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Robert Fitterman on Political Poetry: Not a Vice, at Vice July 10, 2014: What’s a political poet? Is the world “brimming over with a new political poetry”? Robert Fitterman explicates the haves from the have nots in his most recent article, and considers [...] by

Ferlinghetti’s 1950-2013 Travel Journals to be Published September 2015 March 18, 2014: You heard that right! We’ll See You…. in a long long line that is already forming in front of several thousand bookstores. We can’t wait! Lawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet who was [...] by

I Love Poets: An Interview with Chris Kraus (Part II) July 31, 2013: This is the second part of an email exchange I recently  conducted with Chris Kraus. Read part one here. NT: Earlier in our interview, you wrote, “It’s the kind of writing that could no [...] by

Joshua Clover & Jasper Bernes on ‘What Was Neoliberalism?’ March 5, 2013: We’re attentive when poets delve into politics, as Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes do frequently–this time in the form of a joint letter to the editor in response to Michael [...] by

Burmese Poet Released from Prison May 28, 2010: In Burma, poems still have the power to commit a “crime against public tranquility.” Saw Wei was arrested on January 2, 2008, after his poem “February the Fourteenth,” an eight-line [...] by

AWP Report (Political Poetry) April 12, 2010: This morning [4.9.10] I moderated a panel called “Writing In(to) the Age of Obama.” The purpose of the panel was two-fold: to talk about the experience of participating in a blog-turned-book [...] by

In memoriam: William Safire, a gem of a wordsmith September 29, 2009: Was William Safire a poet? No. He was a Nixon speechwriter, a conservative pundit, a four-time novelist, and a funny, fastidious observer of English usage. But can we detect his influence, however [...] by