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Change Begins in Art: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Amazing NBA Acceptance Speech November 24, 2014: We’d be remiss if we didn’t highly recommend the speech from Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards, video of which is now online (see below). Le Guin, who was honored at the [...] by

Boris Pasternak: ‘Poems Are Unimportant’ August 11, 2014: There’s an interesting piece on Boris Pasternak’s literary fame and misfortune over at Bookforum. Steven G. Kellman is here reviewing The Zhivago Affair, co-authored by Peter Finn and [...] by

Ray Johnson’s in the Spotlight at Bookforum August 8, 2014: Bookforum editor Albert Mobilio takes a sneak peek at two Ray Johnson books recently published by Siglio Press: The Paper Snake and Not Nothing. Ray Johnson, an intermedia artist who trained at Black [...] by

The Singular Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini July 7, 2014: In the new summer issue of Bookforum, Adam Thirwell reviews The Selected Poems of Pier Paolo Pasolini (forthcoming in August from University of Chicago Press). “And so he had really made his [...] by

Wayne Koestenbaum on the Journals of Hervé Guibert June 16, 2014: Wayne Koestenbam writes about the “unbridled eroticism” of Hervé Guibert, “the French novelist, memoirist, critic, and photographer who would die of AIDS in 1991, at the age of [...] by

John Ashbery’s French-American Divan, as Told by Richard Sieburth May 9, 2014: At Bookforum: Translator, scholar, and professor Richard Sieburth gives us “something of an impromptu book review” of John Ashbery’s Collected French Translations (which we [...] by

Take a Look at Chris Nealon’s Bookshelves November 13, 2013: Newest addition to The Believer’s ongoing series of photographing poets’ bookshelves is none other than Chris Nealon! Hooray. We spy a LIES journal, some good political theory, Wallace [...] by

Rap doesn’t define hip hop, but should its anthology? November 15, 2010: In a form like hip hop, where stylistic differentiation, competition, and the pursuit of precision advance the craft at such a rapid pace that whole genres and sub-genres will emerge and evolve into [...] by