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News from the Department of Literary Real Estate: Buk’s Childhood Home in Los Angeles Is For Sale

News from the Department of Literary Real Estate: Buk’s Childhood Home in Los Angeles Is For Sale

The folks at LA Curbed bring us this tip: Charles Bukowski’s L.A. childhood home is for sale! The asking price for his house, which is “up for sale for the first time since 1996″ is [...]

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It’s True: We <3 Bruce Conner

Poetry News

As most poets do, as John Yau writes in his recent article at Hyperallergic. Conner, a postwar American artist who worked in nearly every medium throughout his career, is known for incorporating [...]
The Contents of Individual Memory: Dan Chiasson Reviews John Ashbery’s <em>Breezeway</em>

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Daniel Chiasson reviews John Ashbery’s new book, Breezeway (Ecco) for The New Yorker: “Few others of his generation would think to put ‘lemon telenovela’ or [...]
<em>The Improbable</em> Reviews <em>A Mammal’s Notebook: The Writings of Erik Satie</em>

Poetry News

A must-read in the fifth issue of The Improbable, the “highly curated, monthly collection of short reviews written by booksellers for booksellers about unusual and wondrous books that live at [...]
Welcome to This House

Poetry News

Meanwhile, The New York Times reviews Welcome to This House, a film directed by Barbara Hammer about Elizabeth Bishop. The film opened in select theaters yesterday. Hammer is an acclaimed [...]
This Summer: Let’s Go Back to Cool with Omnidawn Publishing

Poetry News

This summer Omnidawn Publishing presents “Prosody & Revision:” an online workshop lead by David Koehn. The workshop is based on Donald Justice’s teachings on prosody and is a [...]
‘a lance to pierce the possible': Reading N. H. Pritchard

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I would like to shift away from discussing the deployment of whiteness in conceptual, avant-garde, or experimental writing. In my previous post, “Canvases Pale,” I included a definition [...]
At <em>BOMB</em>: Charity Coleman Interviews Masha Tupitsyn

Poetry News

Sometimes our favorite writers join in linguistic embrace precisely how we’d dream. At BOMB Daily, Charity Coleman, author of the newly released chapbook Juliary (O’Clock Press 2015), [...]
Cedar Sigo’s ‘LA Odyssey’ on <em>PoetryNow</em>

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This morning as you’re getting back from your Memorial Day revelries, take an audio journey with Cedar Sigo’s “LA Odyssey” on PoetryNow. His poem begins: I almost insist on [...]
James Pate Observes Sade Murphy’s <em>Dream Machine</em> at <em>Entropy</em>

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What’s a dream machine? What does the title of Sade Murphy’s newest collection, Dream Machine, reveal about the content inside? James Pate writes, “The title seems two-fold. The [...]
<em>Chicago Review’</em>s New Gender Forum Sparks Interest in Collectively Authored ‘No Manifesto’

Poetry News

Over at The Message, Paul Ford highlights a recent publication, the “No Manifesto for Poetry Readings and Listservs and Magazines and ‘Open Versatile Spaces Where Cultural Production [...]
<em>Letras Latinas’s</em> Ae Hee Lee Interviews Sheila Maldonado, Author of Newly Re-Printed <em>one bedroom solo</em>

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At Letras Latinas Ae Hee Lee hosts longtime NYC-er, Sheila Maldonado, whose debut poetry collection one-bedroom solo was reprinted earlier this year. Maldonado is originally from Honduras: she grew [...]
Canvases Pale: A Minstrelsy So Easily Absorbed

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And so I would like to make it clear that I am going to talk about race. Again. I would like to make it clear that my writing about race, like myself, is a collection of incomplete moments in time. [...]
On Camera: Tom Lutz Interviews the Legendary Nikki Giovanni!

Poetry News

Nikki Giovanni recently gave the keynote address at the 2015 Los Angeles Writers Conference. To tide us over until we can track that down, Los Angeles Review of Books has posted an interview with [...]
New Diversity Fellowship at MacDowell Colony

Poetry News

An anonymous $200,000 gift will [hopefully] make way for greater diversity at the MacDowell Colony. The Chairman of the MacDowell Colony, Michael Chabon, announced the gift on Monday night. The [...]
A Pairing of Surrealist Poetry and Painting

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If you like surrealist poetry and painting raise your hand. Since all of our hands are up, let’s continue on to the City Lights blog where Garrett Caples writes about the current exhibition at [...]
<em>The New Yorker</em> Profile on Paolo Javier

Poetry News

The New Yorker profiles poet Paolo Javier, who served as the Poet Laureate of Queens, New York, from 2010 to 2014. (The search is apparently still open for a new laureate, reports Ian Frazier.) In [...]
Printed Matter is Moving!

Poetry News

In the beginning, there was Printed Matter Lispenard Street, followed by Printed Matter Wooster Street, and now, Printed Matter is preparing for its next adventure: Eleventh Avenue. Yes that’s [...]
Real Family Is Difficult

Poetry News

Trisha Low focuses on the family in a new post for SFMoma’s Open Space, writing on the issues of the day: Conceptualism as it’s seen and branded, the Mongrel Coalition, Kenny Goldsmith [...]