Category Archives: Poetry

Happy Birthday, Dylan Thomas!

By | October 27, 2020

Guest post by Adrian Osbourne Perhaps for many of us, particularly once beyond a certain age, birthdays provoke a mixture of happiness, as a day that celebrates our arrival into the world, and apprehension, for the passing of time and our inevitable exit. For Dylan Thomas, this antagonism proved a powerful source of literary inspiration.  Thomas was born 106 years ago in Swansea, on 27thOctober 1914, and has… Read More »

Poetry as a Tool for Organizing Communities (On Lewis MacAdams’s Birthday)

By | October 12, 2020

Guest post by Nate Mickelson Born October 12, 1944, the poet and activist Lewis MacAdams passed away in Los Angeles in April 2020 after a long illness. He was a champion of everyday people and an advocate for forging connections between the built and natural environments of the city. MacAdams served for thirty years as the director of Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR), a community organization he… Read More »

Happy birthday, H.D.!

By | September 10, 2018

H.D. was born on September 10, 1886. To honor the 132nd anniversary of her birth, Matte Robinson explores the mysteries of her poetry.  Back in the mid-aughts, my future wife and I drove the 555 miles to the Beinecke library at Yale. I was working on my dissertation and my supervisor’s scholarly edition of H.D.’s… Read More »

Black comics, electronic literature, religious poetry and more: Spring review highlights

By | April 11, 2018

Check out some recent reviews of Bloomsbury books and find your next read! Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation “The long-anticipated “Black Panther” film debuted in theaters on Feb. 17, and the response from critics and fans has been overwhelmingly positive. The movie earned $387 million in its opening weekend, which makes it the highest-grossing… Read More »

Bloomsbury Studies in Critical Poetics – Coming Soon!

By | November 7, 2017

We are delighted to announce that next year we will be launching a flagship new book series that aims to become the home for the best and most exciting scholarship in modern and contemporary poetry criticism. Edited by Daniel Katz, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick, the Bloomsbury Studies in… Read More »

Q&A with Willard Bohn

By | March 29, 2017

Willard Bohn answered some questions for us about editing the new anthology Surrealist Poetry. Tell us a bit about a significant piece in the collection and why you selected it. I selected “When I Sleep I See Clearly,” by J. V. Foix, for two reasons. Since Barcelona was, and continues to be, a hotbed of artistic… Read More »