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Poetry Marathon Benefit Reading at Woodland Pattern? Yes, Please! January 30, 2015: Tomorrow, one of our favorite poetry bookshops is hosting one of our favorite annual readings. Of course we’re talking about the good folks at Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. If you [...] by

R.I.P. John Leggett, Former Director of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop January 30, 2015: SFGate sends word that the former director of the Iowa Writers Workshop has died. John Leggett was 97 years old. Later in his life he co-founded and directed the Napa Valley Writers’ [...] by

Poet and Lyricist, Rod McKuen, is Dead January 30, 2015: Word of Rod McKuen’s death surfaced yesterday; he was 81 years old. Rod McKuen was a successful lyricist and poet who, early in his career, regularly performed in San Francisco alongside Beat [...] by

Honoring Poet & Dance Critic Edwin Denby January 30, 2015: At Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets blog, Andrew Epstein helps promote The Poetry Project’s upcoming tribute to poet and dance writer Edwin Denby (1903-1983), “Dancers, Buildings, [...] by

Accessing a Monstrous Perspective on the Animal Nature We’ve Got January 29, 2015: Our hero has written up our hero! At Rookie, Eileen Myles writes: “To write about Dottie, I have to mention an enraging thing I love thinking about. Which is that to write poetry and be a poet [...] by

The Loft to Begin Search for New Executive Director January 29, 2015: Happy 40th Anniversary, Loft! The Loft Literary Arts Center, a cultural hub in Minneapolis for the last forty years (as of this year!) is beginning a search for a new Executive Director. Jocelyn [...] by

Fatima Naoot Faces Trial in Egypt for ‘Contempt of Islam, Spreading Sectarian Strife and Disturbing Public Peace’ January 29, 2015: In Egypt, the poet Fatima Naoot could face anywhere from six months to three years in jail for criticizing Eid al-Adha on Facebook. Eid al-Adha is a Muslim festival in which animals are sacrificed to [...] by

Writing Custom Poems Makes Some Real Bucks January 29, 2015: Who knew we’d ever acquire our poetry news from Business Insider, but here you are: Poet Lynn Gentry, who puts together custom poems by the Whole Foods subway in NYC, might be making more money [...] by

The ‘Mess and Message’ of Ted Berrigan January 28, 2015: Today on Dennis Cooper’s blog “DC’s Spotlight,” Cooper provides a long quote from Reva Wolf concerning Mr. Ted Berrigan. The quote remarks on The Selected Poems of Ted [...] by

London’s ICA Remembers Adrian Henri January 28, 2015: Have you heard of the English poet and painter, Adrian Henri? Whether you know him or not, we recommend a hop, skip, and a jump over to the ICA’s homage to his artful magic. From The Guardian: [...] by