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Does Brilliance = Inaccessibility? August 26, 2015: Wait a minute: are these difficult poems actually brilliant? Zoë Heller and Leslie Jamison “discuss whether we overvalue difficulty in literature” at The New York Times’s [...] by

Jorie Graham in the NYT’s Limelight February 12, 2015: The New York Times’s Dwight Garner is at it again, this time with a swirling inspection of Jorie Graham’s newest poetry collection: From the New World: Poems 1976-2014. In assessment he [...] by

Oh, Evolve?! Electronic Publication Ferries Poetry into the Future with John Ashbery September 15, 2014: Whatever you do, don’t look back! Poetry has been slow to the e-book boom, and for good reason. When John Ashbery looked at the first four electronic editions of his poetry he observed that [...] by

Tell Me Again Polar Vortex How Bodies Change Into Other Bodies January 9, 2014: And these days anyhow I am reminded more often that usual about my cold childhood in Jenpeg, Manitoba. The cold polar air crashes down the latitudes to meet us! Normally it circles the pole but [...] by

Kwame Dawes Wins Shestack Prize September 5, 2013: The University of Nebraska reports that one of their own, Ghanaian-born Chancellor’s Professor of English and editor of Prairie Schooner Kwame Dawes, has earned the American Poetry Review’s [...] by

Instead of Reading This, You Should Be Reading David Markson (Part Two) April 22, 2013: As promised in Part One, here are excerpts from the postcards and letters David Markson sent me from 2003-2010: I still regret that inadequate answer to your letter. (Whatever it is, here—age, the [...] by

The Poet’s Ear April 15, 2013: We’ve all heard it said that a given poet has (or doesn’t have, as the case may be) an “ear.” This is not the same thing as having a distinct “voice.” Although both terms are centered [...] by

Constantly Bathing in the Semantic Folds of the New Lana Turner Content November 21, 2012: Issue #5 of the always-revelatory Lana Turner is out, and contains among its gemlike wonders some poetry from Catherine Wagner (also featured maintenant at PEN, but we digress), Claudia Rankine, [...] by

‘I Start with Music:’ Jorie Graham Talks Composition with Big Think October 10, 2012: In this video from Big Think, Jorie Graham, recent recipient of the UK’s Forward Prize, talks about finding “a new music” and using it to create her most recent book, P L A C E. by

On Jorie Graham Winning the Forward Prize and the Different Verse Styles of the U.S. and Britain October 9, 2012: We reported on Jorie Graham winning the UK’s Forward Prize, here. Now, see this article in The Daily Beast on Graham being the first American woman to win the prize, and the differing styles [...] by