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Meet the ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ on de Battlefront

Meet the ‘Boys’ and ‘Girls’ on de Battlefront

On Labor Day, I wrote as a status update: We live in volatile times, yes. But creative and productive ones as well. Keep that in mind as the number of crises increases. The tightrope is not a [...]

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Writing About Race: <em>Los Angeles Review of Books’s</em> Tess Taylor Considers the ‘Texts with Which We Craft and Fathom Our Lives’

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After Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (Toni Morrison) and after “The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket” (Edgar Allan Poe), Tess Taylor considers the impact [...]
Wittgenstein’s <em>Tractatus</em> Now in Opera Form

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Poets! Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus has been adapted into an avant-garde opera by Finnish composer and musician M.A. Numminen! This odd character, who caused a stir in [...]
Sylvia Plath Wasn’t Just ‘Queen of Melancholia’

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The Airship (a cultural purveyor from the friendly skies) has a piece on Sylvia Plath‘s non-depression! Gennie Rivieccio notes that Plath “did in fact live a very pleasant life before her [...]
Hello, Colorado: <em>Timber</em> Watches Andrew Zawacki’s  <em>Videotape</em>

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Scoot on over to Timber, the official journal of the Masters of Fine Arts program at the University of Colorado (Boulder), where Alexis Smith investigates the branches of Zawacki’s newest [...]
Joe Wenderoth in Conversation at <em>BOMB</em>

Poetry News

Get yourself right here to the web presence of BOMB Magazine, where San Diego-based poet and writer, Paola Capó-García, interviews Joe Wenderoth on the occasion of his newest collection of poems: [...]
Susan Gevirtz Talks to <em>SF Weekly</em> About Ancestors, Prisons, Writing, More

Poetry News

Susan Gevirtz is interviewed for the Culture section of SF Weekly: ” I’ve always lived a little in the turn-of-the-century or had a fascination for that time. And the pogrom trauma and the [...]
Ben Lerner’s Favorite New Directions Books

Poetry News

You know you’ve made it when…The New Directions blog gets an annotated look at Ben Lerner’s bedside table! Sorry, nightstand! The favorites are: “My sense of the possibilities [...]
Fifty Years of Buffalo Poetics Readings Now Digitized!

Poetry News

How’s that for back to the future? PENNSOUND announces that it has archived fifty years of poetry readings sponsored by the SUNY-Buffalo Poetics Program: from 1963-2003. FIFTY YEARS. Take your [...]
Return to Waterloo

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Ray Davies’s “Waterloo Sunset” is one of the loveliest songs in rock. A light-handed paean to the pleasures of solitude, distance, and that spiritual equanimity the Greeks called apatheia, it [...]
Sophia Le Fraga and Ana Božičević Bring Wild to <em>The Wild</em>

Poetry News

Your internet Thursday would be woefully incomplete without this fabulous interview featuring Sophia Le Fraga and Ana Božičević published at The Wild! We’re used to opening the book, reading the [...]
Formally Attributed Generic Feelings: Diana Hamilton’s Great Review of Rob Fitterman’s Borrowing of James Schuyler . . .

Poetry News

Diana Hamilton reviews Rob Fitterman’s newest book, No, Wait. Yep. Definitely Still Hate Myself. (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014) for Coldfront! This is a book the protagonist of which, as UDP tells [...]
Bay Area Public School Announces Three-Day Symposium on Alice Notley

Poetry News

The rumors are true: Alice Notley is coming to Oakland (with your help!). She’ll be invoked in Oakland, while present. And then celebrated. And considered. All in October. Announceth The Bay [...]
‘writings writers write about writing have been curiously misread’

Poetry News

If you’re ever wondering what the difference might be between a manifesto and poetics, look no further than “Poetics and the manifesto: On Pierre Joris and Adrian Clarke” at [...]
‘The voice of someone who was almost crushed by oppression and decided she would fight:’ Minnie Bruce Pratt at <em>Los Angeles Review of Books</em>

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On the occasion of the reissue of Crime Against Nature, her seminal collection of lesbian-feminist poetry, Minnie Bruce Pratt speaks to Los Angeles Review of Books’s Lisa L. Moore about the [...]
Beauty Has Won: Leigh Stein on Ana Božičević in New <em>NOÖ Journal</em>

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“I’d rather be endeared than alienated,” writes Leigh Stein in the new issue of NOÖ Journal! While we would rather be alienated than endeared, we’d argue Ana Božičević can [...]
Robert Hass Awarded the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets

Poetry News

Today, the Academy of American Poets awarded Robert Hass the Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement. The award was among a suite of prizes awarded by the Academy, totaling over $200,000, and [...]
Safia Jama Unpacks the Shadowy Figures in Brett Fletcher Lauer’s Newest Collection of Poems, <em>A Hotel in Belgium</em>

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Safia Jama uncovers the strangers and shadowy traumas in Brett Fletcher Lauer’s latest collection out now from Four Way Books, called A Hotel in Belgium. The title of Brett Fletcher Lauer’s [...]
‘A Real Wide-Open-Type Palette of Dreams’: Paul Ebenkamp Readies Readers for Brandon Downing’s <em>Mellow Actions</em>

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You may be ready for Brandon Downing’s Mellow Actions but are you ready for Paul Ebenkamp’s review of Brandon Downing’s Mellow Actions? At Jacket 2, Ebenkamp takes on the task of [...]