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New York Times Poetry Profiles: Alice James Books March 27, 2014: In the latest installment of New York Times Poetry Profiles, Dana Jennings interviews Carey Salerno, executive director of Alice James Books. The press was founded in 1973 by seven poets who sought to "establish a press that 'gave women writers a chance,' especially female poets who found their work to be rejected when they were not 'writing [...] by

It was the Not-Luck of the Irish: NYT’s St. Paddy’s Day Missed Connection Poems March 25, 2014: A few poetic documents of chance encounters from this year's St. Patrick's Day, brought to you by Craigslist's "Missed Connections" and The New York Times. St. Patrick’s Day, that annual excuse for overindulgence, would seem — like alcohol itself — to heighten the desire for love while lessening the chance of achieving it. But at [...] by

The New York Times Breaks the 2013 VIDA Count News February 24, 2014: The New York Times announces the 2013 VIDA Count! And we'll second that! VIDA writes: Luckily, we’re not stuck with the singular reading experiences set forth by publishing 80% men, and while many of the monoliths continue to frolic in John Cheever-land, we know that meaningful literature is not regulated by these tastemakers of yore. [...] by

When Poetry Becomes a Tool for Conquering Addiction February 19, 2014: The New York Times profiles Gil Fagiani, who writes poetry as a way to ruminate and move forward from his past as a a drug-addiction survivor, political activist, and community organizer. Gil Fagiani pulled out a copy of “White Lightning,” a tabloid from 1972, whose yellowed, brittle pages declared revolution. Inside, he pointed to [...] by

Major Jackson’s Poetry Picks at New York Times December 30, 2013: This weekend's New York Times Sunday Book Review included a few favorites from Major Jackson's reading list, including Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge's Hello, The Roses and Kwame Dawes's Duppy Conqueror. Read his complete picks (we can confirm that they're all sure to be your favorites, too!) at New York Times; check out Jackson's write-ups about [...] by

Holland Cotter Reviews Emily Dickinson’s Gorgeous Nothings at New York Times December 6, 2013: Wow! a new book featuring Emily Dickinson's envelope poems, edited by Marta Wener and Jen Bervin and recently published by New Directions in collaboration with Christine Burgin, in collaboration with Steve Clay of Granary Books, has garnered a much coveted book review from NYT's art critic, Holland Cotter. Like many a Connecticut Valley [...] by

Paul Krugman on Poetry October 29, 2013: Paul Krugman writes about poetry and Tom Standage's book Writing on the Wall: Social Media—The First 2000 Years in the Op-Ed section of New York Times. A non-economics, non-policy post; I just want to give a shoutout to a book I’m reading, and really enjoying: Tom Standage’s Writing on the Wall: Social Media — The First 2,000 [...] by

Ntozake Shange Profiled in This Weekend’s New York Times October 28, 2013: Ntozake Shange talks to the New York Times about her battle to continue to write after a series of strokes and the onset of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Author of the verse play, "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf," Shange currently resides in Bedford-Stuyvesant; her first play in more [...] by

Announcing: The Emily Dickinson Archive October 24, 2013: As we mentioned in January of this year, 2013, "Amherst College [has] digitized and published all their manuscript holdings of poems, letters, and whatnot by the Belle of Amherst herself Emily Dickinson." Then we told you bout New Directions publishing The Gorgeous Nothings, a book of envelope facsimiles of Dickinson's work, the first of its [...] by

Back to Kewl: Day 1 at the School for Poetic Computation August 14, 2013: Ever heard the words "strange, magical and impractical" used to describe computer programming? New York's new School for Poetic Computation aims to change all that. As reported by NYT: New computer science graduates jumped by nearly 30 percent last year, and a bevy of professionally oriented programming courses have erupted to teach [...] by