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This Just In: Poets Have Twitter Accounts & Will Use Them Occasionally Throughout April March 31, 2014: We're not the only ones gearing up for National Poetry Month (naturally): Twitter is also getting in the game. Mashable has rounded up 38 poets you should follow during cruel April. "Poets use the social platform in a variety of exciting ways, whether it's to promote poems, disperse literary news or just as extensions of their [...] by

Prefatory Remarks for Tarnac, A Preparatory Act Composed by Jean-Marie Gleize, for Warscapes March 31, 2014: At Warscapes, Jean-Marie Gleize on his new book of poetry in English, published in January by Kenning Editions: Tarnac, a preparatory act is the most recent volume in my cycle of works published in France by Editions du Seuil’s series Fiction et Cie, created in 1974 by the poet Denis Roche. The six books of the cycle (a seventh titled Le [...] by

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Programming for a Brief Announcement Which is Titled ALETTE IN OAKLAND March 31, 2014: The Bay Area Public School is preparing for a three-day symposium to celebrate the life and poetry of Alice Notley to take place this October. All participants welcome, regardless of institutional affiliations. Proposals and questions accepted at aletteinoakland@gmail.com. The Bay Area Public School is thrilled to announce ALETTE IN [...] by

Idra Novey on Our Nearing Epic of World Literature March 31, 2014: The Brooklyn Quarterly "asked writers and translators working today to share their thoughts and experiences of literary and cultural translation as a space that is perhaps simultaneously 'old' and 'new' for both the writer and the reader." Just up is poet Idra Novey in response to the question, "What’s new in literary translation?" An [...] by

A Hard-Won Innocence: Remembering Frank Lima March 28, 2014: At the Boston Review blog, Nico Alvarado has a lovely piece up about Frank Lima, who died last October. All true: Constitutionally averse as he was to categorization (“I do not align my lifestyle or work with the second generation New York School. . . . I do not want to be a ‘Latino’ poet. . . . Art is much bigger than that. My poetry [...] by

The New Yorker on Manhattan’s Spineless Real Estate Debacle: Venues for Indie Booksellers Shift to the Outer Boroughs March 28, 2014: In response to a recent New York Times article lamenting the dwindling booksellers in Manhattan—which we linked to yesterday—the New Yorker's Rebecca Mead weighs in on the state of things for bookworms in Manhattan and beyond. Thank goodness, then, for cattle class: the outer boroughs. As Emily Gould, the outer-borough novelist, [...] by

On Living Through Fictional Characters: NYMAG Packs Up and Heads to Iowa with Girls March 28, 2014: It's Friday so we're talking television. This week, Hannah Horvath—the protagonist on the HBO series Girls—earned an acceptance to the famed Iowa Writers Workshop. At New York Magazine, Lan Samantha Chang—the director of the Iowa Writer's Workshop—and a few Iowa alums—join Boris Kachka to discuss the road ahead. The first thing [...] by

Launching April 3: Lost & Found Series IV Includes a Film Script by Ed Dorn, Adrienne Rich’s Teaching Materials, & Much More March 28, 2014: Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative is back and launching its fourth series at New York's CUNY Graduate Center in Room C198 on April 3. The projects for this round are amazing. Hmm? Thursday, April 3, 4pm Lost & Found Series IV Launch Ammiel Alcalay, Iemanjá Brown, Emily Claman, Stefania Heim, erica [...] by

New York Times Poetry Profiles: Alice James Books March 27, 2014: In the latest installment of New York Times Poetry Profiles, Dana Jennings interviews Carey Salerno, executive director of Alice James Books. The press was founded in 1973 by seven poets who sought to "establish a press that 'gave women writers a chance,' especially female poets who found their work to be rejected when they were not 'writing [...] by

Joyelle McSweeney on Susan Bernofsky’s New Translation of Kafka’s The Metamorphosis March 27, 2014: Just up at Fanzine is Joyelle McSweeney review of Susan Bernofsky's new, "fastidious," translation of Kafka's The Metamorphosis, published by Norton this year. "Wake Up for the First Time Again" is at first a comparative study: “Als Gregor Samsa eines Morgens aus unruhigen Träumen erwachte, fand er sich in seinem Bett zu einem [...] by