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A Hard-Won Innocence: Remembering Frank Lima March 28, 2014: At the Boston Review blog, Nico Alvarado has a lovely piece up about Frank Lima, who died last October. All true: Constitutionally averse as he was to categorization (“I do not align my lifestyle or work with the second generation New York School. . . . I do not want to be a ‘Latino’ poet. . . . Art is much bigger than that. My poetry [...] by

Announcing…. The Winners of the Joan Leiman Jacobson Prizes! March 19, 2014: Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 “Discovery”/Boston Review Contest: Justin Boening, of Lewisburg, Pennsylvania; Meghan Dahn, of New York, New York; Nava EtShalom, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Jeremy Schmidt, of Los Angeles, California. The Joan Leiman Jacobson Poetry Prizes are presented by the 92Y Unterberg Poetry [...] by

Ilya Kaminsky on Rae Armantrout’s Channeling of Voices March 10, 2014: Ilya Kaminsky writes about Rae Armantrout for the Boston Review blog today. Kaminsky makes the distinction between the poet as "bard and storyteller—one who who sings" and other sorts, "those who chanted, cast spells, shrieked or whispered nonsense or fragments of words or images, making magic come into being through language." [...] by

Drew Gardner’s ‘Flarf is Life’ and Rachel Galvin’s ‘Lyric Backlash’ Respond to ‘Against Conceptualism’ at Boston Review February 12, 2014: After "Against Conceptualism," Calvin Bedient's essay that wrestles with conceptualism's neutral tone, Drew Gardner responds with flarf and affect at Boston Review and Rachel Galvin with a discussion beginning with the lyric, Oulipo, and César Vallejo, also at Boston Review. Both published today; we begin our synopsis with the beginning of [...] by

Amy King on the Naysayers of Poetry’s Vastness at Boston Review February 7, 2014: Amy King brings the right and the left to hold wallets in full circle in a new essay for the Boston Review. Is poetry dead, how so, what marketplace, etc.? She writes: I. A PRIMER FOR POETRY’S AILMENTS ...In line with the usual spate of critics declaring poetry’s demise and imminent death, people like Mark Edmundson (Harpers, [...] by

Mary Ruefle’s Trances of the Blast & Interrogating the Lyric January 30, 2014: B.K. Fischer reviews Mary Ruefle's Trances of the Blast (Wave Books, 2013) for Boston Review, noting that "[i]t is easy to approach the work of this woman from Vermont as if she were a latter-day Emily Dickinson...." More: Yet her work, far from a window on interiority, interrogates the nature of lyric itself. Trances of the Blast [...] by

Vulnerability & Interruption at Red Rover Reading Series January 22, 2014: B.K. Fischer writes for the Boston Review blog about the Chicago reading and performance series Red Rover and its recent event, Red Rover Series Experiment #71 (co-curated by Jen Karmin, Laura Goldstein and special guest Laura Mullen) which "included a line-up so laden with avant-garde superstars that some questioned its veracity. But it was [...] by

Boston Review’s Top 20 & Some Libidinous Prongs January 2, 2014: We're into this list from the Boston Review, which collects (alphabetically) the online magazine's top-20 most-read poems published there this year. Includes Ben Fama, Jessica Laser, Ariana Reines, Alice Notley, and more, as in "some of our stand-out poetry essays from the year: Evie Shockley on race and the canon, what makes Emily Dickinson [...] by

Storytelling, Epics + Disobedience: Boston Review’s Lindsay Turner in Conversation with Alice Notley November 13, 2013: Boston Review's Lindsay Turner ventured out on Paris's hottest day of the summer—ninety-four degrees!—to interview Alice Notley. The two spoke about epics, storytelling, and "poetry's capacity to sing the histories other histories deny." LT: You’ve said you consider yourself an “epic” or a “narrative” poet—I’m thinking of [...] by

‘Negative is not the same as critical’: Boston Review Reviews The Claudius App September 17, 2013: The Claudius App 5 put the firefighting sense back in hotspot (we wrote about its helium effect here). David Gorin at the Boston Review looks back at all five issues of the consummate bed for "fast poetry," especially its penchant for the negative review (which Gorin goes negative on), its tendency to focus on the younger Brit poetry scene, [...] by