Truly amazing to see Poet Laureate Philip Levine and Poet Tracy K. Smith — who had just been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry about a week earlier — read poems on the same stage at the Knopf / Tumblr #PoetryParty at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC on April 23, 2012.
Fantastic to see the Poet Laureate Philip Levine read alongside two young, emerging poets — Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko — at the Knopf / Tumblr #PoetryParty at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC on April 23, 2012.
Every year Knopf celebrates National Poetry Month through its Poem-A-Day program, highlighting an amazing poemeverysingleday throughout the month of April. This year, we had the awesome opportunity to partner with Tumblr to create a Tumblr blog with the specific goal of celebrating poetry. We’re featuring the daily Knopf poem, but we’re also showcasing poetry submissions from the Tumblr community. So check out the Tumblr blog — Celebrate Poetry, and be sure to submit your own poem(s).
This is an amazing short film/book trailer for Ben Marcus’s new novel The Flame Alphabet. It was created by Erin Cosgrove. Amazing colors and animation and darkness of story. One of the better book trailers, for sure. In fact, I’d rather not call it a book trailer at all. Short film is much more appropriate.