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Announcing…. the 2014 National Book Award Finalists! October 15, 2014: Hip-hip-hurray! The National Book Foundation announced this morning the finalists for the 2014 National Book Award in the categories of: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and young people’s [...] by

The Poetry Project Announces Emerge-Surface-Be Fellows for 2014-2015! October 15, 2014: The Poetry Project’s second round of coveted “Emerge-Surface-Be” mentor fellowships has been announced! (We were happy to help ya apply last year, and also featured an Open Door piece with [...] by

FSG Celebrates John Berryman Centennial With Four New Books October 15, 2014: The New York Times pays heed to the centennial of John Berryman’s birth, for not to “would be to shuck a very large obligation indeed.” For the occasion, Farrar, Straus and Giroux [...] by

Platforms for Writing: Patrick Durgin Searches at Jacket 2 October 14, 2014: While explaining Hannah Weiner’s telegram in Art in the Mind, a study of conceptual art at Oberlin in 1970, Patrick Durgin walks readers through a few pieces that he has been working on, to be [...] by

Impermanent Architecture: At Jacket 2 Mercedes Eng Explores Built Environments October 14, 2014: Mercedes Eng most recent contribution to Jacket 2 looks at Vancouver’s tent city through the lens of two poetic texts about the built environment: Lisa Robertson’s Occasional Work and Seven [...] by

Hunting for Poems in a Sea of News October 14, 2014: How do you find all the poems fit to print? That’s a question Elizabeth Lorang asked in her quest to catalog poetry published in newspapers from the 18th to the 20th century. UNL Today reports: [...] by

Cecily Nicholson’s Book-Length Documentary Poem, From the Poplars October 14, 2014: At The Small Press Book Review, rob mclennan reviewed Vancouver poet Cecily Nicholson’s second book, From the Poplars (Vancouver BC: Talonbooks, 2014). A book-length documentary poem that [...] by

Talks From Copenhagen REVERSE Festival: Steven Zultanski on Conceptual Writing, Vanessa Place on Divya Victor’s ‘Race Card’ October 13, 2014: Just a few weeks ago, an international poetry festival—REVERSE 2014—took place in Copenhagen. Participating poets and scholars were Steven Zultanski, Vanessa Place, and Robert Fitterman from [...] by

Homeland Security Defends Its Stance: Keeping America Safe from Poetry October 13, 2014: The Washington Post bears additional news about the fate of British-Jordanian poet Amjad Nasser who Homeland Security barred from entering the United States last month. As WP writes: “Poetry can be [...] by

The New Los Angeles Poet Laureate Is Luis Rodriguez October 13, 2014: Los Angeles Times announces LA’s new Poet Laureate! The position goes to poet, youth activist, and memoirist Luis Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. [...] by