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What Ben Lerner’s Reading, Courtesy of The Millions December 9, 2014: Get ready to start the new year off right! At The Millions, begin pulling together your reading list with a few recommendations from Ben Lerner. From where I’m sitting I can see the galleys of [...] by

Poetry Will Be Made by Some, Including Dorothea Lasky December 9, 2014: At Hyperallergic, Felix Bernstein writes about Dorothea Lasky as the “Golden Mean” and the “Ello of poetry” (we bet she’ll have more staying power, though!). [...] by

Abigail Deutsch Reviews New Biography of James Laughlin December 9, 2014: At The Wall Street Journal, Abigail Deutsch writes about New Directions founder James Laughlin. “When he wasn’t running a publishing house, running a ski resort or running around, Laughlin [...] by

A Poet Laureate for Massachusetts? December 9, 2014: Massachusetts is actually one of the few states in the U.S. that doesn’t already have a system in place for appointing a state-wide poet laureate. However, according to the Boston Globe, this [...] by

‘I Have a Right to be Angry:’ #BlackPoetsSpeakOut at Mashable December 8, 2014: Black poets are speaking out! In response to the killing of unarmed African-American men like 18- year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this year, poets from the esteemed [...] by

Book Culture Spotlights Small Press Projective Industries December 8, 2014: Book Culture’s Small Press Spotlight interviews the editors of Projective Industries, Kate McIntyre, Stephanie Anderson, and Karen Lepri. And while “projective” might recall Charles [...] by

At PBS: Rankine on the Violent Deaths of Black Men December 8, 2014: Last week, on the heels of the Eric Garner grand jury decision, PBS News Hour posted a video of Claudia Rankine reading from Citizen on the violent deaths of black men. They’ve also included [...] by

Poetry That Stays By Your Side December 8, 2014: It’s not easy to be a touring slam poet when you’re still in school. Dejanique “Daisy” Armstrong joined a youth poetry collective in Stockton, CA while struggling through [...] by

Amy Berkowitz Has a Promising Idea for a Series of Paintings December 5, 2014: In a new post for VIDA’s Reports from the Field, poet and publisher Amy Berkowitz’s “Paintings I Won’t Paint” addresses some oft-topical subjects, to her own chagrin: rape [...] by

Nashville Teens Have Got What It Takes to be the Next Youth Poet Laureate! December 5, 2014: Yes that’s right! This Saturday, three students from Nashville High Schools will compete for the title of Youth Poet Laureate of the City of Nashville. Go get ‘em Cassidy Martin, [...] by