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Jerome Rothenberg Praises Granary Books at Jacket 2 September 23, 2015: At Jacket 2, Jerome Rothenberg adds to the chorus of praise for Granary Books (published by Steve Clay), the vast expanse of which is currently on display at the Columbia University Rare Book & [...] by

Author Incomes Have Declined 30% Since 2009 September 23, 2015: Holy Moley! In the midst of the announcements for the U.K. Man Booker Prize short list and the U.S. National Book Award long list, a survey from the Authors Guild reveals that author’s incomes [...] by

Kiki Petrosino’s Hymn for the Black Terrific Reviewed at Boston Review September 23, 2015: We’ve had Kiki Petrosino on our mind this week, first with this post here, and now with Carmen Giménez Smith’s review of Petrosino’s latest collection, Hymn for the Black Terrific, [...] by

Using the ‘Five-fold Thought-ring of the German Language’ to Write Poems: Joshua Daniel Edwin on Translating Dagmara Kraus September 23, 2015: For the translation section of issue 22 of Drunken Boat, the editors “decided to indulge [their] love for experimentation and playing around the margins of what translation is and does,” [...] by

Aaron Winslow on Marie Buck’s Confronting of the Horrific With Beautiful Poems September 22, 2015: At Jacket2, the brilliant Aaron Winslow reviews the work of the brilliant Marie Buck–specifically, her new book, Portrait of Doom (Krupskaya, 2015). The sense, here, is less doomed: But [...] by

Jalada Issue 4 Released September 22, 2015: Last week the good folks at Jacket2 made mention of the publication of the 4th issue of Jalada, a pan-African writers’ collective based in Nairobi, which has been on our radar and has certainly [...] by

Jihadi Poetry Considered at The Atlantic September 22, 2015: If you want to get a sense of what it’s like to be a North Caucasus militant in Syria, one surprising answer is to look at the soldiers’s poetry. From The Atlantic: When North Caucasus [...] by

Kiki Petrosino Discusses Change and People at PBS Newshour September 22, 2015: For PBS Newshour’s on-going exploration about poetry, Corrine Segal considers Kiki Petrosino and her writing. Petrosino began thinking about poetry while listening to Casey Kasem’s [...] by

Starred Review at Publisher’s Weekly for Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners September 21, 2015: Very nice: Publisher’s Weekly gives a starred review to Supplication: Selected Poems of John Wieners, just published by Wave Books and edited by Robert Dewhurst, Joshua Beckman, and C. A. [...] by

Thinking as Action: Jennifer Moxley’s The Open Secret September 21, 2015: Jennifer Moxley’s newest book, The Open Secret (Flood Editions, 2014), is reviewed by Davy Knittle for the current issue of the Iowa Review. “In The Open Secret, Moxley is thinking about [...] by