Poetry

‘I saw how the different pop artists were working, and how they allowed new ideas to arise. So, I said to myself: Why don’t poets do that?’

By Frieze News Desk
Viviane Sassen, Agias, Red from the series ‘Venus & Mercury’, 2019. Photograph: © the artist and courtesy Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg. All sculptures belong to the Musée du Louvre and Château de Versailles

On Viviane Sassen, the artist selected for the Deutsche Bank Wealth Management Lounges

By Matthew McLean

‘Surge’ finds uneasy resonances between the 1981 New Cross fire and more recent tragedies

By Marek Sullivan

‘I could sit among the velvet blackness forever’

By Gabriella Pounds

Remembering a poet who helped define a generation of American writers through his love of gossip, sex and art 

By Andrew Durbin

Steven Zultanski reviews five wide-ranging new collections that address immigration, love and the cruelties of the internet

By Steven Zultanski

‘History is full of people who just didn’t,’ reads the first line of her riveting opening essay, which also serves as a sort of statement of intent

By Negar Azimi

The poet’s new collection chronicles a father’s succumbing to dementia and a daughter’s attempt to endure

By Harry Thorne

‘Through the doors of underworld rose a mind structured by languages inherited from the dead’

By Forrest Gander
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Miranda July (photograph: Elizabeth Weinberg) and Maggie Nelson

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‘The poet moves their hips like someone on a tram about to vomit’

By Rebecca Tamás

‘I don’t know how a poet becomes a poet. And I don’t think anyone else does either’

By Glen Baxter