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Thom Donovan Talks to Cassandra Troyan for <em>The New Inquiry</em>

Thom Donovan Talks to Cassandra Troyan for The New Inquiry

Thom Donovan interviewed Cassandra Troyan about her work’s relationship to violence, post-sovereignty, and masochism–and it’s all at The New Inquiry. “What does the masochist [...]

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William Harris Reviews Amiri Baraka’s <em>S O S: Poems</em> at <em>Boston Review</em>

Poetry News

At Boston Review, William Harris wonders why Amiri Baraka’s writing became so hard to find in print, and his career so different from how it started. He reflects on these unfortunate realities [...]
Poetry Mixtape Volume VII

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In 2009, while attempting to woo a music snob, I wrote to Byron Coley and asked him to help me make a mixtape. He responded with a track list called A Meat As Sad As Butter and an offer to send each [...]
Urayoán Noel’s <em>In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam</em> is Here!

Poetry News

Urayoán Noel’s new book, In Visible Movement: Nuyorican Poetry from the Sixties to Slam, documents the history of Nuyorican poetry from the 1960s to the 1990s. Although the number of Nuyorican [...]
O/R Books Will Re-boot <em>The Evergreen Review</em>

Poetry News

Holy cow! O/R Books plans to bring back The Evergreen Review! As O/R Books co-founder, John Oakes, writes: “We plan to make it an online juggernaut–just as it was a pathbreaker forty [...]
Tomas Tranströmer, 1931–2015

Poetry News

We are so saddened to hear that Swedish poet and 2011 Nobel Literature laureate Tomas Tranströmer has died at the age of 83. The Independent reports: He had been nominated for the Nobel Prize every [...]
Fanny Howe Is Up for The Man Booker International Prize!

Poetry News

Wow! The ten authors listed as finalists for The Man Booker International Prize include beloved poet Fanny Howe! “Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration [...]
Poetry Mixtape Volume VI

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Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta is an artist & casual historian living in San Francisco. Their first chapbook, PDF, was published by Solar Luxuriance in 2014. With Elana Chavez, they organize the [...]
Abdul Ali Responds to Lucille Clifton’s Call

Poetry News

Abdul Ali reads at Busboys and Poets on May 17th. To prepare Washington D.C. audiences for Ali’s reading, Washington City Paper’s, Tanya Paperny reviews Abdul Ali’s debut book of [...]
The Seventh Annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival: March 31-April 2

Poetry News

It’s that time of year again! Best book event of the year! Year ye year ye! The Seventh Annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival is happening from Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2. If you [...]
RIP Richard O. Moore

Poetry News

From Garrett Caples at the City Lights blog, we learned the very sad news today of the death of Richard O. Moore at the age of 95. Moore was a pioneering television broadcaster with a long-time [...]
‘What Is All This Doing to Chinese Poetry?’ PRI Visits Chinese Poets of the 21st Century

Poetry News

For PRI’s “Soundworks,” Alina Simone visited the contemporary poetry scene in China. Simone writes that, while, in the United States, few suggest “to really understand [...]
Poetry Mixtape Volume V

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I don’t think I’ve written any poetry since 2008 that Ally Harris hasn’t edited, annotated, crossed out, or signed-off on. We were in school together at Iowa and wound up taking the [...]
Futurepoem Launches Unique New Website!

Poetry News

After 10 years of publishing, Futurepoem Books is super present: The press has launched a brand-new website–designed by Everything Studio (who also design for the likes of Cabinet and [...]
Clive James’s ‘Japanese Maple’

Poetry News

At The New Republic Jason Guriel considers Clive James’s career in poetry and television–and James’s most recent writings, which address his mortality. From The New Republic: For a [...]
Big Questions: Travis Nichols Interviews Editors of Robert Creeley’s <em>Selected Letters</em>

Poetry News

Travis Nichols talked with the editors of Robert Creeley’s Selected Letters for Huffington Post! “[E]dited by Peter Baker, Kaplan Harris and Rod Smith, [works like Selected Letters] offer [...]
‘Dangerous, Cutesy Idea’ Susan Howe & R.H. Quaytman Collaborate

Poetry News

Mother and daughter, Susan Howe and R.H. Quaytman collaboratively produced Tom Tit Tot, an art book produced for The Museum of Modern Art. Quaytman calls the prospect of continuous collaboration [...]
‘A poem is never about one thing… you want it to be as complicated as your feelings': Terrance Hayes at <em>NYT</em>

Poetry News

Wow! The New York Times Magazine hosts this very comprehensive, thought-provoking profile of fantastic, Pittsburgh-based legend Terrance Hayes (by Stephen Burt). If you haven’t ever read [...]
Poetry Cover Arts: Volume 205

From Poetry Magazine

[Note: This begins a semiannual series in which we highlight Poetry’s recent cover artists. These posts are a collaborative effort with Art Director Fred Sasaki and the artists themselves. For [...]