From the Nets

From the Nets

Men with Jewfish, Key West, ca. 1935. From the Dale McDonald Collection, via the Monroe County Public Library on Flickr

Today’s haul from the deep:

• Jewfish, Amberjack, or Black Drum? Carol Frost takes a look at Elizabeth Bishop’s Key West notebooks and tries to determine which Keys fish was the basis for her poem “The Fish.”

• “The Symbol,” a new poem by Billy Collins, is in Slate.

• Richard Wilbur reading at the 92nd Street Y

• Tod Marshal interviews Yusef Komunyakaa for Poetry

• Kay Ryan is named to a second term as United States Poet Laureate

• BOMB on KWLS ’09 speaker John Wray: “The Lowdown on Lowboy.” Wray also joined PaperCuts’s Living With Music series.

• Alan Cheuse’s new book, a collection of travel writings, is on shelves now: A Trance After Breakfast.

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