Blast | Wyndham Lewis | Conceived by the Anglo-American journalist and writer Wyndham Lewis, Blast was a short-lived journal that ran for just two issues as a manifesto for the avant garde art movement vorticism. As well as Lewis's manifesto, Blast contained poems and prose by Ezra Pound, TS Eliot and Ford Madox Ford, and reproduced the work of key modernist artists, such as David Bomberg, Edward Wadsworth and Jacob Epstein
visual-poetry: »mental reactions« by marius de zayas and agnes ernst meyer (1915). by general accounts the earliest example of visual poetry in america—is the original maquette for a printed version published in the avant-garde magazine 291. both a drawing and a poem, the work is a collaboration between the mexican-born caricaturist marius de zayas (1880–1961) and the american journalist and art patron agnes ernst meyer (1887–1970).
Joyce Kilmer... I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wear A nest of robins in her hair; Upon whose bosom snow has lain; Who intimately lives with rain. Poems are made by fools like me, But only God can make a tree.
The Paris Review No. 141 Winter 1996 Gary Snyder discusses Zen, the environment, and the Art of Poetry. Helen Vendler on Adrienne Rich, James Merrill, and Shakespeare. Gabriel Garcia Marquez instructs the next generation of Latin American journalists. Stories by Eight New Writers: Chris Adrian, Peter Ho Davies, Elizabeth Gilbert, Joyce Hackett, John Hodgman, Michael Knight, Rob Owen, and J. David Stevens. Poems by Agha Shahid Ali and Eric Ormsby.
Published in 1924, 'A Passage To India' by E. M. Forster borrows its title from a poem of the same name by American journalist and poet Walt Whitman (born 31 May 1819). #famouswriters http://www.biography.com/people/walt-whitman-9530126?page=1
Alfred Joyce Kilmer ~ Born on December 6, 1886 in New Brunswick, New Jersey Died July 30, 1918, age 31, killed in action by a sniper during World War I. His body was buried in the Oise-Aisne Cemetery, Fere-en-Tardenois, France. He was an American journalist and poet; his best-known work is "Trees". The poem is notable for its anthropomorphism: the tree in the poem presses its mouth to the earth's breast and looks at God and raises its leafy arms to pray.
Last spring, the American writer Calvin Trillin found himself in hot water for his poem in the New Yorker, “Have They Run Out of Provinces Yet?” Trillin, who made his reputation in the 1960s as a journalist reporting on the Civil Rights movement, and who has also written novels and memoirs, is perhaps now best known as a food critic and the author of comic verse. His poem, a foodie’s lament for the difficulties of keeping up with new varieties of Chinese cuisine, included such doggerel…