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¡Vamos A Los Angeles! October 9, 2014: This weekend (!!!) a plethora of small presses with converge on the city of Los Angeles and together they will merge into the Open Press Literary Festival. The two day event features experimental [...] by

Cole Swensen Finds a Way to Robert Walser October 9, 2014: Over at Pen America, an excerpt of Cole Swensen’s On Walking On, which “takes [Robert] Walser’s novel, The Walk, and the person himself, Swiss born writer Robert Walser (b. 1878-1956), [...] by

Chinese Poets Threatened with Prison Sentences for Defending Hong Kong Protestors October 9, 2014: On October 2nd in Beijing’s Songzhuang art district, Wang Zang, a Chinese poet, planned to speak at a poetry reading in support of protestors in Hong Kong. Chinese police forced his plans to [...] by

Diane di Prima’s The Poetry Deal Is First Collection in Decades October 8, 2014: Well this is NEWS: City Lights announces a new book from Diane di Prima! “This collection marks the first time in decades that legendary feminist Beat poet Diane di Prima has released a [...] by

Between Popular and Literary: Remembering Edgar Allan Poe 165 Years After his Death October 8, 2014: Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe was best known, in his lifetime, as an editor and critic whose cuttingly harsh reviews earned him the nickname “Tomahawk Man?” Or that his on-going feud [...] by

Celebrating Mark Strand at the New School October 8, 2014: Calling all New Yorkers! The New School will be hosting a tribute to Mark Strand tomorrow, October 9th, to celebrate his 80th birthday. The the event features a powerhouse lineup of poets. From the [...] by

Outcast Nevermore! Boston’s New Edgar Allan Poe Statue Salutes Hometown Hero October 8, 2014: It’s a good time to be Edgar Allan Poe, even if you are in the afterlife. On the 165th anniversary of his death, the city of Boston, Edgar Allan Poe’s hometown, unveiled a new statue [...] by

Natalie Lyalin’s Relentless Blood Makes Me Faint But I Go For It October 8, 2014: Natalie Lyalin’s second collection of poems, Blood Makes Me Faint But I Go For It (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014), has been reviewed at Los Angeles Review! Alyse Bensel writes that the work [...] by

Jane Freilicher’s New Show Transfigures the Everyday October 7, 2014: At Hyperallergic, Tim Keane writes about the current Jane Freilicher show up at Tibor de Nagy, Jane Freilicher: Prints and Works on Paper. It’s the first time all four of the New York [...] by

Garrett Caples in Conversation with Patrick James Dunagan, Brian Lucas, and Micah Ballard at Bookslut October 7, 2014: Hey Chicago, speaking of lectures at the Poetry Foundation… Garrett Caples, poet and author of newly published collection of essays, Retrievals, published by Wave, is giving a talk on [...] by