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Poetry Flash in Financial Trouble June 30, 2015: Sad news for Poetry Flash, the longstanding Berkeley-based poetry newsletter. Jacket Copy reports that the financial situation is fairly dire. David Ulin writes: As contributing editor Dawn-Michelle [...] by

Claudia Rankine to The Guardian: ‘The invisibility of black women is astounding’ June 30, 2015: Claudia Rankine’s Citizen has rocked poetry audiences stateside for quite a while now but on July 2 it will be published in England. The Guardian visits Rankine and learns more about her epic [...] by

Do Robots Dream of Sonnets? June 30, 2015: Fortune says, “Maybe.” Dartmouth College’s Neukom Institute for Computational Science is sponsoring three contests next year in hopes of finding an artificial intelligence algorithm [...] by

Oli Hazzard’s ‘[I want to be near you]’ on PoetryNow June 30, 2015: And thus we end our first PoetryNow lineup with Oli Hazzard’s fantastic poem “[I want to be near you].” The poem was originally included in Within Habit, published by Test Centre in [...] by

Yes to Dada in Destruction Was My Beatrice June 30, 2015: In the NYT Sunday Book Review, Andrei Codrescu reviews modernist scholar Jed Rasula’s history of Dada, Destruction Was My Beatrice (City Lights Books, 2015). “’The true dadas are [...] by

Rhetorics as Raw Material: On the Complex Work of Daniel Borzutzky June 29, 2015: At Jacket2, Kristin Dykstra writes about both the translation and creative work of Daniel Borzutzky, and how the two modes interrelate as she reads across his oeuvre, focusing on Borzutzky’s 2015 [...] by

Checking in with Linh Dinh at Jacket2 June 29, 2015: We realized today that too much time has gone by since we checked in with past and prolific Harriet contributor Linh Dinh, so we’re grateful to the editors of Jacket2 for posting a conversation [...] by

How to Teach Poetry in Scotland? More Joy, Less Decoding Says National Poet for Scotland, Liz Lochhead June 29, 2015: Scotland’s National Poet Laureate (in Scotland, referred to as the “Makar”) is Liz Lochhead. In a new article at The National, Lochhead, who rose to the prestigious post in 2011, [...] by

Portland, Maine Passes the Puck to a New Poet Laureate: Gibson Fay-LeBlanc June 29, 2015: The newest poet laureate for the city of Portland, Maine is hockey player and educator, Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. Fay-LeBlanc will serve a three-year term and hopes to follow in the footsteps of Wesley [...] by

Take a Poetry Quiz at Slate June 26, 2015: It’s Friday quiz time! Lucky for us it’s a poetry quiz. Doubly lucky is our handy-dandy cheat sheet, otherwise known as the Online Archive. But please don’t cheat… really. [...] by