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Where Does Iambic Pentameter Come From? September 17, 2014: Oddly enough, although the term “iambic pentameter” refers to a metrical pattern written in English, the term itself originates from Greek! How does THAT work? Gretchen McCullogh of Slate [...] by

Here It Is! 2014 National Book Award Longlist September 16, 2014: What a great 10-title longlist for the National Book Award! For more context on nominated poets, check out the write up a the LA Times and at the NY Times too. We’ll be looking forward to [...] by

Nick Cave Likes Poetry, Is a ‘Berryman Nut’ September 16, 2014: Suh-weet! Who knew?! The dashing ranconteur behind Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and a plethora of other musical incarnations LOVES poetry. Especially, John Berryman. Nick Cave is best known for his [...] by

Millennials Read More! September 16, 2014: A new study conducted by Pew Research concludes that millennials (that’s Americans ages 16-29) are reading more than elder generations of bookworms. From Jacket Copy: According to the report, [...] by

Confessionalism & Feminism at Coldfront September 15, 2014: Coldfront has an up essay today about Confessionalist writing rendered in feminism, beginning with Adrienne Rich for whom: “…the traditional domestic goals of a woman’s life conflicted [...] by

Oh, Evolve?! Electronic Publication Ferries Poetry into the Future with John Ashbery September 15, 2014: Whatever you do, don’t look back! Poetry has been slow to the e-book boom, and for good reason. When John Ashbery looked at the first four electronic editions of his poetry he observed that [...] by

Manhattanville College to Host a Nobel Prize Contender Ngugi wa Thiong’o September 15, 2014: Kenyan writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, who The Guardian writes is “tipped” for the 2014 Nobel prize in literature, will read at Manhattanville College on September 26th. The MFA program at [...] by

Jill Schoolman on Haitian Poet/Artist Frankétienne, Knausgaard Frenzy, & More at BOMB September 12, 2014: We’ve always had a soft spot for Archipelago Books and Jill Schoolman, who publishes some of the most “tender and startling and deeply literary” international literature in [...] by

Help William Blake Save His Cottage September 12, 2014: The cottage William Blake lived in while writing two of his most beloved works, “Milton” and “Jerusalem,” is currently on the market and the Blake Society has been offered a [...] by

It’s BAAAACKK! National Poetry Series Is Still Writing the Book! September 12, 2014: Hurray for National Poetry Series, which after announcing just this past December that it was on the brink of extinction, is now back with even better prizes than before! From The New York [...] by