Do you often feel lonely in life. Thick last week of waiting. A wild alive all only. I try to power down at night so I can be present for the people who matter most to me.
Share with us a defining Brooklyn experience, good, bad or in between. The Last Usable Hour was published in Elizabeth Bishop was her favorite poet but she intuited what might appeal to year-old me, to her credit.
The teleprompter reads liberty reads hosiery reads zany, loose, glucose, says get ready to plonk one out. She was in a state of terrible grief. So much happens on the inside—in the mind—that even the most ordinary days often feel mysterious, wild, exhilarating.
Reading widely and deeply is probably the most important thing one can do to become a better writer. It would be a shame to waste our snippet of time on this planet being afraid.
My favorite poems capture the movements of the mind—its uncanny leaps and associations. My mother was dying around the same time, so the elegiac was a crucial strain in the poems I was writing, too the first section of my first book is an elegy for her and still is to some extent.
Marriage, motherhood; subjects that might seem familiar. All I seemed capable of was a series of odd elliptical fragments i.
Did you see this strangeness as an engine of sorts for the writing. But against or as counterpoint to that economy, is the expansiveness of sequences that open, build, reframe, narrate.
Walking along the street feeling annoyed by all the babies and dogs, then realizing that I have a baby and a dog. On like this, without alarm. Reading widely and deeply is probably the most important thing one can do to become a better writer.
At the same time, I feel my toes involuntarily curl— so rousing is this image, she manages to make even death seem sexy. Do you feel the same way. Wisteria grows along my office window. Life pivots and changes while time continues to unravel. Deborah Landau, P.O.P. from Academy of American Poets Plus.
2 years ago. Shot and edited by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P is a video series featuring contemporary American poets who read both an original poem and a poem by another poet, after which they reflect on their choice.
They then answer a question contributed. May 27, · Deborah Landau is the author of "Orchidelirium," which won the Anhinga Prize for Poetry, and "The Last Usable Hour" (, Copper Canyon Press). She is the director of the NYU Creative Writing.
Deborah Landau: You describe exactly what I love about the lyric sequence—the sequence allows a writer to consider the same obsessive subject from multiple angles for a prismatic effect.
The sequence allows an elliptical kind of narrative to unfold over time, in fragments. Landau's most recent book, The Uses of the Body, was published in by Copper Canyon Press and was a Lannan Literary Selection. Deborah Landau is currently director of the Creative Writing Program at New York University.
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Oct 14, · Deborah Landau reads "Respondez!" by Walt Whitman as part of ABFFE's, PEN's and Housing Works' celebration of Banned Books Week Paradise Banned: Poetry Readings from Banned Books was held at.Deborah landau