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Talking About What We Don’t Talk About: Roundtable with Eunsong Kim, Amy King, Lucas de Lima, Hoa Nguyen, Héctor Ramírez, Metta Sáma, Nikki Wallschlaeger

Talking About What We Don’t Talk About: Roundtable with Eunsong Kim, Amy King, Lucas de Lima, Hoa Nguyen, Héctor Ramírez, Metta Sáma, Nikki Wallschlaeger

Poetry, Careerism & Institutions: These concepts are often talked about but usually behind closed doors. The writers in this roundtable haven’t necessarily reached solutions or [...]

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Bill Murray ‘Secretly’ Loves Poetry

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At Rolling Stone, Bill Murray shares his love for poetry. The actor and comedian is an ardent supporter of Poets House, in New York. More: In his youth, Bill Murray wrote poetry, although he’s [...]
Projective Industries at <em>Entropy</em>!

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The editors of Projective Industries–a great, small, “breathless” press based in Chicago and New York–are interviewed at Entropy! Stephanie Anderson, Kate McIntyre, and Karen [...]
Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library to Exhibit Granary Books Collection

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On September 8th, the Columbia Rare Book and Manuscript Library exhibits the Granary Books Archive (acquired in 2013) as well as ephemera and artifacts from the publisher’s thirty-year (so far) [...]
‘Literature is against us': In Conversation with Anne Boyer

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If you don’t know Anne Boyer’s work, you should. She’s a fierce intellect, tremendous poet, and laudable person. I’m grateful she spent time untangling my meandering [...]
The Gist of the Most Recent AWP Commotion

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Publisher’s Weekly sums up the ruckus surrounding accusations leveled at AWP this week, after a piece at Huffington Post by Kate Gale–Managing Editor of Red Hen Press and one of 18 [...]
Google & Central Saint Martins Team Up to Make Poetry Installation

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BT.com reports that Google has created a billboard that will “[turn] random words into poetry.” “Called Poetrics, the installation is made up of 17 LED panels that display the words [...]
Young Poets Bare All: What Is a Culture?

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Don’t swear so much. Aren’t we decorous? What Is a culture? It’s an enormous detailed lie lived in, wrought beliefs, A loving fabrication. What’s good about it? Nothing. It [...]
The Translation Process of Pizarnik’s <em>Diana’s Tree </em>

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Last fall, the publication of Yvette Siegert’s translation of Argentine poet Alejandra Pizarnik’s “canonical poetry collection” Diana’s Tree (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2014, [...]
Juliana Spahr’s <em>That Winter the Wolf Came</em> Featured at <em>The New York Times</em> Sunday Book Review

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The New York Times’s Stephen Burt reviews Juliana Spahr’s newest collection That Winter the Wolf Came, published by Commune Editions. Burt, poet and Professor of English at Harvard [...]
Reflexing on Newest Book by Noah Eli Gordon at <em>Heavy Feather Review</em>

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At Heavy Feather Review, Noah Eli Gordon’s newest, The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015) is reviewed by Alex Rieser. “Here, images are able to shift and become [...]
Unpublished Ezra Pound Poem for Sale

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Next week an “apparently unpublished” letter and poem by Ezra Pound arrive on the auction block at Lyon & Turnbull. Ezra Pound wrote the letter to Mrs. Isabel Konody (later known as [...]

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[Editor’s Note: This post was written as a response to a letter originally posted on August 21st, responding to “What is Literary Activism?“] Dear Wendy Trevino, Juliana Spahr, Tim [...]
Charles Tomlinson, 1927–2015

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British poet, translator, academic and illustrator Charles Tomlinson has died, reports the University of Bristol. Tomlinson, born in 1927, published his first collection in 1951, and New Collected [...]
Black Sparrow Publishes a Complete Edition of Charles Reznikoff’s <em>Testimony</em>

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Charles Simic alerts New York Review of Books readers to a complete edition of Charles Reznikoff’s classic, industrial-age epic (or “anti-epic,” as Simic writes) Testimony, newly [...]
Klara du Plessis Reviews Sarah Dowling’s <em>Down</em>

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At PANK, Montreal-based poet and curator Klara du Plessis reviews Sarah Dowling’s Down (Coach House Books 2015), of which Divya Victor said right here, pre-interview: “Sarah’s syntax [...]
At <em>LARB</em>: <em>We Are Nothing and So Can You</em> by Jasper Bernes

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Jasper Bernes’s We Are Nothing and So Can You (Commune Editions 2015) is reviewed at Los Angeles Review of Books. Zac Gunter writes that the book “exemplifies the aesthetics of uprising, [...]
Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 2)

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[Editor’s Note: Part 1 of “Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets” can be found here.] On Carolyn Kizer Carolyn Kizer was my poetry mentor, great friend and goddess. Here is an [...]
Does Brilliance = Inaccessibility?

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Wait a minute: are these difficult poems actually brilliant? Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison “discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature” at The New York Times’s [...]