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Jennifer Moxley Remembers Helena Bennett

Jennifer Moxley Remembers Helena Bennett

Jennifer Moxley has a new website, and much of the content there already feels like an extension of her memoir writing in The Middle Room. Just up is a beautiful piece on the writer Helena Bennett, [...]

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‘When you use a <em>you’</em>: Dorothea Lasky and the Poetics of Drake

Poetry News

Dorothea Lasky, the Village Voice’s favorite poet, has a favorite poet of her own. And that poet is none other than rap superstar Drake. Yes, 27 year old Canadian rapper Aubrey Drake Graham. At [...]
Boo! John Berryman on Halloween at <em>Academy of American Poets</em>

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John Berryman’s 100! Even if he’s dead. There’s much revelry in celebration of the centenary of Berryman’s birth, including at FSG (Berryman’s publisher) and of course, [...]
Dylan Thomas in New York

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The New York Times reports that a gaggle of events are sheduled, uh, we mean, scheduled, for this weekend in celebration of the centenary of Dylan Thomas’s birth. Yup! 100 years ago: October [...]
FSG’s <em>Work in Progress</em> Celebrates John Berryman

Poetry News

Wow, Farrar, Straus and Giroux is rolling out all the John Berryman goods in the midst of his centennial celebration. As we mentioned last week, FSG is publishing four new books of Berryman verse. To [...]
Cecilia Corrigan’s <em>Titanic</em> in the Spotlight at <em>Publik/Private</em>

Poetry News

Online arts and culture denizens Publik/Private spend a while with poet and performer Cecilia Corrigan on the occasion of her new book of poetry, Titanic. Learn more about Cecilia’s writing [...]
Congratulations to the 2014 Queer/Art/Mentorship Fellowship Winners!

Poetry News

The results are in! NYC’s Queer/Art/Mentorship announces the winners of 2014 Fellowships! To create and sustain community among queer artists across the five boroughs, each year, the [...]
The Separatrix Gives Us Our Fragments: Reviewing <em>MxT</em> by Sina Queyras

Poetry News

“If anyone can write a Cindy Sherman still, Sina Queyras can,” writes Michaela Mullin at Nomadic Sojourns, of Queyras’s newest book, MxT (or Memory x Time) (Coach House Books 2014). [...]
The Drawings of the Broken Poem: On Henrix Michaux

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Gillian Conoley’s translation of Henri Michaux’s Thousand Times Broken (City Lights Books 2014) has been reviewed by Ron Slate at On the Seawall. Noting that “[i]n 1955, determined [...]
<em>The New Yorker</em> Applauds <em>Citizen,</em> by Claudia Rankine

Poetry News

At The New Yorker, Dan Chiasson reviews (and very well contextualizes) Claudia Rankine’s newest collection of poems, Citizen: An American Lyric. The poet Claudia Rankine’s new volume, her [...]
Rest in Peace, Henry Braun (1930-2014)

Poetry News

The poet, activist, and educator, Henry Braun, passed away last week according to Split This Rock and Daily Bulldog. Braun’s poems appeared in Poetry, The Nation, and American Poetry Review, [...]
The Navajo Nation’s First Poet Laureate, Luci Tapahonso

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Navajo Nation’s first-ever Poet Laureate Luci Tapahonso (also a professor at the University of New Mexico) talks to Natalie Diaz about what that position means to her at Los Angeles Review of [...]
Pasolini Conference Calls for Papers

Poetry News

Oh, how exciting! Our favorite poet/director/novelist/essayist, Pier Paolo Pasolini, is being remembered and celebrated at Yale University, March 6-7th, marking the 40th anniversary of the [...]
<em>Los Angeles Review of Books</em> Hosts <em>Girls of Spectacular Culture:</em> Brian Kim Stefans in Conversation with Kate Durbin

Poetry News

Los Angeles Review of Books hosts a dialogue between Brian Kim Stefans and Kate Durbin in its most recent installment. Durbin and Stefans’s conversation centers around themes of authenticity [...]
Coffee House Press: In the Stacks Presents Valeria Luiselli

Poetry News

A rather beautiful Tumblr has appeared thanks to Coffee House Press, who has, “[a]s part of its continuing effort to put books into action…launched an initiative to place writers and [...]
At <em>The New Yorker</em>: The Medieval Dream Vision of Louise Glück

Poetry News

At The New Yorker, a review of Louise Glück’s new book (and National Book Award finalist), Faithful and Virtuous Night (FSG 2014), by Dan Chiasson! “From its opening pages, [...]
<em>NPR Books</em> Reviews Jericho Brown’s <em>New Testament</em>

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If Ferguson, Missouri is still on your mind consider taking a gander at Jericho Brown’s second book called The New Testament, handily reviewed quite recently at NPR Books: If further proof is [...]
Beautiful Review of Hervé Guibert’s Journals at <em>Lambda Literary</em>

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At Lambda Literary, Steven Cordova reviews Nightboat Books’ gorgeous, startling Mausoleum of Lovers: Journals 1976—1991 by the French poet and intellectual Hervé Guibert, translated by [...]
Aisha Sasha John, Lisa Robertson, & <em>THOU</em>

Poetry News

Direct address: BookThug has posted video and audio of Aisha Sasha John reading from her new book, THOU, which has some pretty fine press-writing around it: “In THOU, Aisha Sasha John knows the [...]