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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

‘I Want People to Remember Me as They Remember Me': John Trudell, 1946-2015 December 9, 2015: Native American poet and political activist, John Trudell, has died. From 1969-1970, Trudell joined many Native American activists who occupied Alcatraz Island. The legal basis for this activity, as [...] by

Christopher Middleton, 1926–2015 December 2, 2015: Yesterday we heard news of the death of poet, essayist, translator, and scholar Christopher Middleton. Michael Glover remembers his life and work at The Independent: The poet, translator and essayist [...] by

Charlie Chaplin, Woman: Remembering Chantal Akerman, 1950-2015 October 8, 2015: “Charlie Chaplin, woman,” she wrote of Saute Ma Ville. “Charlie Chaplin (that’s me).” But she was her own. And we are still trying to accept the news that the renowned [...] by

Rest in Peace, C.K. Williams, 1936–2015 September 21, 2015: He was born Charles Kenneth Williams in Newark in 1936 and went on to become one of the most significant voices in contemporary American poetry. We learned this morning that C.K. Williams died at the [...] by

Rest in Peace, John Perreault, 1937-2015 September 10, 2015: Art critic, artist, and poet, John Perreault, passed away this week at the age of 78. He started as a poet and painter but began writing art criticism after John Ashbery recommended him to Art News. [...] by