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NYT’s Ben Brantley [Re]Reviews ‘Reread Another,’ a Play Inspired by Stein September 29, 2015: “Reread Another” is a new play based on the writings of Gertrude Stein. What would Stein think? The play, which debuted in January at Bushwick Starr, re-opens at the Brick. On the [...] by

Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner Awarded MacArthur Fellowships September 29, 2015: We learned this morning that among the twenty-four recipients of this year’s MacArthur “Genius Grants” were two poets: Ellen Bryant Voigt and Ben Lerner. The New York Times reports: [...] by

Aaron Kunin Points to the Aesthetic Ground September 29, 2015: “Would Vanessa Place Be a Better Poet If She Had Better Opinions?” asks Aaron Kunin at Nonsite. Kunin posits that Place’s work might just be “poorly written,” [...] by

Claudia Rankine Wins Forward Prize! September 29, 2015: Congratulations to Claudia Rankine: winner of the 2015 Forward Prize for her astonishing new book, Citizen. As you may have gathered from our many posts this spring and summer, the book has been [...] by

Kenny Goldsmith in The New Yorker: ‘An artist’s right to make a mistake is much more sacred than anyone’s feelings’ September 28, 2015: A piece in the October 5 issue of The New Yorker looks at Kenneth Goldsmith’s recent “challenging behavior.” “Goldsmith, who is fifty-four, likes pranks and provocations and [...] by

NPR Asks, ‘What’s the Deal with Book Blurbs?’ September 28, 2015: Yeah, yeah… your favorite authors all have ‘em, but why are they so important? Colin Dwyer considers the literary genre’s value at NPR: Whatever the old adage might warn, there is a [...] by

LA, Get Ready for Open Press September 28, 2015: It’s that time of year again when our poetry friends in Los Angeles get together for Open Press, a weekend “to extend the work of the writer, editor, and curator, to instigate new [...] by

Manohla Dargis Praises Retrospective of Nathaniel Dorsky (and Jerome Hiler’s) Films September 28, 2015: Filmmaker and friend of poetry, Nathaniel Dorsky, has a fresh, new retrospective in tandem with the New York Film Festival. Dorsky is joined by Jerome Hiler; Manohla Dargis praises both [...] by

A Rob Halpern Performance in Ann Arbor September 28, 2015: At the Michigan Daily, a report from the field: Last Saturday, Rob Halpern read from his newest book, Common Place (Ugly Duckling Presse 2015), at Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor; and Cosmo Pappas [...] by

Alice Notley in Conversation with Robert Dewhurst at BOMB September 25, 2015: If you’re looking for a deep Friday afternoon read, make your way to BOMB for this expansive interview with Alice Notley, conducted by Robert Dewhurst. The conversation opens with Dewhurst [...] by