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Let’s Talk About the Midnight Ramble

Let’s Talk About the Midnight Ramble

As a participant to Furious Flower Poetry Conference at James Madison University, I had to read my poetry (easy to do, sort of) and be interviewed. Well, reading along with poets I deeply admire and [...]

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<em>NYT</em> Reviews Louise Glück’s <em>Faithful and Virtuous Night</em>

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Over the weekend we came across Peter Campion’s review of Louise Glück’s latest collection, Faithful and Virtuous Night, at the New York Times. Campion begins by looking at [...]
Recommended Reading: Susan Howe’s Syllabus for Poetics: Sexuality and Space in 17th – 19th Century American Literature (SUNY Buffalo, 1996)

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Yep! That’s right: this picture came from the Drag City website because Susan Howe is THAT COOL. Voyage with us to another land, one separate but equal in coolness to Drag City and Susan Howe: [...]
<em>Vice</em> Reminds Us that London Graffiti Artists Were Poets

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Art historian and publisher George Stewart-Lockhart writes for Vice, with a sharp reminder that graffiti writers in London in the 1960s were more poet and revolutionary than artist. Favoring text [...]
See You All Weekend @The New York Art Book Fair 14

Poetry News

The New York Art Book Fair is way back. Sponsored by Printed Matter and MoMA/PS1, the ninth-annual, labyrinthian event brings over 350 contemporary art publishers and booksellers from all over the [...]
Ginsberg Teaching the Beats

Poetry News

Thanks, Open Culture, for posting a few great lectures by our favorite Beat guru Allen Ginsberg. To give a sense of what the lectures are about, the editors write: Thanks to the archives at Naropa, [...]
Charles Wright Joins NPR’s ‘All Things Considered’ to Welcome Autumn

Poetry News

What could be a better way to summon autumn than a visit by new poet laureate, Charles Wright, to the studios of NPR’S “All Things Considered” for a conversation with host Melissa [...]
City Lights Celebrates Banned Books Week

Poetry News

It’s almost the end of Banned Books Week! Before the festivities come to a close, don’t forget to check out the party at the City Lights Blog, Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here, for a [...]
Poetry’s Use of Appropriation a Good Example of Foucault’s ‘Governmentality’

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Cool essay at Covertext: “Foucault, Appropriation, and Conceptual Writing,” by Patrick Greaney (who you might recall as the translator of Heimrad Bäcker’s SEASCAPE), goes over [...]
<em>Burroughs: The Movie</em> Now Restored

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A few years ago we directed our dear readers over to Aaron Brookner’s Kickstarter campaign in hopes of raising awareness and funds for his project to digitally restore his uncle Howard’s [...]
Writers Riding the Rails: Amtrak Announces the Winners of #AmtrakResidency Program

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It only took a hop, skip, and a jump–and we’re there! At least, we imagine that’s what the applicants to Amtrak’s new residency program are saying as they embark upon happy [...]
Stephen Rodefer’s <em>Four Lectures</em>, Annotated & Ongoing

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In the 2013 issue of Glossator–a journal rich with “creative form[s] of intellectual work”–is an essay by Ian Heames that “fulsomely [annotates]” Stephen [...]
Happy Banned Books Week!

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It’s true! And if you happen to be in Los Angeles this week LA Public Library branches have a few sweet parties in store for you, while Jacket Copy boasts this swell banned books [...]
‘Many poets are little-boy Nabokov,’ but Not Dan Chiasson

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Expert limericist Anthony Madrid reviews the work of Dan Chiasson at the Philadelphia Review of Books , as noted by John Ebersole at the publication’s blog. “To be honest, I hadn’t read [...]
What Poetry is Stored in the U.K.’s Memory?

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A new study, spearheaded by Andrew Motion and a team of researchers at Cambridge University, sets out to survey individuals across the U.K. to find out “what poetry is stored in our nation’s [...]
Tibetan Poet Tenzin Tsundue Speaks Out About His Detention

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Last week we reported that Tibetan poet Tenzin Tsundue had been detained by Indian police while planning a demonstration in protest of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit. Yesterday we came [...]
On This Day, 1818, John Keats Sent a Sonnet of Ronsard in a Letter to an Amorous Friend

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At The American Reader, a feature called “This Day in Letters” presents September 23, 1818, as the day John Keats wrote to to his close friend, the English poet John Hamilton Reynolds, [...]
Hugh MacDiarmid Poems Discovered

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From the lost and found file, we bring you some recently discovered, unknown poems by legendary Scots writer Hugh MacDiarmid. The poems were found in Dumfriesshire, his birth place, and they were [...]
At <em>Kenyon Review:</em> Khaled Mattawa’s Thoughts on Translating and Writing Poetry

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In this Kenyon Review article about identity, empowerment, translating and writing poetry, Khaled Mattawa, one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows, explains why translating Arab poets into English [...]