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Happy Banned Books Week! September 25, 2014: It’s true! And if you happen to be in Los Angeles this week LA Public Library branches have a few sweet parties in store for you, while Jacket Copy boasts this swell banned books [...] by

‘Many poets are little-boy Nabokov,’ but Not Dan Chiasson September 24, 2014: Expert limericist Anthony Madrid reviews the work of Dan Chiasson at the Philadelphia Review of Books , as noted by John Ebersole at the publication’s blog. “To be honest, I hadn’t read [...] by

What Poetry is Stored in the U.K.’s Memory? September 24, 2014: A new study, spearheaded by Andrew Motion and a team of researchers at Cambridge University, sets out to survey individuals across the U.K. to find out “what poetry is stored in our nation’s [...] by

Tibetan Poet Tenzin Tsundue Speaks Out About His Detention September 24, 2014: Last week we reported that Tibetan poet Tenzin Tsundue had been detained by Indian police while planning a demonstration in protest of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit. Yesterday we came [...] by

On This Day, 1818, John Keats Sent a Sonnet of Ronsard in a Letter to an Amorous Friend September 23, 2014: At The American Reader, a feature called “This Day in Letters” presents September 23, 1818, as the day John Keats wrote to to his close friend, the English poet John Hamilton Reynolds, [...] by

Hugh MacDiarmid Poems Discovered September 23, 2014: From the lost and found file, we bring you some recently discovered, unknown poems by legendary Scots writer Hugh MacDiarmid. The poems were found in Dumfriesshire, his birth place, and they were [...] by

At Kenyon Review: Khaled Mattawa’s Thoughts on Translating and Writing Poetry September 23, 2014: In this Kenyon Review article about identity, empowerment, translating and writing poetry, Khaled Mattawa, one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows, explains why translating Arab poets into English [...] by

Coldfront Considers A Progressive Education September 23, 2014: At Coldfront, Eric Dean Wilson reviews Richard Howard’s newest collection of poems: A Progressive Education. Fans of the “School Days” sequence in Richard Howard’s 2008 National Book [...] by

One Day Only: Kate Zambreno on Kathy Acker September 22, 2014: Frances Farmer Is My Sister is back! For today. Kate Zambreno has posted an excerpt of a forthcoming essay on Kathy Acker, to be in book form soon in Feminist Press’s ICON anthology, edited by [...] by

David Meltzer Needs Your Help! September 22, 2014: This just in: David Meltzer needs your help! The beat-generation poet and former poetics professor at San Francisco’s New College is struggling with liver cancer and subsequent medical bills as [...] by