Poem-a-Day - "I perceived my likeness in everything"

January 17, 2023
As part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum residency this past year, inaugural and outgoing Poet-in-Residence Taylor Johnson selected a dynamic group of poets and collaborators to participate in the program series. Read a selection of the work on Poets.org: 
 
Ars Poetica” by Camonghne Felix
revolution of angels” by Marwa Helal
starting celery” by Marwa Helal
heavy altar (no elevation),” by S*an D. Henry-Smith
Hurstonian Mythos 0.2: Custodial Spirits” by Ra Malika Imhotep
“Go-go music is D.C.’s Black indigenous sound. It’s a percussive call-and-response sound. The audience is just as part of the band as the band is [sic]. And it’s something that is grown from the earth here, so it’s an important sound to me. It’s an important sound to my poetry. ”
—Taylor Johnson, inaugural Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence

Listen to an audio recording of this profile by Taylor Johnson, the inaugural and outgoing poet-in-residence at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Johnson discusses the residency and his work as a poet and artist. 

Read poems by Johnson on Poets.org: 

Menace to
W 177th & Broadway
Nocturne
Go-Go Ode
 
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“Poetry, like visual art, makes space to breathe, pause, and consider.”
—Ama Codjoe, 2023 Guggenheim Poet-in-Residence

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, in collaboration with the Academy of American Poets, is pleased to present Ama Codjoe as its Poet-in-Residence for 2023. In her new role, Codjoe will structure a series of happenings, readings, and interventions around the theme “I Feel Therefore I Can Be Free,” a quote from Audre Lorde’s 1977 essay “Poetry Is Not a Luxury” that explores how sensuality, caesura, and care are integral materials of written, visual, and time-based arts. Read more about Codjoe, including poems. 

Primordial Mirror
Hunger
My Nothings
 
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“If there is anything I want young people to understand about writing poetry it is the hopefulness: the act of planting seeds that will continue to grow and affect the world in ways you may not even realize.”

Read an interview with poet laureate fellow, Holly Karapetkova, poet laureate of Arlington, Virginia. Read more about Karapetkova, including poems. 

The Woman Who Wanted a Child
Holiday
Genesis
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Watch Tyree Daye read his poem “When My Mother Had the World on Her Mind, Crickets in Her Ear.” Daye is the author of Cardinal (Copper Canyon Press, 2020) and River Hymns (American Poetry Review, 2017), winner of the APR/Honickman First Book Prize. Read and listen to Daye discuss the Poem-a-Day curatorial approach and more on Poets.org
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 #PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week

Check out our #PoetryNearYou Pick of the Week: The Community of Writers presents “Comet of Stillness,” the latest project of the Writers’ Annex: a five-week online course on the life and work of poet W. S. Merwin, led by poets Victoria Chang and Matthew Zapruder. Sundays, January 22 to February 19, at 4 p.m. PST. Register here. (Sponsored) 

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Apply for the 2023 Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships

The Academy of American Poets Laureate Fellowships are $50,000 awards given to honor poets of literary merit appointed to serve in civic positions and to enable them to undertake meaningful, impactful, and innovative projects that engage their fellow residents, including youth, with poetry, helping to address issues important to their communities, as well as create new work. We are accepting applications for the 2023 fellowships until February 17, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET. Find out more here.  

Apply for the 2023 Ambroggio Prize

The Ambroggio Prize is a $1,000 publication prize given for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation. The winning manuscript is published by University of Arizona Press. The 2023 Ambroggio Prize will be judged by Achy Obejas. Learn more and apply here by February 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET). 

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Apply for the 2023 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award

The Harold Morton Landon Translation Award is a $1,000 award recognizing a poetry collection translated from any language into English and published in the previous calendar year. The 2023 Harold Morton Landon Translation Award will be judged by Anna Deeny Morales. Learn more and apply here by February 15, 2023 (11:59 p.m. ET). 

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Revisit last week’s Poem-a-Day selections with us on Poets.org:

January 8: “Winter Remembered” by John Crowe Ransom
January 9: “I’m Not Faking My Astonishment, Honest” by Paige Lewis
January 10: “Materials for a Gravestone Rubbing” by Matthew Wimberley
January 11: “Castnet Seafood” by Karisma Price
January 12: “Whipping” by K. D. Harryman
January 13:  “Who Can Govern Themselves Out of Governance?” by A. H. Jerriod Avant
January 14: “The Forest Road” by Charlotte Mew
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