Archive for the ‘Poetry’ Category

Interlitq publishes new poetry by Kevin Dobbs

Kevin Dobbs

Interlitq publishes new poetry by US poet Kevin Dobbs (“Poetic Voices” series).

Robert Burns: To A Louse/ Video

Each year primary and secondary Schools across South Lanarkshire learn poems and songs by Scotland’s Bard Robert Burns. Some schools partake purely for pleasure whilst others polish their performances to compete in competitions. Here the winner of the William Law Memorial Trophy from Calderwood Primary performs ‘To a Louse’/ Video.

“I like poetry that appears to be clear on the surface, with unexpected depths”: Chana Bloch

The poet Chana Bloch in an undated photo. “I value clarity — an old-fashioned virtue — and concision,” she once said in an interview about her work. Credit Lonny Shavelson

In his obituary of Chana Bloch, William Grimes writes:

Ms. Bloch, an admirer of poets like Emily Dickinson, Anna Akhmatova and Elizabeth Bishop, specialized in taut, pared-down verse that fused disarming simplicity with emotional depth. Her subjects — family life, children, sex, aging — lay close to hand but resonated with deeper meanings, often enriched by biblical allusions.

“I value clarity — an old-fashioned virtue — and concision,” she told The San Francisco Book Review in 2011. “I like poetry that appears to be clear on the surface, with unexpected depths.”

In her later work, Ms. Bloch linked her short poems into longer sequences that allowed her to range over difficult terrain. “In the Land of the Body,” included in her collection “The Past Keeps Changing” (1992), addressed her struggles with ovarian cancer, which was successfully treated.

Read “The Real Truth”,  Interlitq‘s interview with Chana Bloch.

Interlitq publishes Peter Robertson’s translation of José Antonio Ramos Sucre’s prose poem, “Cuento Desvariado”

Peter Robertson

Interlitq publishes Peter Robertson’s translation of José Antonio Ramos Sucre’s prose poem, “Cuento Desvariado” (Poetic Voices).

About José Antonio Ramos Sucre.

Today, 25 July, 2017, birthday of Geraldine Maxwell, UK author and UK Editor of Interlitq

Geraldine Maxwell

Today, 25 July, 2017, is the birthday of Geraldine Maxwell, the UK author who is the UK Editor of Interlitq, and who contributed prose to Issue 13 of Interlitq, and poetry to Issue 15 of Interlitq.