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Amy Berkowitz Has a Promising Idea for a Series of Paintings December 5, 2014: In a new post for VIDA’s Reports from the Field, poet and publisher Amy Berkowitz’s “Paintings I Won’t Paint” addresses some oft-topical subjects, to her own chagrin: rape [...] by

Nashville Teens Have Got What It Takes to be the Next Youth Poet Laureate! December 5, 2014: Yes that’s right! This Saturday, three students from Nashville High Schools will compete for the title of Youth Poet Laureate of the City of Nashville. Go get ‘em Cassidy Martin, [...] by

Our Favorite Annual Document of Performance Practice Is Here: Emergency INDEX Volume 3! December 5, 2014: Time to order your performance bible! Emergency INDEX: An Annual Document of Performance Practice, Vol. 3, is out! And if you order before December 15, this gift of life is available for $10 off the [...] by

RIP Claudia Emerson December 4, 2014: Today ends on a sad note. Earlier this morning we heard via social media that poet and teacher Claudia Emerson had died, and the news was confirmed with this obituary from the Times Dispatch of [...] by

Sarah Dowling Discusses Multilingualism in the Workshop at Jacket 2 December 4, 2014: At Jacket 2 Sarah Dowling proposes more conversation about languages within creative writing workshops: “I try to take an expanded and expansive approach to language: I want the students to [...] by

Are We Ready for PJ Harvey? December 4, 2014: PJ Harvey’s first poetry collection, The Hollow of the Hand, is set for publication October 2015. Written in collaboration with photographer and filmmaker Seamus Murphy (who also collaborated [...] by

Asian American Writers’ Workshop Presents Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant-Garde of One December 4, 2014: If you are in New York this week, don’t miss one of the most comprehensive programs–and one of the few in the last decade–to examine the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. Co-presented [...] by

Connecting to Ten: The New Wave December 3, 2014: Sabotage Reviews features Ten: The New Wave, edited by Karen McCarthy Woolf, a second anthology resulting from the UK development program The Complete Works. “A poetry anthology titled Ten the [...] by

Newly Digitized James Weldon Johnson Recordings? Yes, Please! December 3, 2014: This afternoon is the perfect time to put on headphones and listen to some newly digitized recordings of James Weldon Johnson reading his poetry, courtesy of PennSound, and with many thanks to [...] by

Announcing the 2014 NEA Fellowships in Poetry December 3, 2014: The NEA Awards have been announced! This year’s $25,000 grants in Poetry go to: Sean Hill Fairbanks, AK Lynn Xu Laguna Niguel, CA Brandon Brown Oakland, CA Javier Zamora San Rafael, CA Ellen [...] by