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The Week We Looked Back in Relief August 31, 2012: Here at Harriet HQ, we believe that change is possible—nay, inevitable. We believe that change always presents opportunities. We believe that people can overcome pain, mistakes, and misfortune, and [...] by

Contemporary best-sellers this week August 31, 2012: On this week’s contemporary best-seller list, Philip Appleman climbs into the top five at #4 with Perfidious Proverbs and Other Poems: A Satirical Look at the Bible, while Gail Carson Levin rounds [...] by

Ali Liebegott’s Road-Trip Interview with Claudia Rankine August 31, 2012: Remember when poet Ali Liebegott went on a road trip for The Believer and interviewed Maggie Nelson? That was just her first stop. Now she’s gone on to talk with poet Claudia Rankine, and their [...] by

Fleet Foxes Start Literary/Art Journal The Unified Field August 31, 2012: News for the hips among us: Fleet Foxes are starting a 60-page full-color literary/art journal, reports The L Magazine, who discovered the band was behind the project after a little digging. [...] by

Honoring Samuel Menashe’s Ghost August 31, 2012: A young Samuel Menashe fan waxes nostalgic about a memorable 2006 reading at The Paris Review, describing the late poet’s captivating voice and style. Menashe, who died in 2011, is known for [...] by

Letters from Lost & Found August 31, 2012: All those poets’ papers, folders, and manuscripts filed by the foot in college and university libraries all over the US, now have an avenue of escape and rebirth with the publication of a [...] by

A New Anthology of Poems from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Africans August 31, 2012: Check out this call for an interesting new anthology project led by Abayomi Animashaun out of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh: Many African countries consider homosexuality immoral. In some, [...] by

“If I had Roseanne Roseannadanna as my writing partner I have no doubt my stories and poems would have the time of their lives.”: An Interview with Sabrina Orah Mark August 30, 2012: Sabrina Orah Mark took part in this interview with Black Warrior Review. She is also judging their poetry contest this year. Deadline approacheth! Here’s a bit: BWR: How would you feel if a [...] by

Newly Unearthed Letters from Sir John Betjeman to his Secret Mistress to Go on Display August 30, 2012: From the Daily Mail: For decades, Britain’s best-loved modern poet was torn between his love for three women – his faithful wife, Penelope; long-term mistress Lady Elizabeth Cavendish, a [...] by

Can You Disown Your Old, Crappy Poems? Sometimes, Says The Atlantic August 30, 2012: Any writer worth their salt has cringed while re-reading earlier work. Among them, says a recent post on The Atlantic, was W. H. Auden, who fiddled with an early poem for some time before finally [...] by