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Oh No, What Would Sylvia Beach Say?: Shakespeare & Co. to Close Its Doors??? August 22, 2014: We don’t think that she’d be very happy about this Publishers Weekly item. Pictured here is the facade of Shakespeare & Co.’s now extinct Upper West Side store, which left [...] by

You Have Until September 15 to Submit to Emerge-Surface-Be! August 22, 2014: The Poetry Project’s second-annual Emerge-Surface-Be Fellowship program is now accepting applications! In fact, you have until Aug. 31 SEPTEMBER 15 (just extended!) at one-shy-of-midnight to [...] by

Rain Taxi Pores Through New Directions’s Poetry Pamphlet Series August 21, 2014: At Rain Taxi, Benjamin Paloff delves into the history of New Direction’s Poetry Pamphlet Series. The series, first introduced in 1941, returns, after a prolonged hiatus, with “beautifully [...] by

Rest in Peace, Samih Al-Qasim: Resistance Poet of Palestine (1939-2014) August 21, 2014: As if yesterday’s news wasn’t bad enough, Palestinian poet Samih al-Qasim passed away at the age of 75. In the 1950s, Samih al-Qasim participated in “recurrent oral poetic [...] by

Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop Unveils Wonderful New Website August 21, 2014: Brooklyn’s only all-poetry bookshop, aptly called Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, has just rolled out a BRAND-NEW WEBSITE! It is seriously attuned–as the shop itself, and its co-owners [...] by

Siegfried Sassoon War Journals Made Public for First Time, Lyrics on Palestine All Too Familiar August 20, 2014: Nina Martyris writes about First World War poet Siegfried Sassoon for Los Angeles Review of Books, recalling the “half-Jewish poet’s Palestinian interlude and searing war poetry.” [...] by

Urdu Poetry Lovers Rejoice: Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib Manuscript Found August 20, 2014: It was thought that 50 years ago the original manuscript belonging to Urdu poet Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, master poet of the ghazal, was lost and presumed destroyed. But now, the manuscript has [...] by

When Allen Ginsberg Met Henri Michaux August 20, 2014: We’re overjoyed to see City Lights has publisher 3, count ‘em 3, previously unpublished books by Henri Michaux, all in a single volume. Yesterday at their blog Abandon All Despair Ye Who [...] by

The Lioness Rests Once More: R.I.P. Simin Behbahani August 20, 2014: Rest in peace, Simin Behbahani (1927-2014). Behbahani was both Iran’s nightingale and lioness: she published nineteen books of poetry over the course of six decades and she is known for her [...] by

Poets Respond to Questions Around Consumerism for ‘QVC 2′ at Lemon Hound August 20, 2014: For Lemon Hound, Ben Fama curated a group of responses, in 150 words, regarding “something they’d recently bought, bought into, invested themselves in, or otherwise consumed, a brief and [...] by