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Bay Area Public School Announces Three-Day Symposium on Alice Notley August 27, 2014: The rumors are true: Alice Notley is coming to Oakland (with your help!). She’ll be invoked in Oakland, while present. And then celebrated. And considered. All in October. Announceth The Bay [...] by

‘writings writers write about writing have been curiously misread’ August 27, 2014: If you’re ever wondering what the difference might be between a manifesto and poetics, look no further than “Poetics and the manifesto: On Pierre Joris and Adrian Clarke” at [...] by

‘The voice of someone who was almost crushed by oppression and decided she would fight:’ Minnie Bruce Pratt at Los Angeles Review of Books August 27, 2014: On the occasion of the reissue of Crime Against Nature, her seminal collection of lesbian-feminist poetry, Minnie Bruce Pratt speaks to Los Angeles Review of Books’s Lisa L. Moore about the [...] by

Beauty Has Won: Leigh Stein on Ana Božičević in New NOÖ Journal August 27, 2014: “I’d rather be endeared than alienated,” writes Leigh Stein in the new issue of NOÖ Journal! While we would rather be alienated than endeared, we’d argue Ana Božičević can [...] by

Robert Hass Awarded the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets August 26, 2014: Today, the Academy of American Poets awarded Robert Hass the Wallace Stevens Award for lifetime achievement. The award was among a suite of prizes awarded by the Academy, totaling over $200,000, and [...] by

Safia Jama Unpacks the Shadowy Figures in Brett Fletcher Lauer’s Newest Collection of Poems, A Hotel in Belgium August 26, 2014: Safia Jama uncovers the strangers and shadowy traumas in Brett Fletcher Lauer’s latest collection out now from Four Way Books, called A Hotel in Belgium. The title of Brett Fletcher Lauer’s [...] by

‘A Real Wide-Open-Type Palette of Dreams’: Paul Ebenkamp Readies Readers for Brandon Downing’s Mellow Actions August 26, 2014: You may be ready for Brandon Downing’s Mellow Actions but are you ready for Paul Ebenkamp’s review of Brandon Downing’s Mellow Actions? At Jacket 2, Ebenkamp takes on the task of [...] by

Claudia Rankine Talks to The New Yorker About Her Visit to Ferguson August 26, 2014: “Let America Be America Again,” the famous Langston Hughes poem, “has been viewed tens of thousands of times on Poets.org,” remarks The New Yorker’s Alexandra Schwartz. Claudia [...] by

Ben Lerner & Joan of Arc at the Metropolitan Museum of Art August 25, 2014: Poet and now-novelist Ben Lerner meets The New York Times at the Met! Parul Sehgal talks to Lerner about his forthcoming novel, 10:04, to be published on Sept. 2 by Faber & Faber, in front of [...] by

Hip-Hap-Hop-Hurray for the Winners of Krupskaya Press’s Open Reading Period: Erika Staiti and Marie Buck! August 25, 2014: The editors of Krupskaya Press have announced the winners of the press’s 2014 open reading period: The Undying Present, by Erika Staiti, and Portrait of Doom, by Marie Buck. Krupskaya Press [...] by