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Read On! Read-a-thon with Les Figues July 10, 2014: In case you haven’t heard yet, Les Figues is hosting a summer read-a-thon and you, kind reader, can take part! What’s it all about? This, for starters: As a nonprofit literary press, Les [...] by

BOMB Magazine Hosts Steve Dalachinsky in Conversation with Charlemagne Palestine July 10, 2014: Putting together your summer playlist? Look no further than Charlemagne Palestine and Steve Dalachinsky’s tre cool duet recently published at BOMB. Start here with Dalachinsky’s intro and [...] by

Dreams of a Stevens Museum Might Come True July 10, 2014: An update on our story from a few weeks ago: a group of investors, and avid Wallace Stevens fans, have come together to purchase the poet’s former Hartford, Connecticut home with the hopes of [...] by

Robert Fitterman on Political Poetry: Not a Vice, at Vice July 10, 2014: What’s a political poet? Is the world “brimming over with a new political poetry”? Robert Fitterman explicates the haves from the have nots in his most recent article, and considers [...] by

Will Alexander Nominated for Los Angeles Poet Laureate July 10, 2014: Skylight Press announces the great news that poet Will Alexander has been nominated for Poet Laureate of Los Angeles. Skylight has published two of Alexander’s books, Diary As Sin and Kaleidoscopic [...] by

A 50 Greatest Love Poems List by The Guardian July 9, 2014: Check it out, Don Juan! This list includes love poems by poets from thirty countries including Latvia, Iraq, and South Africa. Love is all you need! There’s no “How do I love thee? Let me [...] by

Mailing a Letter to the Void: Carol Muske-Dukes Interview at The Paris Review Daily July 9, 2014: At The Paris Review Daily, an interview with Carol Muske-Dukes! Alex Dueben considers the public face of poetry, Muske-Dukes’s mother’s sense of poetry, “unoriginal genius,” [...] by

NADA Contemporary Poetry Reading Now Online for Listening July 9, 2014: BOMB has just posted a recording/podcast of the NADA Contemporary Poetry Reading, which took place in New York in May. It was a “marathon reading featuring thirty emerging and established [...] by

Let’s Talk About First Books: Randall Horton Considers R. Erica Doyle’s Proxy and francine harris’s allegiance at LARB July 8, 2014: We’re all about Los Angeles Review of Books this week. Yesterday we brought to your intergalactic attention a new column by Dorothea Lasky featured at the publication; today we bring you this [...] by

The Rustbelt Rises from the Ruins: Rochelle Hurt at Best American Poetry July 8, 2014: This week at Best American Poetry blog, Rochelle Hurt examines the aesthetics of ruin. As a native of Youngstown, Ohio, Hurt looks at the trend of ruins in contemporary writing through rust colored [...] by