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Reading List: May 2014 May 20, 2014: The Reading List is a feature of Poetry magazine’s Editors’ Blog. This month contributors to the May issue share a book—or several—that held their interest recently. Daniel Borzutzky Cecilia [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 16, 2013: Robert Lax Poems (1962-1997) The decision to go with a page wide enough to isolate Lax’s skinny poems was brilliant. The poems pop off the ample pages to invoke the massive void his poems called [...] by

An Incomplete Guide to the Poetry Books I Currently Have on Tap (or, When and Why Networks Work) April 29, 2013: All the “best of” or “holiday gift” lists come out in December and January, when books that had our attention in the early (still chilly, here in New Jersey) days of spring have gotten buried [...] by

Notes from the Fence Family Brunch, Part 1 (AWP 2013, Boston) March 12, 2013: Each year the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) holds a conference in a different US city that, for about 4 days, will swarm with (among others) poets, novelists, essayists, [...] by

Special Issue of American Book Review Focuses on Arab-American Literature January 11, 2013: We’d highly recommend this special issue, just out, of American Book Review, edited by Philip Metres, with a focus on Arab-American literature. Among a truckful of good reads are reviews by [...] by

A Very Earnest Bewilderment in Farid Matuk’s This Isa Nice Neighborhood November 14, 2012: Mary Austin Speaker reviews Farid Matuk’s acclaimed collection, This Isa Nice Neighborhood (Letter Machine Editions 2011), for Painted Bride Quarterly. “I dress in the styles / of the [...] by

Arab American Book Awards for Khaled Mattawa, Farid Matuk June 1, 2011: The 2011 Arab American Book Awards have given some love to poets Khaled Mattawa (winner for Tocqueville, New Issues) and Farid Matuk (honorable mention for This Isa Nice Neighborhood, Letter Machine [...] by