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Alejandra Pizarnik’s Extracting the Stone of Madness Reviewed at LARB June 27, 2016: At LARB, Lowry Pressly reviews Extracting the Stone of Madness: Poems 1962-1972 by Alejandra Pizarnik (New Directions, 2016), noting that it was during the years of “inner turmoil, personal [...] by

Beat Poets to the Rescue! June 27, 2016: Last Friday Timothy Egan penned an opinion piece for the New York Times suggesting poets and writers could help save imperiled park lands, as they have done in the past. Central to his argument are [...] by

Translating the Classics: Lydia Davis in Conversation June 27, 2016: At Words Without Borders, Ilan Stavans and Regina Galasso, and their students, interview noted translator and author Lydia Davis about her work translating French classics like Madame Bovary and [...] by

New York Times’s on Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Novel-Memoir To the Light House June 27, 2016: Legendary San Francisco poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti has had an unlikely friendship with his literary agent, Sterling Lord, for six decades. The two, who met in the height of the sixties, continue to [...] by

Jake Marmer on Billy Woodberry’s Bob Kaufman Documentary And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead June 27, 2016: A new documentary by Los Angeles filmmaker Billy Woodberry, And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead, takes a close look at the mysterious beat poet Bob Kaufman. Of Jewish and Caribbean roots, Kaufman [...] by

At Asymptote, Three Reviews of New Books of Poetry in Translation June 24, 2016: Asymptote brings us the latest titles in translation for June in a collection of short reviews. “What’s New in Translation?” includes Hyesoon’s Poor Love Machine (see our post on [...] by

Action Books Curates Folio of Essays in Response to Poetry of Kim Hyesoon June 24, 2016: At the Asian American Writers’ Workshop blog The Margins, Action Books’s Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson have collected essays by several writers on Kim Hyesoon’s poetry [...] by

Edmonton’s New Youth Poet Laureate is Nasra Adem! June 24, 2016: The founder of Sister 2 Sister “a monthly showcase of women artists of colour,” Nasra Adem’s new role as Youth Poet Laureate means that she must write at least two original poems [...] by

Natalia Cecire on Poetry and (Gendered) Work June 24, 2016: Worth checking out at Jacket2 is Natalia Cecire’s newest commentary, “Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” Cecire, a lecturer in English and American Studies at the [...] by

Publishers Weekly Announces Fall 2016 Poetry Titles June 23, 2016: Publishers Weekly announces our autumn reading list, with plenty of poetry titles to look forward to. Among them are new books from Anne Carson, Lisa Robertson, Monica Youn, Peter Gizzi, Safiyah [...] by