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‘For me, the act of writing is to commit to a kind of hope, to the will to change': Adonis Speaks to The Indian Express May 14, 2015: Last weekend, the Syrian-born poet, Adonis traveled from Paris to Varkala, a coastal town in Kerala, to receive the Kumaran Asan World Poetry Prize. Previous recipients of the award include Léopold [...] by

Amber Atiya’s Shout Out on PoetryNow May 14, 2015: Today on PoetryNow, Amber Atiya’s “This Is a Shout Out (For the Tenants of the Red Little Building on Ocean Avenue)” makes its audio debut. The poem begins with a tribute to her [...] by

Intensely Bold: Sara Nicholson at Poetry Society of America May 14, 2015: Joshua Edwards does us all a favor by introducing the work of Sara Nicholson as part of PSA’s New American Poets Series, which annually “recognizes some of the most innovative and [...] by

2015 PEN Literary Award Winners Announced May 13, 2015: The 2015 PEN Literary Awards have been announced! Congratulations go out to Saeed Jones for winning the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry ($5,000) for Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press)! The [...] by

Studying Lorine Niedecker’s Ecopoetics May 13, 2015: Edge Effects contributor, Steel Wagstaff, explains the origins of the term “ecopoetics” and brings Lorine Niedecker’s ecological writing practice into focus. From Edge Effects: [...] by

Sophie Seita’s Intricate Fantasias in Counting May 13, 2015: Translator and poet Sophie Seita’s book of “performance textuality,” Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX Books, 2014) is reviewed by Ian Brinton at Tears in the Fence. Brinton also [...] by

Young Baltimore Poets Address Home May 13, 2015: At Real Pants: poetry by Baltimore students from a recent Black Words Matter Write-In. This write-in took place just days after Mr. Freddie Gray died in Baltimore police custody: on May 3rd. Writers [...] by

Jared Stanley Meditates on the Boredom in Twin Peaks May 13, 2015: At Literary Hub, Jared Stanley writes about his boredom affair with the beloved Twin Peaks. The essay moves from Stanley’s childhood and the private realms of reading and listening, to his [...] by

This Just In: Simon Armitage Joins Contenders for Oxford Professorship May 12, 2015: Wow! As we mentioned recently, the finalists for Oxford Professor of Poetry are slowly coming together. At the end of last week, we shared The Guardian’s news that Wole Soyinka was among the [...] by

Goodbye, Lemon Hound! May 12, 2015: After ten years of razor-sharp critical, editorial, and curatorial work: Lemon Hound is moving on to greener pastures. We are sad to see Lemon Hound’s ever-expanding network stop all of the [...] by