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CAConrad’s PACE The Nation Project Is Underway September 9, 2014: CAConrad’s new book–Ecodeviance: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books) is out; Charity Coleman has reviewed it for BOMB (cf. the print Fall 2014 issue); the events are being [...] by

Where Have the Political Poets Gone? Some Suggestions for Juan Vidal at NPR September 9, 2014: At NPR, Juan Vidal considers the possibility that poets are no longer visible mouthpieces for political and social protest. “The Beat Generation is dead, and literary provocation in America, I [...] by

Love and Career September 8, 2014: It’s not everyday that you surf over to Locus Solus to find Andrew Epstein reporting on a new rug collaboratively designed by John Ashbery and Kenny Goldsmith. Epstein reminds us of the [...] by

Rest in Peace, Penelope Niven September 8, 2014: Carl Sandburg’s biographer, Penelope Niven, has passed away. In addition to Carl Sandburg: A Biography, Niven wrote biographies of Thornton Wilder and Edward Steichen. She began working on [...] by

‘Poetry Doesn’t Shield You From Grief’: Edward Hirsch on NPR’s Morning Edition September 8, 2014: Visit NPR to listen to this wonderful, honest, and bittersweet sound-nugget: Edward Hirsch reads from his new book-length poem, Gabriel: A Poem. Hirsch’s poem is an elegy to his 22-year-old [...] by

Lisa Robertson: ‘Theory is our city’ September 8, 2014: Lemon Hound has graciously posted Lisa Robertson’s introduction to Theory, A Sunday (Belladonna* 2014), in anticipation of Robertson, Nicole Brossard, Rachel Levitsky, and Gail Scott reading [...] by

Nicanor Parra Turns 100 Today September 5, 2014: Feliz Cumpleaños! We were reminded that our favorite anti-poet, Nicanor Parra, turns a stunning 100 years old today. And we’re told he’s relatively spry and still writing! Chileans are [...] by

At The Believer: Tao Lin Chats with Ben Lerner September 5, 2014: It’s true! The new online issue of The Believer features a lovely conversation between poet and novelist, Tao Lin, AND poet and novelist, and author of the new already-bestselling fiction title [...] by

Very Into You: Chris Kraus Preps Believers for Kathy Acker’s Emails with MacKenzie Wark at the Dawn of the Internet Era September 5, 2014: Holy Moley, there’s a new book on the horizon edited by Matias Viegener that includes the tre romantique emails of new media theorist MacKenzie Wark and Kathy Acker. Chris Kraus maps it out for [...] by

Donald Revell on Barbara Guest’s ‘The Location of Things’ September 5, 2014: At the Omnidawn blog, Donald Revell revisits the work of Barbara Guest–and the “exceptionalism,” in particular, that he finds there. “Wherever the eye alights, the accent [...] by