contemporary poets

Kazim Ali guest blogging for the Poetry Foundation

by Meredith Kahn January 10, 2014

Kazim Ali, co-editor of the Poets on Poetry series, is guest blogging for the Poetry Foundation this month. His first post, “If Time and Space Both Bend Then Who am I,” is available now: Time is ordinary, invented and defined by poets and scientists. But any poet and any scientist, the really good ones, the ones that know their arts to the core, will tell you it is a fiction, that it is not real. You can read all of Kazim’s posts on the “writing life of a poet” here. Poets on Poetry collects critical works by contemporary poets, gathering together the […]

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From the Vault: A Glimpse at the Original Poets on Poetry Volumes

by Mikala Carpenter July 8, 2013

Our “From the Vault” posts allow you to take a peek into the history of the Press, where you can rediscover past authors, projects, editors, awards, and more that led to the development of the university publisher that the Press is today. This window into our past spotlights backlist or out-of-print titles and series and also recommends and contextualizes them with similar current and forthcoming titles. Explore the drawers of the Vault with our intern, Mikala Carpenter, as we uncover the hidden treasures that await us in the archives of the University of Michigan Press.  One of the Press’s most […]

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UM Press celebrates 35th anniversary of the Poets on Poetry series

by Trade Marketing December 22, 2010

As 2011 approaches, the University of Michigan Press prepares to don its party hat for the 35th anniversary of Poets on Poetry. The series is a collection of critical works by contemporary poets, along with the articles, interviews, and book reviews by which they have articulated the poetics of a new generation, conceived in 1976 by poet, editor, and critic Donald Hall. The series editors are currently Marilyn Hacker and Annie Finch, and the series is overseen by UM Press editor Ellen Bauerle, producing three to five volumes a year. In the past 35 years, Hall’s vision for the series has been […]

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Q&A with Kazim Ali, author of Orange Alert: essays on poetry, art, and the architecture of silence

by University of Michigan Press October 12, 2010

Whether he is discussing the way cell phones have altered physical intimacy and introduced new verb forms, or the way Emily Dickinson’s mysteries are more clearly revealed in French translation, Kazim Ali is at once clear and complex, rigorous and charming, accessible and demanding. In Orange Alert, Ali discusses contemporary poetry in relation to other art forms and to contemporary television, film, and electronic media, including the Internet, YouTube, and Facebook. He shines a light on the intersections between cultures in these essays on the craft of poetry, offering a hand to poets either geographically or metaphorically outside the mainstream […]

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