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Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan Dies at 94 May 2, 2016: Over the weekend the New York Times reported on the death of Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet remembered for his political activism and commitment to social justice, along with his [...] by

Rest in Peace, Maurice Kenny (1929–2016) April 27, 2016: We are saddened to report that poet and SUNY professor Maurice Kenny–known for poetry that explored his Mohawk heritage–has passed away at the age of 86. “Mr. Kenny, who taught [...] by

RIP Prince Rogers Nelson (1958–2016) April 22, 2016: We can’t believe he’s gone. At Slate, Katy Waldman extolls the virtues of his thankfully timeless lyrics: “Saturated in color, wild with bizarre imagery, they overload the senses [...] 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

Dale Smith Remembers Robert J. Bertholf March 2, 2016: Scholar, author, and longtime, dedicated curator of the Poetry and Rare Books Collection at SUNY Buffalo, Robert J. Bertholf died at his home in Austin, Texas on February 19th. The UB Reporter noted [...] by

A Lesson in Mentorship and Generosity: Francisco X. Alarcón, 1954-2016 January 15, 2016: At Letras Latinas, Francisco Aragón writes about the life, work, and friendship of Francisco X. Alarcón, who we’ve been told died this morning after a battle with cancer. Aragón, as he was [...] by

C. D. Wright, 1949-2016 January 13, 2016: We are shocked and saddened to learn of the death of C. D. Wright, as announced in a press release today from her publisher Copper Canyon Press. From their press release: C.D. Wright, beloved [...] by

May You Rest in the Sun That Pins the Branches to the Sky January 11, 2016: David Bowie has died, impossibly. His idea of perfect happiness, according to his completed Proust Questionnaire? Reading. His most overused word? “Chthonic,” “miasma.” His [...] by

The Guardian Reports the Death of Olwyn Hughes January 7, 2016: For The Guardian, Jonathan Bate writes about the recent death of Ted Hughes’s literary agent and sister, Olwyn Hughes. Bate is the author of the recent Ted Hughes biography, Ted Hughes: The [...] by

Judith Fitzgerald Remembered at The Globe and Mail December 14, 2015: Canadian poet and writer Judith Fitzgerald died late last month. At the Globe and Mail, Judy Stoffman remembers the struggles of Fitzgerald’s early life and celebrates her poetic [...] by