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In Fight to Stay Relevant, UK Libraries Look to Coffee Shops December 19, 2014: This year the UK’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport commissioned a study called “The Independent Library Report for England.” The study’s findings have been made [...] by

A Fun Interview With Major Jackson December 18, 2014: Major Jackson is interviewed at Please Excuse This Poem, the online extension of 100 New Poets for the Next Generation, forthcoming from Viking in March. This is a fun interview series! Keep your [...] by

Holly Pester Reviews the Revolution: A Reader Entire December 18, 2014: Poet, performance-writer, sound artist, and critic Holly Pester reviews Revolution: A Reader–compiled by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler and co-published by Publication Studio in North [...] by

Like Literary Landmarks? Help Save Ruth Stone’s House! December 18, 2014: So they tell us: The Ruth Stone Foundation needs your help to save a historical literary landmark! One Sharon Olds can’t be wrong: “When you were there you felt yourself to be in the heart of [...] by

ABE Books’s 50 Most Expensive Book Sales of 2014 December 18, 2014: Well thank goodness there are a FEW books of poetry on here (or at least works by poets). Clocking in at numbers 23 and 41 are Auguste Rodin, by Rainer Maria Rilke and Lyrical Ballads, by William [...] by

The Poetry Foundation’s 2014 Staff Book Picks December 17, 2014: As the year winds down, after another 365 days of incredible poetry publishing by presses large and small, some members of our staff have highlighted a few of their favorite poetry titles of 2014. [...] by

Let There Be Jackson Mac Low’s Complete Light Poems! December 17, 2014: We don’t usually cover book releases (they are so plentiful!), but this one is noteworthy. Why yes, it’s Jackson Mac Low’s Complete Light Poems, now in a “Deluxe Casebound [...] by

The True Story of Times New Roman December 17, 2014: At the New York Public Library’s blog, Meredith Mann from the library’s Rare Books Division presents the true story of Times New Roman. The starting point for many documents, including [...] by

A Wanda Coleman Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library? December 17, 2014: We vote yes! The recommendation, submitted by Austin Straus (Wanda Coleman’s widow) and supported by the Los Angeles Times asks that the county consider changing the name of the Ascot Branch [...] by

Joyelle McSweeney Reviews the Virtuosic Uche Nduka December 16, 2014: Boston Review has radical proximity at heart today, with Joyelle McSweeney writing “The Flame in the Grate,” a piece on Uche Nduka’s surrealism. McSweeney covers four books: if only [...] by