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If We Are Ever

I will start with two quotations from the book After-Cave, written by Michelle Detorie and recently published by Ahsahta Press. The first quotation: “Time is with the animal. It has a politics.” [...]

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Aisha Sasha John, Lisa Robertson, & <em>Thou</em>

Poetry News

Direct address: BookThug has posted video and audio of Aisha Sasha John reading from her new book, Thou, which has some pretty fine press-writing around it: “In THOU, Aisha Sasha John knows the [...]
Douglas Kearney’s Poetry Reading Do’s and Don’ts at <em>Poets and Writers</em>

Poetry News

Hello! Greet your week by reading a few tips from a champ–a poetry reading champ, that is! Yes we’re talking about Douglas Kearney: the fabulous trickster, poetry reader, and poetry [...]
At <em>Jacket 2</em> Angela Rawlings Talks Translation

Poetry News

Did you know that “apiculture” is the art and science of raising honeybees? Or that Melitta Urbancic was a poet, actress, and sculptor who traveled from Austria to Iceland to escape the [...]
A Look into the Letters of Baraka & Dorn and Robert Creeley

Poetry News

Not to be missed, though we almost did miss this one, is Alan Gilbert’s review of two books of collected/selected letters: Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters and The Selected [...]
Congratulations to Khadijah Queen, 2014 Winner of The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers!

Poetry News

Hurrah! She’s the queen! Congratulations to Ms. Khadijah Queen, winner of this year’s Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Performance Writing. This prize, in memory of Leslie Scalapino [...]
McSweeney’s New Status: Non-Profit

Poetry News

New York Times reports that off-beat, intelligent publishing house, McSweeney’s, is adding a new feather to its cap: non-profit status. The San Francisco-based publisher, founded by Dave [...]
New Issue of <em>Asymptote</em> Features Hirato Renkichi, Russian Poetry Feature, Eugene Ostashevsky, More

Poetry News

Asymptote’s fall issue is here! This looks incredible. Not heard? It’s a “new international journal dedicated to literary translation and bringing together in one place the best in [...]
Garry Thomas Morse’s Multilingual Writing

Poetry News

At Jacket2, Sarah Dowling thinks through multilingual writing in the poetry of Garry Thomas Morse, and argues that “In asking that we attend to the untranslatable, to the unassimilable, [...]
<em>Village Voice</em> Votes Dorothea Lasky ‘Best Local Poet 2014′

Poetry News

Hurray! Congratulations to Dorothea Lasky who NYC’s own Village Voice has named ‘Best Local Poet 2014!’ We can’t think of a better winner. (Afterall, have you read [...]
The Bay Area Rocks On: <em>Tripwire #7</em> is Here, Ouroboros Launches Bandcamp Site

Poetry News

The San Francisco Bay Area is in the grip of the worst drought since the dust bowl, but thankfully there are more than a few souls who are making it rain. This week the eccentric and irreverent band, [...]
ALA Cites Concerns Over Adobe’s E-Book Platform

Poetry News

Adobe Digital Editions has been fielding harsh criticism since users found out that the latest version of Adobe Digital Editions is collecting user-data and sending it back to Adobe. According to [...]
Announcing…. the 2014 National Book Award Finalists!

Poetry News

Hip-hip-hurray! The National Book Foundation announced this morning the finalists for the 2014 National Book Award in the categories of: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s [...]
The Poetry Project Announces Emerge-Surface-Be Fellows for 2014-2015!

Poetry News

The Poetry Project’s second round of coveted “Emerge-Surface-Be” mentor fellowships has been announced! (We were happy to help ya apply last year, and also featured an Open Door piece with [...]
FSG Celebrates John Berryman Centennial With Four New Books

Poetry News

The New York Times pays heed to the centennial of John Berryman’s birth, for not to “would be to shuck a very large obligation indeed.” For the occasion, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [...]
Platforms for Writing: Patrick Durgin Searches at <em>Jacket 2</em>

Poetry News

While explaining Hannah Weiner’s telegram in Art in the Mind, a study of conceptual art at Oberlin in 1970, Patrick Durgin walks readers through a few pieces that he has been working on, to be [...]
Impermanent Architecture: At <em>Jacket 2</em> Mercedes Eng Explores Built Environments

Poetry News

Mercedes Eng most recent contribution to Jacket 2 looks at Vancouver’s tent city through the lens of two poetic texts about the built environment: Lisa Robertson’s Occasional Work and Seven [...]
Hunting for Poems in a Sea of News

Poetry News

How do you find all the poems fit to print? That’s a question Elizabeth Lorang asked in her quest to catalog poetry published in newspapers from the 18th to the 20th century. UNL Today reports: [...]
Cecily Nicholson’s Book-Length Documentary Poem, <em>From the Poplars</em>

Poetry News

At The Small Press Book Review, rob mclennan reviewed Vancouver poet Cecily Nicholson’s second book, From the Poplars (Vancouver BC: Talonbooks, 2014). A book-length documentary poem that [...]