In the process.
Had a good chat as a panelist on RogersTV for International Poetry Month, with fellow poet Soraya Peerbaye. It’s April, let’s share the power of poetry!
Happy to say that for National Poetry Month, my poem, “The Sculptor” has been chosen as part of the Poetry & Art V Exhibition in Rockland, Maine. I’m looking forward to reading and seeing all the wonderful work and events that will be happening for NPM.
“The Sculptor” (poem on exhibit)
Poetry & Art V, Mail Art Exhibition – (Curator, Lois Anne)
April 1–30th, 2016
The Good Tern Coop Gallery and Café
750 Main Street, Rockland, Maine
Excited to be taking this workshop with Lisa Robertson at the Toronto New School of Writing.
And it was so lovely to meet Anne Michaels and Brian Brett yesterday at the Toronto Public Library.
It’s amazing to have the opportunity to read a poet’s collection of work. In reading through Louise Glück’s “Poems 1962-2012” (Ecco and Farrar, Straus & Giroux), starting in 1962, I found that I loved many. But it wasn’t until I begin reading her book “Ararat” (1990) that I felt that I was reading gold, and that I was reading the current level of writing we all know and love Glück’s work for. While some poems were doggy eared from her earlier years, I found that every poem in “Ararat” was doggy eared and reread at least twice. You can tell the work of mastery and years of hard work.
Indeed, in Dan Chiasson’s post in The New Yorker (November 12, 2012), he writes:
Puneet Dutt (me!)
Every writer has a fallow season, and though the collective is writing and producing work, my focus, and ours as a group, continues to be submitting our stand alone and collective manuscripts. I have my *fingers crossed*. Submit, submit, submit!
Worth Revisiting: Levine’s On Making the Poetry Manuscript