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Simic Named U.S. Poet Laureate

August 3, 2007

Long-time VQR contributor Charles Simic was named the United States poet laureate yesterday. Simic's work in VQR has included "Memories of the Future," "Meditation in the Gutter" and "Ghost Ship." Subscribers to the magazine can also read "Death of a [...]

Charles Wright Wins 2007 Griffin Poetry Prize

June 7, 2007

Charles Wright, the Souder Family Professor of English at the University of Virginia and a frequent contributor to VQR, has been awarded the 2007 International Griffin Poetry Prize for his book Scar Tissue (FSG, 2006). The Griffin Poetry Prize is the [...]

Frost, Maxwell Podcasts

October 23, 2006

We hosted a couple of events on Friday that we recorded for your listening pleasure. First we held a series of lectures on the newly-discovered Robert Frost poem, featuring our own Ted Genoways, New Republic poetry editor Glyn Maxwell, and graduate s [...]

Frost Coverage on Weekend Edition

September 28, 2006

Things have been abuzz here at VQR for the past couple of days since word got out that we're publishing "War Thoughts at Home," a previously unknown Robert Frost poem. We've published a dozen previously unknown Frost poems over the years, but that wa [...]

Fibonacci Poems Flourish

April 14, 2006

One week ago Slashdot wrote about Fibonacci-based poetry, more as a joke than anything else. Reader Gregory K. noted that the month being both National Poetry Month and Math Awareness month, and proposed six-line, twenty-syllable poems with a pattern [...]

Copper Canyon Press profiled

March 31, 2006

One of the best poetry presses around, Copper Canyon Press has been a roll of late with literary prizes: Ted Kooser's Delights and Shadows winning the Pulitzer and W.S. Merwin's Migration: New and Selected Poems nabbing the National Book Award. John [...]

Greg Orr on the Making of Poems

February 20, 2006

Greg Orr, professor of Creative Writing at UVa, read on orginal essay, "On the Making of Poems" this afternoon on "This I Believe," a regular segment on NPR's "All Things Considered." The "This I Believe" project invites Americans from all walks of l [...]

The Seahawks Are Bad Poets, Too

February 9, 2006

Kerry Carter, former back-up running back for the Seattle Seahawks, has found something to fill his idle hours since being cut by the team before this season. He’s been writing poetry. This must-have gift for the Seahawks fan on your Valentine’s [...]

Neil Azevedo, Where Are You?

January 31, 2006

Five years ago, when I learned that Neil Azevedo—a former editor at Columbia University Press—was starting a literary press in Nebraska, I was delighted. Even if it was called Zoo Press, I’m a fourth-generation Nebraskan, so I wanted very much [...]

Arthur Sze Named Poet Laureate of Santa Fe

January 30, 2006

Congratulations to Arthur Sze on becoming the first Poet Laureate of Santa Fe. There's a very nice profile of Arthur in the Santa Fe Free New Mexican, and you can read one of his poems in the current issue of VQR. [...]