I regret to inform you that reports of Jennifer Lawrence’s appreciation of Frank O’Hara’s poetry have been greatly exaggerated.
So, Sean Penn wrote a thing.
I bet you didn’t know you’d be spending the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech suffocated by extreme earnestness when you started your day-slash-turned on the VMAs. Well, here you are. Happy happy. Maybe we could love somebody? Maybe her name is Alicia?
A new book by Shel Silverstein has been released posthumously called Every Thing On It and is in book stores today! The book, containing 145 poems, was created though the efforts of editor Toni Markiet and the family of the deceased poet, in hopes of staying true to Silverstein's aesthetic and keeping it authentic.
This is obscure Chinese poet Lin Zhao. She was executed by the Chinese government in 1968, at the age of 36 and the height of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. For the decade or so prior she had been imprisoned, for the crime of not confessing to being a counterrevolutionary. Maybe a half million people died…