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Lydia Davis Wins Man Booker Prize May 24, 2013: Every poet's favorite story writer, Lydia Davis, has won the Booker International Prize, reports the New York Times: Lydia Davis, the American writer known for her very short stories, has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize. The award, announced in London on Wednesday, is given every two years to a living author for “an [...] by

Introducing the Reincarnated Poetry Pamphlet Series from New Directions March 21, 2013: We're happily stunned by New Directions's first series of Poetry Pamphlets--Bernadette Mayer mentioned The Helens of Troy, New York (for which she won a Creative Capital grant), in a recent interview; and we wrote about the Susan Howe pamphlet reprint of her Chris Marker piece, Sorting Facts, or Nineteen Ways of Looking at Marker, upon [...] by

Reading List: February 2013 February 27, 2013: [caption id="attachment_62019" align="alignright" width="500"] A young Joan Mitchell reading. Courtesy of the Joan Mitchell Foundation.[/caption] The Reading List is a new feature of the Editors’ Blog this year. Each month we ask Poetry’s recent contributors to share a book—or several—that they’ve been poring over. Here are some [...] by

Joan Mitchell: An Installation February 8, 2013: [caption id="attachment_60686" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Joan Mitchell, August 1935.[/caption] How does one install a quadriptych painting that is eight and a half feet tall and twenty feet wide? Very carefully! This week we welcome the Poetry Foundation's newest exhibition, Joan Mitchell: At Home in Poetry. Joan Mitchell’s mother [...] by

Wow: Lydia Davis on John Ashbery’s Translation of Rimbaud’s Illuminations June 10, 2011: Lucky us! Lydia Davis reviews Rimbaud's Illuminations, newly translated by John Ashbery and in a lovely edition published by W.W. Norton, for the New York Times' Sunday Book Review. In a brief introduction to the young poet, who quit writing at 21 and lived on, adventuring, for only 16 more years: "[H]e is one of those exceptional meteoric [...] by