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Fanzine Interviews Joyelle McSweeney September 19, 2014: Fanzine interviews Joyelle McSweeney about her recent book, Salamandrine: 8 Gothics (Tarpaulin Sky 2013). We do love it when McSweeney talks about motherhood (and the dark arts): JM: …It [...] by

Charles Bernstein’s Papers Acquired by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 19, 2014: Great news! Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has acquired the papers of Charles Bernstein. What a generous gift for future generations of poets and scholars! From [...] by

Tibetan Poet and Activist Detained September 19, 2014: Yesterday we came across this disappointing news item from Mid Day. Poet and activist Tenzin Tsundue was detained by police ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India. According to [...] by

Lauren Berlant Interviews Claudia Rankine in New Issue of BOMB September 18, 2014: In the fall issue of BOMB, Lauren Berlant interviews Claudia Rankine, whose new book Citizen: An American Lyric, is just out from Graywolf (and nominated for a National Book Award, and reading [...] by

Publisher’s Weekly Reviews Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present September 18, 2014: We can’t wait, October! That’s when Lisa Robertson‘s newest masterpiece, Cinema of the Present, will appear on bookshelves at the very smartest of bookstores. From PW: In this [...] by

Thank You Science! September 18, 2014: The results are in: according to an article recently published at Mic, writing expressively about traumatic, stressful, or emotional events for 15 to 20 minutes a day over the course of a four month [...] by

THERE WILL BE SELTZER: Diana Hamilton Defines Poetry September 18, 2014: Make sure you get to this interview with Diana Hamilton at the Ugly Duckling Presse Tumblr. “Someone said that poetry was a little hedgehog that you nuzzle against your heart. Put that little [...] by

Boston Review Starts a Forum in Response to Daniel Tiffany’s ‘Cheap Signaling’ September 17, 2014: Now the doughnuts are in their own image! Boston Review editor B.K. Fischer has created a forum of responses devoted to Daniel Tiffany’s essay on class consciousness as structured, read, and [...] by

Nominations Open for North Carolina’s Poet Laureate September 17, 2014: Calling all (qualified) poets in the great state of North Carolina! The nomination process is now open for the next poet laureate of the state. You’ll recall the recent kerfuffle involving [...] by

Terrance Hayes and Khaled Mattawa Awarded MacArthur Fellowships September 17, 2014: We woke up this morning to the wonderful news that two poets have been named MacArthur Fellows: Terrance Hayes and Khaled Mattawa. We turn to Jacket Copy for some of the details: This year’s [...] by