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<em>Los Angeles Review of Books</em> Hosts <em>Girls of Spectacular Culture:</em> Brian Kim Stefans in Conversation with Kate Durbin

Los Angeles Review of Books Hosts Girls of Spectacular Culture: Brian Kim Stefans in Conversation with Kate Durbin

Los Angeles Review of Books hosts a dialogue between Brian Kim Stefans and Kate Durbin in its most recent installment. Durbin and Stefans’s conversation centers around themes of authenticity [...]

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Coffee House Press: In the Stacks Presents Valeria Luiselli

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A rather beautiful Tumblr has appeared thanks to Coffee House Press, who has, “[a]s part of its continuing effort to put books into action…launched an initiative to place writers and [...]
At <em>The New Yorker</em>: The Medieval Dream Vision of Louise Glück

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At The New Yorker, a review of Louise Glück’s new book (and National Book Award finalist), Faithful and Virtuous Night (FSG 2014), by Dan Chiasson! “From its opening pages, [...]
<em>NPR Books</em> Reviews Jericho Brown’s <em>New Testament</em>

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If Ferguson, Missouri is still on your mind consider taking a gander at Jericho Brown’s second book called The New Testament, handily reviewed quite recently at NPR Books: If further proof is [...]
Beautiful Review of Hervé Guibert’s Journals at <em>Lambda Literary</em>

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At Lambda Literary, Steven Cordova reviews Nightboat Books’ gorgeous, startling Mausoleum of Lovers: Journals 1976—1991 by the French poet and intellectual Hervé Guibert, translated by [...]
Aisha Sasha John, Lisa Robertson, & <em>THOU</em>

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Direct address: BookThug has posted video and audio of Aisha Sasha John reading from her new book, THOU, which has some pretty fine press-writing around it: “In THOU, Aisha Sasha John knows the [...]
If We Are Ever

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I will start with two quotations from the book After-Cave, written by Michelle Detorie and recently published by Ahsahta Press. The first quotation: “Time is with the animal. It has a politics.” [...]
Douglas Kearney’s Poetry Reading Do’s and Don’ts at <em>Poets and Writers</em>

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Hello! Greet your week by reading a few tips from a champ–a poetry reading champ, that is! Yes we’re talking about Douglas Kearney: the fabulous trickster, poetry reader, and poetry [...]
At <em>Jacket 2</em> Angela Rawlings Talks Translation

Poetry News

Did you know that “apiculture” is the art and science of raising honeybees? Or that Melitta Urbancic was a poet, actress, and sculptor who traveled from Austria to Iceland to escape the [...]
A Look into the Letters of Baraka & Dorn and Robert Creeley

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Not to be missed, though we almost did miss this one, is Alan Gilbert’s review of two books of collected/selected letters: Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters and The Selected [...]
Congratulations to Khadijah Queen, 2014 Winner of The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers!

Poetry News

Hurrah! She’s the queen! Congratulations to Ms. Khadijah Queen, winner of this year’s Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Performance Writing. This prize, in memory of Leslie Scalapino [...]
McSweeney’s New Status: Non-Profit

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New York Times reports that off-beat, intelligent publishing house, McSweeney’s, is adding a new feather to its cap: non-profit status. The San Francisco-based publisher, founded by Dave [...]
New Issue of <em>Asymptote</em> Features Hirato Renkichi, Russian Poetry Feature, Eugene Ostashevsky, More

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Asymptote’s fall issue is here! This looks incredible. Not heard? It’s a “new international journal dedicated to literary translation and bringing together in one place the best in [...]
Garry Thomas Morse’s Multilingual Writing

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At Jacket2, Sarah Dowling thinks through multilingual writing in the poetry of Garry Thomas Morse, and argues that “In asking that we attend to the untranslatable, to the unassimilable, [...]
<em>Village Voice</em> Votes Dorothea Lasky ‘Best Local Poet 2014′

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Hurray! Congratulations to Dorothea Lasky who NYC’s own Village Voice has named ‘Best Local Poet 2014!’ We can’t think of a better winner. (Afterall, have you read [...]
The Bay Area Rocks On: <em>Tripwire #7</em> is Here, Ouroboros Launches Bandcamp Site

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The San Francisco Bay Area is in the grip of the worst drought since the dust bowl, but thankfully there are more than a few souls who are making it rain. This week the eccentric and irreverent band, [...]
ALA Cites Concerns Over Adobe’s E-Book Platform

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Adobe Digital Editions has been fielding harsh criticism since users found out that the latest version of Adobe Digital Editions is collecting user-data and sending it back to Adobe. According to [...]
Announcing…. the 2014 National Book Award Finalists!

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Hip-hip-hurray! The National Book Foundation announced this morning the finalists for the 2014 National Book Award in the categories of: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s [...]
The Poetry Project Announces Emerge-Surface-Be Fellows for 2014-2015!

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The Poetry Project’s second round of coveted “Emerge-Surface-Be” mentor fellowships has been announced! (We were happy to help ya apply last year, and also featured an Open Door piece with [...]