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“I ask you, O! Americans!” David Walker calls to his audience in his 1829 Appeal in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble to the Colored Citizens of the World, but in Particular, And Very [...]

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Roxane Gay Remarks on All-White <em>NYT</em> Summer Reading List

Poetry News

At NPR, Roxane Gay remarks on the all-white summer reading list the New York Times just published: It’s one thing if a media brand deliberately targets segmented audiences. The Root publishes [...]
Beautiful Interview With David Trinidad at <em>Columbia Poetry Review</em>

Poetry News

At Columbia Poetry Review, an interview with David Trinidad, who talks with CPR editorial board member Kyle Ballou! At the end of our excerpt is some startling honesty, but definitely read the full [...]
<em>The Paris Review,</em> Now a Video Star

Poetry News

Paris Review has launched a new video series, it’s “My First Time:” interviews with authors about their first books. From Jacket Copy: […] Since its first issue in 1953, the [...]
For Sale: An Uncorrected Proof of Sylvia Plath’s <em>The Bell Jar</em>

Poetry News

Not just ANY uncorrected proof: the 1962 document reveals that Plath made roughly 70 corrections to The Bell Jar prior to publication. It also bears her pseudonym, “Victoria Lucas,” which [...]
Battle for Oxford Chair Heats Up as Wole Soyinka Responds to Incendiary Comments

Poetry News

Need an update on the Oxford poetry chair? Sure you do. “Candidates for one of the most prestigious posts in poetry are embroiled in a war of words as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka hit back at [...]
2015 PEN/Heim Translation Award Winners Announced

Poetry News

The 2015 PEN/Heim Translation Fund has announced this year’s winners! “The Fund received a record number of applications this year—226 total—spanning a wide array of languages of [...]
CAConrad Presents ‘Slaves of Hope Live Only For Tomorrow’ on <em>PoetryNow</em>

Poetry News

From the Office of Paranormal Activity in the basement of the MoMA, CAConrad’s new poem “Slaves of Hope Live Only For Tomorrow” comes to you via PoetryNow. The poem begins: [...]
Kenneth Warren, Editor of <em>House Organ</em>, Dies at 63

Poetry News

Yesterday we were saddened to hear the news of Kenneth Warren’s death at the age of 63. Jim O’Bryan at the Lakewood Observer writes: This morning one of the best humans I have ever had [...]
News from the Department of Literary Real Estate: Buk’s Childhood Home in Los Angeles Is For Sale

Poetry News

The folks at LA Curbed bring us this tip: Charles Bukowski’s L.A. childhood home is for sale! The asking price for his house, which is “up for sale for the first time since 1996″ is [...]
It’s True: We <3 Bruce Conner

Poetry News

As most poets do, as John Yau writes in his recent article at Hyperallergic. Conner, a postwar American artist who worked in nearly every medium throughout his career, is known for incorporating [...]
The Contents of Individual Memory: Dan Chiasson Reviews John Ashbery’s <em>Breezeway</em>

Poetry News

Daniel Chiasson reviews John Ashbery’s new book, Breezeway (Ecco) for The New Yorker: “Few others of his generation would think to put ‘lemon telenovela’ or [...]
<em>The Improbable</em> Reviews <em>A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie</em>

Poetry News

A must-read in the fifth issue of The Improbable, the “highly curated, monthly collection of short reviews written by booksellers for booksellers about unusual and wondrous books that live at [...]
Welcome to This House

Poetry News

Meanwhile, The New York Times reviews Welcome to This House, a film directed by Barbara Hammer about Elizabeth Bishop. The film opened in select theaters yesterday. Hammer is an acclaimed [...]
This Summer: Let’s Go Back to Cool with Omnidawn Publishing

Poetry News

This summer Omnidawn Publishing presents “Prosody & Revision:” an online workshop lead by David Koehn. The workshop is based on Donald Justice’s teachings on prosody and is a [...]
‘a lance to pierce the possible': Reading N. H. Pritchard

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I would like to shift away from discussing the deployment of whiteness in conceptual, avant-garde, or experimental writing. In my previous post, “Canvases Pale,” I included a definition [...]
At <em>BOMB</em>: Charity Coleman Interviews Masha Tupitsyn

Poetry News

Sometimes our favorite writers join in linguistic embrace precisely how we’d dream. At BOMB Daily, Charity Coleman, author of the newly released chapbook Juliary (O’Clock Press 2015), [...]
Cedar Sigo’s ‘LA Odyssey’ on <em>PoetryNow</em>

Poetry News

This morning as you’re getting back from your Memorial Day revelries, take an audio journey with Cedar Sigo’s “LA Odyssey” on PoetryNow. His poem begins: I almost insist on [...]
James Pate Observes Sade Murphy’s <em>Dream Machine</em> at <em>Entropy</em>

Poetry News

What’s a dream machine? What does the title of Sade Murphy’s newest collection, Dream Machine, reveal about the content inside? James Pate writes, “The title seems two-fold. The [...]