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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

Welcome to Apple Re-Orientation: Highlights Poetry For Latest iPad Commercial January 15, 2014: Apple + Poetry? Now that's our kind of orientation! Maybe we will show up for first period after all! In 11 days, Apple’s Macintosh computer will turn 30 years old. That machine was introduced with a 60-second TV ad that is among the most iconic commercials of all time. Yesterday, the company debuted a new spot (linked below) for its [...] by

Herbie Hancock to Deliver Harvard’s 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Poetry Lectures January 10, 2014: We're pretty much in Future Shock. Maybe 2014 won't be so bad afterall. Jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock has been named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University. He'll be delivering six lectures on The Ethics of Jazz in February and March at the Cambridge, Massachusetts university, covering such [...] by

On PBS NewsHour, Harvard Medical Students Talk Poetry January 8, 2014: Students of Dr. Rafael Campo spoke to NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown about poetry as an important supplement to their medical training. Click here to view their conversation, recorded live, on PBS's website; scroll below to read brief synopsis. Yes! Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown sat down with three Harvard medical students to talk about [...] 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

Itations for Faybiene December 27, 2013: [caption id="attachment_79230" align="alignright" width="500"] Haile Selassie Centennial, Jamaica 1992[/caption]  "You're just human, I don't have time for human frailties." Sun Ra   Most of Saturday night was digging through folders in search of one photo. A picture of Sister Janet and you.  You two are at the beach, in the ocean, your [...] by

Chicken Scratch December 5, 2013:   “Land is connected intimately to bodies, bones, and ghosts. A place, inhabited in a body and psychology, and in their symbols, waits to hear its own voice and to experience a homecoming." Jessica Mason McFadden   1. On writing narrative: Years ago someone said “Keep it simple.” Years later someone said “Make it [...] by

Shake Your Money Maker December 3, 2013: 1994. You were supposed to be a visual artist or a musician but somewhere you ended up here.  Hanging upside down in a NYC train. Carhartt overalls and PNB Nation jacket. Black Classic Nikes.  The Afro is a natural.  Not a wig.  You see, you were in a fashion spread before Terrance Hayes, but Terrance was a poet before you.  That’s one [...] by

People of Yemen Protest Drone Strikes Through Graffiti and Poetry December 2, 2013: Time profiles Murad Subay and other Yemeni activists who are taking to graffiti to express their poetry and statements of discontent about twelve problems currently facing the people of Yemen, including drones, poverty, kidnapping, and weapons proliferation. An American drone hovers along a main thoroughfare in the Yemeni capital, [...] by

Is Hull the Most Poetic City in England? November 21, 2013: At The Telegraph, Charlotte Runcie muses on Hull's poetic history, and a few of its legendary inhabitants. Philip Larkin wrote the foreword to a 1982 anthology of new poets from Hull. His praise for his home city is largely muted: he calls it "as good a place to write in as any", a backdrop that gives poets a feeling that they have [...] by