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Michelle Cliff, Activist and Writer (1946–2016) June 20, 2016: Michelle Cliff, Jamaican-American author and longtime partner of Adrienne Rich, died last week in Santa Cruz at the age of 69. “[H]er entire creative life was a quest to give voice to [...] by

Wall Street Journal Reviews J.D. McClatchy’s Commonplace Book June 20, 2016: Wall Street Journal’s William Pritchard looks into poet J.D. McClatchy’s new collection, a contemporary approach to the all-too-rarely type of collection: a commonplace book. Like W.H. [...] by

New Yorker Dons the ‘Pearl’ June 20, 2016: In the pages of the New Yorker, Josephine Livingstone meets with Oxford Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage to discuss the medieval poem, “Pearl,” written by an unknown author about a [...] by

Jameson Fitzpatrick’s ‘Poem for Pulse’ at Newsweek June 20, 2016: Jameson Fitzpatrick is featured at Newsweek, after writing and sharing his poem in response to the Orlando shootings. “A Poem for Pulse” has been widely shared on Facebook, [...] by

Remembering Ted Greenwald (1942–2016) June 17, 2016: This is a terrible week for poetry. We are deeply saddened to report that Ted Greenwald passed away around midnight this morning, at the age of 74. Charles Bernstein writes at Jacket2 of Ted’s [...] by

Art Inspired by Fictional Poetry June 17, 2016: Over the last four years, Rubens Ghenov’s paintings have been inspired by late Spanish poet Angelico Morandá. Unfamiliar with Angelico Morandá’s work? It might come to you as a surprise [...] by

Rumpus Reviews Solmaz Sharif’s Look June 17, 2016: At the Rumpus, Brandon Amico reviews Solmaz Sharif’s newest collection of poetry, Look. A response to her life in the United States after her family was displaced by conflict, this new [...] by

Rest in Peace, Bill Berkson June 17, 2016: Yesterday we were shocked and deeply saddened to hear of the death of Bill Berkson at the age of 76. SFGate noted Berkson’s passing last night: Bill Berkson, a prolific San Francisco poet who [...] by

Flavorwire Has Already Found the Best Poetry Books of 2016 June 17, 2016: Flavorwire is starting a monthly column, penned by Shane Barnes and Jonathon Sturgeon, that is to feature short reviews of new poetry collections. First off, they’re playing catch-up with some [...] by

Yale Students Petition to Abolish All-White-Male ‘Major English Poets’ Course June 16, 2016: At the U.K.’s Daily Mail, Anneta Konstantinides reports on Yale undergrads petitioning to change the “Major English Poets” course, which focuses on all white men. “An [...] by