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PEN World Voices Festival to Focus on Africa February 17, 2015: The New York Times’s ArtsBeat turns our attention to the 2015 PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, which has announced its lineup for this year’s incarnation, gathering [...] by

Nobody Was Writing Poetry of This World Like Philip Levine (1928–2015) February 16, 2015: We are so sad to help report that Philip Levine—former U.S. Poet Laureate (2011–2012), Pulitzer Prize-winner and beloved professor—has died at the age of 87. A New York Times obituary tells us [...] by

Now You Can See: Susan Bee’s Beautiful Photograms and Altered Photos on View February 16, 2015: The New York Times’s Holland Cotter provides a marvelous assessment of Susan Bee’s new show now on view at Southfirst Gallery. Photograms and Altered Photos From the 1970s is a survey of [...] by

Ruth Lepson’s Portrait of Gerrit Lansing February 16, 2015: Fierce storms are shaking up the Eastern seaboard and amidst the snow and ice, the Woodberry Poetry Room has rescheduled Gerrit Lansing’s forthcoming reading. In preparation for the event, [...] by

Jericho Brown Honored at NAACP February 16, 2015: It’s not often that Octavia Spenser holds your hand, but such was the friendly place where Jericho Brown found himself when he appeared the 46th NAACP Image Awards recently. Jericho Brown [...] by

We Don’t Blog on Saturdays So Happy Valentine’s Day Today From Our Favorite Erotic Poet February 13, 2015: Happy Almost Valentine’s Day! It’s Friday the 13th, at least. What bluebells those two combined can wreak/grow/esteem, right? In honor of the occasions, check out The Guardian’s [...] by

Proof of Citizenship Not Required: Letras Latinas’s Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize & Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize February 13, 2015: On the heels of the Undocupoets recent efforts to end citizen-based discrimination, Letras Latinas announces that its two poetry prizes, the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and the Letras Latinas/Red [...] by

Terese Svoboda’s Life With Lola Ridge February 13, 2015: At the Los Angeles Review of Books, we’re delighted to find this excerpt from the forthcoming book Anything That Burns You: Lola Ridge, Radical Poet, by Terese Svoboda, to be published by [...] by

More Than Just a Nostalgic Nose: Interview With John Sakkis (!!) at SF Weekly February 13, 2015: Poet, editor, translator, and Internet-hater John Sakkis was interviewed this week for “The Write Stuff” at SF Weekly! We here at Harriet have been tremulous with anticipation for [...] by

Brooklyn Arts Press Offers a Pick-Your-Price Promotion February 12, 2015: Brooklyn Arts Press has launched an intriguing bookselling initiative: “For a Limited Time only … Pick-Your-Price for a Paperback! Pay What You Want For Poetry!” This [...] by