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Return to Waterloo

Return to Waterloo

Ray Davies’s “Waterloo Sunset” is one of the loveliest songs in rock. A light-handed paean to the pleasures of solitude, distance, and that spiritual equanimity the Greeks called apatheia, it [...]

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Fifty Years of Buffalo Poetics Readings Now Digitized!

Poetry News

How’s that for back to the future? PENNSOUND announces that it has archived fifty years of poetry readings sponsored by the SUNY-Buffalo Poetics Program: from 1963-2003. FIFTY YEARS. Take your [...]
Sophia Le Fraga and Ana Božičević Bring Wild to <em>The Wild</em>

Poetry News

Your internet Thursday would be woefully incomplete without this fabulous interview featuring Sophia Le Fraga and Ana Božičević published at The Wild! We’re used to opening the book, reading the [...]
Formally Attributed Generic Feelings: Diana Hamilton’s Great Review of Rob Fitterman’s Borrowing of James Schuyler . . .

Poetry News

Diana Hamilton reviews Rob Fitterman’s newest book, No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself. (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014) for Coldfront! This is a book the protagonist of which, as UDP tells [...]
Bay Area Public School Announces Three-Day Symposium on Alice Notley

Poetry News

The rumors are true: Alice Notley is coming to Oakland (with your help!). She’ll be invoked in Oakland, while present. And then celebrated. And considered. All in October. Announceth The Bay [...]
‘writings writers write about writing have been curiously misread’

Poetry News

If you’re ever wondering what the difference might be between a manifesto and poetics, look no further than “Poetics and the manifesto: On Pierre Joris and Adrian Clarke” at [...]
‘The voice of someone who was almost crushed by oppression and decided she would fight:’ Minnie Bruce Pratt at <em>Los Angeles Review of Books</em>

Poetry News

On the occasion of the reissue of Crime Against Nature, her seminal collection of lesbian-feminist poetry, Minnie Bruce Pratt speaks to Los Angeles Review of Books’s Lisa L. Moore about the [...]
Beauty Has Won: Leigh Stein on Ana Božičević in New <em>NOÖ Journal</em>

Poetry News

“I’d rather be endeared than alienated,” writes Leigh Stein in the new issue of NOÖ Journal! While we would rather be alienated than endeared, we’d argue Ana Božičević can [...]
Robert Hass Awarded the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets

Poetry News

Today, the Academy of American Poets awarded Robert Hass the Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement. The award was among a suite of prizes awarded by the Academy, totaling over $200,000, and [...]
Safia Jama Unpacks the Shadowy Figures in Brett Fletcher Lauer’s Newest Collection of Poems, <em>A Hotel in Belgium</em>

Poetry News

Safia Jama uncovers the strangers and shadowy traumas in Brett Fletcher Lauer’s latest collection out now from Four Way Books, called A Hotel in Belgium. The title of Brett Fletcher Lauer’s [...]
‘A Real Wide-Open-Type Palette of Dreams’: Paul Ebenkamp Readies Readers for Brandon Downing’s <em>Mellow Actions</em>

Poetry News

You may be ready for Brandon Downing’s Mellow Actions but are you ready for Paul Ebenkamp’s review of Brandon Downing’s Mellow Actions? At Jacket 2, Ebenkamp takes on the task of [...]
Claudia Rankine Talks to <em>The New Yorker</em> About Her Visit to Ferguson

Poetry News

“Let America Be America Again,” the famous Langston Hughes poem, “has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Poets.org,” remarks The New Yorker’s Alexandra Schwartz. Claudia [...]
Ben Lerner & Joan of Arc at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Poetry News

Poet and now-novelist Ben Lerner meets The New York Times at the Met! Parul Sehgal talks to Lerner about his forthcoming novel, 10:04, to be published on Sept. 2 by Faber & Faber, in front of [...]
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David Larsen is the Swiss Army knife of friends. Poet, Arabist, visual artist, classicist, guerilla chef and hip-hop whiz, he’s that “gateway” person who turns you on to interests you didn’t [...]
Hip-Hap-Hop-Hurray for the Winners of Krupskaya Press’s Open Reading Period: Erika Staiti and Marie Buck!

Poetry News

The editors of Krupskaya Press have announced the winners of the press’s 2014 open reading period: The Undying Present, by Erika Staiti, and Portrait of Doom, by Marie Buck. Krupskaya Press [...]
Faber to Publish New Seamus Heaney Collection in Late 2014

Poetry News

A new companion volume to Seamus Heaney’s New and Selected Poems 1966-1987 is set to be published by Faber & Faber later this year. The posthumous collection, which Heaney was working on up [...]
Iris Cushing Places Importance on Napping for WNYC Radio

Poetry News

WNYC has a story about poet, artist (and co-founder/editor of Argos Books) Iris Cushing, who discovered a serene place to nap, read, and write while working on her MFA in Poetry at Columbia this past [...]
Raising Detroit’s Literary Profile With Write A House

Poetry News

Poets & Writers’s Jonathan Vatner gives us a better idea of the Detroit-based nonprofit Write a House program, which aims to bring more writers to the city for the long term. As they put [...]
Oh No, What Would Sylvia Beach Say?: Shakespeare & Co. to Close Its Doors???

Poetry News

We don’t think that she’d be very happy about this Publishers Weekly item. Pictured here is the facade of Shakespeare & Co.’s now extinct Upper West Side store, which left [...]