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Rounding Up the Best of the Best of 2014

Rounding Up the Best of the Best of 2014

The recommendations are flowing like sand in soapy hourglasses. Lists of best-of-2014 publications are everywhere. Here are some. Some! How could we possibly keep track? These are in not much of a [...]

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The house where Elizabeth Bishop spent her formative years is for sale for a mere $130,000. Located in Great Village, Nova Scotia, the house appears in many of her poems and “was central to [...]
At <em>BOMB</em>: Jonas Mekas Talks to Pier Paolo Pasolini, Rome, 1967

Poetry News

We heard this was coming! Jonas Mekas writes about Pier Paolo Pasolini for the newest issue of BOMB! & now, here is me, in the depths of Brooklyn, years later, here I am by my table covered with [...]
In Fight to Stay Relevant, UK Libraries Look to Coffee Shops

Poetry News

This year the UK’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport commissioned a study called “The Independent Library Report for England.” The study’s findings have been made [...]
A Fun Interview With Major Jackson

Poetry News

Major Jackson is interviewed at Please Excuse This Poem, the online extension of 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, forthcoming from Viking in March. This is a fun interview series! Keep your [...]
Holly Pester Reviews the <em>Revolution: A Reader</em> Entire

Poetry News

Poet, performance-writer, sound artist, and critic Holly Pester reviews Revolution: A Reader–compiled by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler and co-published by Publication Studio in North [...]
December 18, 2014

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This report has been filed in accordance with the proper policy for identifying the dead Who’s the killer Brenda Berenice Delgado? Who’s the killer Alma Chavira? Who’s the killer Verónica [...]
Like Literary Landmarks? Help Save Ruth Stone’s House!

Poetry News

So they tell us: The Ruth Stone Foundation needs your help to save a historical literary landmark! One Sharon Olds can’t be wrong: “When you were there you felt yourself to be in the heart of [...]
ABE Books’s 50 Most Expensive Book Sales of 2014

Poetry News

Well thank goodness there are a FEW books of poetry on here (or at least works by poets). Clocking in at numbers 23 and 41 are Auguste Rodin, by Rainer Maria Rilke and Lyrical Ballads, by William [...]
The Poetry Foundation’s 2014 Staff Book Picks

Poetry News

As the year winds down, after another 365 days of incredible poetry publishing by presses large and small, some members of our staff have highlighted a few of their favorite poetry titles of 2014. [...]
Let There Be Jackson Mac Low’s <em>Complete Light Poems</em>!

Poetry News

We don’t usually cover book releases (they are so plentiful!), but this one is noteworthy. Why yes, it’s Jackson Mac Low’s Complete Light Poems, now in a “Deluxe Casebound [...]
The True Story of Times New Roman

Poetry News

At the New York Public Library’s blog, Meredith Mann from the library’s Rare Books Division presents the true story of Times New Roman. The starting point for many documents, including [...]
A Wanda Coleman Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library?

Poetry News

We vote yes! The recommendation, submitted by Austin Straus (Wanda Coleman’s widow) and supported by the Los Angeles Times asks that the county consider changing the name of the Ascot Branch [...]
Joyelle McSweeney Reviews the Virtuosic Uche Nduka

Poetry News

Boston Review has radical proximity at heart today, with Joyelle McSweeney writing “The Flame in the Grate,” a piece on Uche Nduka’s surrealism. McSweeney covers four books: if only [...]
Holland Cotter Reflects on Jane Freilicher’s Life and Legacy

Poetry News

On Friday night, The Poetry Project celebrated Jane Freilicher’s life and spirit. At The New York Times, Holland Cotter meditates on her life and art career, and who her many folowers are [...]
Water, water, every where: Harmony Holiday’s <em>A Famous Blues / Go Find Your Father</em> Reviewed

Poetry News

At The Rumpus, Kent Shaw takes a look into Harmony Holiday’s latest dual book A Famous Blues / Go Find Your Father and finds a poetics of water flowing: “Look at a river, read a poem [...]
The Durbins, Together (in Conversation) at Last

Poetry News

Over the weekend at The Believer Logger: Durbin X Durbin! For those of you who don’t know your Durbins from atom, that’s Kate Durbin and Andrew Durbin (no relation [or: “it’s [...]
From the <em>Poetry</em> Archives: Larry Eigner

From Poetry Magazine

George Hart and Jennifer Bartlett edited a wonderful portfolio of Larry Eigner’s letters in our December 2014 issue, and it prompted us to dig into our own archives to see what we could find! Take [...]
Treats for Bookworms! Ugly Duckling Presse Presents Holiday Box Sets

Poetry News

Oh come all ye bookworms, Ugly Duckling Presse has a wish list item for you! This holiday, season UDP is offering holiday box sets of five books for $25. The holiday box sets are organized under the [...]