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Now on a Bookshelf Near You: Amiri Baraka’s S O S: Poems 1961-2013 January 28, 2015: Thank goodness Grove Press recently published this spectacular Amiri Baraka tome. The New York Times’s Dwight Garner provides a little illumination to the text. From NYT: There are two ways to [...] by

Celebrating the Centennial of Thomas Merton January 28, 2015: Events to celebrate the life of poet and mystic Thomas Merton are being planned worldwide, reports Melville House, to mark his centennial this month. Claire Kelley writes: Last week at the Brooklyn [...] by

Michael Robbins & Anahid Nersessian Talk at LARB January 28, 2015: At Los Angeles Review of Books: University of Chicago graduates and friends Michael Robbins and Anahid Nersessian discuss feminism, poetry and pop allusions, Marilynne Robinson, Los Angeles, and [...] by

Entropy Lists Top 93 Poetry Books in Translation of 2014 January 27, 2015: Entropy has listed the top 93 poetry books in translation from 2014, referring to Coldfront’s 2014 best-ofs, writing: “Since Coldfront didn’t mention any books of poetry not originally [...] by

NY Times Profiles: Patricia Smith January 27, 2015: The New York Times profiles College of Staten Island English Department Professor, successful poet, and “fallen journalist,” Patricia Smith, who is the recent recipient of a Guggenheim [...] by

Can Poetry and Medicine Get Along? January 27, 2015: Those right there are the kinds of instruments that John Keats encountered during his career in medicine. (Scary!) The young bard trained as a surgeon and was tasked with dressing wounds and setting [...] by

Charles Simic Remembers the Salad Days With Mark Strand January 27, 2015: Wow: Charles Simic writes about Mark Strand for the New York Review of Books blog. Strand, who died in November, was one of Simic’s oldest friends: “Having known him for forty-six years, [...] by

Hurray for This Year’s National Poetry Month Poster! January 26, 2015: Yes, yes: The Academy of American Poets revealed the 2015 National Poetry Month poster! As always, The Academy collaborated with Chipp Kidd in its search to find one talented artist to design an [...] by

How Poetry Saved Him: NPR Interviews J. Ivy January 26, 2015: J. Ivy is a Def Jam poet and the author of a recently published memoir called Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain. In Dear Father, he writes about being abandoned by his father at an early age [...] by

What’s Killing the Creative Class: Scott Timberg Explains January 26, 2015: Scott Timberg, the author of Culture Clash, explains what’s killing the creative class in his new book and at Jacket Copy. Reviewing the book, Andrew Keen writes that Timberg’s argument [...] by