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International & Canadian Shortlists Announced for Griffin Poetry Prize 2016 April 12, 2016: The International and Canadian Shortlists have been announced for the Griffin Poetry Prize 2016! These seven finalists—four international and three Canadian—will be reading in Toronto on June 1, [...] by

Say Bye to Reason and Hi to Everything… April 12, 2016: Poetry news of the capricious kind: Capricious Publishing (Capricious is a magazine and art book publisher based in New York) announces its premiere series of longform chapbooks, selected and edited [...] by

‘Is a Poem Not Unlike an X-Ray?’ Amit Majmudar on NPR’s Morning Edition April 12, 2016: “It has this mathematical, musical aspect to it that quickens it into poetry.” Amit Majmudar explained about an x-ray and a poem’s similarities. Ohio’s first-ever poet [...] by

Jorie Graham Wins 2016 L.A. Times Book Prize for Poetry April 11, 2016: Jacket Copy announces the 2016 winners of the L.A. Times Book Prize! This year’s ceremony, which honored the previous year’s best books and their authors at the Los Angeles Times Festival [...] by

‘Colloquial English was a Destination:’ New Yorker Profiles Ocean Vuong April 11, 2016: Born in Saigon, Ocean Vuong traveled to the United States in 1990; he grew up in Hartford, Connecticut. Although originally named Vinh Quoc Vuong, his mother renamed him Ocean when she learned its [...] by

Letras Latinas Announces Winners of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize and Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize April 8, 2016: This just in! Letras Latinas announces the winners of two extraordinary contests: Felicia Zamora is winner of the 2016 Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize, judged by Edwin Torres, and Joe Jiménez is winner [...] by

Publishers Weekly AWP Re-cap: Book Tables, Panels, Marriage Proposals and More April 8, 2016: We’ve posted on this a bit already, but just in case you were still wondered what did happen this last weekend at the nation’s largest writers and publishers conference, Publishers [...] by

Congratulations to Will Alexander: Winner of the Jackson Poetry Prize April 8, 2016: The Jackson Poetry Prize is awarded annually by Poets & Writers: there is no application process, but rather, the winner is nominated by “an anonymous panel of their peers.” This [...] by

Over 100 Prominent Writers & Poets Sign Letter in Protest of PEN World Voices Festival Involvement With Israeli Government April 7, 2016: Prominent writers are signing a letter made public yesterday in protest of the PEN World Voices Festival’s association with the Israeli government. As the leading organization, Adalah-NY: The [...] by

Books Received: March 2016 April 7, 2016: Simon Armitage (translator), Pearl: A New Verse Translation (Liveright) Scott Edward Anderson, Fallow Field (Aldrich Press) Gabriel Arnou-Laujeac, Beyond Elsewhere (White Pine Press) Jennifer [...] by