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2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and Kate Tufts Discovery Award Announced January 27, 2016: Yesterday we learned of this year’s finalists for the whopping $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and $10,000 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. Before we get to the finalists, a little about the [...] by

Doubly Ideal: First French Edition True to Mallarmé’s Intentions for Un coup des dés Accompanies First Arabic Translation January 26, 2016: Pierre Joris has done it again, writing for the Paris-based publisher Ypsilon Éditeur about the first Arabic translation of Stéphane Mallarmé’s Un coup de dés jamais n’abolira le [...] by

All Brecht Considered: American Theatre Reads Through Four New Brecht Books January 26, 2016: In a recent article, “Brecht from All Angles,” American Theatre investigates four new books that delve into Brecht’s poetry, prose, and plays. Bertolt Brecht wore many hats: [...] by

At Jacket2, Introduction to Mohamed Saghir Ouled Ahmed January 26, 2016: At Jacket2 Brahim El Guabli introduces Mohamed Saghir Ouled Ahmed, Tunisian poet, to readers. According to El Guabli, Ahmed is “probably Tunisia’s most prominent Arabic poet today.” [...] by

Celebrate Frank Lima at St. Mark’s Poetry Project January 26, 2016: Hey New Yorkers, if you’re shoveled out and the streets are clear, venture down to the Poetry Project tomorrow to check out a celebration of the life and work of Frank Lima, as hosted by Julien [...] by

‘The boys appear not to be happy': UK Literary Press Give Sarah Howe #derangedpoetess January 26, 2016: Sarah Howe, who surprised many by winning the £20,000 T. S. Eliot Prize for her first book Loop of Jade, has a trending hashtag attributed to her success, #derangedpoetess. In a report at The [...] by

The Serious Poet, Marsden Hartley January 25, 2016: Over the weekend, Douglas Messerli wrote for Hyperallergic about the poetry of Marsden Hartley: “Both poet and painter — he wrote poetry during the mornings throughout most of his life and [...] by

Janet Malcolm Lambasts Jonathan Bate’s Inaccuracies in NYRB Review of Unauthorized Life January 25, 2016: New Yorker writer Janet Malcom, author of The Silent Women: Sylvia Plath & Ted Hughes and Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice (among others) – takes Jonathan Bate to task in her NYRB review of [...] by

Paul Celan’s Aphorisms/Counterlights January 25, 2016: At Nomadics, Pierre Joris writes about Paul Celan as aphorist: “Except for two essays and one prose piece (Conversation in the Mountain), Celan did not publish anything beyond his poems and [...] by

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Recognizes Renee Gladman January 25, 2016: Congratulations to Renee Gladman who is the recipient of this year’s grant from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts for her work in poetry and prose! Each year the Foundation for Contemporary [...] by