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Aisha Sasha John, Lisa Robertson, & THOU October 20, 2014: Direct address: BookThug has posted video and audio of Aisha Sasha John reading from her new book, THOU, which has some pretty fine press-writing around it: “In THOU, Aisha Sasha John knows the [...] by

Douglas Kearney’s Poetry Reading Do’s and Don’ts at Poets and Writers October 20, 2014: Hello! Greet your week by reading a few tips from a champ–a poetry reading champ, that is! Yes we’re talking about Douglas Kearney: the fabulous trickster, poetry reader, and poetry [...] by

At Jacket 2 Angela Rawlings Talks Translation October 20, 2014: Did you know that “apiculture” is the art and science of raising honeybees? Or that Melitta Urbancic was a poet, actress, and sculptor who traveled from Austria to Iceland to escape the [...] by

A Look into the Letters of Baraka & Dorn and Robert Creeley October 17, 2014: Not to be missed, though we almost did miss this one, is Alan Gilbert’s review of two books of collected/selected letters: Amiri Baraka and Edward Dorn: The Collected Letters and The Selected [...] by

Congratulations to Khadijah Queen, 2014 Winner of The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers! October 17, 2014: Hurrah! She’s the queen! Congratulations to Ms. Khadijah Queen, winner of this year’s Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Performance Writing. This prize, in memory of Leslie Scalapino [...] by

McSweeney’s New Status: Non-Profit October 17, 2014: New York Times reports that off-beat, intelligent publishing house, McSweeney’s, is adding a new feather to its cap: non-profit status. The San Francisco-based publisher, founded by Dave [...] by

New Issue of Asymptote Features Hirato Renkichi, Russian Poetry Feature, Eugene Ostashevsky, More October 16, 2014: Asymptote’s fall issue is here! This looks incredible. Not heard? It’s a “new international journal dedicated to literary translation and bringing together in one place the best in [...] by

Garry Thomas Morse’s Multilingual Writing October 16, 2014: At Jacket2, Sarah Dowling thinks through multilingual writing in the poetry of Garry Thomas Morse, and argues that “In asking that we attend to the untranslatable, to the unassimilable, [...] by

Village Voice Votes Dorothea Lasky ‘Best Local Poet 2014′ October 16, 2014: Hurray! Congratulations to Dorothea Lasky who NYC’s own Village Voice has named ‘Best Local Poet 2014!’ We can’t think of a better winner. (Afterall, have you read [...] by

The Bay Area Rocks On: Tripwire #7 is Here, Ouroboros Launches Bandcamp Site October 16, 2014: The San Francisco Bay Area is in the grip of the worst drought since the dust bowl, but thankfully there are more than a few souls who are making it rain. This week the eccentric and irreverent band, [...] by