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Billy Collins & Christian Marclay Collaborate for T Magazine May 27, 2016: It’s not often we land on poetry news about Billy Collins, but we’re liking this gesture from artist Christian Marclay, who has responded to a Collins poem, “Greece,” with a [...] by

There Is a Television Program Called ‘Million Dollar Poem’ in Abu-Dhabi May 27, 2016: Abu-Dhabi’s annual televised competition, Million Dollar Poem, concluded by crowning Rajih al-Hamidani of Kuwait the 2016 champion. Rajih al-Hamidani’s Nabati poem garnered five million [...] by

Artinfo Took Notes at Triple Canopy’s Ecstatic Prose Event May 27, 2016: If you missed this past weekend’s Triple Canopy Ecstatic Prose event–with Hilton Als, Andrew Durbin, Tan Lin, Rivka Galchen, Sukhdev Sandhu, Christine Smallwood, Jonathon Sturgeon, and [...] by

Vox Celebrates Rosario Castellanos’s 91st Birthday May 26, 2016: Yesterday was the birthday of feminist Mexican poet Rosario Castellanos. At Vox, learn about Castellanos’s impact on poetry and social justice. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates Rosario [...] by

Adrian C. Louis Named ‘Angriest Indian Poet’ May 26, 2016: Indian Country Today reports the Angriest Indian Poet Award goes to Adrian C. Louis, a poet who Sherman Alexie calls “profane, angry, and in deep love with this sad-ass world. He is the primary [...] by

Rae Armantrout’s Itself Invokes Chirality, Scientific Discourse… May 26, 2016: At Boston Review, Rae Armantrout’s latest collection, Itself (Wesleyan, 2015), is considered “distinct from her earlier work, taking its primary inspiration from recent developments in [...] by

Kim Yideum’s Cheer Up, Femme Fatale Reviewed at Fanzine May 25, 2016: At Fanzine, Megan Milks reviews Kim Yideum’s Cheer Up, Femme Fatale (Action Books, 2016), translated from the Korean by Ji Yoon Lee, Don Mee Choi, and Johannes Göransson. “Kim is well known [...] by

In Myanmar, Poet Who Wrote About Penis Tattoo Is Convicted of Defamation May 25, 2016: Alas, not just any tattoo but a portrait of former President U Thein Sein (on his penis). The poet, Maung Saungkha, who is 24 years old, penned the poem about his hypothetical adornment. He will [...] by

At BOMB, Andrew Durbin Reviews Robert Glück’s New Collection of Nonfiction May 25, 2016: In the new issue of BOMB, Andrew Durbin reviews Communal Nude, a collection of nonfiction texts and essays that span the career and anchor the writing practice (goes the story by publisher [...] by

Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Most Personal’ Faves May 25, 2016: Jim Jarmusch’s next movie, Paterson, premiered last week at the Cannes Film Festival. The story of a poet and bus driver named Paterson who lives in Paterson, NJ, played by Adam Driver, it [...] by