweights and lesser-known writers.
Streetfare Journal Rides Public Transit
Poet George Evans and AMNI America team up to post art and poetry in buses in fourteen U.S. cities.