Monday, March 28, 2011

Oprah's Spring Fashions in Poetry

So, the "poetry issue" of Oprah Magazine came out, and the feature is... spring fashions modeled by "rising young poets" (by which she means, rising young female poets). Check out The New York Times essay.

The mind boggles. Take a look.

Poet Suheir Hammad (37, according to the Oprah article-- nice to know how old these poets are), according to the article, writes about "how people maintain their humanity in difficult circumstances." Like, maybe, wearing silly clothes?

--too bad the poets weren't even allowed to keep the duds. I hope they were paid!

(Mary Oliver also gets interviewed, but-- at 75-- apparently she doesn't get the fashion shoot. She does get the "here I am with a celebrity!" picture with guest editor Maria Shriver, though, in which (for the record) she is wearing a quilted fuschia jacket, rose turtleneck, and blue jeans. Very stylish, actually-- bold, yet comfortable. I like it. They should let her design the clothes.)


John B. Burroughs said...

well put!

John B. Burroughs said...

I highly recommend this Facebook note by Aracelis Girmay (one of the featured poets) responding to O.


The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau