Poetry

Fri, Apr 4, 2014, 5:09am

It’s National Poetry Month, which means you officially have an excuse to pretend you know something about poetry and attend a bunch of open mics. If you’d prefer a bookstore to the Nuyorican, I’ve compiled a list of the best contemporary poets and the reasons you should know who they are. 

Thu, Dec 19, 2013, 11:13pm

The stage adaptation of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” though a solid effort, doesn’t use its stage design as well as it could.

Thu, Feb 17, 2011, 9:03pm

An ode to Columbia's greatest academic tradition.

Wed, Mar 4, 2009, 11:33pm

Even the most eloquent and charismatic professors cannot really be described as poets. That is, unless the professor in question happens to be a former U.S. Poet Laureate.

Mon, Apr 14, 2008, 11:14pm

Henri Cole describes his own poetry as astringent.

Wed, Feb 13, 2008, 8:33pm

The sky was gray and bluish bleak that February day:
All chocolate hearts and greeting cards and freshly-trimmed bouquets.
The air was filled with promises of roses and of wine—
Except for those unlucky folks who had no Valentine.

Sun, Dec 9, 2007, 11:45pm

‘Twas two weeks before Christmas, and the soon-to-be grads,
Spent long nights in Butler, all hopped-up on Adds,
With sour demeanors, their eyes bloodshot red,
As the finals and papers instilled in them dread.
The pre-meds made flash cards and memorized cancers,

Fri, Nov 16, 2007, 4:03am

The Kraft Center roared with laughter for three hours Thursday night as students tried to prove their poetic worth—or lack thereof—at the 22nd Annual Joyce Kilmer Memorial Poetry Festival.