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RIP Prince Rogers Nelson (1958–2016) April 22, 2016: We can’t believe he’s gone. At Slate, Katy Waldman extolls the virtues of his thankfully timeless lyrics: “Saturated in color, wild with bizarre imagery, they overload the senses [...] by

Telegraph on Modigliani and Akhmatova’s Unrequited Love April 22, 2016: A new exhibition of Amedeo Modigliani’s drawings opens at the Estorick Collection in London this week. Modigliani and Russian poet Anna Akhmatova met circa 1910 and “became [...] by

Jericho Brown Reads and Discusses His Poetry at WGVU April 21, 2016: 2016 Guggenheim Fellow Jericho Brown visits the studios of WGVU in Grand Rapids, Michigan to discuss his favorite childhood books, his reading habits now, and to read two of his poems: [...] by

Wallace Stevens’s Shaping of the Art of Painter Jake Berthot April 21, 2016: At Hyperallergic, Tim Keane writes about the influence Wallace Stevens had on painter Jake Berthot. “I was reminded of lyrical poetry — its introspective urgency and quiet resonance — as I [...] by

Anselm Berrigan’s Come In Alone Reviewed at Publisher’s Weekly April 20, 2016: Anselm Berrigan’s newest book, Come In Alone (Wave Books, 2016), is reviewed at Publisher’s Weekly. As they tend to be at PW, this review is to the point, but with such brevity still [...] by

The World Is Both Real & Available in an Impure Form: Jennifer Nelson in Conversation April 20, 2016: Jessica Tolbert is in conversation with poet and art historian Jennifer Nelson at Ugly Duckling Presse’s Tumblr (home of many interviews, if you hadn’t noticed). Nelson, whose debut [...] by

Peter Balakian, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry April 19, 2016: The 2016 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced yesterday, with Peter Balakian, the author of Ozone Journal (University of Chicago Press), taking it home for Poetry. “The title poem of Peter [...] by

Adonis on Syrian Conflict at NYRB: ‘A Writer Can Never Be on the Side of Killing’ April 19, 2016: The New York Review of Books hosts a thought-provoking interview with Syrian-born, Paris-based poet, translator, editor, and theorist Adonis. In addition to his views on the failure of the Arab [...] by

BOMB Reviews Don Mee Choi’s Hardly War April 18, 2016: We can’t get enough of Don Mee Choi’s new book, Hardly War (mentioned here back in March). At BOMB, Lizzie Tribone writes that “Choi was moved to write Hardly War after she attended [...] by

Poetry of Self-Trust: Brian Blanchfield’s Proxies: Essays Near Knowing April 18, 2016: At Flavorwire, a great piece about Brian Blanchfield’s new collection of essays, Proxies: Essays Near Knowing (Nightboat, 2016). Jonathan Sturgeon casts the work against similar [...] by