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Chicago Review’s New Gender Forum Sparks Interest in Collectively Authored ‘No Manifesto’ May 22, 2015: Over at The Message, Paul Ford highlights a recent publication, the “No Manifesto for Poetry Readings and Listservs and Magazines and ‘Open Versatile Spaces Where Cultural Production [...] by

Letras Latinas’s Ae Hee Lee Interviews Sheila Maldonado, Author of Newly Printed one bedroom solo May 22, 2015: At Letras Latinas Ae Hee Lee hosts longtime NYC-er, Sheila Maldonado. Maldonado’s debut poetry collection, one-bedroom solo, appears on bookshelves this week. Maldonado is originally from [...] by

On Camera: Tom Lutz Interviews the Legendary Nikki Giovanni! May 22, 2015: Nikki Giovanni recently gave the keynote address at the 2015 Los Angeles Writers Conference. To tide us over until we can track that down, Los Angeles Review of Books has posted an interview with [...] by

New Diversity Fellowship at MacDowell Colony May 22, 2015: An anonymous $200,000 gift will [hopefully] make way for greater diversity at the MacDowell Colony. The Chairman of the MacDowell Colony, Michael Chabon, announced the gift on Monday night. The [...] by

A Pairing of Surrealist Poetry and Painting May 21, 2015: If you like surrealist poetry and painting raise your hand. Since all of our hands are up, let’s continue on to the City Lights blog where Garrett Caples writes about the current exhibition at [...] by

The New Yorker Profile on Paolo Javier May 21, 2015: The New Yorker profiles poet Paolo Javier, who served as the Poet Laureate of Queens, New York, from 2010 to 2014. (The search is apparently still open for a new laureate, reports Ian Frazier.) In [...] by

Printed Matter is Moving! May 21, 2015: In the beginning, there was Printed Matter Lispenard Street, followed by Printed Matter Wooster Street, and now, Printed Matter is preparing for its next adventure: Eleventh Avenue. Yes that’s [...] by

Real Family Is Difficult May 21, 2015: Trisha Low focuses on the family in a new post for SFMoma’s Open Space, writing on the issues of the day: Conceptualism as it’s seen and branded, the Mongrel Coalition, Kenny Goldsmith [...] by

Music and Literature Issue #6 is Here! May 21, 2015: Hello, it’s here! The sixth issue of Music and Literature is (at last!) in the world, with highlights including poetry by Argentinian writer, Alejandra Pizarnik with an appreciation of her work [...] by

What To Do When Your Twitter Handle is a Success? @SoSadToday’s True Identity Revealed! May 20, 2015: Hint: it is NOT Andrew Motion. In fact, it is Melissa Broder, who has been wo-manning the popular Twitter handle since 2012. As Rolling Stone writes, the un-masking is due, in part, to her collection [...] by