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John Keene & LA Times Weigh in on the Matter of @VanessaPlace May 20, 2015: For those of you keeping up with the current debate around Vanessa Place’s conceptual project, @VanessaPlace, do check out the LA Times on the AWP aspect. 1) “Interestingly, AWP didn’t [...] by

Ted Mathys Reads From His Newest Collection, Null Set May 20, 2015: At PBS News Hour, St. Louis-based poet Ted Mathys “contemplates fatherhood in a hotel room” (or at least, this featured poem does!). Mathys’s third book, Null Set (Coffee House [...] by

Want to Avoid Suffocating After Serving Ten Years as UK Poet Laureate? Here’s How! May 19, 2015: Well, if you’re Sir Andrew Motion, you move to the US and become professor of the arts at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. That’s one way, as reported by BBC News. Of his decision [...] by

Knowledge is Power: Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Library Receives Grant for Lights On During Freddie Gray Protests May 19, 2015: This just in from CBS Baltimore: the Enoch Pratt Free Library has received a generous $25,000 grant from PNC Foundation for providing struggling Baltimore residents with a steadfast launch-pad during [...] by

Brainpickings Remembers That Time That Adrienne Rich Declined the National Medal of the Arts May 19, 2015: Adrienne Rich, who would have celebrated her eighty-fifth birthday this past Saturday, remains the only artist to refuse this honor. As Brainpickings explains, the National Medal of the Arts is [...] by

Rare Book Thieves Cringe at Title of New Conference May 19, 2015: The Guardian reports that the British Library will host the first conference of its kind on the topic of book theft (entitled “The Written Heritage of Mankind in Peril”) after a series of [...] by

AWP Removes Vanessa Place From 2016 Conference Subcommittee May 18, 2015: This weekend saw the unfolding of outrage over Vanessa Place’s Twitter account, a project that (as we’ve noted previously) has been transcribing the entirety of Margaret Mitchell’s [...] by

Diana Arterian Reviews Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts May 18, 2015: At the Boston Review, the awesome Diana Arterian reviews Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts: “Where most writers would hold back, Nelson lopes forward: ‘I was ashamed, but undaunted (my [...] by

Nomadic Coffee Serves Up Poetry with Every Bag of Beans May 18, 2015: What could be better than a cup of coffee? A cup of coffee AND poetry of course! The Nomadic Ground Poets-in-the-Coffee series, edited by Virginia Barrett, ensures that an awakened, enlightened poem [...] by

Calling All Teenage Poets! May 18, 2015: The online mag Gigantic Sequins has a great opportunity for the younger set. For a new online feature, they are seeking submissions of poems from teenage writers ages 14 through 19! You have until [...] by