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Reading Wordsworth Into the Work of Lisa Robertson May 12, 2016: The Critical Flame: A Journal of Literature and Culture has our attention today with this swerving and generous essay by Zacharia Wells on Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present (Coach House, [...] by

Just Buffalo Celebrates 40 Years of Making Western New York Great May 12, 2016: Hats off to Just Buffalo Literary Center: illuminating Western New York for 40 years through writing workshops and literary readings. As part of the center’s birthday celebration, it’s in [...] by

Emma Ramadan Talks About Translating & Writing Genderless Characters May 12, 2016: Emma Ramadan, translator of writer, professor, and Oulipo member Anne Garréta’s Sphinx (Deep Vellum 2015), talks to The Atlantic about how she came to the novel (originally written almost 30 [...] by

Guardian Reviews Greek Poets’ Austerity Measures May 11, 2016: Hold up! “A new kind of poetry is flourishing in Greece’s streets, bars and cafes,” the Guardian reports. This adventurous new verse, the likes of which, unseen since the [...] by

RIP Michael S. Harper (1938–2016) May 11, 2016: Michael S. Harper, whose work “interwove his personal experiences as a black man with an expansive view of a history shared by black and white Americans,” has died. Born in [...] by

Ed Steck and Rob Fitterman at The Conversant May 11, 2016: At The Conversant: Ed Steck, author of Far Rainbow (Make Now Books, 2016), among other poetry–and editor of the newish poetry mag Theme Can, by the by–and Rob Fitterman, whose book [...] by

Ed Roberson Awarded 2016 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize May 11, 2016: The Poetry Foundation, and we at Harriet, are overjoyed to announce Ed Roberson has received the 2016 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for outstanding lifetime achievement in the art of poetry. Henry Bienen, [...] by

Adam Fitzgerald Discusses Tyehimba Jess’s New Book, Eight Years in the Making May 10, 2016: Adam Fitzgerald converses with Tyehimba Jess about his new book, Olio, at Literary Hub. Jess began the collection in 2008; he references the cadences of 19th century black musicians, but as [...] by

All About Orison Books May 10, 2016: Luke Hankins of Orison Books is the star of this interview, conducted by Dante Di Stefano, which appears on the Best American Poetry Blog. In the section “Meet the Press,” Di Stefano [...] by

Craig Morgan Teicher on the State of AWP & the ‘American Creative-Writing Community’ May 10, 2016: Craig Morgan Teicher writes at Publisher’s Weekly about the state of the American creative-writing community, as far as it is seen through recent frustrations expressed at this year’s [...] by