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On Poetry and Depression: Jay Griffiths’s Point of View June 22, 2016: Can poetry really heal? Jay Griffiths had had doubts about using poetry as a way to manage depression. But, as she writes for the Guardian, “I don’t normally write poetry, but in this illness [...] by

For the Love of Poetry on Napkins June 22, 2016: Guardian teen contributor Pedro shares his thoughts about Pedro Gabriel, a Brazilian artist who writes poetry on napkins. “Besides unusual, the author’s creative process is also influenced by [...] by

Lily Hoang’s A Bestiary Reviewed at Full Stop June 22, 2016: At Full Stop, Darren Huang reviews A Bestiary (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2016), the much-admired collection of essays by poet Lily Hoang. “Hoang follows multiple arcs, often [...] by

Garrett Caples’s Homage to Bill Berkson at City Lights June 21, 2016: At City Lights, Garrett Caples has written an homage to Bill Berkson. Caples looks at Berkson’s friendship with Frank O’Hara and other New York Schoolers; his own work and friendship with [...] by

LitHub Asks Why Are Indie Presses Opening Bookstores? June 21, 2016: Literary Hub reports on a trend that has been picking up steam since 2008: small presses opening bookstores. The trend stretches from coast to coast, including New York presses like Melville House, [...] by

‘Resist, My People, Resist Them’: PEN America Reports on Israeli Oppression June 21, 2016: In a press release last week, PEN America condemned Israel’s detention of poet Dareen Tatour, writing that her detention is “further evidence of the increasingly aggressive measures [...] by

Writers, Artists, and Curators Respond to Frieze’s Call for Opinion on Upcoming EU Referendum June 21, 2016: Jennifer Higgie at Frieze asked a large jumble of artists, writers, directors, and curators to weigh in on the upcoming EU referendum. Her opening question: On 23 June the UK will vote either to [...] by

Michelle Cliff, Activist and Writer (1946–2016) June 20, 2016: Michelle Cliff, Jamaican-American author and longtime partner of Adrienne Rich, died last week in Santa Cruz at the age of 69. “[H]er entire creative life was a quest to give voice to [...] by

Wall Street Journal Reviews J.D. McClatchy’s Commonplace Book June 20, 2016: Wall Street Journal’s William Pritchard looks into poet J.D. McClatchy’s new collection, a contemporary approach to the all-too-rarely type of collection: a commonplace book. Like W.H. [...] by

New Yorker Dons the ‘Pearl’ June 20, 2016: In the pages of the New Yorker, Josephine Livingstone meets with Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage to discuss the medieval poem, “Pearl,” written by an unknown author about a [...] by