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Juan Gelman Remembered at LARB March 24, 2014: Yesteday the Los Angeles Review of Books published this profile of Juan Gelman, the seminal Argentine poet who died in January. Víctor Rodríguez Núñez & Katherine M. Hedeen recall the last time they spoke to Gelman: WHEN WE LAST SAW Juan Gelman, on the morning of January 12, just 48 hours before his passing, it didn’t seem [...] by

A Long Pan Shot: Andrew Durbin Talks to Bruce Hainley March 19, 2014: For Los Angeles Review of Books, poet and Wonder co-publisher Andrew Durbin interviewed art writer and poet Bruce Hainley about his new book, Under the Sign of [sic]: Sturtevant’s Volte-Face—"the culmination of a decade’s work and the first English language monograph about an artist who, like Bruce, not only avoids easy categorization, [...] by

‘Russian voices singing in indivisible, architectural harmonies’: Joyelle McSweeney’s Olympic Take at LARB February 14, 2014: At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Joyelle McSweeney covers, what else, the Olympics. The "Winter Poetry Olympics," that is. Or rather, Sochi, Zizek, a "menace-choir," and Eisenstein's film Ivan Grozny. A snippet of her as-per-usual mellifluous writing: 4. I am falling through time; it is time made of sound; loud, male, absolute [...] by

Ghassan Zaqtan in Conversation at LARB October 23, 2013: The Los Angeles Review of Books is rich in poetry this week. We pointed you to this roundtable discussion earlier, now make your way over to check out a conversation with Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan and Ben Ehrenreich. Part of the conversation focuses on problems Zaqtan has had obtaining visas to the U.S. and Canada, most recently to [...] by

Big Reveal: The Marina Abramović / Atlas Review Marathon Reading of Solaris September 19, 2013: At the LARB, J.T. Price covers the recent marathon reading of Stanisław Lem’s Solaris, co-sponsored by The Atlas Review and the Marina Abramović Institute, and held at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn in early August. The performance artist appeared briefly onscreen; she was soon Skype-suggested by Lady Gaga, who wore "no glitter or face paint, [...] by

The Songs Matter: Dana Ward & ‘Pop Magic’ July 30, 2013: Dana Ward's The Crisis of Infinite Worlds (Futurepoem, 2013) is reviewed at the Los Angeles Review of Books, placing it in the context of "pop literature"—here affiliates being O'Hara, Larry Rivers, Joe Brainard, and more New York School. Michael W. Clune writes of the music: Dana Ward is keenly interested in pop songs. Larry [...] by

But Sexism Matters: Calling Out Frederick Seidel on Rachel Kushner Review July 16, 2013: At the Los Angeles Review of Books, Nicholas Miriello takes Frederick Seidel to task for the poet's recent review of Rachel Kushner's "widely lauded novel" The Flamethrowers, which appeared in The New York Review of Books a few days ago. Miriello feels that Seidel "at times doesn't even bother writing complete sentences, let alone a sound [...] by

Shane McCrae Convos with Canarium at LARB July 12, 2013: At the Los Angele Review of Books, Shane McCrae gets into the nitty gritty of small press publishing with the editors of Canarium Books. The interviews are fascinating documents on how a small press comes into being and how the editors manage the process of publishing books. Among the editors McCrae talks to is our featured blogger this month, [...] by

LA Review of Books: Johanna Drucker on No Medium July 11, 2013: Johanna Drucker contributed this stellar analysis of Craig Dworkin's new book, No Medium, to the Los Angeles Review of Books this week. The review is a comprehensive and well-satisfyingly-thorough look at Dworkin's recent scholarship, and reading her thoughts about No Medium made us want to procure a copy for ourselves. We'll excerpt a [...] by

Mary Jo Bang at LARB June 10, 2013: Let's start the week out with this great video posted at the LA Review of Books of Mary Jo Bang. She talks about early poetry influences and the direction her poetry has been taking. Enjoy! by