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Olson, Wieners, Lansing, Eigner, and Corman at Jacket2 December 28, 2012: Jacket2 sent up this little holiday treat, “Mass: raw poetry from the commonwealth of Massachusetts,” and we’d be remiss not to point to it here. Edited by Jim Dunn and Kevin [...] by

A Little Legal Advice for Self-publishers December 28, 2012: Bernard Starr at Huffpo is dishing some jurisprudence for those of you who are self-publishers. For poets, there’s a darn good chance you are! Starr gives it straight: If you self-publish, you [...] by

RIP Jayne Cortez December 28, 2012: We’ve caught wind today of the very sad new of Jayne Cortez’s passing, via the Black Rock Coalition. From their Facebook feed: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce [...] by

New Translation Prize from SLS Honors Yiddish Poet Abraham Sutzkever December 28, 2012: The Jewish Daily Forward’s blog, The Arty Semite, points us to Summer Literary Seminars’ newest translation contest, “marking the centennial of the birth of one of the most [...] by

Read Excerpts from Kirill Medvedev’s It’s No Good December 28, 2012: So worth a read: Four poems at n+1 from It’s No Good, a new book out from n+1 and Ugly Duckling Presse by contemporary Russian poet, translator, political activist and essayist Kirill Medvedev, [...] by

O’Driscoll’s Departure December 27, 2012: Yesterday we posted briefly on the passing of Dennis O’Driscoll. We hear today from the Belfast Telegraph that president Michael D. Higgins of Ireland has paid tribute to the poet. To add more [...] by

Lindsay Turner’s Questions Concerning the Matter of Being Female in I’ll Drown My Book December 27, 2012: Lindsay Turner adds her name to the hat of I’ll Drown My Book reviewers, and it’s one that aims directly at gender. At the Boston Review, her primary concern is: “If conceptual [...] by

Coldfront Interviews Brett Price About American Books (the Press) December 27, 2012: This one was posted on December 24; let us not let it pass us by! Coldfront‘s Steven Karl interviews Brett Price, poet and editor of the very new press American Books. Here’s a bit from [...] by

The Wall Street Journal Reviews The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht December 27, 2012: The Wall Street Journal is all over The Selected Letters of Anthony Hecht, just out from Johns Hopkins and edited by Jonathan F. S. Post. “Hecht’s letters, like his poems, rekindle the [...] by

Milton’s Sci-Fi Epic December 26, 2012: Remember this item from a while back, and how we got all psyched to see Bradley Cooper as the Dark Prince, yes Satan himself. Unfortunately it looks like it’s not going to happen, according to [...] by