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Karinne Keithley Syers Reviews Julie Carr’s Electric Fifth Book

Karinne Keithley Syers Reviews Julie Carr’s Electric Fifth Book

Polymath Karinne Keithley Syers reviewed Julie Carr’s fifth book of poetry, Rag (Omnidawn 2014) for Boston Review! Tyrone Williams has writ of the prophetic Rag that “the twin towers of [...]

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‘Poetry into the Cosmos’: Looking for (Mrs) Laura (Riding) Jackson

Poetry News

Who was (Mrs) Laura (Riding) Jackson? In this web-exclusive article published at Brooklyn Rail, Benjamin Hollander remembers searching for Jackson, from the Jamaica (Queens) of his youth. Andrea [...]
Total Art: Tyrone Williams Reviews Mendi and Keith Obadike’s <em>Four Electric Ghosts</em>

Poetry News

Tyrone Williams continues his blog-streak of awesomeness at Jacket 2 where—this time—he brings to readers’s attention to epic work of Mendi and Keith Obadike, two interdisciplinary poets, [...]
Best Showplace for Chicago Artists? Right Here!

From Poetry Magazine

We were honored to learn that Chicago magazine awarded us “The Best Showplace for Chicago Artists” in their 2014 Best of Chicago issue.  We want to take this opportunity to highlight and [...]
For <em>Apogee</em>, Anelise Chen’s Take on the Alternate Canon

Poetry News

“The Western literary canon represents a paper thin slice of all the excellent writing that exists in the world, yet it dominates the narrative of what literature is,” write the editors [...]
At <em>3:AM Magazine</em>: Linda Hogan & The University of Denver’s Founding Amnesia

Poetry News

A straightforward piece by DU professor and author Alan Gilbert is up at 3:AM Magazine on the founding amnesia of the University of Denver regarding its history in connection with Native landowners [...]
MCA Chicago’s Word Weekend and <em>Harriet</em> Present a Performance by Cassandra Troyan and Johannes Göransson

Poetry News

Hey Chicago, what are you doing this weekend? Of course you’re stopping by the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Word Weekend. In case you haven’t heard what it’s about, it’s [...]
Announcing <em>Aufgabe</em> #13!

Poetry News

Hurray for the arrival of Aufgabe #13 which features poetry in translation from India, from 7 Indian languages guest edited by the excellent Biswamit Dwibedy—AND—a special selection of poetry [...]
The Ambient Parkers of Pamela Lu’s <em>Ambient Parking Lot</em>

Poetry News

Amanda Davidson writes in brief for The Believer about Pamela Lu’s Ambient Parking Lot (Kenning Editions 2011); The Believer includes notes about the world’s largest parking lot, which is [...]
Three Questions for Sheryl Luna

Poetry News

Yesterday at La Bloga, Daniel Olivas asks Sheryl Luna three questions about her most recent book, Seven. If you can remember way back to November, Carmen Giménez Smith had some good words to share [...]
A Broad Range of Luminosity: Aase Berg & HDR Photography

Poetry News

An interesting piece at The Hairsplitter on Aase Berg’s recent Black Ocean book, Dark Matter, translated and introduced by Johannes Göransson. Written by Ryo Yamaguchi, this one’s [...]
Simone Fattal and Etel Adnan at <em>New York Times</em>

Poetry News

Holland Cotter reviews “Here and Elsewhere,” a show of contemporary artwork from the Middle East, in The New York Times Arts Section. His review spends time thinking about and praising [...]
‘If you can’t be free, be a mystery’: Billie Holiday, Rita Dove, and Jazz Elegies at <em>Paris Review</em>

Poetry News

At Paris Review, Chantal McStay considers jazz elegies, specifically in Rita Dove’s poetry that explores the life, legacy—and sound—of Billie Holiday. This past Thursday marked the 55-year [...]
Chris Tysh in Conversation at <em>Entropy</em> Mag

Poetry News

Have you always wanted to speak with Chris Tysh about translation, but never have been in the same place at the same time? Look no further than this interview with Tysh at Entropy which is no [...]
<em>Publisher’s Weekly</em> Looks Forward to Fall Books by Henri Michaux & Lisa Robertson, Among Others

Poetry News

Publisher’s Weekly shares their top-10 forthcoming fall books, which include some Putlizer Prize-winning poets and Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present (Coach House 2014), “a [...]
New York City Poetry Festival: July 26-27

Poetry News

Time Out New York is interested in poetry! Or, the poetry festival season! They’ve given us 10 reasons not to miss The New York City Poetry Festival, held July 26 and 27 on Governor’s [...]
Oh Snap! <em>City Arts</em> Calls Out ‘Poet Voice’

Poetry News

We aren’t even sure how to read a poem out loud after this one! From City Arts– If you’ve ever been to a poetry reading, the following scene will be familiar. After being introduced, a [...]
At <em>The Brooklyn Rail</em>: Mary Ruefle on Erasures of Lifelong Shame & Pride, More

Poetry News

Mary Ruefle is interviewed at The Brooklyn Rail about her newest collection, Trances of the Blast (Wave, 2013), and also “speaks about metaphor, her ruthless revisions, the imagination as a [...]
<em>NYT</em> Introduces Alex Butler: ‘A Poet Who Works in 3-D’

Poetry News

Check out NYT’s profile of literary newcomer, Alex Butler. Butler recently read from her Circling the Same, her newly published 80-page poem, at Creature of Comfort, a Manhattan lifestyle [...]