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These posts don't fit into our other categories, which makes them all the more intriguing, in our opinion.

May 3rd, 2018

Poetry month may be over, but poetry springs eternal and we have autographed copies by some of your favorite poets (seen here, from a few recent events, are books by: Kay Ryan, Ishion Hutchinson, Daniel Borzutzky, Valerie Wallace, Anthony Madrid, and Jonathan Galassi). Check below for some more signed books. Quantities are limited, so visit the Co-op or order here online soon, and if you order online, be sure to note that you'd like a signed copy in the notes field of the order form.

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April 22nd, 2018
 
Catalan author Francesc Parcerisas on the history of Sant Jordi and Sant Jordi's Day, Barcelona's most romantic day of the year for book lovers! Join the celebration this Sat. 4/21 at 57th Street Books. ...
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April 7th, 2018

Poets love to look at, write about, even make their own art. From Co-op member Mark Strand and Catalan poet Ernest Farres' meditations on Hopper to Renee Gladman's tensile Prose Architectures; William Blake's visionary Biblical paintings to John Ashbery's art historical and...

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April 4th, 2018

There are "poets' novels," and then there are poets' novels. From the long list of novels by poets, we've chosen a few that also have poets or poetry at the center of their stories, by Rilke, Goethe, Loy, Pasternak, Myles, Lerner, Bolaño, and Rivera. We've also included Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying in the stack, because although the author of 1984 isn't known for his poems (which many deem to be terrible), his satirical portrait of a young bookseller with a modest amount of poetic success and a disdain for luxury is simply too relevant to leave off the list. Share your favorite novels by or about poets by tagging us on social media by Friday, April 6th at noon, with #AllThingsPoetry. We'll...

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March 23rd, 2018

At the height of the McCarthy era in 1950s Washington, D.C., recent college graduate Timothy Laughlin is eager to join the crusade against communism. A chance encounter with a handsome State Department official, Hawkins Fuller, leads to Tim’s first job—and his first relationship with a man. Drawn into a maelstrom of deceit, Tim struggles to reconcile his political convictions and his forbidden love for Fuller—an entanglement that will end in a stunning act of betrayal.

Lyric Opera is proud to present the Chicago premiere of this work, which was praised as “a near-perfect example of fast-flowing musical drama” by ...
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March 18th, 2018

“Meandering around the edges of the beginning of someone’s mid-life, Attributed to the Harrow Painter dips back to lost teenage friends, traumas, accommodations, pleasures and losses and forward as the father of a young child, to the inevitable future. There’s the New York diaspora, and there are the blue jays 
and backyards of skull-fuck cold Kansas. Where are you most alive? Like Dana Ward and Ariana Reines, Nick Twemlow writes brainy poetry that’s as dispersed as real life without...

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February 25th, 2018

Chicago Humanities Festival presents an evening with acclaimed playwrite, producer, and screenwriter, David Mamet, marking the publication of his first novel in more than two decades, Chicago. In this big shouldered thriller set in Al Capone's 1920s, Mamet explores questions of honor, deceit, revenge and devotion, all in his trademark Mamet Speak— that mix of voices that move from the poetic to the profane in rapid, and graphic, succession. ...

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February 25th, 2018

This January, the Co-op threw a #ceLOEBration of a new nine-volume edition of ...

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February 20th, 2018

"Start with the ancient elements—earth, water, fire, air—and then expand your view of our elemental world. Think about sunlight, weather systems, rare earth minerals, and electromagnetic forces, to name only a few other things. Phenomena like these are integral to our daily lives but they can be elusive, easily forgotten, or deliberately kept out of sight: the hidden components of our virtual worlds, factors in geopolitics, or deeper influences on human habits and cultures. What are our 'unthought environments' today?"

We’ve partnered with our friends at The Renaissance Society to explore that question through a selection of publications related to their...

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January 28th, 2018

Excerpts from the Reading List: a feature of Poetry's Editor's Blog.

Subscribe to Poetry magazine, the oldest monthly publication devoted to verse in the English-speaking world, at a special rate for friends of the Seminary Co-op. Click ...

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