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Bloof Books Publishes CAConrad ‘Censored Interview’ With Library of Congress May 13, 2016: It appears that The Library of Congress asked CAConrad to participate in a new interview series with poets, only to turn around afterward and decline to run the piece! Lucky for us, and not so much [...] by

On Poetry & Social Change: Claudia Rankine Discusses Adrienne Rich at New Yorker May 13, 2016: In the most recent New Yorker, Claudia Rankine discusses Adrienne Rich’s impact on her poetry, and explores Rich’s lifelong engagement with literature and social justice movements. More: [...] by

Staying Alive With Laura Sims at Fjords Review May 13, 2016: At Fjords Review, Sean Speers reviews Laura Sims’s newest, Staying Alive (Ugly Duckling Presse)! “Sims has created a pastiche of the most memorable tales of the world’s end, then [...] by

David Lau Reviews Piotr Gwiazda’s Critical Study of American Poetry May 13, 2016: David Lau has penned a long review of poet, translator, and literary critic Piotr Gwiazda’s book US Poetry in the Age of Empire 1979-2012 (Palgrave Books, 2014) for the new issue of New Left [...] by

Fader Introduces Readers to Jamila Woods May 12, 2016: “Modern-day Renaissance woman” Jamila Woods is the subject of an article at Fader. In addition to collaborating with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis on “White Privilege II,” the 26 [...] by

Reading Wordsworth Into the Work of Lisa Robertson May 12, 2016: The Critical Flame: A Journal of Literature and Culture has our attention today with this swerving and generous essay by Zacharia Wells on Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present (Coach House, [...] by

Just Buffalo Celebrates 40 Years of Making Western New York Great May 12, 2016: Hats off to Just Buffalo Literary Center: illuminating Western New York for 40 years through writing workshops and literary readings. As part of the center’s birthday celebration, it’s in [...] by

Emma Ramadan Talks About Translating & Writing Genderless Characters May 12, 2016: Emma Ramadan, translator of writer, professor, and Oulipo member Anne Garréta’s Sphinx (Deep Vellum 2015), talks to The Atlantic about how she came to the novel (originally written almost 30 [...] by

Guardian Reviews Greek Poets’ Austerity Measures May 11, 2016: Hold up! “A new kind of poetry is flourishing in Greece’s streets, bars and cafes,” the Guardian reports. This adventurous new verse, the likes of which, unseen since the [...] by

RIP Michael S. Harper (1938–2016) May 11, 2016: Michael S. Harper, whose work “interwove his personal experiences as a black man with an expansive view of a history shared by black and white Americans,” has died. Born in [...] by