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How Poetry Saved Him: NPR Interviews J. Ivy January 26, 2015: J. Ivy is a Def Jam poet and the author of a recently published memoir called Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain. In Dear Father, he writes about being abandoned by his father at an early age [...] by

What’s Killing the Creative Class: Scott Timberg Explains January 26, 2015: Scott Timberg, the author of Culture Clash, explains what’s killing the creative class in his new book and at Jacket Copy. Reviewing the book, Andrew Keen writes that Timberg’s argument [...] by

Trisha Low Considers the Male Confessional January 26, 2015: At Lemon Hound: Trisha Low reviews not one, but two books for us; and in the interest of parallelism, Harriet is friends with Trisha Low. “I guess there are certain things that one is obligated [...] by

Bob Holman to Save Endangered Languages January 23, 2015: At San Francisco’s PBS affiliate, KQED, writer Jeanne Carstensen discusses poet Bob Holman’s recent efforts to, well, save the world’s endangered languages. “There are roughly [...] by

Pablo Neruda’s Death to be Investigated Again January 23, 2015: Jacket Copy reports that investigators in Chile will take another look at the cause of Pablo Neruda’s death. The last doctor who was at his bedside at the time of death continues to be a [...] by

VIDA Announces a New Women of Color Count for Literary Publications January 23, 2015: Awesome: VIDA has announced its newest project. The 2014 Women of Color Count is underway. Since 2010, VIDA has sought to deepen and complicate the conversation about imbalances in the way women and [...] by

More on Claudia Rankine’s Double NBCC Nominations January 23, 2015: Writers of the literary sort are flocking to expand on the news of Claudia Rankine being nominated for not one, but two National Book Critics Circle Awards–in poetry and criticism. As [...] by

Response to Jacket2 Conceptual Writing Post Refers to ‘Colonial Aesthetics’? January 23, 2015: Earlier this week, we pointed you to Jacket2′s soliciting of two cents on Conceptual art and writing–now, at Montevidayo, a communiqué authored by “The Mongrel Coalition” and [...] by

The Paris Review Corrects the Error January 22, 2015: Oops! The Paris Review has expressed its apologies to Allen Ginsberg for neglecting to make a correction regarding his thoughts on LSD. From TPR: When The Paris Review interviewed Allen Ginsberg for [...] by

At Jacket2: Keeping Poetry Ephemeral January 22, 2015: Mande Zecca writes for Jacket2 about Jack Spicer, and more specifically her desire to locate a “‘secret history’ of postwar coteries and their print media — in particular, the [...] by