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Michelle Cliff, Activist and Writer (1946–2016) June 20, 2016: Michelle Cliff, Jamaican-American author and longtime partner of Adrienne Rich, died last week in Santa Cruz at the age of 69. “[H]er entire creative life was a quest to give voice to [...] by

Do Poems Fail to Meet Their Sublime Promise? June 10, 2016: In his new book, The Hatred of Poetry, Ben Lerner assesses whether poetry will always fail to live up to our expectations. At NPR, Annalisa Quinn reviews Lerner’s Hatred — or is it? The [...] by

Muhammad Ali’s Linguistic Theatrics June 8, 2016: At NPR, Juan Vidal reminds us of Muhammad Ali’s way with words: “Ali had a love of language, and a skill for linguistic theatrics that, while plainspoken, packed heft. He was Whitman [...] by

NPR Interviews Jimmy Santiago Baca May 2, 2016: On NPR’s “All Things Considered” learn about how poetry saved former prison inmate, Jimmy Santiago Baca, and read about his path to award-winning writer. Baca is now the final judge [...] by

Ocean Vuong Interviewed for All Things Considered April 25, 2016: At NPR’s All Things Considered, poet Ocean Vuong discusses his debut collection, Night Sky With Exit Wounds (Copper Canyon Press, 2016), preserving his Vietnamese culture in the U.S., and more. [...] by

RIP Jim Harrison March 28, 2016: Over the weekend we were saddened by the news of the death of poet and novelist Jim Harrison at the age of 78. The New York Times reports: Jim Harrison, whose lust for life — and sometimes just [...] by

NPR Sees the 2016 Poetry Light January 4, 2016: At NPR, a preview of the poetry books to come in this year of 2016, one of dark times: “These are dark times; our feeds are filled with news of shootings as well as the hateful speech that [...] by

Your Favorite Listicle Is Back: NPR Brings ‘5 Best-Selling Female Writers You May Not Have Heard Of’ November 4, 2015: We want more! Of course, the NPR list includes, poet: Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. (And continues, after the list, to suggest the reasons why a writer might have been popular in the nineteenth [...] by

Good News: Eileen Myles Is in the Spotlight at NPR October 26, 2015: NPR’s Craig Morgan Teicher reviews two Eileen Myles publications that hit bookshelves recently: a re-issue of Myles’s 1994 classic, Chelsea Girls, and a new and selected of Myles’s [...] by

NPR Visits Anna Akhmatova’s St. Petersburg Apartment October 13, 2015: At “Weekend Edition Sunday,” Corey Flintoff visits the St. Petersburg apartment where Anna Akhmatova resided for 30 years. Interest in the Russian writer has surged, partially as a result [...] by