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Hyperallergic Reviews Afton Wilky’s Clarity Speaks of a Crystal Sea September 22, 2014: If you’re wondering what to start reading this fall, Hyperallergic has some great pointers, including a shout out to Afton Wilky’s debut collection published by flim forum press called [...] by

Rare Footage of Etheridge Knight Reading at Scranton Public Library, 1980 September 22, 2014: Our friend Jordan Stempleman dug up this amazing footage of Etheridge Knight reading at the Scranton Public Library on March 11, 1980, as part of their Friends of the Scranton Public Library Poery [...] by

The Writing Project That Was Heriberto Yépez September 19, 2014: Guillermo Parra has translated what appears to be a resignation letter from Mexican writer and poet Heriberto Yépez (“called one of the best writers and chroniclers of contemporary [...] by

And the First Write-a-House in Detroit Goes to…Casey Rocheteau! September 19, 2014: Casey Rocheteau, alum of Callaloo Writer’s Workshop and Cave Canem Fellow, and author of the poetry collection Knocked Up On Yes, is the recipient of a new home in Detroit thanks to the Write a [...] by

Fanzine Interviews Joyelle McSweeney September 19, 2014: Fanzine interviews Joyelle McSweeney about her recent book, Salamandrine: 8 Gothics (Tarpaulin Sky 2013). We do love it when McSweeney talks about motherhood (and the dark arts): JM: …It [...] by

Charles Bernstein’s Papers Acquired by Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library September 19, 2014: Great news! Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has acquired the papers of Charles Bernstein. What a generous gift for future generations of poets and scholars! From [...] by

Tibetan Poet and Activist Detained September 19, 2014: Yesterday we came across this disappointing news item from Mid Day. Poet and activist Tenzin Tsundue was detained by police ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India. According to [...] by

Lauren Berlant Interviews Claudia Rankine in New Issue of BOMB September 18, 2014: In the fall issue of BOMB, Lauren Berlant interviews Claudia Rankine, whose new book Citizen: An American Lyric, is just out from Graywolf (and nominated for a National Book Award, and reading [...] by

Publisher’s Weekly Reviews Lisa Robertson’s Cinema of the Present September 18, 2014: We can’t wait, October! That’s when Lisa Robertson‘s newest masterpiece, Cinema of the Present, will appear on bookshelves at the very smartest of bookstores. From PW: In this [...] by

Thank You Science! September 18, 2014: The results are in: according to an article recently published at Mic, writing expressively about traumatic, stressful, or emotional events for 15 to 20 minutes a day over the course of a four month [...] by