John Ashbery & His Life
Summer Movies: Ashbery, Glück, Hecht, Ryan, and Merwin
Watch five short video clips newly added to Poets.org: John Ashbery discusses the impact of living abroad on his work; Louise Glück declares that being a poet is the most miraculous profession and hunts for the perfect German word; Anthony Hecht repeats advice given to him by Auden; Kay Ryan laughs at chickens and the appearance of her own poem in a comic strip; and W. S. Merwin recounts meeting Pound and debates living in the country or the city. Each video is excerpted from The Poet’s View DVD, a collection of intimate portraits of five major American Poets available in the Poetry Store.
Academy of American Poets on the web at: www.poets.org/dvd
Our new U.S. Poet Laureate, Kay Ryan, reads the funny pages:
Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.