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RIP William Jay Smith August 21, 2015: We’ll leave this week on a sad note, upon hearing of the passing of former poet laureate William Jay Smith. Earlier this week the New York Times made note of the death of the “Poet and [...] by

Responding to ‘What Is Literary Activism?’ August 21, 2015: [Editor’s Note: As a response to Amy King’s recent post “What Is Literary Activism?,” Wendy Trevino, Juliana Spahr, Tim Kreiner, Joshua Clover, Chris Chen, and Jasper Bernes [...] by

2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Judges Announced August 21, 2015: This week, CBC Books announced that Adam Sol, Tracy K. Smith, and Alice Oswald have been named the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize judges. The prize, which “offers two awards of $65,000 each as well [...] by

Claire Donato’s Burial, Fawned Over Even August 21, 2015: Claire Donato’s book, Burial (Tarpaulin Sky, 2013), is reviewed at Queen Mob’s Teahouse. Judson Hamilton gives us a list. Number one? “The time that must have gone into sculpting [...] by

I Once Met Reviewed at Locus Solus August 21, 2015: Earlier in the week, if you recall, Joe Brainard was on our minds. There must be something in the air, as we find more Brainard to send your way today. At Locus Solus, Andrew Epstein reviews Kent [...] by

Heather McHugh’s MacArthur Went to Care for Caregivers August 20, 2015: Wow: In 2009, poet Heather McHugh was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation fellowship, reports The Daily Kos, “and had no idea what to do with the money.” Upon recognizing that [...] by

The New Yorker Introduces Chika Sagawa (and Her Translators) August 20, 2015: The New Yorker’s Adrienne Raphel introduces the first full-length, English-language collection of Sagawa’s poetry, translated by Sawako Nakayasu, to readers: The Collected Poems of Chika [...] by

Irish Times Revisits Ireland’s Poetry in 1916 August 20, 2015: It’s no wonder that Ireland’s rebellion during the Easter Rising was lead, in part, by poets. As Mairéad Ashe FitzGerald writes, “It was in poetry and in song that the rebel, the [...] by

Lev Rubinstein, Romantic Geology, & More at the Worthy continent August 20, 2015: In Issue 4.1 of continent, a journal that appears in/with “low frequency” and presents “text, image, video, sound and new forms of publishing online … as reflections on and [...] by

Broadsides as an Act of Reading August 20, 2015: At The Stranger, the broadsides of Seattle poet Mary Anne Carter are given their due–as in, apparently they do much more than illustrate poems: …Broadsides almost always broadcast a [...] by