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Sarah Manguso Discusses Writerly Envy February 3, 2016: Ahh a topic that none of us know ANYTHING about: writerly envy. At New York Times Sarah Manguso writes: “There is envy of money, of accolades, of publication in this or that place. There is [...] by

2016 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation Shortlist Announced February 3, 2016: The shortlist has been announced for the 2016 $3,000 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation! Judge Urayoán Noel will announce the winner on March 1, 2016. We can’t wait. For now, here are the [...] by

Harmony Holiday’s Open Letter to Critics of Amiri Baraka February 2, 2016: Tiny shards of text material from the latest issue of the Chicago Review (59:03) are being published online; and standing out among them at the moment is this open letter from Harmony Holiday, [...] by

The Civil War Still Inspires David C. Ward February 2, 2016: At Smithsonian Magazine, David C. Ward, a historian at the National Portrait Gallery, writes about poets’ difficulty writing about the Civil War, and the different approaches many—including [...] by

Philip Larkin’s Photography Captured at the New Yorker February 2, 2016: A new album of Philip Larkin’s photography, published by British imprint Frances Lincoln, complicates readers’ view of the poet. Via New Yorker: In the late summer of 1947, Philip Larkin, [...] by

What Do Lisa Robertson & Grimes Have in Common? February 2, 2016: The Conversant’s newest reason for reading (and listening to) The Conversant: a new series called Pop & Poetics. In its first installation, we have Temple University grads Christy [...] by

An Interview With South African Poet & Writer Marlene Van Niekerk February 1, 2016: In the new issue of The White Review, an excellent interview with Marlene Van Niekerk, “the foremost Afrikaans writer of her generation.” “She is a renowned poet, scholar, critic, [...] by

Granary Books Offers for Sale . . . the Ed Sanders Archive! February 1, 2016: Granary Books has announced a rare and beautiful gem of an archive for sale, noting that “[r]umors of this vast trove have long circulated among poets, scholars, librarians, and fans.” So [...] by

The New York Public Library’s Favorite Recent Indie Press Approaches a Constant Frailty February 1, 2016: In “The Best Indie Press of the Past Week,” The New York Public Library’s Ian Baran points out books of poetry that “approach the frailty that is a constant throughout our [...] by

Blooks! Check ‘em Out February 1, 2016: We know, we know: You’re saying, “What the heck is a blook?” Well, look no further, friends. Blooks are the stars of a new show at the Grolier Club, and as luck would have it, the [...] by