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Terrance Hayes’s How to Be Drawn Handles One’s Ghosts June 15, 2016: Terrance Hayes’s How to Be Drawn (Penguin Books, 2016) is reviewed by Christopher Spaide for Boston Review. “How to Be Drawn refines, without drastically rewiring, Hayes’s aesthetic, [...] by

A Thomas McGrath Centennial Celebration June 15, 2016: Los Angeles Review of Books features Andrew Lyndon Knighton’s essay about the incredible poet Thomas McGrath. McGrath, born one hundred years ago, is the subject of a number of celebrations in [...] by

The Rumpus Interviews Ravi Shankar June 15, 2016: Ravi Shankar is interviewed at The Rumpus! Co-editor, with Alvin Pang in New Haven, of the recent anthology, Union: 15 Years of Drunken Boat, 50 Years of Writing from Singapore (Ethos Books and [...] by

Poetry Society of America Interviews YALDA Founder Farnoosh Fathi June 14, 2016: Our waking life today happily includes YALDA (the Young Artists Language and Devotion Alliance), “a literary intensive and publishing platform for young women authors ages 12–19.” At [...] by

Penguin Modern Poets Strikes Back! June 14, 2016: Guardian reports that the Penguin Modern Poets Series, the UK’s publisher of such luminaries as Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Stevie Smith, is relaunching in order to highlight a new [...] by

Bagley Wright Lecture Series News: Hoa Nguyen and Cedar Sigo June 14, 2016: On its website, The Bagley Wright Lecture Series has posted a great interview with Hoa Nguyen which took place just after her lecture on the practice of teaching creative writing on April 21st at [...] by

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-Award Acceptance Sonnet June 14, 2016: “And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love.” At VOX , watch Lin-Manuel Miranda–star and creator of Broadway’s Hamilton–accept the Tony [...] by

Barry Schwabsky Reads John Wieners’s Supplication at Hyperallergic June 13, 2016: In this weekend’s “Reader’s Diary,” Barry Schwabsky reads a new selection of John Wieners’ poetry edited by Robert Dewhurst, Joshua Beckman, and CAConrad published by [...] by

Chicago Tribune Rounds Up New Poetry Horizon June 13, 2016: “The pure force of language, instant invention,” “Lyrical, transcendent moments,” “matters of corruption and injustice…” in the Chicago Tribune Jake Marmer [...] by

Holly Pester Reviews Revolution: A Reader June 13, 2016: This was one of our favorite finds this weekend. Poet and sound artist Holly Pester looked at the compendium Revolution: A Reader, compiled and annotated by Lisa Robertson and Matthew Stadler for [...] by