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Amazongate: Melville House Says ‘We Don’t Need No Pots and Pans’

Amazongate: Melville House Says ‘We Don’t Need No Pots and Pans’

It’s on! In a recent report on the Melville House blog, MHP recaps Amazon’s plans to open a new pop-up warehouse in Manhattan, across from the Empire State Building, just in time for the [...]

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An Intoxicated-Aesthetic Form of Consciousness: Georg Trakl’s Cocaine Use

Poetry News

Next in a well-trod line of the literary drug-experimentalists who precede us: At The Public Domain Review, New Zealand-based scholar Richard Millington explores Georg Trakl’s cocaine use, as [...]
Patti Smith Visits Chicago

Poetry News

In advance of Patti Smith’s visit to Chicago as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, which includes a pair of performances at the Old Town School of Folk Music, she spoke with the [...]
<em>Poets & Writers</em> Visits Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor of Graywolf Press

Poetry News

At Poets and Writers, spend a moment in conversation with Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor at Graywolf Press. The press, which PW writes “has been taking chances on new work often overlooked by [...]
At <em>BOMB:</em> John Ashbery Joins Adam Fitzgerald for Conversation

Poetry News

John Ashbery joins Adam Fitzgerald for a conversation published at BOMB that focuses on Ashbery’s time in Paris. Beginning with the foundation of Art and Literature their conversation moves [...]
Sylvia Plath’s Birthday and a Look at the Intended Arrangement of <em>Ariel</em>

Poetry News

“Winter is for women,” wrote Sylvia Plath, who would have been 82 years old this week (the 27th to be exact). In honor of the occasion, a piece at The Atlantic revisits Ariel, with a [...]
Now on Video: Eileen Myles’s Keynote Address From Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley

Poetry News

The three-day, much-anticipated Alette in Oakland: A Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley, organized by the good folks at The Bay Area Public School, concluded this past weekend. We were there in [...]
Galway Kinnell Dies at 87

Poetry News

The New York Time reports today on the passing of Galway Kinnell at the age of 87. According to his wife, Barbara K. Bristol, the cause of death was leukemia. Kinnell was awarded both the Pulitzer [...]
A Look into the Life of Richard Blanco

Poetry News

At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Major Jackson reviews Richard Blanco’s memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos : A Miami Childhood. You’ll of course recall that the accomplished poet was [...]
The New York Public Library Fêtes the Fortieth Anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s <em>For Colored Girls</em>

Poetry News

The New York Public Library is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking work, For Colored Girls Who Dream of Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, from now until [...]
Rest in Peace, Ronald William Loewinsohn (1937-2014)

Poetry News

The Berkeley Daily Planet reports that Beat Poet and UC Berkeley Professor, Ronald Loewinsohn, passed away on October 14th. Born in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation in WWII, [...]
Merced County Library to Welcome Juan Felipe Herrera

Poetry News

The Merced County Library will welcome California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on November 10th in the county library’s Little Theatre, 2100 O St. in Merced. The first thirty-five families [...]
Harriet Monroe Reads!

Poetry News

We’re very grateful to Chris Mustazza and Al Filreis at PennSound for posting this series of recordings of Harriet Monroe, founder of Poetry magazine, and from whom this wee blog’s name [...]
Marianne Boruch’s <em>Cadaver, Speak</em> Comes Alive at Purdue University

Poetry News

Marianne Boruch’s newest collection of poetry is inspired by her time in a medical school anatomy class during a Faculty Fellowship in a Second Discipline in 2008 at Purdue University, where [...]
John Yau on the Very Necessary Selected Prose of Christopher Middleton

Poetry News

John Yau writes about the unique strangeness and beauty of Christopher Middleton’s prose for Hyperallergic. After writing “Why I Am a Member of the Christopher Middleton Fan Club” [...]
Beyond Conventional Translation: Anne-Marie Albiach’s New Collected Poems

Poetry News

Charles Bernstein writes on Jacket2 of Anne-Marie Albiach’s collected poems, Cinq le Choeur (1966-2012), just published by Poésie/Flammarion. “This magnificent 600-page collection of one [...]
‘The Soul of His Poetry is Here’: Wales Celebrates Dylan Thomas’s 100th Birthday

Poetry News

Today is Dylan Thomas’s centenary: the 100th year of his birth. In Wales (and at The New York Times), Thomas’s granddaughter, Hannah Ellis (president of the Dylan Thomas Society of Great [...]
Amtrak Writer-in-Residence’s Tips for Awesome Rail Travel

Poetry News

Since we’ve been following the start of the #AmtrakResidency program, you’ll be pleased to know that the very first writer in residence has completed his trip. In this case, that’s [...]
Open Press

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I am going to talk about Open Press, a two-day literary festival that took place in Los Angeles this past October 11 & 12. Let me be clear: in no way do I speak on behalf of any Los Angeles [...]