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Remembering Stephen Rodefer: 1940-2015 August 25, 2015: Our weekend was a little more gloomy than usual after hearing news that the legendary poet, translator, and teacher, Stephen Rodefer, has died. Rodefer played a significant role in the lives of many [...] by

Machine Project’s Mystery Theater Poetry Online Archives Now Open to the Public August 25, 2015: Followers of Los Angeles’s Machine Project: rejoice! The Los Angeles-based poetry reading venue, sponsored by Anthony McCann, now boasts a digital archive where followers of the space can miss [...] by

Great Conversation With Stephanie Barber at BOMB August 24, 2015: Over at BOMB Magazine, a conversation with Stephanie Barber. “[W]hether she is operating in film or installation or poetry or prose, she constructs worlds that are kinetic, strange, and [...] by

RIP Emma Villazón Richter August 24, 2015: Last week we learned of the passing of Bolivian poet, critic, journalist, researcher and editor Emma Villazón Richter. Several Spanish-language news sources have already posted obituaries and [...] by

Intellectual Goods Are Not Like Shoes: Dolores Dorantes & Ben Ehrenreich in Conversation August 24, 2015: “I still believe that the infinite good that is our work can open doors by itself, without us having to denigrate ourselves or serve as circus animals that the institution can take out for a [...] by

Why Do Writers Paint? Musings about Elizabeth Bishop and More at Apollo August 24, 2015: Did you know that Elizabeth Bishop’s paintings adorned the covers of many of her books? True story! At Apollo Magazine, Alice Sprawls considers Bishop’s art practice (even if she [...] by

Imagine Zapf: Creator of Approximately 200 Typefaces August 24, 2015: Hyperallergic’s Allison Meier brought to our attention the work of type designer Hermann Zapf. Zapf designed the popular typefaces Palatino and Optima. He died on June 5th and in tribute, the [...] by

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