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Announcing: National Poetry Month 2014 on Harriet March 27, 2014: It's our favorite season! For those new readers who don't know about it, let's break it down: for 11 months of the year we bring you primo poetry news and a featured writer, we sprinkle in some sweet Poetry magazine related pieces, and a lil of this, lil of that. But in the glorious month of April, we take a break from the news to invite 20 [...] by

Fireworks at BOMB: LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs & Morgan Parker in Conversation W/ Virginia McLure March 27, 2014: Virginia McClure brings together LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Morgan Parker for a conversation at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, freshly published at BOMB. One brilliant moment from their conversation, here: VM: LaTasha, you work in several mediums—poetry, dance, music, jewelry—but what do you feel poetry can do [...] by

First of Three-Part Interview With Bernadette Mayer Is at Coldfront March 27, 2014: At Coldfront, Stephanie Anderson interviews Bernadette Mayer! Part one of three installments is up today. "Throughout Anderson’s interview she discusses Mayer’s involvement with small press publishing, the Poetry Project, and Mayer’s poetry—all of which has forever altered the landscape of poetry." They also discuss 0 To 9, the [...] by

All Aboard the Trainwreck Residency!! March 26, 2014: At first we were intrigued—then we were elated—and then let down. The story of the Amtrak writers residency has certainly been a wild ride. Well, for you writers who are into wild rides, do we ever have the residency for you! Check out Trainwreck: A Red76 Residency & Book. They have their Kickstarter off the ground and positioning [...] by

Booksellers Departing Manhattan in Droves March 26, 2014: NY Times claims that independent booksellers and chain bookstores alike are fleeing Manhattan's hyperbolic rents for locations as far flung as Jersey City, the common thread pitching their tents in boroughs like Brooklyn. From NY Times: When Sarah McNally, the owner of McNally Jackson bookstore in Lower Manhattan, set out to open a second [...] by

Anti-Poets in the Classroom: Six Tech-Based Ideas for Teaching Poetry to Reluctant Writers March 26, 2014: Are your students having a difficult time with poetry? Teach Thought presents six technology-based poetry ideas for students who think that they hate poetry: Sometimes poetry gets a bad rap for being too dense, too pretentious, too much of an acquired taste for mainstream consumption. While it’s true that I could name many a poem that [...] by

Fire Struck on the Hylic Plane: Entropy Magazine Debuts with Will Alexander on Antonin Artaud March 26, 2014: We're into the description for Entropy, "[a] new website featuring literary & non-literary content. A website that seeks to engage with the literary community, that becomes its own community, and creates a space for literary & non-literary ideas." We feel like this every day! AND, co-editors Janice Lee and Peter Tieryas Liu have got [...] by

Patricia Spears Jones to the Rescue! March 26, 2014: Mosaic: Literary Arts of the Diaspora has a terrific profile of poet Patricia Spears Jones. Rochelle Spencer begins the piece by wondering why poets haven't responded to the Great Recession with an outpouring of verse, as they did in the aftermath of 9/11. About a month after 9/11, National Book Award recipient Lucille Clifton, in a [...] by

PANK Profiled at Michigan’s Western Herald: “A Uniquely Gritty Approach” March 25, 2014: As long as we're spreading some Midwest-love today, at Western Herald: it's PANK! Michigan has a rich literary tradition, ranging from Hemingway’s early stories about Michigan’s wilderness to contemporary writers like Bonnie Jo Campbell keeping the state on the map. From writers to presses to literary journals, the beautiful vistas and [...] by

Flavorwire Says the Midwest Has Arrived! March 25, 2014: Yesterday Flavorwire let the good word be known that the Midwest is a pretty swell place to live if you're a writer. That's good news for us! Jason Diamond writes: For those who only look at the bigger picture, yes, New York is the publishing epicenter of the country, and a lot of people who write do live in Brooklyn. As someone who [...] by