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‘The Whole Harmonium’: Paul Mariani Visits WBUR Boston May 27, 2016: Paul Mariani visits the studios of WBUR Boston program Here and Now to discuss his new Wallace Stevens biography The Whole Harmonium. Tune in to hear Mariani discuss Stevens’s writing and to [...] by

Billy Collins & Christian Marclay Collaborate for T Magazine May 27, 2016: It’s not often we land on poetry news about Billy Collins, but we’re liking this gesture from artist Christian Marclay, who has responded to a Collins poem, “Greece,” with a [...] by

There Is a Television Program Called ‘Million Dollar Poem’ in Abu-Dhabi May 27, 2016: Abu-Dhabi’s annual televised competition, Million Dollar Poem, concluded by crowning Rajih al-Hamidani of Kuwait the 2016 champion. Rajih al-Hamidani’s Nabati poem garnered five million [...] by

Artinfo Took Notes at Triple Canopy’s Ecstatic Prose Event May 27, 2016: If you missed this past weekend’s Triple Canopy Ecstatic Prose event–with Hilton Als, Andrew Durbin, Tan Lin, Rivka Galchen, Sukhdev Sandhu, Christine Smallwood, Jonathon Sturgeon, and [...] by

Vox Celebrates Rosario Castellanos’s 91st Birthday May 26, 2016: Yesterday was the birthday of feminist Mexican poet Rosario Castellanos. At Vox, learn about Castellanos’s impact on poetry and social justice. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Rosario [...] by

Adrian C. Louis Named ‘Angriest Indian Poet’ May 26, 2016: Indian Country Today reports the Angriest Indian Poet Award goes to Adrian C. Louis, a poet who Sherman Alexie calls “profane, angry, and in deep love with this sad-ass world. He is the primary [...] by

Rae Armantrout’s Itself Invokes Chirality, Scientific Discourse… May 26, 2016: At Boston Review, Rae Armantrout’s latest collection, Itself (Wesleyan, 2015), is considered “distinct from her earlier work, taking its primary inspiration from recent developments in [...] by

Kim Yideum’s Cheer Up, Femme Fatale Reviewed at Fanzine May 25, 2016: At Fanzine, Megan Milks reviews Kim Yideum’s Cheer Up, Femme Fatale (Action Books, 2016), translated from the Korean by Ji Yoon Lee, Don Mee Choi, and Johannes Göransson. “Kim is well known [...] by

In Myanmar, Poet Who Wrote About Penis Tattoo Is Convicted of Defamation May 25, 2016: Alas, not just any tattoo but a portrait of former President U Thein Sein (on his penis). The poet, Maung Saungkha, who is 24 years old, penned the poem about his hypothetical adornment. He will [...] by

At BOMB, Andrew Durbin Reviews Robert Glück’s New Collection of Nonfiction May 25, 2016: In the new issue of BOMB, Andrew Durbin reviews Communal Nude, a collection of nonfiction texts and essays that span the career and anchor the writing practice (goes the story by publisher [...] by