Tag Archives: Poetry

On Writing a Guide to Poetry (Part II)

By | December 15, 2015

Guest Post by Mark Yakich What is one to think of the following picture? Is it a bit shocking? A bit adorable? Is it shockingly adorable? Whatever it is, it is the image I had initially envisioned for my book’s cover. As someone who’s been interested in design and art for a long time, I’d… Read More »

On Writing a Guide to Poetry (Part I)

By | December 8, 2015

Guest Post by Mark Yakich I’d wanted to call my book Poetry: A Guide for the Perplexed—not only because Bloomsbury has a series called “Guides for the Perplexed,” riffing off Maimonides’ 12th-century The Guide for the Perplexed, but because so many poems leave so many readers nonplussed—myself included. I am not someone who devoured books… Read More »

Bloomsbury Holiday Wish Lists – Featuring Mark Yakich

By | December 7, 2015

Is there any better gift to give or receive than books? We don’t think so! So we’ve asked some of our authors to share with us their Bloomsbury Holiday Wish Lists, to help inspire your gift-giving this season! Today’s wish list is from Mark Yakich is the author of Poetry: A Survivor’s Guide He is… Read More »

John Kasper and Ezra Pound: Interview with Author Alec Marsh

By | May 21, 2015

John Kasper and Ezra Pound: Saving the Republic publishes this month. The book examines Pound’s correspondence with this militant far-right American activist who first came to prominence with his violent campaigns against desegregation in the Civil Rights era.  We asked author Alec Marsh a few questions about the book and his experiences researching the disturbing… Read More »

On Modern Poetry and Writing the Self named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles 2013

By | January 22, 2014

Continuing a mulit-year streak, two Literary Studies books have been named Choice Outstanding Academic Titles for 2013. Congratulations to On Modern Poetry by Robert Rowland Smith and Writing the Self by Peter Heehs. More about Choice Outstanding Academic Titles: Every year, Choice subject editors single out for recognition the most significant print and electronic works… Read More »

Book Launch and Poetry Reading for The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry

By | October 15, 2013

BOOK LAUNCH AND POETRY READING:  Anthology of Jewish American Poets Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, 8:00 p.m. Oseh Shalom Congregation, 7515 Olive Branch Way, Laurel, MD. http://www.oseh-shalom.org/ Reading by poets featured in the just-released The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry: Deborah Ager (co-editor), Nancy Naomi Carlson, Rachel Malis, Yvette Neisser Moreno, and Pia Taavila-Borsheim.… Read More »

Ewan Fernie discusses The Faerie Queen

By | November 7, 2012

Ewan Fernie is the editor of our new book Redcrosse: Remaking Religious Poetry for Today's World – a new form of liturgy based on Spenser's epic poem The Faerie Queen. In the following extract from the Introduction to the book, Ewan talks about how powerful The Faerie Queen is today, and how Spenser's early modern… Read More »

Redcrosse: book launch on 17th November, Coventry Cathedral

By | November 6, 2012

We're delighted to announce that we will be launching our fantastic new book Redcrosse on Saturday 17th November, after the accompanying performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company, at Coventry Cathedral. All those who are attending the performance are invited – so do pop along for a drink and to hear from the editor of the… Read More »

Royal Shakespeare Company perform Redcrosse

By | October 4, 2012

Saturday November 17th, 7.30pm, Coventry Cathedral 'How do we think about identity in ways that don't reflect anxiety, fear of the other, uncritical adulation of our past and all the other pitfalls that surround this subject? The Redcrosse project manages to negotiate these difficulties with immense imaginative energy and honesty: no sour notes, no attempt… Read More »