Two FSG Books Nominated for Griffin Poetry Prize
The Griffin's website has a cool section called 'See and Hear poetry' where they post audio and text from awards ceremonies past, so you can see what they're all about. Or, if you fancy a trip to Toronto this June, you can buy tickets to the event.
We'll post a reading by Charles Wright later in the month, including his poem 'Looking West from Laguna Beach at Night,' which is a favorite of mine, and I'll have more on Frederick Seidel tomorrow.
But just in case you need more Seidel right this second, let me draw your attention to a great article by Philip Connors published last year in n + 1 magazine, where Seidel makes a brief appearance writing poetry about 9/11 for The Wall Street Journal. No joke. Maud Newton ran an excerpt when the piece first came out, but if you buy the back issue here, you can read the whole thing.