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Patti Smith Visits Chicago October 30, 2014: In advance of Patti Smith’s visit to Chicago as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, which includes a pair of performances at the Old Town School of Folk Music, she spoke with the [...] by

Poets & Writers Visits Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor of Graywolf Press October 30, 2014: At Poets and Writers, spend a moment in conversation with Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor at Graywolf Press. The press, which PW writes “has been taking chances on new work often overlooked by [...] by

At BOMB: John Ashbery Joins Adam Fitzgerald for Conversation October 30, 2014: John Ashbery joins Adam Fitzgerald for a conversation published at BOMB that focuses on Ashbery’s time in Paris. Beginning with the foundation of Art and Literature their conversation moves [...] by

Sylvia Plath’s Birthday and a Look at the Intended Arrangement of Ariel October 30, 2014: “Winter is for women,” wrote Sylvia Plath, who would have been 82 years old this week (the 27th to be exact). In honor of the occasion, a piece at The Atlantic revisits Ariel, with a [...] by

Now on Video: Eileen Myles’s Keynote Address From Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley October 29, 2014: The three-day, much-anticipated Alette in Oakland: A Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley, organized by the good folks at The Bay Area Public School, concluded this past weekend. We were there in [...] by

Galway Kinnell Dies at 87 October 29, 2014: The New York Time reports today on the passing of Galway Kinnell at the age of 87. According to his wife, Barbara K. Bristol, the cause of death was leukemia. Kinnell was awarded both the Pulitzer [...] by

A Look into the Life of Richard Blanco October 29, 2014: At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Major Jackson reviews Richard Blanco’s memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos : A Miami Childhood. You’ll of course recall that the accomplished poet was [...] by

The New York Public Library Fêtes the Fortieth Anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls October 29, 2014: The New York Public Library is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking work, For Colored Girls Who Dream of Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, from now until [...] by

Rest in Peace, Ronald William Loewinsohn (1937-2014) October 29, 2014: The Berkeley Daily Planet reports that Beat Poet and UC Berkeley Professor, Ronald Loewinsohn, passed away on October 14th. Born in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation in WWII, [...] by

Merced County Library to Welcome Juan Felipe Herrera October 28, 2014: The Merced County Library will welcome California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on November 10th in the county library’s Little Theatre, 2100 O St. in Merced. The first thirty-five families [...] by