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Emily Dickinson Documentary in the Wings

Emily Dickinson Documentary in the Wings

Faith is not the only fine invention for those of us who see! Phosphorescence, a new project about Emily Dickinson, is narrated by Cynthia Nixon and comes from British production company Hurricane [...]

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Lisa Robertson, Donato Mancini, derek beaulieu Reviewed at <em>Canadian Literature</em>

Poetry News

Eric Schmaltz reviews a trio of Canadian poesie for Canadian Literature, giving us great takes from Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present (Coach House Books 2014), Donato Mancini’s [...]
Rick Moody Considers the Poetic Collage & Novelistic Pleasures of Paul Metcalf’s <em>Genoa</em>

Poetry News

At Paris Review Daily, Rick Moody encounters Paul Metcalf’s innovative novel Genoa, “something that feels completely new.” The book, originally published in 1965 by Jonathan [...]
Trace Peterson to Teach First Transgender Literature Course at Hunter College This Fall

Poetry News

Trace Peterson is featured in the latest episode of NewsHour for bringing something new to literature—a college course that doesn’t merely approach “transgender subject matter as [...]
Laura Jaramillo Observes Nathaniel Mackey’s <em>Blue Fasa</em> at <em>Indy Week</em>

Poetry News

For the North Carolina-based publication, Indy Week, Duke University PhD candidate and poet, Laura Jaramillo, gives a thoughtful overview of Nathaniel Mackey’s newest, New Directions-published [...]
<em>Poetry</em>’s July/August 2015 Playlist

From Poetry Magazine

Note: Poetry has begun an occasional series of playlists for recent issues. This month, Chicago musician and author Tim Kinsella curated a selection of music for the July/August 2015 issue. Click [...]
VIDA & The Home School Announce Fellowship to Miami Beach Conference

Poetry News

VIDA announces a new fellowship to The Home School! As you might know, The Home School hosts an annual six-day intensive writing conference for poets “interested in radicalizing their poetic [...]
Patricia Spears Jones Reviews Tonya Foster’s <em>A Swarm of Bees in High Court</em>

Poetry News

At Gathering of the Tribes, a review of Tonya Foster’s new book, A Swarm of Bees in High Court (Belladonna 2015)! Patricia Spears Jones recalls an influential image for Foster, Max Ernst’s [...]
<em>Divedapper</em> Floats on Water With Natalie Diaz

Poetry News

At Divedapper, our new favorite summer time interviews-with-poets website, Kaveh Akbar spends a moment talking with Natalie Diaz. Diaz, Lannan-fellow, Fort Mojave Language Recovery Program Director, [...]
<em>Boston Review’</em>s Summer Reads Include <em>Costume En Face</em>, More

Poetry News

Boston Review has posted a handful of micro-reviews for their Summer Poetry Reads, looking at Gentlessness, by Dan Beachy-Quick (Tupelo Press); They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They [...]
<em>PennSound</em> Posts Edgar Lee Masters Audio

Poetry News

As we continue to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Spoon River Anthology, we’re thrilled to see Chris Mustazza and the folks at PennSound bring out newly digitized audio recordings [...]
Maxine Kumin Rocks <em>Forward</em>

Poetry News

Forward’s Julia M. Klein delves into Maxine Kumin’s posthumous memoir, The Pawnbroker’s Daughter, and characterizes Kumin as a poet who “would triumph over her terror and [...]
Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop: An Interview with the Editors of <em>The BreakBeat Poets</em>

Poetry News

At the Gawker Review of Books, David Drake considers hip-hop’s revolutionizing of poetry, drawing in the BreakBeat Poets, who were, incidentally, the subject of an April 2015 special issue of [...]
Forrest Gander to Translate Rediscovered Neruda

Poetry News

Like Taylor Swift, Pablo Neruda’s romantic poems never go out of style. But for couples who may be just a little bit ready for something new, Copper Canyon Press and the Pablo Neruda Foundation [...]
Misadventure

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At some point in the middle of 2012 I started thinking that celebrity was a really crucial humanitarian issue. Like, it’s not really a media issue. It’s not a pop culture issue, and it doesn’t [...]
CU Boulder Presents ‘Code Switching & Recoding Language’

Poetry News

The University of Colorado-Boulder English department has posted video of “Code Switching & Recoding Language,” hosted by the Creative Writing Association, which took place April 6, [...]
<em>New Yorker</em> Sweats to Sappho

Poetry News

New Yorker’s Rachel Howard documents “Heavy Breathing” – “a summer series of free critical theory seminars in the form of absurd, artist-led conceptual fitness [...]
Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Shop at the <em>New York Times</em>

Poetry News

What better way to segue into the weekend than with an insightful convo between two great writers and public figures, former president Jimmy Carter and current Young People’s Poet Laureate [...]
At <em>Salon</em> Joshua Clover Reminisces on the Beginning of the End of <em>Spin</em>

Poetry News

Poet, rebel, and pop culture enthusiast—Joshua Clover—is back in the news, this time for his new Twitter tale called “How I Quit Spin.” Prompted by Sasha Frere-Jones and a bad U2 [...]