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O/R Books Will Re-boot The Evergreen Review March 30, 2015: Holy cow! O/R Books plans to bring back The Evergreen Review! As O/R Books co-founder, John Oakes, writes: “We plan to make it an online juggernaut–just as it was a pathbreaker forty [...] by

Tomas Tranströmer, 1931–2015 March 27, 2015: We are so saddened to hear that Swedish poet and 2011 Nobel Literature laureate Tomas Tranströmer has died at the age of 83. The Independent reports: He had been nominated for the Nobel Prize every [...] by

Fanny Howe Is Up for The Man Booker International Prize! March 27, 2015: Wow! The ten authors listed as finalists for The Man Booker International Prize include beloved poet Fanny Howe! “Ten writers are on the judges’ list of finalists under serious consideration [...] by

Abdul Ali Responds to Lucille Clifton’s Call March 27, 2015: Abdul Ali reads at Busboys and Poets on May 17th. To prepare Washington D.C. audiences for Ali’s reading, Washington City Paper’s, Tanya Paperny reviews Abdul Ali’s debut book of [...] by

The Seventh Annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival: March 31-April 2 March 27, 2015: It’s that time of year again! Best book event of the year! Year ye year ye! The Seventh Annual NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival is happening from Tuesday, March 31 through Thursday, April 2. If you [...] by

RIP Richard O. Moore March 26, 2015: From Garrett Caples at the City Lights blog, we learned the very sad news today of the death of Richard O. Moore at the age of 95. Moore was a pioneering television broadcaster with a long-time [...] by

‘What Is All This Doing to Chinese Poetry?’ PRI Visits Chinese Poets of the 21st Century March 26, 2015: For PRI’s “Soundworks,” Alina Simone visited the contemporary poetry scene in China. Simone writes that, while, in the United States, few suggest “to really understand [...] by

Futurepoem Launches Unique New Website! March 26, 2015: After 10 years of publishing, Futurepoem Books is super present: The press has launched a brand-new website–designed by Everything Studio (who also design for the likes of Cabinet and [...] by

Clive James’s ‘Japanese Maple’ March 26, 2015: At The New Republic Jason Guriel considers Clive James’s career in poetry and television–and James’s most recent writings, which address his mortality. From The New Republic: For a [...] by

Big Questions: Travis Nichols Interviews Editors of Robert Creeley’s Selected Letters March 26, 2015: Travis Nichols talked with the editors of Robert Creeley’s Selected Letters for Huffington Post! “[E]dited by Peter Baker, Kaplan Harris and Rod Smith, [works like Selected Letters] offer [...] by