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At Asymptote, Three Reviews of New Books of Poetry in Translation June 24, 2016: Asymptote brings us the latest titles in translation for June in a collection of short reviews. “What’s New in Translation?” includes Hyesoon’s Poor Love Machine (see our post on [...] by

Action Books Curates Folio of Essays in Response to Poetry of Kim Hyesoon June 24, 2016: At the Asian American Writers’ Workshop blog The Margins, Action Books’s Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson have collected essays by several writers on Kim Hyesoon’s poetry [...] by

Edmonton’s New Youth Poet Laureate is Nasra Adem! June 24, 2016: The founder of Sister 2 Sister “a monthly showcase of women artists of colour,” Nasra Adem’s new role as Youth Poet Laureate means that she must write at least two original poems [...] by

Natalia Cecire on Poetry and (Gendered) Work June 24, 2016: Worth checking out at Jacket2 is Natalia Cecire’s newest commentary, “Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” Cecire, a lecturer in English and American Studies at the [...] by

Publishers Weekly Announces Fall 2016 Poetry Titles June 23, 2016: Publishers Weekly announces our autumn reading list, with plenty of poetry titles to look forward to. Among them are new books from Anne Carson, Lisa Robertson, Monica Youn, Peter Gizzi, Safiyah [...] by

Old English Poetry Book Garners UNESCO ‘Memory of the World’ Status June 23, 2016: The Exeter Book, one of four surviving poetry manuscripts written in Old English, received this special jurisdiction in Cardiff (U.K.) on Monday. A compendium of poetry and riddles written in 970 AD, [...] by

New Republic Reviews Ben Lerner’s Hatred of Poetry June 23, 2016: For the New Republic, Ken Chen takes a close look at poet, novelist, and MacArthur–winner Ben Lerner’s FSG meditation, The Hatred of Poetry. Although far from a disavowal, Lerner argues in [...] by

Writing Against the Erasure of Darkness: A Conversation With Emily Pérez June 23, 2016: Posted yesterday at Letras Latinas blog, a fantastic conversation between Emily Pérez and Sasha West. On the table is a discussion of Pérez’s new collection House of Sugar, House of Stone, [...] by

Robert Frost Lecture Series Kicks Off With Talk by Frost’s Granddaughter June 23, 2016: If you find yourself in the Berkshires this summer, you should take in the annual lecture series “Sunday Afternoons with Robert Frost,” which kicks off this Sunday, June 26, with a talk [...] by

Stephen Burt Looks at the Poetics of Fatherhood June 22, 2016: At Boston Review, Stephen Burt considers poetry in the space of fatherhood. “The poetry of fatherhood is not so new, in part because more men have been able to publish,” writes Burt. [...] by