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Hurray for This Year’s National Poetry Month Poster!

Hurray for This Year’s National Poetry Month Poster!

Yes, yes: The Academy of American Poets revealed the 2015 National Poetry Month poster! As always, The Academy collaborated with Chipp Kidd in its search to find one talented artist to design an [...]

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How Poetry Saved Him: NPR Interviews J. Ivy

Poetry News

J. Ivy is a Def Jam poet and the author of a recently published memoir called Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain. In Dear Father, he writes about being abandoned by his father at an early age [...]
What’s Killing the Creative Class: Scott Timberg Explains

Poetry News

Scott Timberg, the author of Culture Clash, explains what’s killing the creative class in his new book and at Jacket Copy. Reviewing the book, Andrew Keen writes that Timberg’s argument [...]
Trisha Low Considers the Male Confessional

Poetry News

At Lemon Hound: Trisha Low reviews not one, but two books for us; and in the interest of parallelism, Harriet is friends with Trisha Low. “I guess there are certain things that one is obligated [...]
Bob Holman to Save Endangered Languages

Poetry News

At San Francisco’s PBS affiliate, KQED, writer Jeanne Carstensen discusses poet Bob Holman’s recent efforts to, well, save the world’s endangered languages. “There are roughly [...]
Pablo Neruda’s Death to be Investigated Again

Poetry News

Jacket Copy reports that investigators in Chile will take another look at the cause of Pablo Neruda’s death. The last doctor who was at his bedside at the time of death continues to be a [...]
VIDA Announces a New Women of Color Count for Literary Publications

Poetry News

Awesome: VIDA has announced its newest project. The 2014 Women of Color Count is underway. Since 2010, VIDA has sought to deepen and complicate the conversation about imbalances in the way women and [...]
More on Claudia Rankine’s Double NBCC Nominations

Poetry News

Writers of the literary sort are flocking to expand on the news of Claudia Rankine being nominated for not one, but two National Book Critics Circle Awards–in poetry and criticism. As [...]
Response to <em>Jacket2</em> Conceptual Writing Post Refers to ‘Colonial Aesthetics’?

Poetry News

Earlier this week, we pointed you to Jacket2′s soliciting of two cents on Conceptual art and writing–now, at Montevidayo, a communiqué authored by “The Mongrel Coalition” and [...]
<em>The Paris Review</em> Corrects the Error

Poetry News

Oops! The Paris Review has expressed its apologies to Allen Ginsberg for neglecting to make a correction regarding his thoughts on LSD. From TPR: When The Paris Review interviewed Allen Ginsberg for [...]
Obliteration Excavations 2:  Back to the Bodies

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In How to Draw What You See, the artist Rudy De Reyna’s reveals that: To render a faithful, realistic drawing, you must be able to observe the basic structure of an object, regardless of how [...]
At <em>Jacket2</em>: Keeping Poetry Ephemeral

Poetry News

Mande Zecca writes for Jacket2 about Jack Spicer, and more specifically her desire to locate a “‘secret history’ of postwar coteries and their print media — in particular, the [...]
NPR’s 2015 Poetry Preview Has Got the Right Stuff

Poetry News

Craig Morgan Teicher writes for NPR about the books he’s looking forward to in 2015, writing that “perhaps now we need poetry even more than ‘more than ever.'” This is a great [...]
Page-Turners in Paradise

Poetry News

The Paris Review posted this charming story yesterday by Ted Trautman about the perils of road-tripping (and book buying)(especially in Iowa City.) From Paris Review: Fourteen years ago, my mom [...]
A Poet Emerges from the Wild Frontier

Poetry News

At NY Times, Saeed Jones reflects on becoming a poet in the face of adversity. In this article, Jones, the author of Prelude to Bruise and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, [...]
Susan Howe’s <em>Telepathy</em> as Library Cormorant

Poetry News

Jonathan Creasy writes about Susan Howe as “library cormorant” for Los Angeles Review of Books. (“The phrase ‘library cormorant’ comes from Coleridge. It evokes the greedy, [...]
Un-Believable! NYC’s ‘Uni Library’ Project

Poetry News

If you’ve ever wished for a mobile library with the click of your heels, your search is over. A new mobile library project called “Uni Library” aims to bring libraries and reading [...]
National Book Critics Circle Finalists Announced!

Poetry News

The New York Times’ ArtsBeat reminds us that the National Book Critics Circle Awards are “one of the most prestigious American literary awards…judged by a panel of critics and book [...]
Carl Phillips on Risk at <em>Huffington Post</em>

Poetry News

At Huffington Post on the heels of his newest book (of essays) titled The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination, Carl Phillips speaks with Ben Evans about daring, risk, restlessness, and [...]