During finals, Emory students have access to seven libraries and world-class professors. That’s not what’s most important to us during this time of the semester. When it comes down to it, we want to transfer to Emory for one specific reason—puppies.
Atlanta and literature are hardly strange bedfellows; the city was the home to Margaret Mitchell, Joel Chandler Harris, James Dickey, and Lewis Grizzard, and, more recently, of Salman Rushdie's archive at Emory University, where the author became a Distinguished Writer in Residence in 2007, as well as recently crowned 2012-13 U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey
The National Book Award finalist author of Jelly Roll presents an evocative collection of food poetry that meditates on the role of food in everyday life, identity and culture and includes pieces by such writers as Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost and Allen Ginsberg.
The Hungry Ear, a new collection, celebrates the pleasures and the sorrows of food with poems from Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Plath and dozens more. Poet Kevin Young cooked up — or edited — this readable feast. He tells NPR's Renee Montagne that, much like the best meals, the best poems are made from scratch.