An interview with Mark Doty about his book Still Life with Oysters and Lemon, the marriage and divorce of poetry and painting, vanity, Frank Bidart, reality and its representation, the pleasures of quiddity, ekphrasis….

Tin House seeks submissions on the theme of WILD. Deadline is April 15.

Rap Genius — listen to songs, read their lyrics, and click the lines that interest you for pop-up explanations. “Our aim is not to translate rap into “nerdspeak”, but rather to critique rap as poetry.”

Mark McMorris will read poetry this Thursday, 2:30pm, at Brown. 

We’ve done some spring cleaning, making space for new courses. Have a look!

&

the origin of the word “ampersand”.