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Newly Translated Letter From Ezra Pound Clarifies Imagist Movement July 1, 2015: Jared Spears presents and dissects a heretofore untranslated 1928 letter from Ezra Pound to French scholar and critic René Taupin: The letter was prompted by Taupin’s analysis of Imagism, the [...] by

Shoot, If That Ain’t Too Pretty April 17, 2015: CUNY Chapbook Festival March 31-April 2, 2015 I always try to spend at least a bit of time at the CUNY Chapbook Festival, an annual few-day event staged at the Graduate Center’s main building on [...] by

Susan Howe’s Telepathy as Library Cormorant January 21, 2015: Jonathan Creasy writes about Susan Howe as “library cormorant” for Los Angeles Review of Books. (“The phrase ‘library cormorant’ comes from Coleridge. It evokes the greedy, [...] by

‘Poet’ and ‘Playboy': The New York Times Reviews James Laughlin Biography and Collected Poems January 16, 2015: The New York Times reviews a new biography about James Laughlin, along with his massive Collected Poems. Laughlin was the founder of New Directions and a prolific poet in his own right. From NYT: [...] by

Announcing The Improbable: Reviews by Booksellers for Booksellers January 13, 2015: A new, monthly collection of little reviews from independent booksellers is up and running! For its first issue, The Improbable feasts on new books from Ed Sanders, Claudia Rankine, Ray Johnson, [...] by

‘A language organically unpredictable, yet always internally balanced': Will Alexander at the New Directions blog, Now That it’s Now December 10, 2014: New Directions published Will Alexander’s adventurous book, The Sri Lankan Loxodrome, in 2009. At New Directions’s blog, Now That it’s Now, Elizabeth Bryant interviews Alexander [...] by

Abigail Deutsch Reviews New Biography of James Laughlin December 9, 2014: At The Wall Street Journal, Abigail Deutsch writes about New Directions founder James Laughlin. “When he wasn’t running a publishing house, running a ski resort or running around, Laughlin [...] by

Recommended Reading: Susan Howe’s Syllabus for Poetics: Sexuality and Space in 17th – 19th Century American Literature (SUNY Buffalo, 1996) September 29, 2014: Yep! That’s right: this picture came from the Drag City website because Susan Howe is THAT COOL. Voyage with us to another land, one separate but equal in coolness to Drag City and Susan Howe: [...] by

Ben Lerner’s Favorite New Directions Books August 29, 2014: You know you’ve made it when…The New Directions blog gets an annotated look at Ben Lerner’s bedside table! Sorry, nightstand! The favorites are: “My sense of the possibilities [...] by

Rain Taxi Pores Through New Directions’s Poetry Pamphlet Series August 21, 2014: At Rain Taxi, Benjamin Paloff delves into the history of New Direction’s Poetry Pamphlet Series. The series, first introduced in 1941, returns, after a prolonged hiatus, with “beautifully [...] by