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Adam Plunkett
On Sylvia Plath’s Drawings
06.04.14

The drawings of Sylvia Plath cause our poetry editor, Adam Plunkett, to revisit her poetry.

Rick Poynor
Rediscovering the Lost Art of the Typewriter
Adam Plunkett
How to Visualize Poetry — And How Not to
04.11.14

Design Observer's poetry editor, Adam Plunkett, gives us a primer on visual poetry.

Jess
An Aposiopesis of Black Honey: or Variations on Dürer’s Melancholia I
Philip Schultz
Why
Tarpley Hitt
Speaking Typography: Letter as Image as Sound
01.16.14

Just as a poet weaves the intent of his poem into its sound and craft, so did Lissitzky, as designer, hope to marry intent with the typography and the design of the book itself. But did he?

Daisy Fried
Women’s Poetry
11.01.13

A poem by Dairy Fried.

Debbie Millman
Card Shark (a Poem)
10.16.13

A visual poem from Debbie Millman's new book Self Portrait as Your Traitor.

Stephen Dunn
Promiscuity
J.D. McClatchy
J. D. McClatchy on Relationships
09.25.13

On this episode of Insights Per Minute J. D. McClatchy reads two of his poems.

Roshanak Keyghobadi
Composing in Space: Tactile Poetry of Farhad Fozouni
Karen Green
Bough Down
09.05.13

An excerpt from Bough Down, Karen Green's transcendent book about surviving her husband's suicide.

Observed
A Nearly Perfect Book
08.27.13

The poetry critic, the publisher, and the art of bookmaking in a digital era.

Kwame Dawes
Coffee Break
Dennis O’Driscoll
Memoir
Bob Hicok
Life
06.14.13

A poem by Bob Hicok.

Joshua Weiner
At the Next Hospital
Ben Lerner
Didactic Elegy
James Arthur
Poem from Behind a Gorilla Mask
02.15.13

Poem from Behind a Gorilla Mask by James Arthur.

Observed
National Poetry Month Poster
02.05.13

The 2013 National Poetry Month Poster, designed by Jessica Helfand.

Observed
Happy Holidays from Robert Frost
12.17.12

A brief history of the collaboration between Robert Frost and Joseph Blumenthal as well as many top woodcut and engraving artists of the day.

Rick Poynor
Dom Sylvester Houédard’s Cosmic Typewriter
12.09.12

Dom Sylvester Houédard: Benedictine monk, champion of concrete poetry, and master of the “typestract.”

Jack Gilbert
Summer at Blue Creek, North Carolina
11.29.12

A poem by Jack Gilbert.

William Butler Yeats
Memory
Fernando Aguiar
Ecologic Sonnet
09.21.12

'Ecologic Sonnet', a visual poem by Fernando Aguiar.

Claudia Rankine + John Lucas
“Situation 5”
07.20.12

A poem on film by Claudia Rankine and John Lucas.

Michael McGriff
When the Spirit Comes to Him as the Voice of Morning Light
05.18.12

A poem by Michael McGriff.

Rick Poynor
J.G. Ballard’s Terminal Documents
07.21.11

A speculative visual interpretation of one of the surreal image lists in J.G. Ballard’s experimental novel The Atrocity Exhibition.

Debbie Millman
The Art of Poetry
09.27.10

Debbie Millman interview Poetry magazine editor Christian Wiman, plus a slideshow of 67 Poetry covers.

J.D. McClatchy
"A View of the Sea"
06.17.10

A poem by J.D. McClatchy.

James Merrill
"b o d y"
05.24.10

A poem by James Merrill.

Christian Wiman
"Five Houses Down"
02.15.10

Five Houses Down, a poem by Christian Wiman.

Sharon Olds
"Q"
12.14.09

Q, a poem by Sharon Olds.

Chase Twichell
"Negligent Worldicide"
07.14.09

Negligent Worldicide, a poem by Chase Twichell.

Franz Wright
"Visiting the Library in a Strange City"
03.17.09

A poem by Franz Wright.

Debbie Millman
Spoken Word Broadcast
04.24.08

All spoken word show featuring poems, prose and a short story.


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