Tin House

Blog

TwitterFollow Us
Facebook
FacebookFollow Us
Tumblr
TumblrFollow Us
Podcast
PodcastFollow Us
RSS
RSSFollow Us
Sign Up for News, Sales
& Events

 

This City Could Be Your Poet: Seattle

One of the fantastic things about calling Portland home is being able to partake in our kinetic and flourishing poetry scene. Not only are there a number of ridiculously well-curated reading series (Bad Blood, Sleep, If Not for Kidnapped, to name drop a few) but our poetry and poets can be found in the fabric [...]

Posted in Interviews, Poetry

Comments: 0

This is Not Imitation: An Interview with David Greenberg

I met David Greenberg almost twenty years ago, at Johns Hopkins; he was attending the Writing Seminars and I was in the first year of a Ph.D. program there. We had several seminars together with our common mentor, Allen Grossman. At the time, I was struck by the intense beauty and ethical force of David’s [...]

Posted in Interviews, Poetry

Comments: 0

Seamus Heaney, 1939-2013

We at Tin House morn the loss of the great poet, Seamus Heaney, but also want to take a moment to celebrate his spirit and work. I can’t tell you, my brothers and sisters, how many times I have turned to Heaney’s poems in moments of loss and love. Every time I visit the Oregon [...]

Posted in Poetry

Comments: 3

Song of Myself: The Paradox of the Project

Song of Myself is what philosophers call a “performative” utterance (like a promise or an oath).

Posted in Essays, Poetry

Comments: 1

Night is Simply A Shadow

Greta Wrolstad (1981-2005) was a poet and vital presence in the M.F.A. program at The University of Montana, where she held a teaching assistantship in English and served as poetry co-editor of CutBank.  Greta was my student.  She was not only tremendously talented but at-home in herself, in ways that are utterly elusive to me.  [...]

Posted in Events, Poetry

Comments: 3

The Poetry Across The Pond

London, England May 19, 2013 Dear Friend, I’m sitting in the garden of an old house here in Notting Hill, reading an anthology of young British poets called Dear World & Everyone in It: New Poetry in the UK. It’s amazing how similar and how different the poetry of the United States and The UK [...]

Posted in Free Verse, Poetry

Comments: 1

On Degrees of Gray in Philipsburg

As I sit here at my desk in Northwest Portland, in a lime-green apartment full of skylights, sandwiched between Tin House Magazine and Tin House Books, reading the dynamic and very brave poems my grad students at Portland State are writing—I find myself thinking, in the most basic terms, about what it means to be [...]

Posted in Essays, Poetry

Comments: 1

Our Own Collaboration

Berlin, Germany May 7, 2013 Dear Friend, I have arrived in Berlin after a short stay in Reggio-Emilia, Italy. There at the Collezionemaramotti, I attended the opening of Jason Dodge’s first permanent sculpture titled “A Permanently Open Window”  and joined him in conversation about the piece, our ongoing collaboration in conversation about visual art and [...]

Posted in Free Verse, Poetry

Comments: 0

Bishop in the Air

Muhldorf, Austria May 1, 2013 Dear Friend, I am writing to you from a small village outside of Vienna. I am here with the artist, Jason Dodge, and others, living the next few days in a castle not far from the Danube river. I’ll be traveling for a month and wanted to keep in touch. [...]

Posted in Free Verse, Poetry

Comments: 0

Sonic Bouquets

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending Joanna Klink’s inaugural reading as the Tin House Writer-in-Residence. Before a packed congregation (the event was held in a church), Joanna delivered a perfect sermon, one that seemingly pulled the crowd closer to her with each line read. The poems she elected to share seemed [...]

Posted in Free Verse, Poetry

Comments: 0

The Killing Fields

Brandon Shimoda is the author of four books of poetry, including Portuguese (Tin House Book/Octopus), O Bon (Litmus Press, 2011), The Girl Without Arms (Black Ocean, 2011), and The Alps (Flim Forum, 2008)—among other solo and collaborative works in print, on cassette, online and on vinyl. He is currently co-editing, with poet Thom Donovan, a retrospective collection of writings by Lebanese-American poet Etel [...]

Posted in Poetry

Comments: 0

Portuguese by Brandon Shimoda

Brandon Shimoda is the author of four books of poetry, including Portuguese (Tin House Book/Octopus), O Bon (Litmus Press, 2011), The Girl Without Arms (Black Ocean, 2011), and The Alps (Flim Forum, 2008)—among other solo and collaborative works in print, on cassette, online and on vinyl. He is currently co-editing, with poet Thom Donovan, a retrospective collection of writings by Lebanese-American poet Etel Adnan [...]

Posted in Poetry

Comments: 0

An Open Bar Round Up: The Poetic World

A selection of our favorite poetry related posts from 2012.

Posted in General, Poetry

Comments: 0

On The Ineptitude of Certain Hurricanes

From Issue 52, Cate Marvin

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 0

Talk Nerdy To Me

From Issue 38, Matthew Dickman

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 10

Half is Just Enough to Make Sure You Will Eat Another Someday

From Issue 41, Cat Richardson

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 0

One Touch in Seven Octaves

From Issue 27, Vera Pavlova

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 0

Excuse Poem

From Issue 36, Oliver De La Paz

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 1

Miracle Of The Black Leg

From Issue 47, Natasha Trethewey

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 0

All My Wives

From Issue 31, Cate Marvin

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 0

What If You’d Gone Anyway?

From Issue 39, Tracy K. Smith

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 1

Pheromone

From Issue 9, Nick Flynn

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 1

Minotaur

From Issue 34, Peter Kline

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 0

Pride and Prejudice: The Game

From Issue 26, Maura Stanton

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 2

Time Like a Fallen Horse

From Issue 27, Bei Ling

Posted in From The Vault, Poetry

Comments: 0