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Cathy Park Hong Tells Another Story to New Yorker Journalist Alec Wilkinson: ‘I won’t be reduced to a sound bite’ October 2, 2015: At The New Republic, Cathy Park Hong recalls her recent two-hour discussion with New Yorker writer Alec Wilkinson in preparation for his profile of Kenny Goldsmith, later reduced to sound bites in [...] by

The New York Times Reviews Patti Smith’s M October 1, 2015: The New York Times’s Michiko Kakutani reviews Patti Smith’s new memoir, M Train. Kakutani writes: “Whereas Ms. Smith’s haunting 2010 memoir, ‘Just Kids,’ centered on [...] by

Anthologies Beget Anthologies: BlazeVox Books Announces a Call for Nominations to Better American Poetry October 1, 2015: BlazeVox Books wants to better American poetry: who’d … have … thunk … it. Announcing the BETTERING AMERICAN POETRY 2015 CALL FOR NOMINATIONS! From the editorial statement of [...] by

Damion Searls Considers the Translation Work of Robert Walser… September 30, 2015: Did you know today is International Translation Day? Paris Review Daily’s Damion Searls looks at the failures of translation, particularly near the great Robert Walser: “And sometimes, [...] by

Eileen Myles For The World September 30, 2015: Major news outlets are a-gush over Eileen Myles’s newest publications: a re-release of her 1994 classic, Chelsea Girls, and I Must Be Living Twice: New and Selected Poems 1975-2014. The two [...] by

Is the ‘Confessional’ a Dying Mode? September 30, 2015: Now that memoir is so in-vogue, what’s the fate of the confessional genre? Fifty years after Sylvia Plath’s Ariel, Leslie Jamison and Charles McGrath talk about its legacy. (We’ll [...] by

The View From a Poetry Reading in Tel Aviv September 29, 2015: Poet and scholar Yosefa Raz writes from a poetry reading turned “poetry riot” in Tel Aviv, Israel, nodding to the recent discussion around literary activism: “Many of the responses [...] by

NYT’s Ben Brantley [Re]Reviews ‘Reread Another,’ a Play Inspired by Stein September 29, 2015: “Reread Another” is a new play based on the writings of Gertrude Stein. What would Stein think? The play, which debuted in January at Bushwick Starr, re-opens at the Brick. On the [...] by

Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner Awarded MacArthur Fellowships September 29, 2015: We learned this morning that among the twenty-four recipients of this year’s MacArthur “Genius Grants” were two poets: Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner. The New York Times reports: [...] by

Aaron Kunin Points to the Aesthetic Ground September 29, 2015: “Would Vanessa Place Be a Better Poet If She Had Better Opinions?” asks Aaron Kunin at Nonsite. Kunin posits that Place’s work might just be “poorly written,” [...] by