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Hurray for Maya Angelou! September 6, 2013: Huffington Post reports that Maya Angelou will be the 2013 recipient of the Literarian Award. The Literarian Award is given by the National Book Foundation, for "contributions to the literary community." Whew! Congratulations, Ms. Angelou! The poet and author of "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" will be this year's recipient of the [...] by

The More You Know: Ten Everyday Phrases That Originated From Poetry August 13, 2013: Yes! From Huffington Post's "Books" Section and brought to you by Max Minkler at Riffle we present: "Ten Everyday Phrases That Originated From Poetry." Think poetry has nothing to do with you? Actually you recite poems all the time through the vocab, expressions, and common idioms you use every day. Chaucer was the original "Twitter" user, [...] by

Blow-by-Blow Analysis of a Reggie Watts Performance July 29, 2013: Hope you didn't miss Seth Abramason bringing the phenomenal Reggie Watts into his metamodernism corner--at HuffPo, Abramson introduces Watts's TED Talk: Proof that metamodernism can be distinguished from any preceding concept in art can be found in the person of Reggie Watts, a multi-genre performer who's primarily either a musician or [...] by

Andy Mister’s Liner Notes as Exemplary of ‘Metamodernism’ July 23, 2013: Seth Abramson's newest poetry column is up at Huffington Post: This month, Abramson turns from his usual group review to focus on only one collection, using it as "a springboard for discussion of metamodernistic poetry and poetics in the twenty-first century." Said springboard is poet and artist Andy Mister's Liner Notes (Station Hill of [...] by

The ’50s Challenge June 28, 2013: Okay, okay not that '50s! On Huffington Post, Rita Wilson of Featured Fifty Fiction and Featured Fifty Fine Arts writes: Dear Readers, Since we launched Featured Fifty Fiction and then Featured Fifty Fine Arts we have had enormous success uncovering abundantly talented people who have shared their work with us. That got me thinking. If [...] by

Why is Contemporary American Poetry So Good/Bad? June 24, 2013: As a result of "Why is modern poetry so bad?" and "Poetry Slam: Or the Decline of American Verse," Seth Abramson has posted "Why Is Contemporary Poetry So Good?" at Huffington Post. Abramson writes: Because there are exponentially more poets writing or committed to writing accomplished poetry today than has ever been the case in the [...] by

Seth Abramson Reviews Mathew Timmons March 1, 2013: Seth Abramson's February poetry reviews are up at Huffington Post Books, and we're interested in the range and diversity of books he highlights. Happily, he includes an astute review of The New Poetics (Les Figues Press, 2010), by Mathew Timmons: Divided into more than 300 alphabetically-arranged chapters--some of which are blank but for [...] by

Carl Sandburg Poem Found January 23, 2013: In other lost-and-found-literary-treasures-news, a previously unknown poem by Carl Sandburg has been uncovered in the archives of the University of Illinois. From the HuffPo: The university says the poem, entitled "A Revolver," was found last week by retired professor Ernie Gullerud as he helped index in Sandburg's archives in the Rare Book [...] by

A Little Legal Advice for Self-publishers December 28, 2012: Bernard Starr at Huffpo is dishing some jurisprudence for those of you who are self-publishers. For poets, there's a darn good chance you are! Starr gives it straight: If you self-publish, you are the publisher and thus assume all the legal responsibilities. At first this might seem frightening. But it doesn't have to be, as I discovered in [...] by

The Huffington Post invites you to play Rate! That! Prodigy! March 2, 2011: In The Huffington Post's continued domination of the phlisticle genre (that's the combination of a photo gallery and listicle, which is already a combination of list and article, for those of you keeping track at home), today they present ten literary prodigies. Citing a quote from Fran Liebowitz in which she claimed that literary prodigies [...] by