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Francisco Goldman Interviews Poet Idra Novey About Her Debut Novel, <em>Ways to Disappear</em>

Francisco Goldman Interviews Poet Idra Novey About Her Debut Novel, Ways to Disappear

At LitHub, Idra Novey reflects on the process of writing her debut novel, Ways to Disappear which tells the story of an American translator searching for a vanished author in Brazil. Goldman and [...]

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<em>Prairie Schooner</em> Interviews Kaveh Akbar, Man With ‘Chutzpah’

Poetry News

Prairie Schooner’s Katie Schmid Henson interviews poet and Divedapper editor Kaveh Akbar. We’ve covered Akbar’s editorial efforts before, most recently here, and we’re pleased [...]
Ross Gay Interview at <em>Jacket Copy</em>: He Has His Own Orchard!

Poetry News

At Jacket Copy, an interview with Ross Gay on how it feels to be up for so many literary awards with his third collection, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. Abigail Licad asks, “Any expression of [...]
<em>Slate</em> Picks Love Poetry Guaranteed to Help You…

Poetry News

If you haven’t heard, Valentine’s Day approacheth. It seems to happen every year? Weird. Anyway, Slate has picked out some l o v e p o e m s for you lovecats to enjoy when you’re [...]
Eileen Myles on Love at <em>New York Magazine</em>

Poetry News

First openly female candidate for President, First Lady of the Lower East Side literary scene, “Poetic Muse” of Transparent Eileen Myles contributes to a Valentine’s Day-themed New [...]
Love, Cinema, Writing, Race, & Death

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It was my birthday this past weekend and I’m recovering from a busy trip to Butte, Montana where I was hosted by poet and scholar Isabel Sobral Campos, at Montana Tech, and was invited to talk [...]
Lisa Lucas to Become Executive Director of the National Book Foundation

Poetry News

The third executive director of the organization, following Harold Augenbraum, who has served as E.D. since 2003, Ms. Lucas is the first woman to lead the National Book Foundation. She leaves behind [...]
An Interview With Amber Tamblyn About <em>Dark Sparkler</em>

Poetry News

The Cap Times spoke with Amber Tamblyn before her reading this week in Madison, Wisconsin. Her book of poems, Dark Sparkler (Harper Perennial, 2015), “in a way fuses together her two creative [...]
Niina Pollari’s Take on Translating Finnish Poetry

Poetry News

At Catapult, poet Niina Pollari writes about translating Finnish literature into English. Not long ago, Pollari–the author of Dead Horse (Birds LLC, 2015)–found herself in awe of a [...]
<em>Washington Post’s</em> February ‘Must Reads’ List Features Kevin Young, Jennifer Grotz, & Dana Gioia

Poetry News

Elizabeth Lund’s “Best Poetry Books for February” list (“It’s not just about love poetry”—whew, thank goodness!) delves into Kevin Young’s recent Blue [...]
Books Received January 2016

Poetry News

Karen Leona Anderson, Receipt (Milkweed Editions) Micha Archer, Daniel Finds a Poem (Nancy Paulsen Books) Homero Aridjis, The Child Poet (Archipelago) Felix Bernstein, Burn Book (Nightboat) David [...]
‘I Grew Up in the Library:’ Valzhyna Mort on <em>World Views</em>

Poetry News

Born in Belarus, poet Valzhyna Mort studied music before she made a lifelong commitment to writing poetry. Why do poets write? “Poets don’t sit down to write a poem because they have a [...]
Nicole Brossard Gives Us Tools For Living…

Poetry News

At Hook & Eye (“an intervention and an invitation . . . about the realities of being women working in the Canadian university system”), a worthy post about the work of Nicole [...]
Never Too Late to Set the Record Straight: Reconsidering the Genius of Lord Byron

Poetry News

At LARB, a review of Julia Markus’s Lady Byron and Her Daughters (Norton 2015), a new biography of Anne Isabella Byron, wife of Romantic poet Lord Byron. Anne Boyd Rioux questions “what [...]
<em>The Awl</em> ‘Crushes’ on Richard Siken’s Poetry

Poetry News

It’s not fan fiction, people! (Or, maybe it is…) At The Awl, Richard Siken talks about his two poetry collections, Crush and War of the Foxes, and explains their delicate dance with TV [...]
China’s NSFW Translation of Rabindranath Tagore

Poetry News

With lines like “The world unzipped his pants in front of his lover. Long as a French kiss, slim as a line of a poem,” China is in an uproar over novelist Feng Teng’s new translation of [...]
Sarah Howe Confides in <em>Best American Poetry</em>

Poetry News

T.S. Eliot Prize-winning poet Sarah Howe is a guest author at the Best American Poetry blog. Not only does she start her blog entry with a quote from Denise Riley, one of our favorites, she also [...]
St. Mark’s Bookshop Announces Storewide Clearance Sale, May Not Survive

Poetry News

New York City’s beloved St. Mark’s Bookshop has only days–hours?–left standing, reports Nicole Disser at Bedford + Bowery. We’ve been writing about the shop’s [...]
<em>Huffington Post</em> Introduces 20 Young Writers of Color and Their Favorite Poems

Poetry News

Huffington Post takes on the New York Times’s très homogenous literature coverage with this meritorious list of exceptional young writers in their twenties, and the poems to which they aspire. [...]