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Nomadic Coffee Serves Up Poetry with Every Bag of Beans May 18, 2015: What could be better than a cup of coffee? A cup of coffee AND poetry of course! The Nomadic Ground Poets-in-the-Coffee series, edited by Virginia Barrett, ensures that an awakened, enlightened poem [...] by

Calling All Teenage Poets! May 18, 2015: The online mag Gigantic Sequins has a great opportunity for the younger set. For a new online feature, they are seeking submissions of poems from teenage writers ages 14 through 19! You have until [...] by

All Members of USC’s 2016 MFA Class Drop Out of Program in Protest May 15, 2015: Hyperallergic and Artforum both report that the entire first-year MFA class of USC’s Roski School of Art has dropped out of the program in protest of current conditions. “The group of [...] by

Dancing to the Beat of a Different Drummer May 15, 2015: Hyperallergic brings news about a new website that translates words into drum beats. Typedrummer, created by Kyle Stetz, features a basic, easy-to-use user interface that invites participants to type [...] by

‘Two quasi-independent language systems’ in Your Brain May 15, 2015: A new study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins, Rice, and Columbia Universities reveals that written and spoken language can function independent of one another because those impulses occur [...] by

RIP Franz Wright May 15, 2015: Yesterday we were saddened by the news of Franz Wright’s death at the age of 62. SF Gate reports “His friend Alex Green, owner of Back Pages Books in Waltham, Mass., said that Mr. Wright [...] by

‘Her insides are contacting you': Fen Sun Chen’s New Book, The 8th House May 15, 2015: Lucky us: Feng Sun Chen’s latest book, The 8th House (Black Ocean 2015) is reviewed by J. Fossenbell for The Volta Blog. “Feng Sun Chen’s latest collection of poems traces an enclosed [...] by

Sophia Le Fraga & BHQFU Want Your Help Authoring a Poem for NADA Art Fair May 15, 2015: As part of her course (co-taught with Ana Božičević) at Bruce High Quality Foundation University (BHQFU), “The Poetic Act,” Sophia Le Fraga will be inviting participation in a social [...] by

Poets House and the Oakland Museum of California Team up for Powerhouse Reading May 14, 2015: If you’re in Oakland or surrounding areas tomorrow evening, you’ll want to stop by the Oakland Museum of California to check out a reading by Cedar Sigo, Juliana Spahr, and Tanya Sarmina. [...] by

Amiri Baraka’s ‘Most Dangerous Man’ Arrives at the Castillo Theater May 28th May 14, 2015: The first draft of Amiri Baraka’s theatrical tribute to W.E.B. Dubois, “Most Dangerous Man (W.E.B. Dubois),” weighed in at 250 pages. The controversial page count (typically, [...] by