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Undocupoets Petitions Poetry Publishers to Grant Non-Citizens & Non–U.S. Residents Contest Entry January 19, 2015: Apogee Journal has published a petition regarding first-book discrimination from Undocupoets, “the group fighting to end citizenship-based discrimination in poetry publishing and [...] by

Concentrate Media Welcomes You to Ann Arbor’s Literary Culture January 16, 2015: Who knew that Ann Arbor, Michigan has such a vibrant literary culture and publishing community? Actually, we knew that all along! But here’s an even more detailed glimpse at the writers, [...] by

‘Poet’ and ‘Playboy': The New York Times Reviews James Laughlin Biography and Collected Poems January 16, 2015: The New York Times reviews a new biography about James Laughlin, along with his massive Collected Poems. Laughlin was the founder of New Directions and a prolific poet in his own right. From NYT: [...] by

Andrew Durbin Interviewed About Mature Themes at Lambda Literary! January 16, 2015: Andrew Durbin, author of the recently published Mature Themes (Nightboat 2014), is interviewed at Lambda Literary! Durbin talks about the original book design (his name and title are on the back), [...] by

‘Hygge’ with the Ashbery Home School January 15, 2015: At Entropy, John Rufo sits down with Adam Fitzgerald, co-director and co-founder of the Ashbery Home School: a unique annual conference, or “academy of the future,” that will convene [...] by

Maged Zaher on Translating Seven Poets of the Arab Spring in The Tahrir of Poems January 15, 2015: Seattle’s The Stranger writes about their own Maged Zaher, who has edited an anthology of Egyptian poets called The Tahrir of Poems. The book features seven poets, all of whom participated in [...] by

Defender of ‘Howl,’ Al Bendich, Dies at 85 January 15, 2015: Al Bendich, the last living participant in the team that defended Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl,” against obscenity charges, passed away on January 5th in Oakland. He was 85. Benedich is [...] by

South Carolina Poet Laureate Denied Reading at Inauguration January 15, 2015: This in yesterday from NPR: South Carolina’s Poet Laureate, Marjory Wentworth, has read poems at the last three governor’s inaugural ceremonies. This year, “she says she was moved [...] by

Let’s Go To Miami! January 14, 2015: Bon voyage says the Academy! The winners of this year’s James Laughlin Award (presented by The Academy of American Poets) will receive an all-expenses paid week-long residency at The Betsy [...] by

Killer Poet to Be Paroled? January 14, 2015: According to Jacket Copy’s Carolyn Kellogg, Norman A. Porter Jr. (also known to the Chicago literary community as “J.J. Jameson”) is up for parole. Hopefully this opportunity is [...] by