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A Story We Can Really Get Behind: ‘Why You Should Buy Poetry This Holiday Season’ at Huffington Post December 4, 2013: Kelly Forsythe of Copper Canyon Press reminds readers (and us, frankly) why poetry books make excellent gifts (even, yes, for non-poets) this holiday season. While it may seem obvious that the term holiday implies one of the few moments of our year during which we can truly relax, shutdown our conceptual brains and tune-in to the [...] by

Chilean and International Forensics Experts: ‘No Foul Play’ Found in Death of Pablo Neruda November 11, 2013: According to a new report by Chilean and international forensics experts, no foul play—such as poisoning or the use of other chemical agents—has been found to be the cause of death for the much beloved Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. The Nobel Prize-winning poet's death in 1973 of prostate cancer has been the subject of inquiry following [...] by

Zurita and Cormac: The Story of Our American, Sentimental Education September 24, 2013: [caption id="attachment_73904" align="alignright" width="500"] Zurita with Forrest Gander. Photo by Valerie Mejer.[/caption] Now as I’ve started writing there is a persistent light rain falling, known as the chipi-chipi, under the stone arches and on the black slab and large avocado from a Mexican garden, sitting on the inside of the Hacienda [...] by

Pablo Neruda Vs. Taylor Swift. For Realz. July 18, 2013: We saw this cute quiz in Buzzfeed and couldn't resist the urge to share. Teen-queen Taylor Swift has been compared to many other lovelorn writers, but this may be the first time acclaimed poet Pablo Neruda has entered the conversation. With lines like: "Oh, losing him was blue like I'd never known. Missing him was dark grey all [...] by

Who killed Pablo Neruda? June 4, 2013: This just in, from our friends at Melville House: on Saturday, a Chilean judge ordered police to start looking for one man, who may have killed Pablo Neruda. This command is the culmination of a two-year campaign to investigate the Nobel laureate’s cause of death, which began when the poet’s former driver alleged that Neruda did not [...] by

Jeffrey Yang Leads Us into the Abyss March 20, 2013: [caption id="attachment_62944" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Yves Klein in the Void Room (Raum der Leere), Museum Haus Lange, Krefeld, January 1961.[/caption] “I used to keep a list of books in which ‘the abyss’ appeared — the [...] by

Pablo Neruda To Be Exhumed February 11, 2013: For a few years now we've been reporting on calls to have Pablo Neruda's remains exhumed as Chile investigates the circumstances surround the poet's death. According to this article from globalpost, the exhumation will be going forward. A Chilean judge has ordered the remains of poet and Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda exhumed in a probe [...] by

On Neruda and Taylor Swift November 1, 2012: Check out this WSJ article, "The Platinum Poetry of Taylor Swift", by Christopher John Farley. Farley centers his piece around Swift's Red liner note reference to Pablo Neruda. It begins: In the liner notes to her new album “Red,” Taylor Swift writes “There’s an old poem by Neruda that I’ve always been captivated by, and one [...] by

Domestic Workers United Writers’ Workshop April 10, 2012: This past Saturday was, for me, like most Saturdays this year. I slept in, had a mug of Irish Breakfast tea, took the L-train into Manhattan, and spent two glorious hours facilitating a creative writing workshop in the 9th floor offices of Domestic Workers United (DWU)—the group central to the passage of  the New York State Domestic Workers [...] by

Samuel L. Jackson Reads Pablo Neruda February 7, 2012: We'll let you make your own joke about snakes and planes. Done? Good. Now go listen to this. It's great. That background music is open game, of course. by