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Now at the Getty Research Institute: Joseph Cornell’s Correspondence with Susanna De Maria Wilson October 31, 2014: Admirers of the assemblage artist, Joseph Cornell, an admirer of poetry and inspiration to many poets as well, will be pleased to know that the Getty Research Institute has acquired a stunning trove [...] by

Amazongate: Melville House Says ‘We Don’t Need No Pots and Pans’ October 31, 2014: It’s on! In a recent report on the Melville House blog, MHP recaps Amazon’s plans to open a new pop-up warehouse in Manhattan, across from the Empire State Building, just in time for the [...] by

An Intoxicated-Aesthetic Form of Consciousness: Georg Trakl’s Cocaine Use October 31, 2014: Next in a well-trod line of the literary drug-experimentalists who precede us: At The Public Domain Review, New Zealand-based scholar Richard Millington explores Georg Trakl’s cocaine use, as [...] by

Patti Smith Visits Chicago October 30, 2014: In advance of Patti Smith’s visit to Chicago as part of the Chicago Humanities Festival, which includes a pair of performances at the Old Town School of Folk Music, she spoke with the [...] by

Poets & Writers Visits Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor of Graywolf Press October 30, 2014: At Poets and Writers, spend a moment in conversation with Jeff Shotts, Executive Editor at Graywolf Press. The press, which PW writes “has been taking chances on new work often overlooked by [...] by

At BOMB: John Ashbery Joins Adam Fitzgerald for Conversation October 30, 2014: John Ashbery joins Adam Fitzgerald for a conversation published at BOMB that focuses on Ashbery’s time in Paris. Beginning with the foundation of Art and Literature their conversation moves [...] by

Sylvia Plath’s Birthday and a Look at the Intended Arrangement of Ariel October 30, 2014: “Winter is for women,” wrote Sylvia Plath, who would have been 82 years old this week (the 27th to be exact). In honor of the occasion, a piece at The Atlantic revisits Ariel, with a [...] by

Now on Video: Eileen Myles’s Keynote Address From Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley October 29, 2014: The three-day, much-anticipated Alette in Oakland: A Symposium on the Work of Alice Notley, organized by the good folks at The Bay Area Public School, concluded this past weekend. We were there in [...] by

Galway Kinnell Dies at 87 October 29, 2014: The New York Time reports today on the passing of Galway Kinnell at the age of 87. According to his wife, Barbara K. Bristol, the cause of death was leukemia. Kinnell was awarded both the Pulitzer [...] by

A Look into the Life of Richard Blanco October 29, 2014: At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Major Jackson reviews Richard Blanco’s memoir The Prince of Los Cocuyos : A Miami Childhood. You’ll of course recall that the accomplished poet was [...] by