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KQED’s ‘Boomtown’ Series Visits Lawrence Ferlinghetti

KQED’s ‘Boomtown’ Series Visits Lawrence Ferlinghetti

As part of KQED’s new “Boomtown” series which aims to document the ways that San Francisco is changing: a visit with 95-year-old San Francisco hero Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who [...]

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Hop on Board: Poetry Press Week Submissions Due March 15th!

Poetry News

Haven’t your poems always wanted to participate in a fashion show? Portland’s own Poetry Press Week features poetry readings that catwalk down the runway, demonstrating how exciting [...]
Words at Play: Luc Sante on the Poet Basquiat

Poetry News

The New York Times Style Magazine has Luc Sante advance the position that Jean-Michel Basquiat–known, of course, as a painter–was equally valuable as a poet. “Basquiat . . . was a [...]
Academy of American Poets Announces New Eligibility Criteria for Prizes, Thanking Undocupoets

Poetry News

In potentially life-changing news, The Academy of American Poets announced today some changes to eligibility criteria for their poetry and book prizes, thanking personally Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, [...]
The 35th Annual <em>L.A. Times</em> Book Prize Finalists Announced

Poetry News

The L.A. Times announced the finalists for the 35th annual L.A. Times Book Prizes yesterday. Killer lineup we have here! Poetry Gillian Conoley, “Peace” (Omnidawn) Katie Ford, “Blood Lyrics: [...]
<em>Jacket Copy</em> Reviews <em>Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation</em>

Poetry News

Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick’s anthology Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poets for the Next Generation (Viking, 2015) is here! At Jacket Copy, David L. Ulin reviews the [...]
Emily Books, Coffee House Press’s First Imprint, is on the Way

Poetry News

Publishers Weekly reports that Coffee House Press is teaming up with Emily Books, Emily Gould and Ruth Curry’s “feminist publishing project,” to create an imprint that will bring [...]
<em>The New York Times</em> Reviews Sarah Manguso’s <em>Ongoingness: The End of a Diary</em>

Poetry News

Sarah Manguso is the author of a number of poetry collections including The Captain Lands in Paradise and Siste Viator but in recent years she has also developed a successful career as a non-fiction [...]
<em>Los Angeles Review of Books</em> to Launch New Literary Magazine

Poetry News

Now in the offing, The Offing! (We had to.) The Los Angeles Review of Books is acting as a “channel” for a new online literary magazine publishing work in all genres—even humor (nicely, [...]
Saeed Jones, CAConrad, Rachel Zolf, Sina Queyras, & More Are Announced as 2015 Lambda Literary Award Finalists!!

Poetry News

The 27th Annual Lambda Literary Award finalists have been announced! We can’t believe it’s been a year since these two took the cakes. Now, excitingly, the “’Lammys,’ as [...]
Poets & Translators Tribute Tomaž Šalamun at <em>Artforum</em>

Poetry News

Artist and friend Abraham Adams leads a tribute to Tomaž Šalamun (1941–2014) for Artforum. Chosen ones include Matvei Yankelevich, Ariana Reines, Purdey Lord Kreiden and Michael Thomas Taren, and [...]
South Windsor High School English Teacher Suspended After Exposing Students to Inappropriate Poem

Poetry News

Wait for it… it’s an Allen Ginsberg poem! And yet, unlike Ginsberg’s poem “Howl” which was seized by U.S. customs in 1956, resulting in the arrest of Howl and Other [...]
Blake Butler Reads into UBU Editions with <em>Vice</em>

Poetry News

Behold the unpublishable! Vice Magazine hosts Blake Butler’s most recent glance at Ubu Editions’s “Publishing the Unpublishable,” the e-publications series sparked by Kenneth [...]
Bhanu Kapil Requests Apology From Ryan Boudinot

Poetry News

Well, we kept our eyes peeled, as promised! Bhanu Kapil responds to the recent Stranger article in which Ryan Boudinot, writing of his time at the Goddard low-residency MFA program, suggested [...]
There’s No Godot: Douglas Messerli on Beckett’s Poetry

Poetry News

At Hyperallergic, Douglas Messerli gives a second glance to The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett: a relatively new and sleek, 500-page block that invites readers to explore Beckett’s other [...]
Against Freedom, Against Censorship, Against Experiment, Against Tradition, Against Witness, Against The Self: Against American Poetry

From Poetry Magazine

[Note: Each month we feature a guest post from a contributor to Poetry’s current issue. Laura Kasischke’s “Two Men & a Truck” and “The Wall” appear in the March 2015 issue. Previous [...]
Congratulations Kamau Brathwaite: Winner of the Poetry Society of America’s 2015 Frost Medal!

Poetry News

Yesterday, The Poetry Society of America announced that Kamau Brathwaite is recipient of this year’s Frost Medal. PSA’s Frost Medal is its the greatest honor: “presented annually [...]
Meanish Advice From a Former MFA Professor

Poetry News

Writer Ryan Boudinot has penned a piece for The Stranger on MFA programs–not your average surmise, but a frank one: “I recently left a teaching position in a master of fine arts [...]
Remembering Judith Kitchen (1941-2014)

Poetry News

“Frequent” would be an understatement for Georgia Review contributor, Judith Kitchen, who penned some 50 essay-reviews beginning in the 1980s. The Georgia Review remembers Kitchen this [...]