Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Celebrating our NYU Alumni Journalists Covering COVID-19

Stack of newspapers

We have so much Violet Pride for our NYU alumni who are rising to the immense challenges we face as the COVID-19 crisis continues to alter our lives. We celebrate the journalists who keep us informed and connected, especially now.

Here is a roundup of some of the journalists, all alumni of the NYU Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute from CAS, GSAS and LS, who we rely on to bring us vital updates and the stories that shape this moment.

Celebrating our NYU Alumni Journalists continues

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

National Poetry Month with Award-winning Poet Deborah Landau

Deborah Landau
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Deborah Landau is a professor and director of the NYU Creative Writing Program. She is the award-winning author of four books of poetry: Soft Targets, The Uses of the Body, The Last Usable Hour, and Orchidelirium. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The New York Times, and she is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Believer Book Award.


Can you share your thoughts on the power and value of poetry during moments of collective crisis?

We often turn to poems at moments of great challenges and intensity, and the most powerful poems articulate what so many of us are feeling but cannot say. I remember how just after 9/11 The New Yorker published the poem “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by Adam Zagajewski — an extraordinary poem that has come to mind for me a lot recently.

Deborah Landau: her story continues