September marks the beginning of the academic year, a new season, and an opportunity to reenergize with poetry. Below you'll find poems about returning to the books and ideas that fuel the impulse for knowledge and inspire creativity. Take them with you and into the fall.
How is a Frank O'Hara poem like talking on the telephone?
Poet and critic Stephen Burt discusses the "personal force" and informal ideas behind Frank O'Hara's groundbreaking manifesto "Personism" in his essay "Okay I'll Call You / Yes Call Me." Burt will be reading from his new book of poems, Belmont (Graywolf Press, 2013) in the Academy's Summer Reading Series on September 10 at the 42nd Street branch of the New York Public Library.
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