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In Clipping Signal: An Exhibition of Collages by Poets March 25, 2014: Lest you think the only thing poets are good for is making poems, the good folks at Spudnik Press's Annex are cutting and pasting together a show of collages by poets—and it's a damn fine list of poets to boot! All about it: In Clipping Signal is an exhibition of new and selected works by poets involved in the dual practices of [...] by

It was the Not-Luck of the Irish: NYT’s St. Paddy’s Day Missed Connection Poems March 25, 2014: A few poetic documents of chance encounters from this year's St. Patrick's Day, brought to you by Craigslist's "Missed Connections" and The New York Times. St. Patrick’s Day, that annual excuse for overindulgence, would seem — like alcohol itself — to heighten the desire for love while lessening the chance of achieving it. But at [...] by

B O D Y Literature Reviews The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley March 25, 2014: For their Friday pick last week, B O D Y Literature chose The Letters of Robert Creeley, edited by Kaplan Harris, Peter Baker, and Rod Smith (University of California Press 2014). Stephan Delbos remarks on the unique fact that much of Creeley's influence came through correspondence. More: ...As he writes in 1952: “my place is so much [...] by

Juan Gelman Remembered at LARB March 24, 2014: Yesteday the Los Angeles Review of Books published this profile of Juan Gelman, the seminal Argentine poet who died in January. Víctor Rodríguez Núñez & Katherine M. Hedeen recall the last time they spoke to Gelman: WHEN WE LAST SAW Juan Gelman, on the morning of January 12, just 48 hours before his passing, it didn’t seem [...] by

Johannes Göransson on the Ambient Maternal Narratives of Gro Dahle & Dolores Dorantes March 24, 2014: Johannes Göransson writes about Gro Dahle and Dolores Dorantes for Montevidayo. (We recently pointed to a review by Seth Abramson at HuffPo of Dahle's book, A Hundred Thousand Hours [UDP 2013], translated from the Norwegian by Rebecca Wadlinger.) Whereas Ambramson takes the form perhaps more as a given, writing that "Norwegian poet Dahle [...] by

Why I Cry: The Guardian Reviews Epic Volume of Men’s Poetry Choices, ‘A Real Tear-Jerker’ March 24, 2014: For the super heroes and cry babies out there, Simon and Schuster presents Poems That Make Grown Men Cry: an anthology of heart-wrenchingly emotional poetry chosen by 100 "famous and admired" men. The cover of a new collection of poetry should probably carry a sticker bearing Shakespeare's warning: "If you have tears, prepare to shed [...] by

Super-fantastique! City Lights Recommends Pierre Reverdy Edited by Mary Ann Caws March 24, 2014: Croyez-le ou pas, City Lights spotlights a new edition of Pierre Reverdy's poems, edited by Mary Ann Caws, at Abandon All Despair Ye Who Enter Here. This is a well organized book of translations of French cubist poet, Pierre Reverdy. Just out from the NYRB Poets series, this collection has some of the usual suspects of Reverdy translation [...] by

Mary Ruefle on Clarice Lispector for Music & Literature 4 March 24, 2014: Music & Literature 4 is now out and features a massive amount of content from smart people on Clarice Lispector--a very rare journal, indeed. Mary Ruefle is among the contributors; here're the top of "Remarks on Lispector" (purchase is necessary to keep on): I discovered the work of Clarice Lispector rather late in life. When a [...] by

Christian Hawkey at VOICE Registers March 21, 2014: Welcome to the new interview series VOICE Registers, brought to you by the New Museum’s Department of Education and Public Engagement, and hosted by Kaegan Sparks. The first installment of the series features Christian Hawkey discussing the libretto WOW, which we reported on here. The conversation covers wide terrain from the Milli Vanilli [...] by

Examining Art in a Larger Sense: Jacob Wren’s Polyamorous Love Song March 21, 2014: Writer of the poets Jacob Wren has a great interview up at BookThug in honor of his newest novel, Polyamorous Love Song, which seems in dialogue with the likes of Chris Kraus, Michel Houellebecq, and Javier Marías, according to interlocuter Malcolm Sutton. Wren responds: One through-line might be that most of the writers I love most [...] by