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Boston Review’s Summer Reads Include Costume En Face, More July 28, 2015: Boston Review has posted a handful of micro-reviews for their Summer Poetry Reads, looking at Gentlessness, by Dan Beachy-Quick (Tupelo Press); They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They [...] by

PennSound Posts Edgar Lee Masters Audio July 28, 2015: As we continue to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the Spoon River Anthology, we’re thrilled to see Chris Mustazza and the folks at PennSound bring out newly digitized audio recordings [...] by

Maxine Kumin Rocks Forward July 28, 2015: Forward’s Julia M. Klein delves into Maxine Kumin’s posthumous memoir, The Pawnbroker’s Daughter, and characterizes Kumin as a poet who “would triumph over her terror and [...] by

Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop: An Interview with the Editors of The BreakBeat Poets July 27, 2015: At the Gawker Review of Books, David Drake considers hip-hop’s revolutionizing of poetry, drawing in the BreakBeat Poets, who were, incidentally, the subject of an April 2015 special issue of [...] by

Forrest Gander to Translate Rediscovered Neruda July 27, 2015: Like Taylor Swift, Pablo Neruda’s romantic poems never go out of style. But for couples who may be just a little bit ready for something new, Copper Canyon Press and the Pablo Neruda Foundation [...] by

CU Boulder Presents ‘Code Switching & Recoding Language’ July 27, 2015: The University of Colorado-Boulder English department has posted video of “Code Switching & Recoding Language,” hosted by the Creative Writing Association, which took place April 6, [...] by

New Yorker Sweats to Sappho July 27, 2015: New Yorker’s Rachel Howard documents “Heavy Breathing” – “a summer series of free critical theory seminars in the form of absurd, artist-led conceptual fitness [...] by

Jimmy Carter and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Shop at the New York Times July 24, 2015: What better way to segue into the weekend than with an insightful convo between two great writers and public figures, former president Jimmy Carter and current Young People’s Poet Laureate [...] by

At Salon Joshua Clover Reminisces on the Beginning of the End of Spin July 24, 2015: Poet, rebel, and pop culture enthusiast—Joshua Clover—is back in the news, this time for his new Twitter tale called “How I Quit Spin.” Prompted by Sasha Frere-Jones and a bad U2 [...] by

It’s No Wonder: A Review of William Fuller’s Playtime July 24, 2015: Now up at the Constant Critic: Ray McDaniel reviews William Fuller’s newest book, Playtime (Flood Editions 2015). McDaniel is a “good” reader, if there is such a thing: [...] by