Parades, a festival within the fair, will present 17 productions this year, with a focus on verse and dance. Here’s a sampling of the most intriguing.
At its best, this collaboration between the choreographer Will Rawls and the poet Claudia Rankine, merges words and movement with pungent force.
The weeklong festival at locations throughout the city will feature musical performances, discussions, workshops and a film series. It starts Oct. 27.
In a piece she describes as “sort of a play,” the poet and singer journeys through her past, with a little help from her children.
This collection brings together a sampling of the poet’s influential criticism, personal accounts and public statements.
In “Dickinson’s Nerves, Frost’s Woods,” the usually scathing critic William Logan unearths the historical context behind some beloved poems.
Female photographers were given poems written by women, to be inspired by and to interpret. Here’s what they wrought.
In “Mr. Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense,” Jenny Uglow suggests that her subject’s life was sadder than his paintings and limericks would imply.
How a random late-night online search led to new discoveries about the poet’s birth and early years.