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Claudia Rankine Considers the Black Condition in Wake of Charleston Violence June 23, 2015: Claudia Rankine has written a stunning piece for the New York Times Magazine in the wake of the Charleston shooting, focusing on the current condition of black life–that it is one of mourning. [...] by

Manipulating Space-Time With Motherhood: Joanna Penn Cooper’s What Is a Domicile June 23, 2015: At Boston Review, a microreview of Durham-based poet Joanna Penn Cooper’s first book, What Is a Domicile (Noctuary Press 2014)! If you seek innovative poetry that engages with motherhood, this [...] by

Newly Crowned Oxford Professor of Poetry Is Simon Armitage June 23, 2015: As The Telegraph headline declares in summation: “Oxford ‘dull old farts’ choose Simon Armitage as new Professor of Poetry.” And so our otherwise starving angst malcontently [...] by

Speculative Thinking With Srikanth Reddy & Lucy Ives June 23, 2015: In “The Technocrat’s Guide to the Galaxy,” poet Srikanth Reddy talks with Lucy Ives “about the possible plurality of worlds, poets as ‘feeling machines,’ and how [...] by

New Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera Brings New American Poetry to The Guardian June 22, 2015: Move over, Donald Allen! Juan Felipe Herrera just hit England! From The Guardian: “It’s a good thing, you know, it’s a good thing,” Juan Felipe Herrera told me on the phone last week, as he [...] by

‘Every Era is Replete with Bad Poetry': Donald Hall at New Hampshire Union Leader June 22, 2015: Although he quit writing poetry two years ago, citing a connection between poetry’s sensuality and his octogenarian age, Donald Hall did manage to speak rather candidly with the New Hampshire [...] by

Picturing Yourself: Dara Wier’s Inside/Undivided Series June 22, 2015: Have you seen Dara Wier’s Inside/Undivided series? Flying Object describes it as “a series of fragments & notes about Chance, Fate, Context & Intention.” For installment [...] by

Librarian Cynthia Hurd Dedicated Life to Books June 19, 2015: MobyLives writes about Cynthia Hurd, one of the victims of Wednesday night’s shooting in Charleston. Hurd was a prominent librarian who dedicated her life to books and to educating others. [...] by

The Village Voice Profiles Aja Monet June 19, 2015: The Voice’s portrait of Monet starts at #SayHerName, an African American Policy Forum event in NYC where Monet performed a poem about the death of an African American girl during a police raid [...] by

Letras Latinas Hosts ire’ne lara silva in Conversation with Sarah A. Chavez June 19, 2015: For Letras Latinas’s new installment, “Nefelibata: Interviews with Latina Writers,” curated by ire’ne lara silva, silva joins Sarah A. Chavez in a conversation about her new [...] by